Like most years, 2014 was a great year for
underground music. While most of this diverse
list features bands from the DIY punk scene, etc.,
there were a few bigger bands that snuck onto
the list as well. This list has everything from punk
to emo, ska to alt-country and college rock. The
list also spans the globe with entries from the USA,
Canada, the UK and Australia.
Below is part one of my list, which is albums
26-50. The rest of the list will be released soon.
There are definitely records that did not make the
list solely based on the fact that I didn't spend enough
time with them this year.
I should also mention that some of these records are
on bandcamp as "pay what you want" downloads,
so I've tried to link to these below when possible.
If you want to tell me how wrong or right my list is,
or just talk music, email me at
Let's do this!
#49 Protectors-Soul & Fire Is All We Ever Need
#48 Awkward Age-We Could Be Anywhere
#47 The Moms-Buy American
#46 Violent Soho-Hungry Ghost
#45 Mastodon-One More 'Round The Sun
#44 The Smith Street Band-Throw Me In The River
#43 Mustard Plug-Can't Contain It
#42 Presidents of the United States of America-
Kudos to You!
#41 Seahaven-Reverie Lagoon: Music for
#40 Cloud Nothings-Here and Nowhere Else
#39 Sugar Stems-Only Come Out at Night
#38 Protomartyr-Under Color of Official Right
#37 Weezer-Everything Will Be Alright In The End
#36 Late Bloomer-Things Change
#35 The Jazz June-After The Earthquake
#34 Doe-First Four
#33 Big Shoals-Still Go On
#32 Murder City Devils-The White Ghost Has Blood On
Its Hands Again
#31 Braid-No Coast
#30 The No Marks-Light Of One
#29 Nothing-Guilty Of Everything
#28 Textbook-All Messed Up
#27 Aspiga-What Happened To You?
#26 I Am The Avalanche-Wolverines