|My Top 100 Albums Of 2014|
Lots of great stuff out right now; I found enough good LPs this year to do a full top
100, so what the hell, he it goes. The order starts to really matter around 50, and
I've included one of my favourite lyrics for each of the top 25. Enjoy, or don't!
yo this is that cat that Skrillex likes right?
If Laura Stevenson says it is her favourite album of the year, you can be pretty sure that I
will listen to it.
I'm falling out of love with this band but Seeds will always be one of my favourites
Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
|95||The New Pornographers|
If Neko Case was more involved you all know I would have been really annoying about this
Sometimes massive fucking disappointments are still pretty good.
I wanted to like this so much more
Wilt And Rise
Cornish screamo group finally release an LP but it's a little underwhelming.
My Krazy Life
Their Bodies In A Fog
This guy is getting more and more cheesy with each release but I still like his style. This
is....pretty cheesy though.
Every once in a while you just gotta get down to stuff like this, for your health.
I Forget Where We Were
genre: Devon Kuziw. Shamalyan twist: this guy if from Devon, England.
My name is Adrian and I still like boring post-rock bands.
CATOLICO ft. KID KARDASHIAN and HALF NACHO
|83||Vancouver Sleep Clinic|
If you're gonna rip off Bon Iver, you better do it well.
|82||TV on the Radio|
I thought this was gonna suck and I was really scared to listen to it, and then I finally did and
it's actually alright. Still, they used to be basically the best band going and now they are
If you kind of like house music and can't sleep and want to listen to a really creepy and
unsettling album at 4 AM then hey check this out.
Listen I like this band but people LIKE like this band and I'm like woah chill out put your dick
kiiiiiind of a let down but still pretty solid
|78||Death From Above 1979|
The Physical World
In hindsight: it sounds exactly like it was always going to. And that's a good thing.
To ease the pain of The Walkmen breaking up
Half of this is like top 10 half of it is kinda passable
Angels and Devils
Rooms Of The House
Yes I still like this band
|72||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
Released on Ty Segall's label if you're into that sorta thing
Spoiler: there's a lot of very calm ambient-ish music on this list
just smoked a spliff and I almost put "Jenny Jewis"
I kind of wish I didn't catch it
The Next Four Years
"See you man, enjoy Thursday."
|64||Pianos Become The Teeth|
Screamo minus screaming. It's good.
This was disappointing in hindsight, but also it wasn't. Now THAT'S what I call a mindfreak.
Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Lyrics + what this album helped teach me = 5/5
How the music sounds in my earholes = 3/5
They Want My Soul
Home, Like NoPlace Is There
You either think this should be top 5 or nowhere near top 100. I don't know it's fun.
Truth Be Told
I thought this was gonna uhn tss uhn tss a lot more but oh well it's pretty nice.
Say Yes To Love
Say Yes To The Dress
I like this about the same as Frame and Canvas. I don't know if that opinion is allowed
though, in the real world.
Cry Is For The Flies
Best live band with a pretty dope album.
|54||Ricky Eat Acid|
Three Love Songs
alternate title: Sam Feldman No Longer Eats Acid
I can't wait for this perpetual darkness to take a few months off.
|52||A Winged Victory for the Sullen|
Sometimes I accidentally listen to jazz and I go "woah this is dope" and starts me thinking
that I should listen to it non-accidentally more often.
Fuck you, Mac DeMarco
|47||The Rural Alberta Advantage|
Mended With Gold
Nothing Is Real
His best album in a minute!
Damn this album is Too Good. (Nice.)
If you like The Swell Season or that movie Once then hey you have good taste and probably
know about this already but this is a the solo project from the pianists/vocalist of that
band/movie. Her voice is majestic. This album is an homage to Iceland (she's Czech). Listen
|43|| ||Isaiah Rashad|
I guess it's a demo so shouldn't technically count? I don't know, it's a bunch of songs that I
liked so hey here it is.
|41||East India Youth|
Total Strife Forever
I honestly dislike a substantial portion of this, but you have to absolutely commend the guy's
(guys' ?) eclecticism. I don't even know what to call this record but it's a very interesting
|40|| ||Ice Age|
Plowing into the Field of Love
This band is growing on me a lot. I didn't listen to the last one more than once but this album
is pretty great.
I think they played Vancouver and I straight up forgot about it. I am an awful perosn.
This guy releases a lot of stuff, but rarely a full album. Really nice deep house kinda vibes.
With Light And With Love
Hey sometimes I listen to metal and sometimes it is good.
|34||First Aid Kit|
alternate title: Ponyboy
you saw this coming
I wasn't going to include this at first for obvious reasons, but it came out in 2014, it's a full
length album of original material, and it's sooooo good. I listened to this for days straight
during reading/writing binges. This piece of music definitely deserves to be mentioned in a
conversation about great 2014 albums.
|29||Cymbals Eat Guitars|
|27||Freddie Gibbs and Madlib|
As We Travel
A great little local project (BC) that sounds a lot like Bonobo.
Fighting through the fog
I can't believe it rained all summer long
|24||The Pack A.D.|
Do Not Engage
Why would I live life
Worried, worried all the time?
It shouldn't be a surprise
It's easy to be terrified
Oh believe me, I've tried everything
I'm still sittin on needles and pins
Every breath I take is a second that I cannot replace
And when I feel like this I wish, I wish I could shut it off
Higher than a motherfucker, dreaming of you as my lover
Flying like a steamer thinking of new ways to do each other
Never Hungover Again
You always fell in love the way you're supposed to
At the Target inside of the mall
Fear of what you weren't exposed to
The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
I am an old tree
Gonna talk my jaw free
Someone come and get me
Another night beside myself would finish me
Give us G & T and sympathy
Cast out culture
Trash the book the films are based on
Facts are fact and fiction's fiction
E S T A R A
You can't hold tight to what you have
Cause there is nothing there to grab
Now a life is a shadow of the thought
You never did have what you thought you got
More Than Any Other Day
And today more than any other day
I am prepared to make the decision between two percent and whole milk
So It Goes
Six million trains to ride, choose one
Six million stories to tell, whose one?
Everybody think they're hard until their face hit ground
Everybody makes a choice, it is not profound
Either get money or die
Get faded or die
Get that stainless or die
Get your hands in the sky or get it between the eyes
Faith In Strangers
[Sea Island murders]
|12||The War On Drugs|
Lost In The Dream
Lost in the dream, or just the silence of a moment
Burn Your Fire For No Witness
I walk back in the night alone
Got caught up in my song
Forgot where I was sleeping
None of the lights were on
[feel the night]
|9||Sharon Van Etten|
Are We There
I washed your dishes
But I shit in your bathroom
What's the point of even sleeping?
If I can't show it, if you can't see me
What's the point of doing anything?
I can see the darkness in my and it's quite amazing
Life and death is no mystery and I wanna taste it
|6||Run The Jewels|
Run The Jewels 2
Got hope for the living, got prayers for the dead
In the sky, got whisky and rye for the voices in my head
So down that trumpet resonating with your sigh
Often spoke of but seldom realized
They're eating all my shotgun smiles
Bury Me At Makeout Creek
But I've been anywhere and that's not what I want
I wanna be still with you
You're not alone, you're just lonely sometimes
|1||Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra|
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
God we've tried, how much we've tried
Drunk and high we've seen the sun rise
Many sleepless night we've seen
The sun collapsed on everything
It's only love that's worth to sing
These bells are broke but they still ring
Love and love's the only thing
Shut up awhile, the birds are singing