17.12.2014 news, Uncategorized

ATO’s Best of 2014 Mentions

We’re thrilled to have received shoutouts in a number of 2014’s best of the year lists! Thanks for all of the support this year – we’re already gearing up for an awesome 2015.  Check out some of ATO’s year-end mentions below:

Benjamin Booker

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50 Best Albums of the Year, Rolling Stone – “Booker’s raw-throated boogie blues proves rock & roll can still function as crazy-ass party music.”

“Have You Seen My Son”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “A 22-year old maverick [who] finds a link between Southern juke joint blues and The Replacements.”

Also mentioned in:

Public Radio’s 10 Best Albums of 2014, NPR

Public Radio’s 10 Breakout Artists of 2014, NPR

100 Best Albums of 2014, Rough Trade

20 Best Albums of 2014, Glide Magazine

Ken Tucker’s Top 9 Albums of 2014, NPR Fresh Air

Top Albums of 2014, KCRW

Best of 2014: Staff Picks, WFUV

“Have You Seen My Son”, Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter

#17 Best Southern Album of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Drive-By Truckers

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“Grand Canyon”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “this elegy … nods to the difficulty of letting go while providing a way to do it.”

“The Part of Him”, #14 The Best 40 Country Songs of 2014, SPIN – “The highlight of this amazing band’s best album in six years is as vituperative with political outrage as anything Drive-By Truckers have ever laid down.”

Also mentioned in:

#17 Top 50 Songs of the Year, American Songwriter

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

The 50 Best Albums of 2014, Paste

#5 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Top 20 Albums of 2014, Fox Sports

#4 Best Albums of 2014, Twangville

25 Best Albums of 2014, Slant Magazine

Hurray for the Riff Raff

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“The Body Electric”, #1 of the Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter – “Alynda Lee Segarra takes more than 100 years of murder ballads to task on this standout.”

“The Body Electric”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “The Political Folk Song of the Year”

Also mentioned in:

50 Best Albums of 2014, Rolling Stone

#6 Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

#4 40 Best Country Albums of 2014, Rolling Stone Country

#1 Stephen Deusner’s Top 10 Albums: The Year in Music 2014, Pitchfork

100 Best Albums of 2014, Rough Trade

50 Best Albums of 2014, Paste Magazine

#6 The Best Americana of 2014, PopMatters

50 Favorite Albums of 2014, NPR

Top 50 Songs of 2014, Consequence of Sound

#13 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

#7 Best Country Albums of 2014, Wondering Sound

Best Albums of 2014, Amazon

40 Best Country Songs of 2014, SPIN

“Blue Ridge Mountain”, Songs You Need To Hear Before 2014 Ends, Flavorwire

#1 Best Indie Roots Album of 2014, Magnet Magazine

Jessica Lea Mayfield

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Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter – “Make My Head Sing is still equally as honest as Mayfield’s past releases.”

“Do I Have The Time”, Favorite Songs of 2014, NPR – “[Mayfield]… bursts out of her former Americana mold with a visceral, blood on the lips fury, dreamy flanged guitars and gnarled squelches of distortion.”

Also mentioned in:

“Seein* Starz”, Songs You Need to Hear Before 2014 Ends, Flavorwire

#14 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Most Overlooked Albums of 2014, Huffington Post

Old 97’s

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“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #20 50 Best Songs of 2014, Rolling Stone – “These alt-country vets get real about what it’s like to be a band for 20+ years in this wry lament.”

“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #6 40 Best Country Songs of 2014, SPIN – “The greatest rock country band in the universe”

Also mentioned in:

“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”, #8 Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter

#2 Best Country Albums of 2014, Huffington Post Canada

Best of 2014 Staff Picks, WFUV

#8 Best Southern Albums of the Year, Bitter Southerner

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

Old Crow Medicine Show

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“Sweet Amarillo”, #9 Top 50 Songs of 2014, American Songwriter – “Wild and wooly, the song is truer to the spirit of The Basement Tapes than, for example, the ‘New Basement Tapes’.”

#1, The Best Americana of 2014, PopMatters – “With ‘Remedy’, Old Crow have delivered an album embracing all kinds of human experience … one can only hope that Bob keeps sending boxes of fragments their way.”

Also mentioned in:

“Sweet Amarillo”, 50 Best Songs of 2014, Rolling Stone

Top 50 Albums of 2014, American Songwriter

“Sweet Amarillo”, 50 Best Songs of 2014, Paste Magazine

“Sweet Amarillo”, #6 Stephen Deusner’s Top 10 Tracks: The Year in Music 2014, Pitchfork

#15 25 Best Country Albums of 2014, Wondering Sound

#13 Best Albums of 2014, PopMatters

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