Michael Tatum: 2014 Releases

A and A– records, in rank order:

  1. Toni Braxton & Babyface: Love, Marriage, and Divorce (Motown)
  2. The New Mendicants: Into the Lime (Ashmont)
  3. Katy B: Little Red (Columbia)
  4. Tinariwen: Emmaar (Anti-)
  5. Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Red Distribution)
  6. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Wig Out at Jambags (Matador)
  7. Modern Baseball: You're Gonna Miss It All (Run For Cover)

B+(***), in alpha order:

  • Rosanne Cash: The River & the Thread (Blue Note)
  • Hard Working Americans (Melvin/Thirty Tigers)
  • Lake Street Dive: Bad Self Portraits (Signature Sounds)
  • Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes (Columbia)

B+(**), in alpha order:

  • Dum Dum Girls: Too True (Sub Pop)
  • Irene Kelley: Pennsylvania Coal (Patio)
  • Jennifer Nettles: That Girl (Mercury Nashville)

B–, in alpha order:

  • Broken Bells: After the Disco (Columbia)
  • Hospitality: Trouble (Merge)
  • The Pixies: EP-2 (PIAS America)

C+, in alpha order:

  • Eric Church: The Outsiders (Universal)
  • Doug Paisley: Strong Feelings (No Quarter)

C, in alpha order:

  • Actress: Ghettoville (Ninja Tune)
  • Warpaint: Warpaint (Rough Trade)