BEST OF 2014: Fred Rudofsky’s Top 21 Albums


By Fred Rudofsky

1.) Hamell on Trial: The Happiest Man in the World

2.) Ian McLagan & the Bump Band: United States

3.) Phil & Dave Alvin: Common Ground: Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy

4.) Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home

5.) Chuck Prophet: Night Surfer

6.) Rosanne Cash: The River and the Thread

7.) Willie Nile: If I Was a River

8.) Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives: Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

9.) The Duke Robillard Band: Calling All Blues

10.) Sarah Borges: Radio Sweetheart

11.) Billy Joe Shaver: Long in the Tooth

12.) John Hiatt: Terms of My Surrender

13.) Lake Street Dive: Bad Self Portraits

14.) Dr. John: Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satchmo

15.) Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings: Give the People What They Want

16.) Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Good News

17.) The Mastersons: Good Luck Charm

18.) The Robert Cray Band: In My Soul

19.) Los Straitjackets & Deke Dickerson: Sings the Great Instrumental Hits!

20.) Girls Guns and Glory: Good Luck

21.) Various artists: “Chef”: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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  1. jazzngas says

    Where is Sean Rowe’s Madman?

  2. Fred says

    Note: Technically, The Holmes Brothers’ BROTHERHOOD was available in late 2013 as an import, so I did not list it in 2014. See my 2013 list, which had it as number one.

    As for Sean Rowe, I haven’t heard his latest album, so I have no opinion to render.

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