Stolas 2014 > Stolas 2013
Ne Obliviscaris are proving once more to be a hard band to label. 2014's Citadel finds the band perfecting the unique sound established on their debut album Portal of I, while seemingly attaining more accessibility.
Dancing With the Past
Anacrusis' vocalist returns from a 20-year hiatus with a double album that includes everything from the technical thrash of his past to moody, atmospheric songs that are surprisingly full of emotion.
|The Smith Street Band|
Throw Me in the River
Massive, gut-spilling, and brave enough to sound different to their past selves and everyone else.
|Run the Jewels|
Run the Jewels 2
Big up, big up, it's a stick up, stick up.
Often lovely, though Devotion is better
Bloom and Breathe
See the light.
I Forget Where We Were
Has the world gone mad, or is it me?
Why fear death when it is this enjoyable?
Lo-Pan remain in strong form on their fourth album, performing heavy rock that's at once infectious and distinctly ambitious.
A madness most discreet.
The triumphant return of the father of modern electronic music after 13 long years is definitely worth the wait.
Don't let them in.
An impressive debut that explores the darker side of atmospheric neofolk.
Don't tell me to listen to your song because it isn't the same
More Wolfmother than any other garage rock pioneer band you can think of.
The Golden Echo
Kimbra strikes art-pop gold on her second album.
They Want My Soul
Let me be mine.
Roads to the North
Watching the mountains sleep
Lese Majesty boldly goes places where most hip-hop artists couldn’t even fathom.
Never Hungover Again
This album should have been titled, Joyce Manor Learn How to Vary Their Damn Songwriting
Nothing extremely new or innovative, but still great and worth a listen
Purely stunning as a musical piece, emotionally cathartic, and perhaps the most impressive album of 2014.
Once More 'Round the Sun
A blueprint of how to go commercial without sacrificing one's artistic identity.