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2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:17 pm
by Gene_Clark
Some blinding releases this year. Shellac and the Pop Group do bile and anger better than anyone else. That frightfully talented Alex Neilsen combined “balls to the wall” free jazz with Death Shanties and Copper Family tinged madrigals with Crying Lion. Euros Childs and Jon Langford were as reliable as ever, while Norman and Joe in The New Mendicants started January with a gorgeous set of tender ballads. I discovered Blueblut and Bardo Pond and rediscovered the brilliance of the Band of Holy Joy who, along with Trembling Bells and Teenage Fanclub, are the ones to look out for in 2015. I also bought the Mogwai album; dull stuff.

1. Shellac: Dude Incredible
2. Death Shanties: Crabs
3. Crying Lion: The Golden Boat
4. The New Mendicants: Into The Lime
5. The Pop Group: We Are Time
6. The Band of Holy Joy: Easy Listening
7. Euros Childs: Eilaaig
8. Bardo Pond: Looking For Another Place
9. Blueblut: Hurts So Gut
10. Jon Langford: Here Be Monsters
11. Mogwai: Rave Tapes

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:15 pm
by musicmurray
Beck
War On Drugs
First Aid Kit
The Vaselines
Dr Cosmos Tape Lab
Slow Club
Todd Terje
J Mascis

My blog on 2014 here http://everythingflowsglasgow.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/2014-review-by-everything-flows.html

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:17 pm
by valtteri3
prince: art official age is my #1.

other faves of yours truly were:

j mascis - tied to a star
beck - morning phase
swaying wires - some blue sky
ariel pink - pom pom

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:08 pm
by Sm1d
1. Jack White
2. The Vaselines
3. Pixies
4. Steve Malkmus & the Jicks
5. Morrissey
6. Half Man Half Biscuit
7. Real Estate
8. The Rifles
9. Weezer
10. New Mendicants

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:27 pm
by terjely
1. Dean Wareham - Dean Wareham
2. Teleman - Breakfast
3. Comet Gain - Paperback Ghosts
4. Morgan Delt - Morgan Delt
5. Reigning Sound - Shattered
6. Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting
7. The Proper Ornaments - Wooden Head
8. thelightshines - Now the Sandman Sings
9. I Was a King - Isle of Yours
10. The New Mendicants - Into the Lime
11. Magic Castles - Sky Sounds
12. Total Control - Typical System
13. Horsebeach - Horsebeach
14. Balduin - All in a Dream
15. The Carousels - Love Changes Like the Season
16. Real Estate - Atlas
17. Ty Segall - Manipulator
18. Pale Lights - Before There Were Pictures
19. The Hobbes Fanclub - Up At Lagrange
20. American Suitcase - Lighthours
21. White Fence - For the Recently Found Innocent
22. The See See - Once, Forever and Again
23. The Greek Theatre - Lost at Sea
24. Kevin Morby - Still Life
25. Doug Tuttle - Doug Tuttle

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:13 pm
by people are leaving
01. Spoon – they want my soul
02. Reigning Sound – shattered
03. Lydia Loveless – somewhere else
04. Doug Paisley – strong feelings
05. Chuck Prophet – night surfer
06. The Delines – Colfax
07. Tweedy - sukirae
08. Phonograph – vol 1
09. Jim Noir – finnish line
10. The Men – tomorrow’s hits

11. The New Mendicants – into the lime
12. Nude Beach – ‘77
13. Wussy – attica
14. Woods – with light & with love
15. Drive-by Truckers – english oceans
16. Sturgill Simpson - metamodern sounds in country music
17. Nicole Atkins – slow phaser
18. Beck – morning phase
19. Real Estate – atlas
20. The Both – the both

21. White Fence - for the recently found innocent
22. Sweet Apple – the golden age of glitter
23. Guided by Voices – motivational jumpsuit
24. Joe Henry – invisible hour
25. Minus 5 – scott the hoople in the dungeon of horror

26. The Legal Matters – s/t
27. Angel Olsen – burn the fire for no witness
28. Len Price 3 – nobody knows
29. Ty Segal - manipulator
30. Temples – sun structures

Plus....
Bob Dylan - The Complete Basement Tapes
Tony Molina – dissed & dismissed (12-song 10:00 full length)
Cheap Star – Rosetta Stone (EP)

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:25 pm
by Senor Bulto
From Scotland With Love - King Creosote.

Hi all,been a wee while since I posted on here. :D

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:49 pm
by Eddie Walsh
1.The Delines-Colfax
2. Avi Buffalo-At Best Cuckhold
3. Mirel Wagner- When The Cellar Children See The Light of Day
4. Death Blues-Ensemble
5. Wussy-Attica
6. Sun Kil Moon-Benji
7. Real Estate-Atlas
8. Sharon Van Etten-Are We There
9. Strand Of Oaks-Heal
10. The New Mendicants-Into The Lime

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:25 pm
by Richard67
Fave this year -

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Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:28 pm
by ando
this year I enjoyed this ones....

Ariel Pink - Pom Pom
Foxygen - and star power
Maximo Park - too much information
Sun Kil Moon - Benji
Antlers - familiars
Flaming Lips - with a little help
Lee Fields - emma jean
Motorpsycho - behind the sun

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:37 pm
by MATT
Beck - Morning Phase
Real Estate - Atlas
Gruff Rhys - American Interior
Martin Carr - The Breaks
Euros Childs - Eilaag
Neville Skelly - Carousel
Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

New-old album/collection of demos:

The Coral - The Curse Of Love

EP

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Artorius Revisited

Probably a few more I've forgotten.

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:12 pm
by tarastew
Nobody's mentioned Sloan ... Commonwealth. Pretty fabulous and inspired for a band that started around the same time as TFC. Embrace many of the same egalitarian values in their band as well. Everybody writes, everybody sings. Their canon of albums and songs is phenomenal, and this latest one is one of their best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy62TmrSPGk

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:58 pm
by pinball
All the above (Pete Fij/Terry Bickers was a good call!) + a few more below

Afghan Whigs - Do The Beast
Soundcarriers - Entropicalia
Martin Duffy - Assorted Promenades
Dirty Sound System - Dirty French Psychedelics
War on Drugs - Lost In The Dream

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:45 pm
by Alex H
tarastew wrote:Nobody's mentioned Sloan ... Commonwealth. Pretty fabulous and inspired for a band that started around the same time as TFC. Embrace many of the same egalitarian values in their band as well. Everybody writes, everybody sings. Their canon of albums and songs is phenomenal, and this latest one is one of their best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy62TmrSPGk


I remember them from somewhere - maybe I have 1 or 2 of their albums on CD. Anyway, I'm listening to their new one on Spotify now and it sounds like a late entry into my 2014 best of, although it seems to be tailing off a bit toward the end? I never like to judge albums on one listen though...

Looking at the lists above, my mostly post-rock top 5 might not gain much favour here, but after that I reckon there are a few albums people should check out, if they haven't already:

1. James - La Petite Mort
2. Moonlit Sailor - We Come From Exploding Stars
3. Fabrizio Paterlini - The Art of the Piano (if you like the clip from Francis MacDonald's new album you might like this)
4. Collapse Under the Empire - Sacrifice & Isolation
5. Baulta - Any Fool Can Regret Yesterday
6. Hyde & Beast - Keep Moving (possibly the best obviously Beatles/Bob Dylan-esque album I've heard in recent years)
7. MONO - The Last Dawn
8. The Lees of Memory - Sisyphus Says (ex-Superdrag - it sounds a lot like them, leaning heavily towards their shoegazey side)
9. Indica - Shine
10. Temples - Sun Structures
11. Intergalactic Lovers - Little Heavy Burdens
12. The Lost Brothers - New Songs of Dawn and Dusk (there are some brilliant vocal harmonies that TFC fans should appreciate)
13. Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
14. My Sad Captains - Best of Times
15. Broken Bells - After the Disco

I don't think James have topped one of my yearly best-ofs before, and although it sounds quite fresh it's not quite their best album. I think that's a sign that, for me, there have been a lot of good albums this year, but no great albums.

Re: 2014 Albums of the Year

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:31 pm
by richpassivity
PALE LIGHTS
GOLD-BEARS
ALPACA SPORTS
POPGUNS
ORCHIDS
HOBBES FANCLUB
HIT PARADE
FLOWERS
MARTHA
FEAR OF MEN
ALLO' DARLIN'
PROPER ORNAMENTS
PRIMITIVES
TRICK MAMMOTH
LAETITIA SADIER
VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT
ULTIMATE PAINTING
VASELINES