Album of the Year 2014
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    Righto guys and girls, just built a very long list, and made it a collaborative one. Hopefully this link should open Spotify and if there are any glaring omissions feel free to add them. Anything that you think shouldn't be there talk about it in here. We can hopefully whittle this to a top ten or twenty

    http://open.spotify.com/user/cockbeard/playlist/0eE3XeOFx9kiPLL05N2Tqj
    "I spent years thinking Yorke was legit Downs-ish disabled and could only achieve lucidity through song" - Mr B
  • It's Pom Pom.
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    Hahaha, I'll add that in again, it slipped out of my thinking in truth
    "I spent years thinking Yorke was legit Downs-ish disabled and could only achieve lucidity through song" - Mr B
  • Fuck sake I just did a massive list and the forum ate it...
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    So just add to the playlist, easy

    Bloody frustrating though, that's whyvi always drop big posts onto the clipboard just in case, forum is a touch unreliable like that

    Edit: Hahaha, was wondering why the hell the Manics were in my ears. How is that Spoon album? People said good things but it slipped by me
    "I spent years thinking Yorke was legit Downs-ish disabled and could only achieve lucidity through song" - Mr B
  • I added a bunch of stuff instead, in no order, of varying quality.
  • This isn't a lot of use if you don't have spotify.
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  • I'll copy 'em all out too, don't worry grandad. 

    Spotify also fucks with the dates, which is frustrating for early year albums that absolutely came out in 2014.
  • Anyway maybe cocko wants to stick this in the OP -

    Pacer - Mechanical
    JAWS - Be Slowly
    Pulled Apart By Horses - Blood
    Martha - Courting Strong
    Austeros - Lessons Learnt EP
    Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright
    The Excerts - There is Only You
    The Lawrence Arms - Metropole
    Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
    The Menzingers - Rented World
    Tim Barry - Lost & Rootless
    Cory Branan - The No-Hit Wonder
    Metronomy - Love Letters
    Caribou - Our Love
    Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same and We're Just Changing
    The War on Drugs - Lost In The Dream
    Todd Terje - It's Album Time
    Chromeo - White Women
    Braid - No Coast
    Sorority Noise - Forgettable
    The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Days of Abandon
    Hostage Calm - Die On Stage
    Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World
    Gnarwolves - Gnarwolves
    Restorations - LP3
    T.I. - Paperwork
    Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
    Angaleena Presley - American Middle Class
    The Smith Street Band - Throw Me in the River
    alt-J - This Is All Yours
    Royal Blood - Royal Blood
    Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again
    PUP - PUP
    Manchester Orchestra - Cope
    Modern Baseball - You're Gonna Miss It All
    Spraynyard - The Mark Tom and Patrick Show
    Mouse Blood - I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time
    Tigers Jaw - Charmer
    Ariel Pink - Pom Pom
    - that's all cocko's stuff, I'll come back to do mine

    Aphex Twin - Syro
    Swans - To Be Kind
    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags
    Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
    The Antlers - Familiars
    Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita
    Hail Mary Mallon - Bestiary
    Grumbling Fur - Peternaturals
    Kelis - Food
    Perfume Genius - Too Bright
    Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
    Spoon - They Want My Soul
    Wild Beasts - Present Tense
    tUnE-yArDs - nikki nack
    Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
    Beck - Morning Phase
    Mica Levi - Under the Skin OST
    Speedy Ortiz - Real Hair EP
    Mogwai - Rave Tapes
    The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
    Simian Mobile Disco - Whorl
    Liars - MESS
    St. Vincent - St. Vincent
    East India Youth - TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER
    Shellac - Dude Incredible
    ...And You Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - IX
    Goat - Commune
    Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
    SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land
    Clark - Clark
    Thurston Moore - The Best Day
    Grouper - Ruins
    Hookworms - The Hum
    Sun Structures - Temples

    74 in total
  • Nice one 2bob.
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  • Is already there Kim

    Checking other sources, even at 70+ albums there list is pretty remiss. So many bases it isn't covering. I have literally just slapped everything I've listened to more than 3 or 4 times on there. I could refine it, but that'd take effort.

    @Cocko - new Spoon album is good. Patchy as ever, I don't think I've ever truly loved an album, but they always have enough good songs to make me want to listen again, this one has The Rent That I Pay, Do You, and New York Kiss.
  • I can't participate as no Spotify access here...

    But some of you might like the new TV on the Radio album, Seeds. It's not the best thing they've ever done (Return to Cookie Mountain holds that honour) but even "pretty good" TVotR is a step above most others.

    I might already be on there - had 2 looks but possible I overlooked it.
  • Good shout. I've not stuck it on because I've not listened to it. It's one I keep meaning to get around to, along with a huge stack of others.

    Yet here I am listening to that Holy Bible reissue cos I'm buzzing off seeing them play it last night. Barrowlands is a great venue indeed.
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    I've only heard of one artist off that list (aphex twin).
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    And I only bought one album this year (Laibach - Spectre), so that's my album of the year.
  • Welcome to 2014, yup.
  • I am now two full years behind on my LP catchup schedule and it's wretched.
  • Well the Ought album, More Than Any Other Day, is obviously the best album of the year.

    Pretty much the only one I'm still listening to anyway.
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  • It's just so easy to give no shits about music now. It's not like it's culturally vital at all.
  • I've stuck a song from each album I mentioned on here, as a taster.

    No quality control, but fuck it, you've all got eyes and fingers.

    Can't get a playlist to embed, ah well.
  • Heard bits of that Grouper album, really nice. Reminded me to add that to my Xmas list so ta.
  • Bought a few 2014 releases, top three don't seem to be in the list.

    La Roux - Trouble in Paradise
    Foxes - Glorious
    James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical
    alt-J - This Is Yours
    Metronomy - Love Letters

    Couldn't pick a favourite, I like a bunch of songs from each with not one album elevating itself above another.
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  • Hardly listened to anything this year. How times have changed.
    Let's go exploring....
  • I don't think I know any of those songs in the first couple of postys.. wtf?
    Currently playing; Mario Maker and Clash Royale
  • Thread closed, bitchez!

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  • Can't get Spotify to work but I vote for these two....


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    Ugh, we're gonna have to start some whittling soon.

    I haven't heard the Mogwai one but Rave Tapes is one letter away from Rape Tapes, so it has to go.
    "ERE's like Mr. Muscle, he loves the things he hates"
  • I'd agree with a fair few on the list already, and would add:

    Sun Kil Moon - Benji  Not exactly a party album.  Songs about the small details of life and death, and why they matter after all.
    Papernut Cambridge - There's No Underground:  Collaborative Psych-pop album, originally released on 3 7inches and thus each song is pleasingly short and to the point.
    Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Give the People What They Want: Old school soul record- most of the coverage seems to have focussed on Jones's cancer, but it's a fine record in its own right.
    The Ministry of Wolves - Music from Republik Der Wolfe:  The music for the stage show of Anne Sexton's poems of Grimm's Tales.  Features Mick Harvey, Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto.  Probably not for everybody...
    Liz Green - Haul Away!  Not as good as her last album even, but it got played a lot in my household, so it makes the list!
  • But...I won. Meatbodies, have you not ears? *Harrumph*
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