Dec 26


Hozier's "Take Me to Church" was the show's #1 track of 2014.

Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” was the show’s #1 track of 2014.

Black English – Leave the Door Wide Open (From “NO”, title of album and former name of band. #40)…Hour 1
Ex Hex – Waterfall (“Rips” #39)
Future Islands – Spirit (“Singles” #38)
The Growlers – Good Advice (“Chinese Fountain” #37)
The 2 Bears – Get Out (Single #36)
The American Professionals – Sad Parade (Single #35)
Together Pangea – Badlillac (“Badillac” #34)
Karen O. and Ezra Koenig – The Moon Song (Single #33)
James – Moving On (“La Petite Mort” #32)
Johnny Marr – Boys Get Straight (“Playland” #31)
Echotape – We Should Feel Like We’re In Love (Single #30)
Kaiser Chiefs – Bows and Arrows (“Education, Education” #29)
East India Youth – Dripping Down (“Total Strife Forever” #28)
New Build – Look In Vain (“Pour It On” #27)
Bear in Heaven – Autumn (“Time Is Over One Day Old” #26)
Hentai Babies – Something Uncomfortable (Single #25)

Tokyo Police Club – Tunnel Vision (“Forcefield” #24)…Hour 2
Circa Waves – So Long (Single #23)
Ida Maria – Boogie With the Devil’s Soul (“Accidental Happiness” #22)
Courtney Barnett – Pickles From the Jar (Milk Records Compilation #21)
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Cocoon (“The Balcony” #19)
The Presets – No Fun (Single #18)
Drowners – Ways to Phrase a Rejection (“Drowners” #17)
The War on Drugs – Red Eyes (“Lost in the Dreams” #16)
Chromeo f/ Ezra Koenig – Ezra’s Interlude (“White Women” #20, played after Courtney)
The Bayonets – Crash Boom Bang (“Crash Boom Bang” #15)
Spoon – Rainy Taxi (“They Want My Soul” #15)
Bright Light Bright Light with Elton John – I Wish We Were Leaving (Single #13)
Rory Wynne – Post Party Confusion (“The One Before the Next One” #12)
Johnny Marr – Easy Money (“Playland” #11)
The Crookes – Play Dumb (“Soapbox” #10)
Father John Misty – Bored in the USA (“I Love You Honeybear” #9)

The Strypes – What A Shame (“Snapshot” #8)…Hour 3
The Orwells – Who Needs You (“Disgraceland” #7)
Temples – A Question Isn’t Answered (“Sun Structures” #6)
Phox – 1936 (“Phox” #5)
Alt-J – Warm Foothills (“This Is All Yours” #4)
Teleman – 23 Floors Up (“Breakfast” #3)
Drowners – Luv, Hold Me Down (“Drowners” #2)
Hozier – Take Me to Church (“Hozier” #1)
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers (“Brill Bruisers” Honorable Mention)
Mariachi El Bronx – Wildfires (“Mariachi El Bronx III” Honorable Mention)
Trapdoor Social – Old Wings (“Science of Love” Unrankable because I work with them)
Temples – Mesmerise (“Sun Structures” Honorable Mention)
Hamilton Leithauser – Alexandra (“Black Hours” Honorable Mention)
Jack White – Just One Drink (“Lazaretto”)
Ariel Pink – Put Your Number In My Phone (“Pom Pom” Honorable Mention)

Dec 21


I don't find it easy to rank albums year-end but I'd say Temples would likely be my #1

I don’t find it easy to rank albums year-end but I’d say Temples would likely be my #1

Royal Blood – Figure It Out (From “Royal Blood”)…Hour 1
Jack White – That Black Bat Licorice (“Lazaretto”)
Jack White – Three Women (“Lazaretto”)
Jungle – Busy Earnin” (“Jungle”)
Temples – Keep In the Dark (“Sun Structures”)
Temples – Sun Structures (“Sun Structures”)
Phox – Evil (“Phox”)
Drowners – Watch You Change (“Drowners”)
Parquet Courts – Bodies (“Sunbathing Animal”)
Hozier – From Eden (“Hozier”)
Hozier – Angel of Small Death and the Codeine (“Hozier”)
East India Youth – Dripping Down (“Total Strife Forever”)
TV On The Radio – Quartz (“Seeds”)
TV On The Radio – Lazerray (“Seeds”)
Drowners – Long Hair (“Drowners” played after other Drowners track)

The Orwells – The Righteous Ones (“Disgraceland”)…Hour 2
Spoon – New York Kiss (“They Want My Soul”)
Spoon – They Want My Soul (“They Want My Soul”)
Morrissey – Staircase At the University (“World Peace Is…”)
The Strypes – Perfect Storm (“Snapshot”)
The Strypes – Hometown Girl (“Snapshot”)
Ariel Pink – Plastic Raincoats in the Pink Parade (“Pom Pom”)
Courtney Barnett – History Eraser (“A Sea of Split Peas”)
Courtney Barnett – David (“A Sea of Split Peas”)
Ty Segall – Feel (“Manipulator”)
St. Vincent – Prince Johnny (“St. Vincent”)
St. Vincent – Birth In Reverse (“St. Vincent”)
Alt-J – Hungar of the Pine (“This Is All Yours”)
Johnny Marr – The Trap (“Playland”)
Johnny Marr – Speak Out Reach Out (“Playland”)

Dec 12


Jimmel Kimmel joins The Killers on their annual Christmas hit and gets his Billboard chart debut.

Jimmel Kimmel joins The Killers on their annual Christmas hit and gets his Billboard chart debut.

TV On The Radio – Quartz (From “Seeds”)…Hour 1
Sleater-Kinney – Surface Envy (“No Cities to Love”)
Johnny Marr – Boys Get Straight (“Playland”)
The Crookes – You’re Just Like Christmas (Single)
Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for 2 Virgins) (“I Love You, Honeybear”)
Talk In Tongues – Still Don’t Seem to Care (Single)
Say Say – Don’t Stop (Single)
First Aid Kit – America (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
Flaming Lips w/ Yoko Ono – Happy Christmas (War is Over) (Lennon cover)
Ben Kweller – Here Comes Santa Claus (“It Ain’t Christmas Yet 7″))
Ex Hex – Hot and Cold (“Rips”)
Beach Day – Don’t Call Me On the Phone (“Nature Echoes”)
Cultfever – Gloria (Single)
Cherry Ghost – The World Could Turn (“Herd Runners”)
Joywave – Somebody New (“How Do You Feel”)
Rory Wynne – It’s A Shame All Christmas Songs Are Cheesy (Single)
Dry the River – Hidden Hand (“Alarms in the Heart”)

The Neighbourhood – I Can’t Even (“Mixtape”)…Hour 2
Mariachi El Bronx – Raise the Dead (“Mariachi El Bronx III”)
Son of Stan – Loseyomind (“Georgia”)
Wild Smiles – Never Wanted This (“Always Tomorrow”)
Kate Miller-Heidke & Amanda Palmer – Fairytale of New York (“All Is Bright”)
Yacht – Where Does This Disco (Single)
Empire of the Sun – Wandering Star (“Dumb and Dumber-2″ soundtrack)
Peace – Gen Strange (“Happy People”)
Parkey Quarts – These Boots (Nancy Sinatra cover from “Content Nausea”)
The Killers w/ Jimmy Kimmel – Joel the Lump of Coal (Single)
Ty Segall – It’s Over (“Manipulator”)
Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton (“Royal Blood”)
Def Leppard – Helen Wheels (“The Art of McCartney”)
FD Automatic – Red Shoes (Single)
Primus – Oompa Augustus (“Primus and the Chocolate…”)
Trapdoor Social & Oh Be Clever – White Christmas (Single)
Front Porch Step – I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Single)



Dec 5


Hear my interview feature with Catfish and the Bottlemen's lead dude Van early in Hour 2.

Hear my interview feature with Catfish and the Bottlemen’s lead dude Van early in Hour 2.

Cold War Kids – Drive Desperate (From “Hold My Home”)…Hour 1
Spoon – Inside Out (“They Want My Soul”)
Belle & Sebastian – The Party Line (“Girls in Peacetime…”)
Bad Lands – Chevy Nights (mickey + mallory) (“2014″)
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust (“Rock or Bust”)
Mumiy Troll – Flow Away (“Malibu Alabi”)
Rancid – Already Dead (“Honor Is All We Know”)
The 2 Bears – Not This Time (“The Night Is Young”)
New Build – Look In Vain (“Pour It On”)
Born Cages – Rolling Down the Hill (Single)
Parkay Quarts – Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth (“Content Nausea”)
Death From Above 1979 – Cheap Talk (“The Physical World”)
Wild Smiles – Fool For You (“Always Tomorrow”)
Tetherball – Bootss (“Whimsey”)
Head of the Heard – By This Time Tomorrow (“By This Time Tomorrow”)

TV On The Radio – Careful You (“Seeds”)…Hour 2
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Kathleen (“The Balcony”)
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Cocoon (“The Balcony”)
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Homesick (“The Balcony”)
Robert DeLong – Long Way Down (“Long Way Down”)
Alt-J – Warm Foothills (“This Is All Yours”)
Haerts – Giving Up (“Giving Up”)
Cold Fronts – Know It All (“Forever”)
Thurston Moore – The Best Day (“The Best Day”)
Magnets & Ghosts – Drug Money (“Be Born”)
Ex Cops – Black Soap (“Daggers”)
The New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine (“Brill Bruisers”)
Allah-Las – Had It All (“Worship the Sun”)
Mariachi El Bronx – High Tide (“Mariachi El Bronx III”)