Wednesday, December 10, 2014

15 Favourite Albums of 2014

 Over the last few months I have spent many hours catching up with some of the best received albums of the year. More time than watching films, I would say. Some didn't take my fancy, but many I enjoyed immensely. My second listen of my #2 ranked album was one of the most rewarding 40 minutes of the year.

Even though I barely scratched the surface of all of the music out there, here my top picks of 2014 with a Pitchfork rating out of 10.0:

Just missed the cut: G I R L - Pharrell Williams, Are We There? - Sharon Van Etten, Too Bright - Perfume Genius, Rips - Ex Hes, Pinata - Freddie Gibbs and Madlib


15. Tough Love - Jessie Ware 8.2


14. St Vincent - St Vincent 8.2


13. Syro - Aphex Twin 8.3


12.  pom pom - Ariel Pink 8.4


11. Deep Fantasy - White Lung - 8.4


10. I Never Learn - Lykke Li 8.5


9. Sunbathing Animal - Parquet Courts 8.5


8. Ploughing into the Field of Love - Iceage 8.6


7. Atlas - Real Estate 8.6


6. Benji - Sun Kil Moon 8.8


5.  They Want My Soul - Spoon 8.8


4. It's Album Time - Todd Terje 8.9


3. Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs 9.1


2. Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels 9.4

1. To Be Kind - Swans 9.5

What are your favourite albums of the year? 

1 comment:

  1. It's great to see Spoon and The War on Drugs on your list. Both of those are among my favorite from the year. I like the way the Spoon album is so brief yet packs such a melodic punch. It's one of those albums I can listen to over and over.

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