Favourite Albums of 2014 (so far)

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In the obsessive tradition of music lists, here are the albums I found myself listening to and enjoying the most in the first six months of 2014. For a more comprehensive list of our favourite ’14 Americana releases you can head over to our other blog Post To Wire.

  1. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
  2. Little Bastard – Little Bastard
  3. The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream
  4. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
  5. Blank Realm – Grassed Inn
  6. Tiny Ruins – Brightly Painted One
  7. Robert Ellis – The Lights From The Chemical Plant
  8. Infinity Broke – River Mirror
  9. The Felice Brothers – Favorite Waitress
  10. Beck – Morning Phase
  11. Protomarytr – Under Color of Official Right
  12. East Brunswick All Girls Choir – Seven Drummers
  13. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
  14. The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
  15. Real Estate – Atlas
  16. Mogwai – Rave Tapes
  17. The Horrors – Luminous
  18. Beach Pigs – Grom Warfare
  19. You Beauty  – Jersey Flegg
  20. Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun

Chris Familton

2013 MID YEAR FAVOURITE ALBUMS

2013 mid year faves

Here we are again at list time, halfway through 2013 and already there have been a swathe of great albums released. We’ve been listening to an eclectic mix of stuff as usual including dub electronica, skronking freeform saxophone, abrasive art rock, retro-leaning post punk and heartstring americana. These are the records we’ve loved the most from what we’ve heard this year. There will be others from the last six months that we’ll discover as the rest of the year rolls out but we can at least highly recommend these ones – in no particular order…

  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
  • Protomartyr – No Passion All Technique
  • The Phoenix Foundation – Fandango
  • Kirin J Callinan – Embracism
  • The Drones – I See Seaweed
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Blackbird
  • Jason Isbell – Southeastern
  • DJ Koze – Amygdala
  • Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record
  • Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light
  • Zomby – With Love