Montag, 12. Januar 2015

14 from 2014

2014 is gone and many list about the best albums/songs were made. During the last weeks I had plenty of time to listen to music - especially records that was released last year. I have to admit that it was a very good year for music. Lot's of new good bands appeared on the scene and old heroes came back with great music. So I decided to name 14 records that impressed me much in 2014. The list is in no real order and so let's go ...

Sleaford Mods - Divide and Exit: Fierce postal punk's bass; functional, insignificant beats, now and then cheap keyboard reef and apathetical guitars. 

Aphex Twin - Syro: He's back with more piano parts. Hope we don't have to wait another 13 years for his next record.

Caribou - Our love: An avant-garde, electronic, living album with soul and R&B for body and soul.

Jungle - Jungle: Future Pop? J and T mix the best of the last 40 years into a great record. Compatible to a lot of listeners.

Neneh Cherry - Blank Project: An economically orchestrated album - intimate and directly

Lost on the River - The new basement tapes: Old songs discovered again by Elvis Costello

Jamie T. -: Astonishing comeback. The former rage in favour to quieter songs is given way

Holly Cook - Twice: My record from last summer. Perfect reggae based songs.

Jane Weaver - The Silver Globe: A crystal clear voice and psych-folk. Awesome.

Pete Molinari - Theosophy: Molinari pushes his music into the swirling space of the psychedelic 60s

The Ravonettes - Pe'ahi: Lastes release by the underrated Danish indie-rock duo.

Slow Club - Complete Surrender: Maybe the greatest surprise this year. A record full of fantastic songs. Pure 60s soul for 2014.

The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetamine Ballads: Another band from Glasgow - and they made a well-worn fusion of late punk and raw Rock and Roll.

Ellis Island Sound - Regions: One of the albums I listened most last year. An intensive mix of African-influenced guitar lines, a steady percussive background added with dub effects and wailing trombone. Nearly meditative and often making an atmospheric mood.


drew hat gesagt…

Good list Walter. I really need to give Pe'ahi another couple of lisstens. I was not impressed by it on the couple of occasions I have played the album.

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lithium hat gesagt…

thanks for your end of year list. mine is still under development ;)