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Yak 2014

so i listened to a bunch of albums from 2014 and these are ones that i liked. all of these are good. this list is ranked. there are also good album that are not on this list.
90Replica
Beast


hardcore/PUNX/sounds like punch kinda/female vocals
89Modern Pain
Self Deconstruction


hardcore/cool local band/punk
88Two Knights
Shut Up


emo/these guys sound a lot better live tbh/and they didn't really play anything from this
album actually/whatever tho this is still good/twinkly/gay/local to me
87Sugary Sweet Machines
Tours of the Bleak


industrial/experimental/judio and laughingman/swaeg/ambieaant
86Myrkur
Myrkur


black metal/folk metal/ambient ish/lady in forest type of vibes
85I Live In Netherlands
I Live In Netherlands


honestly no idea how to describe this lol/CM Punk is dead/this is so fun tho like wow/google
translate core/ -1 out of fucking 10/:}]
84science is made up of mistakes
The Backbone of the Night


skramzxzzzz AGTAIN/spain/off cloud nine records/primo screamo ayyy lmao
83Demonbrother
Beyond The Veil


hardcore/that nasty shit/powerviolence/psychedelic and fucking weird
82Tanks
Asterisk


emo/catchy/indie-ish/sounds like stuff kman likes
81Page of Concrete
remembrances


screamo/more US skramz that's good huh/pg. 99ish/emoviolence
80Fog Lake
Virgo Indigo


dream pop/ambient/thanks phlegm/thanks fam/erik is the best song
79Youth Novel
Turned Around Abruptly Beside a Mirror...


screamo/some more good US skramz from this year/and from michigan too they've had some
good emoviolence type stuff lately/prob cause of nolan arthur and stuff
78Yor
Lack of Being


house/fucking "outsider house"???/electronic/techno
77An Anecdote
S/T


screamo/a swedish skramz album that's actually grindy and hardcore-ish instead of post-
rocky/yea lol
76Dysphoria (ambient)
The Infinite Void Of The Lilin Soul


raw black metal/like really raw/ambient/experimental/new zealand/not sput made
75Sugary Sweet Machines
Controlled Breathing


ambient/dreams/awakes/experimental/post-rock/some industrial
74Gas Chamber
Hemorrhaging Light


powerviolence/psychedelic/really odd and cool/hospital jams/iron lung pv records stuff
73Apparitionist
Godspeed


post-hardcore/fugazi/ruby took the cover photo and then i edited it and then brendan added
text pretty cool huh/noise rock
72 Full Of Hell and Merzbow
Full Of Hell & Merzbow


HARDCORE/NASTY/ARGHGHGHGHGHGHGH/fantano likes it
71weak
weak


skramz/lo-fi raw skramz of dooooom/hehehehehehe its very cool
70Common Ignorance
Come And Take It


tx hardcore/female yelling/bad brains/or something/PUNK
69Lil Debbie
Young Bitch


hip hop/white girl mob/trap/fucking cook goddamn/sm0k
68A Slow Descent
Dance With Me Upon His Secret Ocean


ambient/wavy ass space shit/judio/experimental/i have like 12 tapes of this in my closet/i had
to listen to each one as i dubbed it/"some of my fav bands didnt release as much material in
their whole existence as judio did in a year"
67Swans
To Be Kind


swans/post-punk/swans/mu/swans/soemthing idk experimetnaLl??/swans/overhyped but still
great/swans
66$uicideboy$
KILL YOUR$ELF III: The Budd Dwyer $aga


cloud rap/trap/white as fuck/hip hop/stuff/100 blunts to tha face
65Kill The Intellectuals
something about a new exciting future called...


thank fucking christ i was so sick of her sucking/lo-fi/folk punk/sad grrrl/angela grace
foster/you would all fucking hate this lmao/what can i say she charmed me with this
one/bedroom indie/she's such a fucking sweetheart tho
64Thee Silver Mount Zion
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything


drunken post-rock/efrim menuck/i miss their old sound/but this still rules obviously
63Marasme
De llums i ombres


post-metal/sludge metal/spain/coolio/post-rock
62Pill Friends
Fade Into Nothing


lo-fi something/indie/I WILL TAKE PILLS/vibes
61The Antlers
Familiars


indie/alex got me to listen to this/thanks alex/cool stuff/bluesy
60This Will Destroy You
Another Language


post-rock/top tier crescendo-core/driving on the way to the hospital/and i turned it off to lsiten
to ontario gothic/it's a bit repetitive but still beautiful and atmospheric
59King's Girls
King's Girls


skramz/they used to sound like jeromes dream type stuff with their own spin which was
awesome but now they're produced by will killingsworth so the sound is more full and less
fragile and less JDish but still cool/hardcore/man their EP before this was too good tho
58Nine of Swords
I Can't Stand My Own Face


powerviolence/white girl grind violence/hardcore/jams/lesbian vegan feminish hardcore
57DiE (UK)
Vexed


HARDCORE/goddamn this could easily be higher tbh it's so good/PUNK AF
56Fun Home
Knit Into Place


VIBES/GOOD VIBES/EMO??/INDIE??/broken word media/but i felt so tired
55Weak Wrists
Demo


skramz/some of the only good US skramz this year/grindy/i love it man
54Sophie
Lemonade/Hard


"computer music"???/electronic/bangers/i'm not even sure
53Nayru/Meryl Streaker
Split


birdcore/skramz/BIRDCORE/CHREET CHREET CHREET/nayru are so fucking good i can't wait
until they release another album/meryl streaker are cool too
52Tetola93
Tetola93


skramz/japan/underwater skramz/fucking weird but cool/kind of a breath of fresh air in a
somewhat stale genre at this point
51Wakingmoment
Peaks


prog metal/djent/clim is fucking sexy/post-rock/gazey
50Human Hands
Human Hands


emo/sounds like 90s emo/sounds like indian summer/sounds really good
49Deer in the Headlights
Deer in the Headlights


hardcore/skramz/"crust punk"?/female fronted bosnian something/goooood
48Yung Lean
Unknown Memory


hip hop/cloud rap/not as good as his other stuff/still great
47Morning Effort
I heard you the first time, it just wasn't funny


emo/twinkly/bedroom emo or some gay shit/i love it
46Crooked Sun
Demo


indie rock/lo-fi/vibes/wavy as fuck/bruh
45Black James Franco
Sun House


soul/indie rock/jam rock/lots of rock/a local band to me that's actually cool
44Hikari Todo
the joys in not knowing


shoegaze/dream stuff/good vibes/smile yung cub/indonesia
43Clouded
Clouded


hardcore/skramz/coooooool stuff/jams hard
42Joyce Manor
Never Hungover Again


pop punk/not real punk/the band that's ruining punk/really good/vibes/morissey
41Darkspace
Dark Space III I


atmospheric black metal/floating through fucking space/riffs/not as good as their other
albums/still rules
40White SeeD
Sick In A Place Away from Everything


ambient/lo-fi/i love this style too much/beautiful/it's like i fell and couldn't get up/homemade
39Marmozets
The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets


post-hardcore/pop punk/funnnn/i guess it's kind of like paramore but yknow better and all that
38Towers
Bel Air Highrise Plantation


metalcore/weird as fuck/skramz??/noise rock/hardcore/california themed or smthn
37Vanessa Rossetto
Whole Stories


field recordings/experimental/special/people need to hear whole stories/ambient/chamber
instrumentation
36The Hotelier
Home, Like NoPlace Is There


Musically this album is nothing special. Really, I mean that. It would be so easy for someone
like me to blow this off as more "emo revival" twaddle that introduces nothing new or
interesting. But I found a way to connect with it. Not through the whole thing, but through
parts. Through lines. Through melodies. Through deliveries. And at those parts there is nothing
better, nothing more affecting. It's those moments that make this album.
pop punk/emo/punk/stuff/sad/teenage girls like this/i like this
35Patch Kit
I Think I'm Going To Throw Up


emo/pop punk/there is a girl singing/she is cool/more vibes/damn i'm listening to this again
it's so fucking good UNGHhhhhHHh/better than the new and very welcome
34nic/Old Soul
Split


atmospheric black metal/blackgaze/skramzgaze/dreamo/other made up words
33Lil Ugly Mane
THE WEEPING WORM


hip hop/trap/i be i be hibernatin gettin high/US History jams/fucking vibes/cook
32Whirr
Sway


shoegaze/other things related to shoegaze/i think it's good/it's a whirr album
31Flower Face
Funeral Kid


more ruby/this is really beautiful like homesick/sad tho/indie folk stuff/lo-fi i guess
30The World is a Beautiful Place...
Audiotree Live 3.1.2014


emo/i still miss tom/they sound really good still/this has a better version of shopper's
beef/spoken word/you know
29Suicideyear
Remembrance


instrumental hip hop/trap/hi-hats/vibes/smoke weed
28Cloudkicker
Little Histories


BEN SHARP/I LOVE YOU BEN SHARP/djent/BEN SHARP/uh idk prog metal post-rock wtf do you
call this anyway/GOOD VIBES/i love
27Bones
Garbage


sesh/hip hop/cloud rap/shower jams/quotable/love u pots/but this rules
26Oh, Rose
That Do Now See


indie rock/lo-fi/grrrl jams/anytime jams/indie folk/rlly nice
25Self Defense Family
Indoor Wind Chimes/Cottaging


post-hardcore/more yelling/less porn star interviews/post-punk/atmosphere/punk
24Lord Snow/Afterlife Kids
Split


It's really unfortunate that the production on the Lord Snow side is poor because their songs
are amazing as always, Steph's vocals are continuously improving, the riffs and drums are
fucking great but it's like every time Erik hits the snare it hurts my ears a little bit. And he
does use the snare a lot. Still their side is fantastic and the Afterlife Kids side is fantastic as
well.
screamo/hardcore/afterlife kids are more moshy and lord snow are more mathy/great af
23Death Grips
The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon


hippity hoppity/deaf grapes/f-fuck me out/mu/social outcast hip hop/quotable
22Purge.
Sewage


hardcore/powerviolence/sludge/grind/all heavy genres/bone-crushing/lunch time misanthropy
21LLLL
Paradice


dream pop/japan/chillwave/good vibes/lunch time jams/show this to your weeaboo friends
20Materic
Between Stone Slabs


screamo/post-hardcore/noise rock/russian/the riff that comes in like 2 minutes into the 2nd
track is way too fucking good like one of the best riffs i've heard this year goddamn/sweet
af/can't stop listening to this
19Code Orange
I Am King


I think Wolfe said it better than I ever could with "it's cuz you THROWDOWN to this, not to
seek technical prowess. get in the mosh, bitch"
hardcore/chugging/moshing/drinking vegetable juice/sludge/metalcore/get over yourselves
18The World is a Beautiful Place...
Between Bodies


emo/spoken word/"pretentious"/everyone hates this but i love it/like seriously this makes me
feel a lot of things/chris i love you don't listen to the h8rs/lunch time jams/i don't like dave as
much as tom/whatever this is so fucking good
17Hit The Pigeon Boy!
It's a Pretty Dark Place to Leave a Piece of Light


emo/youth/israeli/twinkly/demo/read my review/this spawned really the only review i've
written that i think is good probably
16tide/edit
Foreign Languages


math rock/really good vibes/instrumental/sunny days/read johnny's review
15D. Tiffany
S/T


Incredible lo-fi and organic house music that's been on a regular rotation ever since I first
heard it. Very vibey and has an appealing aesthetic to it. Also has some fucking sweet
melodies like "Fade Groove" goddamn that song is too good.
house/hosue/fucking "outsider house"???/lo-fi/jams/woahhhh/smile young cub/sorry bout ur
chains
14S
Cool Choices


This one is so sad but it makes me so happy. It makes me happy because this is living and
breathing proof that Jenn Ghetto has still got it. Releasing her best album in THIRTEEN years,
and while it's her poppiest album it doesn't change the fact that this thing is fucking special.
Especially the piano tracks like omg "Losers" is honestly one of my fave songs Jenn has
written and man whenever she's not singing about parking her lyrics are perfect. It's varied as
well like I'm pretty sure "Tell Me" is the closest thing she's ever done to a "banger" and then
there's just the regular indie rock tracks with her beauty injected in them mannnn it's nice.
indie rock/sad grrrl/jenn ghetto/amazing/heart-breaking/jenn is my spirit animal
13Crying
Get Olde Second Wind


Okay so technically half of this album is from 2013 but I don't give a SHIT because those
songs are so NICE they can release em TWICE (hehehe) and the new songs are incredible as
well because well they're Crying and they don't make music if it's not awesome. BUT OMG
man they are so fun and I just love them so much their music is cute and bubbly it makes me
so happy and makes me DANCE. (oh and the songs from last year are REMASTERED so yea
they are new technically)
pop punk/chiptune/indie pop/electronic/FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN/:DD
12Destiny Potato
Lun


AFTER THREE YEARS THEY FINALLY PUT OUT AN ALBUM. It was well worth the wait honestly. I
suppose it's easy for the majority of the userbase to hate anything labeled as "pop djent" but
goddamn man it's so fun and infectious it's impossible for me not to love it. David Maxim
Micic is an incredible musician and guitar player and songwriter and just damn he never
disappoints. And Aleksandra Djelmas(h) is a glorious vocalist and damn man this is just a
great listen every time.
djent (lol)/pop/metal/fucking fun as fuck/aleskandra djelmash is bae as well/makes me dance
and have fun
11Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket
Den sorgligaste musiken i varlden


Another killer Swedish screamo album, reminiscent of a less post-rock Suffocate For Fuck
Sake. Magical stuff. Check the review, it'll tell you all you need to know.
screamo/more swedish stuff/they really killed it this year/emo/a lot of people think this is
really great and i agree with them
10Flower Face
Homesick


I can't listen to this anymore. It's overwhelming. 16 year old Ruby crafted in her bedroom
something that makes me feel more than most music can. All it is, is just her soft voice with
acoustic guitar and piano but amidst all that is the birth of an incredible songwriter and a
human being with human feelings and experiences that make me feel closer to her through
her songs than I do to any musician in recent memory. Remarkably beautiful and personal to
me.
bedroom folk/lo-fi/sad grrrl/indie something/indie everything/ruby is bae
9Saudade
A Long Lifetime of Dying Slowly


I actually don't have too much to say this about one. It's just another example of how euro
skramz killed it this year. Perfectly captures the sound that bands like Sed Non Satiata and
Daitro have captured in the past with a more lo-fi and visceral sound. The post-rock is built in
wonderfully and the whole album is drenched in a bleak and beautiful atmosphere amongst the
chaos.
screamo/more euro skramz/claustrophobia/something beautiful
8Self Defense Family
Try Me


I'm still a bit surprised at how much how much controversy arose from this album. I'm not
sure what everyone that disliked it was expecting. Roughly 40 minutes of Try Me consists of
the monologue of a porn star. There's upwards of 6 minutes where Patrick Kindlon hoarsely
repeats the same line over and over. This isn't an album you go into expecting straight-
forward and orthodox post-hardcore. It's so much more than that. Self Defense Family do
things their way, and honestly, their way is fucking awesome. Songs like "Tithe Pig" and
"Aletta" are just incredible punk songs. What makes them so good though is how they inject
their oddities into this punk formula and create something beautiful and original. Their sound
is unique and identifiable, and even though it's not accessible to everyone, Try Me is a prime
example that "punk isn't dead".
future music/post-hardcore/yelling/pornstar interviews/"super boring"/super good/punk
7Foxes In Fiction
Ontario Gothic


This album, as dreamy and vibey as it is, is about loss. Warren Hildebrand dedicated this
album to the loss of his sister, and the melancholy is present under the layers of reverb on
dreamy keys and spacey falsetto vocals. It still is a dream pop album though, and I daresay
the most effective music I've heard come out of the genre. The melodies are infectious and
the production is as dreamy as it gets. Every song is a highlight and all the way through the
album maintains a captivating and beautiful atmosphere.
dream pop/ethereal/orchid tapes/beautiful/spaced out in a car driving the hospital
6Via Fondo
Fast


I could say that this is like 14 minutes of Suis La Lune but better, but that doesn't quite justify
its spot. "Skramz" really let me down this year. King's Girls traded in their amazing sound for
something more beefy and generic, Lord Snow forgot how to produce drums, Coma Regalia
continue to squander their amazing songwriting skills by doing brief splits with far inferior
bands, and the Carrion Spring/Sed Non Satiata split didn't come out. I had to look to Europe
for the good stuff, and this album did not let me down. It's only 14 minutes but the
songwriting is perfect, the vocals are impassioned and do a good job of not ruining the perfect
instrumentals, the production is crisp and not overdone, and it's everything I want in screamo.
skramz/emo/sweden/post-rockish/despair/beauty/intensity
5Ricky Eat Acid
Three Love Songs


I guess it's a bit ridiculous to have two of Sam Ray's albums in my top 5, but I really don't
care. I'm actually really happy with the amount of recognition this album got here, and
elsewhere. Sam's music is beginning to appeal to a wider mass of people which is really
awesome and with Three Love Songs being accessible it doesn't sacrifice any of the
personality that was present in his past ambient works. The lo-fi qualities are still there and
the homey vibes are still there from back when he made his album under the name "Heroin
Party" and he does an amazing job of combining the dancy chillwave vibes or Ricky Eat Acid
releases like "haunt u forever" and "like i was floating" with the beautiful ambience of his REA
releases like "seeing little ghosts everywhere" and " you get sick; you regret things" to create
something beautiful, cohesive, and thoroughly enjoyable.
ambient/ethereal/sam ray/electronic/reaching up towards god and falling short, over and over
again/fucking beautiful like damn/a complete experience
4Baton Rouge
Totem


Labeling this album as "emo" doesn't nearly do it justice. It's so much more than that. I
mean, for one thing it definitely doesn't sound like any emo album I've ever heard (and I've
heard a lot lol), but the instrumentation is just like.... FUCK. The way Baton Rouge combine
together so many styles seamlessly and then write these amazing riffs and drum fills that put
it all together is seriously admirable. The vocals aren't too prevalent, but they're charming
and serve their purpose on top of the music. Baton Rouge hadn't put out an album in 3 and a
half years for a reason, they were crafting together this jewel right here.
emo/post-rock/post-hardcore/jam rock/;]]/riffs/chill out and enjoy life to this
3Grouper
Ruins


This is a personal one. I don't associate it with any sort of loss, or any particular sadness, but
it's still personal. And that's mostly due to the music, judging by many people's words on this
album it seems to have that factor that grabs you and connects with you through the sounds
Liz creates. Due to this it's difficult for me to describe it without clichés (but isn't everything),
but it's beautiful. That's really all I need to say about it, and all that I can say about it. There
was a big storm that hit my area about 3 or 4 months ago. It wasn't anything too huge but it
was the biggest storm that I've experienced. Right after the storm, I was in a car driving
through the area. I listened to this album three times. It was a unique experience, the music
coupling with the wrecked trees and power lines. We got lost and drove through a very rural
area on what I think was the 3rd listen and I vividly remember hearing "Lighthouse" as I
looked out the window and it was a lot. This album is a lot.
ambient/folk/sad grrrl/beautiful/playing piano and singing/liz harris is perfect/pianogaze
2Alex G
DSU


Alex G is one of those crazy and weird musicians, and I mean that in the best way possible. I
don't mean he's mentally unstable or anything, he's not Daniel Johnston level, but he's uhhh,
he's odd. He's unique. Think sort of like a Mac DeMarco type but if Mac listened to way more
Elliot Smith and was friends with Mat Cothran. This may seem like an irrelevant point but it
reflects in his music. His style is his own, his lyrical style is unorthodox (and actually
incredible once you read into what he's saying) and his aesthetics are on point. When I saw
Alex G live this year, aside from his set being incredible and his screaming on the chorus of
"Icehead" (one of my favorite tracks here) rocking my cock, he had an incredibly "real"
presence that's also omnipresent on this album, and one of the factors that makes it as great
as it is. I went downstairs after Two Knights played their set (weirdly after Alex's set) and
found him sitting on a couch just watching these two teenagers play Jenga. He's an odd dude.
DSU, while being a collection of fucking fantastic indie rock songs manages to be more than
that through Alex's aforementioned personality.
indie rock/chill jams/drug music/lo-fi i guess/smoke to this/also fun to sing along to
1Julia Brown
An Abundance of Strawberries


An Abundance of Strawberries is a record that's difficult for me to go into articulately. If
you've heard anything Sam Ray has done before, you have sort of an idea what this sounds
like. But this is more than that, it couples his sense of melancholic "bedroom pop" coziness
with a cohesive and complete structure that perfectly embraces everything that is beautiful
about his music. It's atmospheric, it's catchy, it's emotional, it's varied, it's something you
can drift off to as well as something you can listen to attentively. It basically combines
everything that I look for in an album. And honestly, as much as the majority of this album
was obviously written by Sam, the contributions from his peers take it to another level it
couldn't have reached without them. Abby Trunfio's magical singing on "Abby's Song" launches
what is an already amazing song to be my favorite song of 2014. Caroline White's always
perfect vocals on several tracks are fucking delectable, as well as her viola that continues to
add an extra layer of beauty to the music. It's a very special album, I think is a good way to
put it.
indie pop/indie folk/dream pop/lo-fi sometimes/sam ray/electronic sometimes/there's like this
one breakcore part/perfect/literally perfect
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