Once again, it was a fantastic year of new music!  Many of us had difficulty choosing just one album, but we narrowed it down! Here it is…KZE staff choices for Album of the Year 2014:

Will Stanley – Poor Boy by Tommy Malone
Rick – Tied to a Star by J Mascis
Will Baylies – Emmaar by Tinariwen
Creslyn – Swift by Marco Benevento
Phil – Rain Plans by Israel Nash
Paul Higgins – God & The Girl by David Poe
Rita Ryan – Simi Stone by Simi Stone
Dick Hermans – The River and the Thread by Rosanne Cash
Corey – New Ammo by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Susan Shaw – Viper’s Drag by Henry Butler-Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9
Jerrice Baptiste – Journey by Bar Scott
Sally Spillane – Greatest Hits So Far by Zac Brown Band
Gregg Stolarik – Madman by Sean Rowe
Janeen – High Hopes by Bruce Springsteen
Todd Mack – Respectable Enemy by Curtis McMurtry
Paul Tesoro – The Basement Tapes Complete by Bob Dylan and The Band

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