by / June 23rd, 2014 /

State’s Albums of the Year…So Far

The summer solstice was upon us at the weekend, meaning that we’ve reached the half point of 2014 – not only in astral terms but also in music. As is custom, our writing team have looked back over the past six months and nominated their favourite album releases of the year to date. Not all will hang on in there until December but, for the moment, here are the twenty records leading the pack….

20. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time

19. Breton – War Room Stories

18. Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain

17. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

16. Fucked Up – Glass Boys

15. Malibu Shark Attack – Malibu Shark Attack

14. Gruff Rhys – American Interior

13. James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical

12. We Cut Corners – Think Nothing

11. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata

10. The Gloaming – The Gloaming

9. Ben Frost – Aurora

8. Warpaint – Warpaint

7. MØ (pictured) – No Mythologies to Follow

6. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

5. Beck – Morning Phase

4. Wild Beasts – Present Tense

3. St Vincent – St Vincent

2. Sun Kil Moon – Benji

1. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream