Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Best Of 2014

Alright, so as promised, here's my list of my top 50 favourite albums from 2014. It's been an amazing year, with a ton of great and innovative music coming out, regardless of genre or popularity. Keep in mind, these are only my favourites, not a definitive "best of" list, despite the title. Also, ranking them was really, really hard to do, so think of the numbers are being more approximate than solidified. Enough rambling, here are the 50 albums that floored me this year. And please, share your favourite albums, songs, EP's, anything, with me too!

Honorable mentions:

Prawn - Kingfisher
Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain
Tony Molina - Dissed And Dismissed
You Blew It! - Keep Doing What You're Doing
tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack

50. Self Defense Family - Try Me

49. Blonde Redhead - Barragan


47. Old Man Gloom - The Ape of God

46. Nothing - Guilty Of Everything

45. Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams

44. Trap Them - Blissfucker

43. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

42. Have A Nice Life - The Unnatural World

41. Grouper - Ruins

40. Xerxes - Collision Blonde

39. Free Throw - Those Days Are Gone

38. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues

37. Perfume Genius - Too Bright

36. Tiny Moving Parts - Pleasant Living

35. Mogwai - Rave Tapes

34. Punch - They Don't Have To Believe

33. Seahaven - Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only

32. Sorority Noise - Forgettable

31. How To Dress Well - "What Is This Heart?"

30. Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

29. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love

28. Frameworks - Loom

27. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Sea When Absent

26. Real Estate - Atlas

25. Manchester Orchestra - Cope

24. White Lung - Deep Fantasy

23. Young And In The Way - When Life Comes To Death

22. Taylor Swift - 1989

21. Owen Pallett - In Conflict

20. Fucked Up - Glass Boys

19. Aphex Twin - Syro

18. Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else

17. FKA twigs - LP1

16. Full Of Hell & Merzbow

15. Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

14. Tigers Jaw - Charmer

13. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

12. Pianos Become The Teeth - Keep You

11. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There

10. Iceage - Plowing Into The Field Of Love

9. The Menzingers - Rented World

8. La Dispute - Rooms of the House

7. Swans - To Be Kind

6. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

5. Modern Baseball - You're Gonna Miss It All

4. Single Mothers - Negative Qualities

3. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream

2. Sun Kil Moon - Benji

1. The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt


  1. Very nice list! I'm gonna have to check out a lot of these!

    I'm assuming you've heard Beach Slang, but if you haven't you have to check out their 2 EPs this year!

  2. And also this German band, Client.


  3. Amazing list and blog... Hi from Mexico City and Happy Holidays...

  4. We definitely had a lot in common... You can check mine here:


  5. Hey can you get new release Souvenirs - You, Fear and Me

  6. Really? Get Hurt on 1? By far the worst album from Gaslight Anthem. Other than that the lists looks pretty solid.

    1. I know it's an odd choice, and definitely not one of Gaslight's best. I wasn't too keen on it when I first heard it either, but it's grown on me so much, and I think they've put out some of their best songs on it (mostly the bonus tracks). They're changing the major chord nostalgia formula up, which I take as a sign that they're far from over, or risk sinking into redundancy. Though it's definitely will not be a "great" album, like the new Run The Jewels or Sun Kil Moon albums will be, but it's a personal favourite. Despite that, it's still probably my least favourite Gaslight album, and still #1 on my list, since they are easily one of my legitimately favourite bands ever

    2. Interesting point of view kevin. Considering that its your personal favourite despite not getting critical claim proves that objectional praise for an album is hard to achieve at all, if not impossible. Well, if you think it deserves to be #1 on your list then thats fine. I kinda see why you'd place it so high on that list - I wouldnt on mine lol.

  7. Hey, can you guys upload the new Souvenirs?

  8. I'm glad you love lana del rey's album. It is one of the best for sure. She's really inspiring. I plan to meet her one day and tell her how much I love her.