Q.D. Tran’s 40 Favorite Philly Records of 2014


December 31, 2014

It’s that time of year again for our last post of 2014 and my list of favorite Philly records for this year. My procrastination was strong this year, but once again, I just managed to make it just under the gun. It’s always overwhelming to dig into all the great music that we have been lucky enough to come across throughout the year. I’m sure that there are some albums that have fallen by the wayside of this list, but hopefully you’ll discover or rediscover a new favorite like I have while taking this journey. It’s been fun, and as always, looking forward to seeing you on the other side - cheers! - Q.D. Tran

1. Guilty of Everything (Relapse) – Nothing


2. You’re Gonna Miss It All (Run For Cover) – Modern Baseball

3. Full Of Snakes (Fleeting Youth) – Mumblr

4. 7” (Wilsuns RC) – Sheer Mag

5. The Spirit of the Beehive (Ranch) – The Spirit of the Beehive


6. The Districts (Fat Possum) – The Districts

7. Liberation! (Mexican Summer) – Peter Matthew Bauer

8. Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian) – The War on Drugs

9. Chorus (Slumberland) – Literature

10. Slant of Light (Thrill Jockey) - Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler

11. Sea When Absent (Lefse) – A Sunny Day in Glasgow

12. Wet (Graveface) - Creepoid

13. Pattern is Movement (Hometapes) – Pattern is Movement

14. Intensity Ghost (No Quarter) – Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel

15. Year of the Hyenas (Self-released) – Reef The Lost Cauze & King Size

16. All Over (Vagrant) – CRUISR

17. Baltimore Crush (Bar None) – DRGN King

18. Silver Blues (Salinas) – The Goodbye Party

19. Amy Locust Whatever (Self-released) – Cyberbully Mom Club

20. Nervous Like Me (Tiny Engines) – Cayetana

21. Lean In To It (Self-released) – Allison Crutchfield

22. Gypsy Pervert (Tiny Engines) – Mannequin Pussy

23. HEAL (Dead Oceans) – Strand of Oaks

24. Great Pine (Self-released) – Seagulls

25. The Other Side – Slow Animal

26. Apartment in the City (Self-released) – Teen Men

27. KONG (American Diamond) – TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb

28. 7 Transmissions (Not Not Fun) – I IM EYE MY

29. Fade Into Nothing (Self-released) – Pill Friends

30. DSU (Birdtapes) – Alex G

31. Things I Forgot (Anti-) – Son Little

32. Forever (Sire) – Cold Fronts

33. Older (Stereophonodon) – Cave People

34. Young Cries (Self-released) – Tutlie

35. LP3 (Run For Cover) – Restorations

36. Everything/Nothing (Hot Green) – Hurry 

37. Tropical Jinx (Run For Cover) – Little Big League

38. On Your Side (Bright Antenna) – Cheerleader

39. Amnesia (Siltbreeze) – Amanda X

40. Play (Self-released) – Marian Hill