INSPIRATION MORIBUND, aural excitement low? Allow MOJO to help recharge those batteries with a nifty guide to the best music released so far this year. From Springsteen to St. Vincent, Beck to Julie Byrne, it’s a stimulating mix of knowns, unknowns and known unknowns that add up to a startlingly good start to 2014.
Expect this MOJO innovation to continue throughout the year, as we pop up once a quarter to recap on the best album releases – new albums and reissues – of each three-month period, guiding you through the jungle of the latest greatest sounds.
Please note before getting het up: the lists are in alphabetical order, not ranked-in-terms-of-relative-brilliance. But please do buttonhole us on Facebook and Twitter about anything you think we’ve overrated or undervalued. Or even – madness, I know! – something you think we’ve got exactly right.
We struggled, as ever, to keep the list to a manageable size. But the upshot is 20 records we can endorse wholeheartedly and without caveat. So dig in, freak out and get off!
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