Best of 2014 Dept.: Stereogum’s 100 Most Anticipated Albums of the Coming Year

Beck’s upcoming Morning Phase is #2 on the list.

This year isn’t over yet of course, but already Stereogum is hitting us with their list of much anticipated 2014 albums.

Check it out:

100 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (Columbia, 1/14)

99 The Rentals – TBD (Polyvinyl)

98 Broken Bells – After The Disco (Columbia, 1/14)

97 Empress Of – TBD (Terrible/XL)

96 tUnE-yArDs – TBD

95 Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron (Interscope/TDE, 2/25)

94 Thee Oh Sees – TBD

93 MØ – No Mythologies To Follow (Chess Club/RCA Victor, 2/24)

92 You Blew It! – Keep Doing What You’re Doing (Topshelf, 1/14)

91 Bleeding Rainbow – Interrupt (Kanine, 2/25)

90 The New Pornographers – TBD (Matador, Late Spring)

89 Sisyphus – Sisyphus (Asthmatic Kitty, 3/18)

88 Wu-Tang Clan – TBD

87 Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans (ATO, 3/4)

86 Mastodon – TBD

85 Phantogram – Voices (Republic, 2/18)

84 Wolves In The Throne Room – TBD (Southern Lord, Winter)

83 Meek Mill – TBD (MMG)

82 Mogwai – Rave Tapes (Sub Pop, 1/21)

81 Pusha T – King Push (Def Jam)

80 Actress – Ghettoville (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune, 1/28)

79 Rick Ross – Mastermind (MMG/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, Early 2014)

78 The Horrors – TBD

77 ceo – Wonderland (Modular People, 2/4)

76 Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars (Columbia/Legacy, 3/25)

75 Black Lips – Underneath The Rainbow (Vice, 3/18)

74 Da Mafia 6ix – TBD

73 Best Coast – TBD (Spring)

72 The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits (Sacred Bones, 3/4)

71 My Morning Jacket – TBD (ATO)

70 Belle And Sebastian – TBD (Matador, Late Spring)

69 Neneh Cherry – Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound, 2/25)

68 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata

67 The Notwist – Close To The Glass (Sub Pop, 2/25)

66 FKA Twigs – TBD (Young Turks)

65 G-Side – Gz To Godz

64 Perfume Genius – TBD (Matador, Fall)

63 Death Cab For Cutie – TBD

62 DIIV – TBD

61 Lily Allen – TBD (Warner Bros.)

60 Liars – TBD (Mute, March)

59 Parquet Courts – TBD

58 Sampha – TBD (Young Turks)

57 Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire (Early 2014)

56 Pallbearer – TBD (Profound Lore, August)

55 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – TBD (April)

54 The Hold Steady – TBD (Vagrant, Winter)

53 Twin Shadow – TBD

52 Caribou – TBD

51 Wye Oak – TBD (Merge)

50 Tombs – Savage Gold (Relapse, Spring)

49 Dum Dum Girls – Too True (Sub Pop, 1/28)

48 Linda Perhacs – The Soul Of All Natural Things (Asthmatic Kitty, 3/4)

47 Flying Lotus – TBD

46 Pharrell – TBD (Columbia)

45 Amber Coffman – TBD

44 Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Interscope)

43 Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar, 2/18)

42 The Bug – Angels And Devils (Ninja Tune)

41 Warpaint – Warpaint (Rough Trade)

40 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags (Matador, 1/7)

39 Katy B – Little Red (Rinse/Columbia)

38 James Blake & Chance The Rapper – TBD

37 Damon Albarn – TBD (Warner Bros.)

36 U2 – TBD (April)

35 Hamilton Leithauser – TBD

34 Real Estate – TBD (Domino)

33 Julian Casablancas – TBD

32 Alcest – Shelter (Prophecy, 1/21)

31 Migos – Y.R.N. 2 (January)

30 White Lung – TBD

29 EMA – The Future’s Void (Matador/City Slang, Spring)

28 Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Columbia, 5/26)

27 Bat For Lashes – TBD (Warner Bros.)

26 Jessica Pratt – TBD

25 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian, 3/18)

24 Modest Mouse – TBD

23 Wilco – TBD (dBpm)

22 Future – Honest (Epic)

21 Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde, 2/4)

20 St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Republic, 2/25)

19 Charli XCX – SuperLove (Atlantic, Spring)

18 Titus Andronicus – TBD (XL)

17 Grimes – TBD

16 Swans – TBD (Young God)

15 TV On The Radio – TBD

14 Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (Fool’s Gold)

13 Fleet Foxes – TBD

12 Fucked Up – TBD (Matador, Spring)

11 Robyn – TBD

10 Spoon – TBD

9 Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble, 1/21)

8 Taylor Swift – TBD

7 Agalloch – TBD (Profound Lore, April)

6 The Wrens – TBD

5 Joanna Newsom – TBD

4 Cloud Nothings – TBD

3 Frank Ocean – TBD

2 Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol, 2/14)

Beck performed “Wave” off the new album at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles this past November.

1 Kanye West – TBD (Summer)

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Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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