The Best Music of 2014 (Amazon Edition)

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It’s a special year-end list that makes room for Jessie Ware (above), Linkin Park, and Eric Church, and I’m happy to say I spilled positive ink on all three for Amazon’s Best of 2014 albums and songs roundup. Also held forth on such tuneful peeps as Sylvan Esso, Sam Smith, Bleachers, Little Dragon, Chromeo, the War on Drugs, Beck, Charli XCX, Alt-J, FKA Twigs, and ScHoolboy Q, to name a few. Visit Amazon to see what you missed, and why you should care.

SPIN Hits the Studio with Linkin Park, Talks Hybrid Theories, Laughs About the Past

So we did this. In the same week that we hung out with Liars in their makeshift music bunker, we hightailed it to NRG in NoHo where we were greeted by walls lined with platinum packs from such luminaries as Hoobustank and Papa Roach, and–as it turned out–a couple of the nicest, most sincere dudes in the music biz. The men of Linkin Park are good men indeed. They follow golf and basketball, and geek over old stories about performing with Stone Temple Pilots or banging on Rick Rubin’s SP1200, and are excited to play you their new songs. Head on over to SPIN to find out what they’ve been up to. And here’s this: