|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. :)
Chino Moreno does electro-rock, what can I say?
Once More Round the Sun
A true mix of Crack the Skye and The Hunter, IMO
In Humor and Sadness
Having never heard any of Josh Scogin's projects before this, this album melted my
Hey I just met you. And this is crazy. But this is a good album. By K. Ishibashi.
In Cold Blood
Morgan Kibby = dat voice.
In a Mirror Darkly
Complex riffage with great vox, just how I like my prog thrash. Also, the
instrumental is amazeballs.
Best SA album since In Defense and the best moments of the self-titled
I'm pretty sure "Digital Witness" describes half of my Facebook friends.
Yes, they ape other bands' sounds, but execution is everything and this album has it.
Absolutely insane vox (dem shrieks), heavy, droney, punky, Japanese, yeah :)
One of the more enjoyable electronic records I've heard this year. Nice textures.
|12||The Fresh & Onlys|
House of Spirits
Slightly shoegazey with great production.
They don't want to be assholes anymore. I can identify with that.
Having not heard Galaxy Garden, I am loving the mix of house and hip-hop.
Glorious 7th chords all over this thing.
|15||School of Language|
"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
|16||Every Time I Die|
From Parts Unknown
Deserves all the hype it gets. That instrumental jam at the end of El Dorado hell yea
An homage to the early Canterbury prog/psych scene.
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).
|19||Animals as Leaders|
The Joy of Motion
Much more consistent than Weightless, one of my top prog records of the year
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.
|21||Killer Be Killed|
Killer Be Killed
How to Do a Modern Supergroup 101
|22||The Front Bottoms|
The lyrics on this one make me laugh out loud in the most "that is so true" sense
R.I.P. Shane Gibson, you went out on a high note
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.
The Quantum Enigma
Band name is basically what it says on the tin. power metalzzzzzz m/
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....
The Hunting Party
The return of my lifelong favorite band does not disappoint
|30||Son of Aurelius|
Under a Western Sun
These guys are crazy talented, instrumentally and vocally. Prog death with an edge
Kill the Power
Laugh all you want, these guys are truly their own genre. Increasing the electronic
elements actually helps this band's sound.
Probably the best djent-centric album I've heard this year (besides Intervals' A