The Edge’s Top 10 Albums of 2014: #6


First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Released June 6th 2014, Columbia Records.

Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, otherwise known as First Aid Kit, returned this year with their third studio album Stay Gold. The album pushed the duo’s boundaries. Instead of being written in such a way that the record could be easily performed by three people on stage they introduced new elements such as a 13-piece orchestra which gave the album a bigger sound.


  • 14% of contributors included the album in their top 10.
  • Of those, 50% of them included the album in their top 3.
  • 1 contributor ranked the album as their #1.

“Listened to this album every single day without fail over the summer on my walk to work. Such a sing-a-long album, and I actually think they’re a very underrated duo, so much fucking talent!”
– Anonymous, ranked the album #1.

“The Söderberg sisters have created a refreshing full-bodied folk record with perfectly constructed harmonies and a mix of both mellow sounds and thicker layered instrumental ensembles.”
– Henna Patel, Head of Publicity, ranked the album #3.

“Another excellent folk record, the Swedish sister’s third album really does shine like gold. Full of uplifting and rousing choruses with a pleasant country twist, Stay Gold proves that the duo continue to move from strength to strength.”
– Alex Meehan, Head of Events, ranked the album #6.

Other accolades:

  • Ranked #3 in BBC Radio 6 Music’s ‘Albums of the Year’ list.
  • Ranked #7 in Gigwise’s ’50 albums of 2014′ list.
  • Ranked #9 in Paste Magazine’s ‘The 50 Best Albums of 2014’ list.
  • Ranked #10 in American Songwriters’s ‘Top 50 Albums of 2014’ list.


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