Caribou Our Love Album Cover

Best Albums 2014

 

2014 has been a strange year for music. I can’t quite put my finger on what it was precisely about the last 12 months that I found strange. In the main, I struggled to connect with many of the albums. There seemed to be more and more music released that was overly cerebral, pointlessly abrasive, and coldly clinical – style over substance to the extreme. I failed to find much with what I would loosely and completely inadequately describe as soul. To put it another way, there were few LPs that I felt I connected with, more often I felt like a distant observer. And then there were these 16 albums…

2014 Best Albums

Caribou – Our Love

Caribou Our Love Album Cover

 

How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart?

How To Dress Well What Is This Heart Album Cover

 

Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was the Golden Age

Bing and Ruth best albums 2014

 

Metronomy – Love Letters

Metronomy Love Letters LP cover

 

Micah P. Hinson & the Nothing – Micah P. Hinson & the Nothing

Micah P Hinson and the Nothing

 

R. Seiliog – In HZ

r. seiliog in hz turnstile 2014

 

East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

east india youth album cover 2014

“What most impresses about Doyle’s East India Youth debut is its cohesion and how effortlessly it flows. It is rare to experience an album that feels like a complete entity and not because it is one dimensional either. As the static settles and silence returns to the room, you are left in no doubt that Doyle has managed to pull off something rather special.”

Full review here

 

Sun Kil Moon – Benji

Sun Kil Moon Benji

 

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

Mac DeMarco Salad Days

 

Ought – More Than Any Other Day

ought best albums 2014

 

Clipping – CLPPNG

Clipping CLPPNG

 

Pure X – Angel

Pure X Angel

 

Gleemer – Holyland USA

Gleemer holyland usa album cover

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Grouper – Ruins

grouper ruins

 

King of Cats – Working Out

King of Cats working out best album 2014

 

Fog Lake – Virgo Indigo

Fog Lake Virgo Indigo
 

Bill Callahan – Have Fun With God

Have Fun WIth God Bill Callahan