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RARB Picks of 2014

Welcome to RARB Picks of the Year, 2014 Edition!

Reviewers who published at least seven reviews in 2014 were asked to select one Pick of the Year and one Honorable Mention from albums that they personally reviewed for RARB. Reviewers with fewer published reviews could choose only a Pick of the Year. (Albums chosen in both categories are listed as Picks only; the full listing may be found under individual reviewers.) Reviewers could submit descriptions of their picks, but were not required to.

Reviewers were also asked to select Tracks of the Year on a similar principle, again restricted to the tracks that they personally reviewed for RARB. Reviewers could also abstain from making selections in any or all categories.

Finally, our singles reviewers and editorial staff jointly chose one Single of the Year.

Albums of the Year

Honorable Mentions

Tracks of the Year

Single of the Year

Voices in Your Head (University of Chicago) – Burn

We reviewed 28 singles last year, but one release packed more punch than the rest for this inaugural selection. For its artful delivery atop an unforgettable arrangement, the RARB editorial staff jointly chose Voices in Your Head's Burn for the 2014 Single of the Year. Our editor-in-chief remarked: "My heart can't handle the 'When the lights...' section that starts at 1:03. I'm just destroyed with the beauty there." And TeKay's review concluded, "Burn will sear into your brain for years to come."

Rebecca Christie

Jonathan Minkoff

Elie Landau


Kimberly Raschka Sailor

John Colton

Catherine Lewis

Malcolm Piper

Dave Bernstein

Brian Alexander

Sean P. Gorecki

Nicholas Wright

Sara E. Yood

Kyle Yampiro

Leigh Holmes Foster


How To Get Your Work Reviewed

To have your album (2 or more tracks) reviewed by RARB, please fill out our online album registration form.

To have your digital single reviewed by RARB, please fill out our online singles registration form.

Feel free to email us if you have any questions.