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BEST 2014 LIST

Listened to a lot of music this year, quite a few great releases and loads of rsolid ones.
100Ancient Astronaut
Ancient Astronaut


Techno has been making a comeback these last few years, give this a try if ya dig..
99Wen
Signals


Equals his 'Commotion' EP. Some of these tracks will remain in rotation for the foreseeable future
98Deerhoof
La Isla Bonita


This hasn't got as much acclaim as their previous releases which is probably justified but some really great tracks on this e.g. Tiny Bubbles
97Afrikan Sciences
Circuitous


PAN had an unbelievable year and this went under the radar coming right at the end
96Loefah
Woman / Midnight


Sold out within a few hours of it's release. Two of the most legendary dubstep tunes finally released. I actually prefer the VIP versions of both
95Cakedog
Menace In The Phantom


Not as good as his work as Ahnnu but a great tribute to the footwork movement, for fans of DJ Rashad
94How to Dress Well
What Is This Heart?


Continues his streak of great pop records
93Leon Vynehall
Music For The Uninvited


Great house tracks on this, I know a lot of people keep asking about house, look no further
92James Hoff
Blaster


Only 1 vote.. Pretty harsh stuff I know but still
91Wreck and Reference
Want


Still prefer the 'Black Cassette' EP but this is another unique sounding record from The Flenser in 2014
90Goat
Commune


Really colourful instrumentation, prefer World Music though
89Gobby
Wakng Thrst for Seeping Banhee


If you're looking for something different..
88The Bug
Angels and Devils


Great collection of tracks with great guest spots
87Kayo Dot
Coffins on Io


Really consistent band, another great release a little more toned down than their last
86Luke Abbott
Wysing Forest


Border Community deserves more attention, a few slow burners on this, equals Holkham Drones
85Real Estate
Atlas


Chill album, was good in summer
84Lord Mantis
Death Mask


Unsettling and heavy listen. Not for the faint of heart...
83Clipping
CLPPNG


Interesting beats and bars, 'experimental' hip-hop
82Jamie xx
Girl/Sleep Sound


Include 'All Under One Roof Raving' with this. Three amazing tracks, can't wait for his 2015 album
81GridLink
Longhena


Accessible grindcore? Their most melodic release
80Arca
Xen


Big year for this guy
79Ninos Du Brasil
Novos Misterios


Sounds like the cover art
78BADBADNOTGOOD
III


Their first fully original album with some really amazing tracks
77Liars
Mess


Another grower, still doesn't match 'Drum's Not Dead' but their transition to an electronic sound has been seamless
76A/T/O/S
A/T/O/S


Incredible debut, great production and vocals
75Carla Bozulich
Boy


Perhaps her most accessible release but still remains interesting with some of her best tracks
74Oneohtrix Point Never
Commissions I


All three tracks are great, if you liked R+7..
73FKA Twigs
LP1


Arca's production is really great, an interesting pop record. Pitchfork readers absolutely loved this
72The Body
I Shall Die Here


They've got another great collaboration with Thou coming up soon, this one with the Haxan Cloak accentuates their earth shattering sound
71Lone
Reality Testing


Not as good as Galaxy Garden but still pure ear candy, shimmering synths and nostalgic melodies
70Dead Congregation
Promulgation of the Fall


6 years on they haven't reinvented themselves but have improved the same formula
69Fennesz
Becs


Just got 'Endless Summer' as well, this is almost as good which is saying something
68White Lung
Deep Fantasy


Been big into noise rock this year, this is more accessible but still good
67Godflesh
A World Lit Only By Fire


Crushing production, another great comeback album from a legendary group
66Ashrae Fax
Never Really Been Into It


1 vote??!! Thought there were quite a few shoegaze fans on this site.. If you like Ride, Slowdive etc
65 Inga Copeland
Because I'm Worth It


Whole album is pretty good, 'Advice to Young Girls' is amazing (actress production obvs)
64Cloud Nothings
Here and Nowhere Else


Incredibly solid record with improved vocals
63Voices From The Lake
Velo Di Maya


Almost as haunting as the self-titled
62The Antlers
Familiars


Thought this record was pretty homogeneous at first but am appreciating each track more and more. Really beautiful release
61Blut Aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry


Only discovered this band in the last couple of years, their best in a while for me
60Mac DeMarco
Salad Days


Numerous plays during the summer, positive feedback from friends and family, fun for everyone
59Kassel Jaeger
Toxic Cosmopolitanism


The best work of his career, amazing experimental drone
58RSS B0YS
N00W


Ever evolving techno painting a misty landscape. 00 FLY from this year is great too
57Iceage
Plowing into the Field of Love


Less energy than their previous releases but better songwriting with quite a few great tracks. Good band
56 Sd Laika
That's Harakiri


Experimental grime (enough said)
55Artificial Brain
Labyrinth Constellation


Very accomplished debut, can't wait for their next one
54M. Geddes Gengras
Ishi


Great modular synths, make sure to get the bonus track version
53Call Super
Depicta/Acephale II


Hard techno tracks, Suzi Ecto was also great but not as accomplished at these two
52Indian
From All Purity


Loud and nasty, first track is called 'Rape'
51Boris
Noise


The best of Boris
50Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything


Took me a while to listen to this for some reason but glad I got round to it. These guys can basically do no wrong
49Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels 2


I may not love this as much as some but there's no denying it's and amazing hip-hop collaboration and a great record
48St. Vincent
St. Vincent


Like many I still prefer 'Strange Mercy' but this is still a fantastic record yet again
47Ngly
Untitled


Really interesting set of techno tracks
46Moire
Shelter


On Actress' WerkDiscs. Rolx EP is great too, listen with MDMA supplement
45Nazoranai
The Most Painful Time/Happens Only Once...


After a decent amount of hype for their debut I'm surprised this only has 1 vote
44Hiss Tracts
Shortwave Nights


Great soundscapes. If you like the ambient/drone sections of Godspeed..
43Current 93
I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell


Quirky vocals and instrumentation; their best in years
42Pharmakon
Bestial Burden


Big improvement on her first
41 Fire! Orchestra
Enter


Really interesting take on experimental jazz
40Shabazz Palaces
Lese Majesty


Hazy, sleepy beats. This is pretty underrated, you need good headphones to get the full impact of the deep bass
39Fatima
Yellow Memories


Amazing soul album, great production and vocals
38Ariel Pink
Pom Pom


Sprawling pop record with loads of variety and quirkiness
37Pallbearer
Foundations of Burden


Non-metal fans like this because of the great vocals, but that doesn't mean it's lowest common denominator
36Objekt
Flatland


Not as good as his singles but still incredibly intricate and layered electronic music. Video for Second Witness is great
35 Todd Terje
It's Album Time


Sounds so fresh, was perfect at summer parties
34Have a Nice Life
The Unnatural World


Prefer this to Deathconciousness which is saying something
33Kemialliset Ystavat
Alas Rattoisaa Virtaa


One of the more interesting releases this year, can't really describe how it sounds tbh
32Scott Walker and Sunn O)))
Soused


Exactly what you'd expect from this which is both good and bad. Amazing that this exists
31Caribou
Our Love


Yet another great record with a hit single to boot, been throwing this on quite a lot
30Darkspace
Dark Space III I


Epic and menacing, still prefer Paysage but being just about as good is an achievement
29Andy Stott
Faith in Strangers


For me Luxury Problems is still his best but he covers more ground on this. Incredibly heavy, physical production as always from this guy
28Death Grips
The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon


Can't wait for second half of this, much better than Government Plates imo
27Dirty Beaches
Stateless


Always loved his more atmospheric ambient stuff, a great final record. Last Lizard stuff sounds promising
26James Ferraro
Suki Girlz


This has kept growing on me all year. SUKI GIRLZ_18 is my fave
25The War on Drugs
Lost in the Dream


Didn't love this as much as everyone else at first but some of these tracks are so smooth
24 Flying Lotus
You're Dead!


Shortest 40 minute slab of music released this year, great jazz record with great guest spots.
23Ian William Craig
A Turn of Breath


Really beautiful release, thanks TMT
22Fushitsusha and Peter Brotzmann
Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything


Another amazing collaboration in 2014, wish I was at this show so much
21Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
Pinata


As usual incredible beats from Madlib, Freddie Gibbs is also very good although he doesn't quite match what MF Doom did imo
20Dean Blunt
Black Metal


I understand why a lot of people don't get or don't like this guy but for me every release is so interesting and creative. Some of his best tracks ever on this
19Vanessa Rossetto
Whole Stories


Finally found this towards the end of the year after ages looking. One of the better field recording records i've heard
18Thou
Heathen


Heavy and evil, their best record by far for me, pretty long and exhausting but it's appropriate in this case
17 D'Angelo
Black Messiah


When I first got this and played it I told the person I was with 'it came out yesterday', they couldn't believe it sounds like a long lost classic
16Aphex Twin
Syro


In danger of being underrated, so many of these tracks are so detailed and showcase a master of his craft. It may not be his most serious or groundbreaking release but some of these tracks are some of the best anywhere this year
15Magic Eye
Babylon


Every track on this hits the spot for me, an amazing debut cannot wait to see what they do next, hope this gets the attention it deserves.
14Ben Frost
A U R O R A


Mammoth drums and production on this, heavy, noisy with great textures and soundscapes
13Jason Lescalleet
Much to My Demise


Photographs was one of my favourites from last year, this isn't quite as great but is yet another reminder that he is one of the best at this style of music
12Lee Gamble
Koch


Great combination of his ambient soundscapes and heavy beats. Cannot believe how many great albums PAN released this year
11Swans
To Be Kind


Another home run from Swans. For me this doesn't surpass 'The Seer' but still has Michael Gira's enthralling, manic persona and still manages to be both brutal and beautiful
10Ichiko Aoba
0%


She really is amazing live, songs sound almost improvised they flow so naturally
9A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Sea When Absent


Mesh of styles including dream pop, shoegaze etc, every track is so multifaceted
8White Suns
Totem


Brutal, tortured noise rock. Still haven't decided whether this trumps Sinews or not but this is certainly one of the more exciting bands at the moment
7DJ Purple Image
MN.ROY


He's had one of the strongest years of anyone. 08.dd.15 is almost as great as this, disorientating and visceral beats from the future
6M. Sage
A Singular Continent


Was going to put No Same River Twice to be different but this really is his best. Vast yet intimate, visuals are great (every album should have a site like this) http://nathanielwhitcomb.com/collage/singular-continent.html
5Wold
Postsocial


I may be overrating this but I have been fascinated by this release ever since it came out and keep returning to it. Hope this gets more attention. If you need cheered up give this a listen
4Sun Kil Moon
Benji


Beautiful and haunting, a set of tales straight from the heart. Truly special release
3Valerio Tricoli
Miseri Lares


Chilling and horrifying. Probably the greatest exponent of this type of music (Musique Concrete) I've heard, manages to be extremely engaging and physical throughout it's 77 minute running time. Listen to this in the dark..
2Actress
Ghettoville


His most realised artistic statement despite being a bit scatterbrain. Dusty, crunching beats conjure up images of a dystopian industrial landscape and are ever evolving with subtle details. Really hope this isn't his last album
1Grouper
Ruins


The record that meant most to me this year. Really saved me from a dark place I was in being one of the most beautifully melancholy albums I've heard. Really pulls you out of your environment into this mystical, tranquil place of zen (and sadness)
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