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Darkocean's Best Of '14 (so Far)

I haven't heard near the amount of stuff I would have liked to by this point in the year, but that's dat adult lyfe for ya. :)
1Crosses
Crosses


Chino Moreno does electro-rock, what can I say?
2 Mastodon
Once More Round the Sun


A true mix of Crack the Skye and The Hunter, IMO
3'68
In Humor and Sadness


Having never heard any of Josh Scogin's projects before this, this album melted my
face.
4Kishi Bashi
Lighght


Hey I just met you. And this is crazy. But this is a good album. By K. Ishibashi.
5White Sea
In Cold Blood


Morgan Kibby = dat voice.
6Mekong Delta
In a Mirror Darkly


Complex riffage with great vox, just how I like my prog thrash. Also, the
instrumental is amazeballs.
7Say Anything
Hebrews


Best SA album since In Defense and the best moments of the self-titled
8St. Vincent
St. Vincent


I'm pretty sure "Digital Witness" describes half of my Facebook friends.
9The Horrors
Luminous


Yes, they ape other bands' sounds, but execution is everything and this album has it.
10Bo Ningen
III


Absolutely insane vox (dem shrieks), heavy, droney, punky, Japanese, yeah :)
11Tomas Barfod
Love Me


One of the more enjoyable electronic records I've heard this year. Nice textures.
12The Fresh & Onlys
House of Spirits


Slightly shoegazey with great production.
13The Menzingers
Rented World


They don't want to be assholes anymore. I can identify with that.
14Lone
Reality Testing


Having not heard Galaxy Garden, I am loving the mix of house and hip-hop.
Glorious 7th chords all over this thing.
15School of Language
Old Fears


"In order to preserve sonic fidelity, this album has been mixed and mastered using
significantly less compression and limiting than most contemporary records. For
maximum listening pleasure, please turn your stereo system UP!" OMG YES
16Every Time I Die
From Parts Unknown


Deserves all the hype it gets. That instrumental jam at the end of El Dorado hell yea
17Syd Arthur
Sound Mirror


An homage to the early Canterbury prog/psych scene.
18clipping.
CLPPNG


Best hip-hop album I've heard in a while, much better than you-know-who's recent
album (although it does kinda suck they broke up).
19Animals as Leaders
The Joy of Motion


Much more consistent than Weightless, one of my top prog records of the year
20YG
My Krazy Life


Hilarious concept album. Never thought I'd enjoy something like this, but YG's
commitment to making this an album and not just a collection of songs makes this
a winner in my book.
21Killer Be Killed
Killer Be Killed


How to Do a Modern Supergroup 101
22The Front Bottoms
Rose


The lyrics on this one make me laugh out loud in the most "that is so true" sense
possible.
23Eyehategod
Eyehategod


Sludgesludgesludgesludgesludgesludgesludge
24stOrk
Broken Pieces


R.I.P. Shane Gibson, you went out on a high note
25Jack White
Lazaretto


Greatest analog production I've heard in quite some time. IMO this tops
Blunderbuss in every way. "Sounds like the Black Keys" my ass, Jack deserves his
place at the top of the garage/psych throne.
26Epica
The Quantum Enigma


Band name is basically what it says on the tin. power metalzzzzzz m/
27Trap Them
Blissfucker


A Kurt Ballou production, what could go wrong? Thought this sounded more like
Converge than ETID anyway
28 Shinobi Ninja
Escape from New York


Highly talented rap-rock group. And speaking of rap rock....
29Linkin Park
The Hunting Party


The return of my lifelong favorite band does not disappoint
30Son of Aurelius
Under a Western Sun


These guys are crazy talented, instrumentally and vocally. Prog death with an edge
31Skindred
Kill the Power


Laugh all you want, these guys are truly their own genre. Increasing the electronic
elements actually helps this band's sound.
32Voyager
V


Probably the best djent-centric album I've heard this year (besides Intervals' A
Voice Within)
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