Top 10 Albums of 2014

Not as many great records as last year, and nothing as immediately wonderful as the 'Hey! Hello!' album, but still more than enough to come up with 10 and a feeble attempt to rank them.

10. Rich Robinson - The Ceaseless Sight
9. Marc Ford - Holy Ghost
8. Ginger Wildheart - Albion*
7. Trigger Hippy - Trigger Hippy
6. Cory Branan - No Hit Wonder
5. Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
4. Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
3. Beck - Morning Phase
2. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
1. St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Half The City

First obvious note, of the 4 current or past Black Crowes members to release records this year, Chris Robinson's is the only one not to make my Top 10. I could make a Top 30 and it probably still wouldn't make it.

The top 4 are all interchangeable. SPBB only gets the #1 spot because of how blown away I was the first time I heard "Call Me". I pulled my car over to find out who/what it was.

*I got Ginger's record in late 2013, but it wasn't commercially released until this year so I'm letting it count.