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Best of 2014 — Under the Radar's Best Live Photos of 2014

Best of 2014 photo sets

Under the Radar's Best Live Photos of 2014


Top 40 Best Album Covers of 2014

The Artwork That Most Impressed Us This Year

Dec 17, 2014

In the digital age we usually see albums before we hear them, so not only do album covers bear the weight of first impressions, they become, in our memory, the visual manifestations of the music itself. A good cover looks the way the music sounds. Here’s a list of 40 of our favorites from the year. More

Under the Radar’s Best Live Photos of 2014

Featuring: St. Vincent, alt-j, Future Islands, Highasakite and More

Dec 15, 2014

It’s been a big year for live music. (Then again, isn’t it always?) Across Europe and the U.S., Under the Radar’s photography staff has been busy hitting up festivals, large concert venues, and sweaty dive bars. Here are our favorite shots. More

Under the Radar’s Top 140 Albums of 2014

St. Vincent Fights a War on Drugs Over Real Estate in a Future East India Island, Someone Ought to Get a First Aid Kit

Dec 12, 2014

2014 was a tumultuous year for world events, but we’ll always have the music of 2014 to look back fondly on. Here we present to you Under the Radar‘s Top 140 Albums of 2014. More


Dec 12, 2014

Even if Lost in the Dream hadn’t become The War on Drugs’ breakthrough album, the story of its creation could have become the stuff of legend. The album was born of six months of isolated songwriting sessions in Adam Granduciel’s Philadelphia home while the songwriter endured a nervous breakdown of sorts. He often retreated to his bedroom with paralyzing panic attacks. He obsessively and meticulously constructed the album layer by layer in the studio, keenly aware that almost any choice—a certain guitar texture here or a drum pattern there—could push the album in a completely different direction. Just what kind of album was he making? He didn’t know. Would anyone care? It was impossible to say. More