Wow. What an amazing year 2014 was. As I'm wrapping up 2014 and looking at this list, I legitimately believe that independent music is not only thriving, but growing. A lot of classics have been released over the past few years, and as underground music continues to progress, we must remember that the constant barrage of accessibility afforded by the luxuries of the digital age should not decrease the staying power of records that are made from the heart and touch the soul. To everyone-bands, labels, and engineers who entrusted me to master your record this year, I really don't know how to thank you enough. I'm fortunate to be doing something I love on a daily basis, and getting to hear your records evolve is a fringe benefit that is unequaled. Thank you from the deepest depths of my ear canals... Unleash in 2015.