Monday, December 1, 2014

Top 10 Albums of 2014

Ok I'm just going to put this up now and be done with it.  No, Mark Kozelek doesn't feature:

10. Caught In The Wake Forever - My Family Goes On Without Me

More exquisite melancholy from Scotland.

9. Earth - Primitive and Deadly

Lengthy, bombastic instrumental rock.

8. New Secret Weapon - New Secret Weapon

Exciting new Irish band.

7. Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom Radio

Lanegan keeps pushing the boundaries of his sound.

6. Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Old misery guts finally decides to mix things up... a bit.

5. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

Almost too smooth at times, yet it really works at others.

4. Dakota Suite and Quentin Sirjacq - There Is Calm To Be Done

Chris Hooson and co continue to turn out flawless albums.

3. Mogwai - Rave Tapes

One of the most consistent bands around.

2. Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin

An unexpected late career highlight, the fire still burns.

1. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos

I never thought my album of the year would be a droney, instrumental ballet soundtrack.