KUTX Top Albums of 2014

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KUTX Top Albums of 2014

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

Another year down, another year of great music. There were also some fairly notable musical milestones, all summarized here by the music obsessive KUTX air staff. Everybody’s five favorites follow. You’ll find lots of commonality and several real surprises on these lists, but mostly, some real musical treasures. So dig in! And from all of us at KUTX, happy holidays!

 

John Aielli (songs), host “Eklektikos,” 7-9 a.m. MondayThursday

Kat Edmonson – “Rainy Day Woman”

Max Frost – “Nice and Slow”

Shakey Graves – “Dearly Departed”

Robert Plant – “Rainbow”

Israel Nash – “Rain Plans”

 

Susan Castle, music host 9 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday

Sturgill Simpson – “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music”

Angel Olsen – “Burn Your Fire For No Witness”

Temples – “Sun Structures”

Beck – “Morning Phase”

Wilco – “Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014”

 

Jay Trachtenberg, music host noon-2 p.m. MondayThursday, host “Sunday Morning Jazz,” 7-10 a.m. Sunday

Spanish Gold – “South Of Nowhere”

The War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Give The People What They Want”

Preatures – “Blue Planet Eyes”

Temples – “Sun Structures”

 

Trina Quinn, music host 2-5 p.m., MondayThursday

Sturgill Simpson – “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music”

Jungle – “Jungle”

Spoon – “They Want My Soul”

St. Vincent – “St. Vincent”

Roger Sellers – “Primitives”

 

Jody Denberg, host of “The Austin Music Experience,” music host 5-8 p.m. MondayThursday and noon to 4 p.m. Friday

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger – “Midnight Sun”

Leonard Cohen – “Popular Problems”

Beck – “Morning Phase”

Spanish Gold – “South Of Nowhere”

Elbow – “The Take Off And Landing Of Everything”

 

Laurie Gallardo, music host 8-11 p.m., MondayThursday

The Horrors – “Luminous”

Damien Jurado – “Brothers & Sisters of the Eternal Son”

Hundred Visions – “Spite”

King Tuff – “Black Moon Spell”

Temples – “Sun Structures”

 

Rick McNulty, host “Left of the Dial,” 7-11 p.m. Friday, music host 2-6 p.m. Saturday

TV on the Radio – “Seeds”

Jungle – “Jungle”

Sturgill Simpson – “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music”

Prince – “Art Official Age”

King Tuff – “Black Moon Spell”

 

John Parsons, music host 6-10 a.m. Saturday

Angel Olsen – “Burn Your Fire for No Witness”

The War On Drugs – “Lost in the Dream”

FKA twigs – “LP1”

Todd Terje – “It’s Album Time”

Merchandise – “After The End”

 

Elizabeth McQueen, music host 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

tUnE yArDs – “Nikki Nack”

Spoon – “They Want My Soul”

Gina Chavez – “UpRooted”

Jenny Lewis – “The Voyager”

Shakey Graves – “And the War Came”

 

Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director, host of “Eklektikos” 6- 9 a.m. Friday

The War On Drugs – “Lost in the Dream”

Spoon – “They Want My Soul”

Jungle – “Jungle”

Spanish Gold – “South of Nowhere”

Temples – “Sun Structures”

 

Tyler Pratt, music host 6-7 a.m. MondayThursday11 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday overnight (confirm this)

Banks – “Goddess “

Jungle – “Jungle”

Alt-J – “This is All Yours”

Sturgill Simpson – “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music”

Caribou – “Our Love”

 

Art Levy, producer, music host 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

The War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”

Spoon – “They Want My Soul”

Sylvan Esso – “Sylvan Esso”

Tweedy – “Sukirae”

Roger Sellers – “Primitives’

 

Matt Reilly, KUTX Program Director

Spoon – “They Want My Soul”

Sturgill Simpson – “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music”

Jungle – “Jungle”

Death From Above 1979 – “The Physical World”

tUnE yArDs – “Nikki Nack”

 

Michael Crockett, host of Horizontes, Sunday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

 

Quantic – “Magnetica”

Jorge Drexler – “Bailer En La Cueva”

Ana Tijoux – “Vengo”

Thievery Corporation – “Saudade”

Bossacucanova – Our Kind Of Bossa

 

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