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top 20 albums of 2014
 
Scott here, AmpKicker editor, creator, and independent music advocate.I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. The band that hit all the right spots and my friends and I could gush about and go to all their shows. Music is truly a passion of mine and I only wish that I could dedicate even more of my time to presenting all these great artists to you.

 

2o14 was a great year for independent music. As the landscape of the industry changes, more and more bands emerge from basements and garages everywhere. These are some of the highlights of my 2014 year in music.

 

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1. Wolves and Machines

Since Before Our Time

Dynamic, Indie Rock for fans of Manchester Orchestra and Brand New
 
Album Review & Interview
 
https://www.facebook.com/wolvesandmachines
 
https://wolvesandmachines.bandcamp.com

2. Sleepwave

Broken Compass

For Fans Of: Saosin, Stabbing Westward, Underoath
 
Review
 
Youtube Album Stream
 
https://www.facebook.com/sleepwavemusic

 Black Map

3. Black Map

… And We Explode

For Fans Of: Queens of the Stoneage, Dredg, Helmet
 
https://blackmapmusic.bandcamp.com/album/and-we-explode
 
http://facebook.com/blackmapmusic

Enova - Dark Waters Ampkicker.com

4. Enova

Dark Waters

For Fans of: 10 Years, Chevelle, A Perfect Circle
 
Review
 
https://www.facebook.com/enovamusic
 
http://www.enovamusic.com/

Manchester Orchestra - cope

5. Manchester Orchestra

Cope

For Fans of: Brand New, Balance and Composure
 
http://themanchesterorchestra.com/
 
https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterOrchestra

Aeges - above and down below

6. Aeges

Above & Down Below

For Fans of: Chevelle, Mastadon, Queens of the Stoneage
 
aeges.bandcamp.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/aegesband
 

 BHC-CD-Cover1

7. Boy Hits Car

All That Led Us Here

For Fans of: A Perfect Circle, Tides of Man, Deftones
 
www.boyhitscar.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/lovecorealliance

Royal Blood

8. Royal Blood

Royal Blood

For Fans of: Foo Fighters,
 
royalbloodband.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/RoyalBloodUK

Kill it Kid

9. Kill it Kid

You Owe Nothing

For Fans of: Black Keys, Kings Of Leon
 
www.killitkid.com
 
facebook.com/killitkid

Time IN Place

10. Artifex Pereo

Time in Place

For Fans of; I the Mighty, Hands Like Houses, Emarosa
 
https://www.facebook.com/artifexpereo
 
Youtube album stream

Mike Doughty

11. Mike Doughty

Stellar Motel

For Fans of: Soul Coughing, Ben Folds, OK GO
 
http://www.mikedoughty.com/stellar-motel
 
https://www.facebook.com/mikedoughty

DivotTSTMCover

12. Divot

To Shape the Mold

For Fans of: Chevelle, Filter, Devour the Day
 
Review
 
http://www.facebook.com/divotOFFICIAL
 

lonelythebrave

13. Lonely The Brave

The Day’s War

For Fans of: Revis, Twin Atlantic, Canterbury, Bush
 
Review
 
www.lonelythebrave.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/LonelyTheBrave

The goodnight - owlbum

14. The Goodnight

Owlbum

For Fans of: Jimmy Eat World, The Dangerous Summer
 
Review
 
thegoodnightmusic.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/WeAreTheGoodnight
 
 

Far Away Stables

15. Far Away Stables

Atlantis

For Fans of: Angels and Airwaves, 30 Seconds to Mars, Saosin
 
Review & Interview
 
https://www.facebook.com/FarAwayStables

16. Civilia

False Senses

For Fans of: Dredg, The Casket Lottery, 10 Years
 
https://www.facebook.com/civiliamusic

Arc & Stones

17. Arc & Stones

As You Were

For Fans of: Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, The Black Keys
 
http://www.arcandstones.com/
 
https://www.facebook.com/arcandstones

Coldbones

18. Coldbones

Distance

For Fans of: Explosions in the Sky, God Is An Astronaut, This Will Destroy You
 
https://www.facebook.com/coldbonesuk
 

Young Fox - predecessors

19. Young Fox

Predecessors

For Fans of: U2, Gomez, Snow Patrol
 
Album Review
 
https://www.facebook.com/youngfoxband

Emily Wolfe

20. Emily Wolfe

Roulette

For Fans of: Grace Potter, Silversun Pickups, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
 
https://www.facebook.com/emilywolfemusic
 
https://soundcloud.com/emilywolfemusic 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention:

 
Stellar YoungEverything At Once
 
Life On Planet 9The Theory of Everything
 
Ume Monuments
 
My GoodnessShiver + Shake

 

 

 

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-Scott

 

 

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