My picks for the best albums and songs of 2014

After a year of music, deliberating over, over 150 albums, and over a thousand songs here’s the best of 2014!

1. Goliath by Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil
2. Lazaretto by Jack White
3. Rivers in The Wasteland by NEEDTOBREATHE
4. VA by The Last Bison
5. Time Stands Still by Family Force 5
6. Sun and Shield by Peter Furler Band
7. If We’re Honest by Francesca Battistelli
8. Mandatory Fun by Weird Al
9. Neon Steeples by Crowder/ Welcome to the New by MercyMe
10. Ready To Fly by Jamie Grace

1. “Comedian” by Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil
2. “A Fire Only We Know” by House of Heroes
3. Difference Maker” by NEEDTOBREATHE
4. “Not My Name” by Jenny Simmons/ “Shame” by Peter Furler Shame
5. “The Beautiful Unseen” by Copperlily
6. “Lazaretto” by Jack White
7. “In L.A.” by LA Symphony
8. “Death In His Grave” by Audrey Assad
9. “Governor’s Son” by The Last Bison/ “In Layers” by Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil
10. “No Man is an Island” by Tenth Avenue North/ “Word Crimes” by Weird Al

I usually do not include ep’s in my list, but this year there were so many quality ep’s that I decided to make a list of em as well.
1. Smoke ep by House of Heroes
2. To Be Well ep by Jenny Simmons
3. Love Is a Legend ep by Copperlily
4. Death Be Not Proud ep by Audrey Assad
5. The Beautiful Unseen ep by Copperlily


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