Best Albums Of 2014
A bit of a vintage year for albums was this here 2014. We gave more 9's than ever (six!). As usual, some of these records have grown on us since we originally reviewed them, bumping them up to Crackle chart glory. This year the list has been compiled by our regular writers Adam Millard, Adam Taylor, Carey Kramer, John Wilson, Alex Redpath and Emma Slack. It was tough to choose between our top two but Allo Darlin' just about pipped it after ample repeated listening. Biggest "grower" of the year has to go to Flamingods who's weirdness has burrowed its way into our hearts. So here it is, our top 30 albums of 2014. nb - No other lists were consulted in the making of this list. nbnb - We forgot two albums, so there's now a 31 and 32 in our "top 30"...
Allo Darlin' - We Come From The Same Place
The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
Music Go Music - Impressions
Hookworms - The Hum
CK says: "Krautrock grooves, psychedelic swirls, noise bursts are a plenty in the Leeds based group’s second full length album. In an age of MP3’s and singles, Hookworms are bringing the album back to the forefront" AM said: "A ballsy and, most importantly, progressive second album from one of Britain's great new hopes"
Flamingods - Hyperborea
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Detective Instinct - Black Floral
Mazes - Wooden Aquarium
Benjamin Shaw - Goodbye, Cagoule World
Remember Remember - Forgetting The Present
Sleaford Mods - Divide and Exit
Mogwai - Rave Tapes
AT said: "it’s distinctively the sound of Mogwai, it’s unmistakably of their tonal palette, it’s the music they collectively conjure with such definitive authority – to my ear, and to my mind, no-one does what Mogwai do quite as well as they do it themselves"