Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014: a year in music.

top/favourite albums of the year

01. Early Riser, Taylor McFerrin (Brainfeeder)

02. Mess, Liars (Mute)
Recommended tracks: "Mask Maker," "Vox Tuned D.E.D.," "Pro Anti Anti"

03. Our Love, Caribou (Merge)

04. Lese Majesty, Shabazz Palaces (Sub Pop)

05. Black Messiah, D'Angelo and the Vanguard (RCA)
Recommended tracks: "Ain't That Easy," "1000 Deaths," "Sugah Daddy," "Betray My Heart"

06. You're Dead!, Flying Lotus (Warp)

07. Salad Days, Mac DeMarco (Captured Tracks)
Recommended tracks: "Salad Days," "Brother," "Chamber of Reflection"

08. Souled Out, Jhené Aiko (ARTium/Def Jam)

09. LP1, FKA twigs (Young Turks)
Recommended track: "Two Weeks," "Pendulum," "Video Girl," "Numbers"

10. Trick, Kele (Lilac)
Recommended tracks: "First Impressions," "Coasting," "Doubt," "Closer"

11. My Everything, Ariana Grande (Republic)

12. Broke with Expensive Taste, Azealia Banks (Prospect Park)

13. Food, Kelis (Ninja Tune)
Recommended tracks: "Breakfast," "Jerk Ribs," "Floyd," "Bless the Telephone"

14. In Return, ODESZA (Counter)

15. Youth Culture Forever, PAWS (Fat Cat)
Recommended tracks: "Erreur Humaine," "Someone New," "Give Up"

16. Dunes, Gardens & Villa (Secretly Canadian)
Recommended tracks: "Domino," "Colony Glen," "Bullet Train"

17. Syro, Aphex Twin (Warp)

18. Dead, Young Fathers (anticon.)
Recommended tracks: "No Way," "Low," "Get Up"

19. Under the Skin OST, Mica Levi (Milan)
Recommended tracks: "Creation," "Lonely Void," "Love," "Death"

20. Goddess, Banks (Harvest)
Recommended tracks: "Brain," "Drowning," "Beggin for Thread," "Change"

HMs / 20-35 (no order)

Ghettoville, Actress (Ninja Tune)

I Never Learn, Lykke Li (LL/Atlantic)

Tough Love, Jessie Ware (Cherrytree/Interscope)

Seeds, TV on the Radio (Harvest)

Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon (Loma Vista/Republic)

Their Bodies in a Fog, Arrange (Orchid Tapes)

Otherness, Kindness (Mom + Pop)

Aquarius, Tinashe (RCA)

Clark, Clark (Warp)

The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic)

Run the Jewels 2, Run the Jewels (Mass Appeal)

Alvvays, Alvvays (Polyvinyl)

III, BADBADNOTGOOD (Innovative Leisure)

Mean Love, Sinkane (DFA)

St. Vincent, St. Vincent (Loma Vista/Republic)

top/favourite EPs of the year


Mr Noah, Panda Bear (Domino)

Mabel, Lil Silva (True Panther)

Ocean Death, Baths (anticon.)

The Green, Bibio (Warp)

Asleep Versions, Jon Hopkins (Domino)

Where Does This Disco?, YACHT (Downtown)

L1, Beacon (Ghostly International)

EP1, Duke Dumont (Virgin EMI)

nwa.hollywooddreams.coffee, Miguel (Bystorm/RCA)

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