Friday, December 19, 2014

My Favorite 50 Albums of 2014

Each year I write a Top 25 list and sometimes it's difficult to compile that many albums I'm actually excited about. This year, the only problem was that there were so many albums I was ecstatic about, I had to do a list of my Top 50. It was a great and very refreshing 52 Tuesdays. I'll also add that it might just be my most diverse list ever. So without further adieu...

50. Call Super - Suzi Ecto (Five Easy Pieces)

49. Xosar - Immured (Valcrond Video)

48. Karen Gwyer - New Roof (No Pain in Pop)

47. Tinariwen - Emmar (ANTI-)

46. Perc - The Power and the Glory (Perc Trax)

45. Oake - Auferstehung (Downwards)

44. Kemper Norton - Loor (Front and Follow)

43. Klara Lewis - Ett (Editions Mego)

42. D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah (RCA)

41. Theo Parrish - American Intelligence (Sound Signature)

40. Dalhous - The Will to be Well (Blackest Ever Black)

39. Russell Haswell - 37 Minute Workout (Diagonal)

38. Merkabah - Moloch (Instant Classic)

37. Lawrence English - Wilderness of Mirrors (Room 40)

36. Shinichi Atobe - Butterfly Effect (Demdike Stare)

35. The Soft Pink Truth - Why Do the Heathen Rage (Thrill Jockey)

34. The Body - I Shall Die Here (RVNG Intl)

33. Kangding Ray - Solens Arc (Raster Noton)

32. Cut Hands - Festival of the Dead (Blackest Ever Black)

CUT HANDS from URSSS on Vimeo.

31. Akkord - HTH020 (Houndstooth)

30. Positive Centre - In Silent Series (Our Circula Sound)

29. A Winged Victory for the Sullen (Kranky)

28. Puce Mary - Persona (Posh Isolation)

27. Neneh Cherry - Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound)

26. Caribou - Our Love (MERGE)

25. Actress - Ghettoville (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune)

24. Leyland Kirby Presents V/VM - The Death of a Rave: Partial Flashback (History Always Favors         the Winners)

23. Pharmakon - Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)

22. Lussuria - Industrial Illuminato (Hospital Productions)

21. Jessie Ware - Tough Love (Island Records)

20. Martial Cantarel - Gyors, Lassu (Dais)

19. Lee Gamble - Koch (Pan)

18. Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Piano Nights (PIAS)

17. Einsturzende Neubauten - Lament (BMG)

16. Shabazz Palaces - Lesse Majesty (Sub Pop)

15. Cooly G - Wait 'Til Night (Hyperdub)

14. Woods of Desolation - As the Stars (Northern Silence Productions)

13. Kerridge - A Fallen Empire (Downwards)

12. Kall - S/T (Self-released)

11. Kassem Mosse - Workshop 19 (Workshop)

10. The Inward Circles AKA Richard Skelton - Nimrod Is Lost In Orion And Osyris In The         Doggestarre (Self-released)

09. Wrekmeister Harmonies - Then It All Came Down (Thrill Jockey)

08. Fennesz - Becs (Editions Mego)

07. Ben Frost - AURORA (Bedroom Community)

06. Dean Blunt - Black Metal (Rough Trade)

05. Death Blues - Ensemble (Rhythmplex)

04. Black Rain - Dark Pool (Blackest Ever Black)

03. Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers (Modern Love)

02. Ekoplekz - Unfidelity (Planet Mu)

01. Mica Levi - Under the Skin OST (Rough Trade)

This lady is blowing my mind lately. Not only is this the most wonderfully creepy soundtrack I've heard in ages, but her cassette that just came out on Demdike Stare's label is absolutely brilliant. She seems to be blowing up and I wish her all the success.


Label of the year:

Blackest Ever Black

Concert of the year:

Tim Hecker at Big Ears March 28

Thank you for reading. I would greatly appreciate any feedback you have to offer.


Oh and my song of the year is this...

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