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The Best Music of 2014 — So Far

Ross Grady

We're almost halfway through 2014 and there's already been great music on the local, national and international stages.

From jazz to experimental ambient music, there's been something for pretty much everyone this year. 

On Friday's Up to Date, host Steve Kraske was joined by a panel of music lovers to find the best bands, albums, and tracks so far in 2014. 

Here are our guests' picks:




  • Bill Brownlee, music critic for the Kansas City Star and jazz blogger. 
  • Chris Haghirian​, Middle of the Map Festival co-founder and music podcaster.
  • Hannah Copeland, president of Sonic Posse and Up to Date intern.
Cody Newill is part of KCUR's audience development team. Follow him on Twitter @CodyNewill or email him at cody@kcur.org.