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saki/CTD Best Of 2014

To whom it may concern, these are quite a few records that we, the ladies and gentlemen of CTD and saki have thoroughly enjoyed this year. These lists very in format - some are ordered, some are not... whatever. We hope you can nod in agreement to some of these, or even better, find a few albums that you hadn't heard before, and subsequently decide to buy... from us.

Adam Hirzel, saki manager

Outrageous Cherry - Digital Age
Posse - Soft Opening
Klaus Johann Grobe - Im Sinne Der Zeit
Run The Jewels - 2
Cheap Girls - Famous Graves
The Coathangers - Suck My Shirt
Baked - Debt
Germ House - Showing Symptoms
Wye Oak - Shriek
Reigning Sound - Shattered

Honorable mention, comps. and reissues...

Kevin Morby - Still Life
Alvvays - S/T
Hospitality - Trouble
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Verma - Sunrunner
Cretin Stompers - Looking Forward To Being Attacked
Mike Cooper and Steve Gunn - FRKWYS Vol. 11: Cantos De Lisboa
Myriam Gendron - Not So Deep As A Well
St. Vincent - S/T
Sylvan Esso - S/T
Caves - Leaving
Hailu Mergia - Tche Belew
William Onyeabor box sets 1 and 2
Bruce Langhorne - Hired Hand OST
Mike Cooper - Trout Steel
Lewis - L'Amour
Cosmetics - Olympia...Plus
Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co./Didn't It Rain
Can - various reissues
Sandy Denny and the Strawbs - All Our Own Work
The Emotional, Cosmic and Occult World of Joe Meek - V/A
Del Shannon - The Further Adventures of Charles Westover
The Clean - Anthology
The Cleaners From Venus - Box Set Vol. 3

Joel Beeman, CTD head buyer

Tara Jane O'Neil - Where Shine New Lights (Kranky)
Grouper - Ruins (Kranky)
Morgan Delt - S/T (Trouble in Mind)
Klaus Johann Grobe - Im Sinne Der Zeit (Trouble in Mind)
Symbol - Online Architecture (Holodeck)
Talker - EP 2 (Downwards)
Donovan Blanc - S/T (Captured Tracks)
The River Monks - Home Is The House (self-released)
Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust (Sub Pop)
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)
Cities Aviv - Come To Life (Young One)

Neil Young @ Chicago Theatre
Slowdive @ The Vic
Mount Eerie @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

Patrick Monaghan, saki/CTD owner

Courtney Barnett A Sea of Split Peas
Rosanne Cash The River and the Thread
Cinchel Reign Water
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
The Skull For Those Which Are Asleep
Tackhead For the Love of Money
Temples Sun Structures
Tweedy Sukierae
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Wussy Attica

Brook Stokes, CTD general manager

Bill Callahan - Have Fun With God (Drag City)
Mike Cooper - Trout Steel (Paradise of Bachelors)
Morgan Delt - S/T (Trouble In Mind)
Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bachelors)
Damian Jurado - Brothers & Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian)
Klaus Johann Grobe - Im Sinne der Zeit (Trouble In Mind)
Bruce Langhorne - Hired Hand (Scissor Tail)
Hailu Mergia - Tche Belew (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
St. Vincent - S/T (Republic)
William Onyeabar - Boxset 1 (Luaka Bop)

Adam Reach, CTD production and exclusive labels liaison 

Survival Knife / Loose Power (Glacial Pace)
Survival Knife / Survivalized (Chunklet)
Michael Psycho / S/T (S.S.)
Shellac / Dude Incredible (Touch and Go)
Klaus Johann Grobe / Im Sinne Der Zeit (Trouble In Mind)
Young Widows / Easy Pain (Temporary Residence)
Doses / S/T (Going Underground)
Swans / To Be Kind (Young God)
Dead Rider / Chills On Glass (Drag City)
Total Control / Typical System (Iron Lung)
Watery Love / Decorative Feeding (In The Red)
Bored Youth / Are You Alive? 1982 (Alona’s Dream)
Vertical Scratchers / Daughter of Everything (Merge)
Floor / Oblation (Season of Mist)
Krakatau / Water Near A Bridge (Trouble In Mind)
Skull Defekts / Dances In Dreams of The Known Unknown (Thrill Jockey)
Goat / Commune (Sub Pop)

Slint / Spiderland Box Set (Touch and Go)
Frantix / My Dad’s A Fucking Alcoholic (Alternative Tentacles)
Big Boys / Lullabies Help The Brain Grow & No Matter How Long The Line At The Cafeteria, There’s Always a Seat (Modern Classics)
Owen Maercks – Teenage Sex Therapist (Feeding Tube)
The Fix / Vengeance + In This Town & Jan’s Rooms (Touch and Go)
Unwound / Rat Conspiracy & No Energy Box Sets (Numero Group)
Jack Ruby / 1 & 2 (Feeding Tube)
Bedhead / 1992-1998 Box Set (Numero Group)

Working on new Electric Hawk, Crooks on Tape, Don Caballero, Survival Knife, Cuntz, Obnox albums
20 years together with my wife (13 married, 7 before that)
Selling our home, moving to new residence
Touring with Survival Knife & Hungry Ghost

Mary Wells, Carrot Top Records manager/saki art director

2014 Top 15 - Because I Love All of My Children Equally
Alvvays - S/T
Amen Dunes - Love
Germ House - Showing Symptoms
Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather
Klaus Johann Grobe - Im Sinne der Zeit
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Outrageous Cherry - Digital Age
Perfume Genius - Too Bright
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
Ty Segall - Manipulator
Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers
Teledrome - S/T
Total Control - Typical System
Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
Verma - Sunrunner

2014 Reissues You Should Own
Bats - Compiletely Bats | Daddy’s Highway | The Law of Things
Bedhead - Beadheaded: 1992-1998
The Handsome Family - Through The Trees | Singing Bones
Julia Holter - Tragedy
Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
Lavender Country - S/T
Lewis - L’Amour
Meat Wave - S/T
Mike Cooper - Trout Steel
Modest Mouse- This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About | The Lonesome Crowded West
William Onyeabor - LP Boxsets 1 & 2
Silkworm- Libertine
Slint - Spiderland
Songs: Ohia - Didn’t Rain | Magnolia Electric Co.
Unwound - No Energy

2014 Infinite List of Honorable Mentions I Was Too Lazy to Alphabetize
Ed Scharder’s Music Beat - Party Jail
Thee Oh Sees - Drop
Whirr - Sway
Wye Oak - Shriek
Future Islands - Singles
Hospitality - Trouble
St. Vincent - S/T
Slyvan Esso - S/T
Ex Hex - Rips
Dope Body - Lifer
Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
The Coathangers - Suck My Shirt
Bitchin Bajas - S/T
Todd Terje - It’s Album Time
Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Piano Nights
The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
Andrew Bird - Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…
Cretin Stompers - Looking Forward to Being Attacked
Swans - To Be Kind

Danny Cohen, CTD sales

1. St. Vincent - S/T
2. Spoon - They Want My Soul
3. Blake Mills - Heigh Ho
4. The Roots - …and then you shoot your cousin
5. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
6. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness
7. Wye Oak - Shriek
8. Sondre Lerche - Please
9. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
10. Kimbra - The Golden Echo

Anne Haag, CTD sales assistant

Top 10, in no particular order:
Whirr - Sway
Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
Courtney Barnett: Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
St. Vincent - S/T
Outrageous Cherry - Digital Age
Kevin Morby - Still Life
Jungle - S/T
Hurray for the Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes
Run the Jewels - 2

Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain

Local Edition:
Shiloh - Last Time For Everything (cue eye rolls from anyone who knows me)

Zach Peterson, CTD warehouse

Pup - S/T
Ty Segall - Manipulator
Cheap Girls - Famous Graves
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Christmas Island
Ben Roy - No Enlightenment in Sobriety

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back/Fear Of a Black Planet
Mineral - Power of Failing/EndSerenading
Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
Soundgarden - Superunknown

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