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Your Top 10 Albums of 2014


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This is the final list of albums I've listened to in 2014. I imagine there will be no more to listen to, I'll get a top 10 soon. Might need to listen to some again!

1. Phantogram - Voices

2. Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes

3. Rick Ross - Mastermind

4. Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else

5. Gus G - I am the Fire

6. Enrique Iglesias - SEX AND LOVE

7. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

8. The Used - Imaginary Enemy

9. Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars

10. Ghetts - Rebel With a Cause

11. Michael Jackson - Xscape

12. Coldplay - Ghost Stories

13. The Roots - ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

14. The Menzingers - Rented World

15. Lykke Li - I Never Learn

16. Tech N9ne - Strangeulation

17. 50 Cent - Animal Ambition

18. Paloma Faith - A Perfect Contradiction

19. Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

20. Jack White - Lazaretto

21. Kasabian - 48:13

22. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

23. Linkin Park - The Hunting Party

24. Ed Sheeran - x

25. Chris Brown - X

26. Common - Nobody's Smiling

27. Dragonforce - Maximum Overload

28. Gerard Way - Hesitant Alien

29. Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography

30. Lenny Kravitz - Strut

31. Lights - Little Machines

32. Maroon 5 - V

33. Prince - Art Official Age

34. Prince & 3rdeyegirl - Plectrumelectrum

35. Robert Plant - Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

36. Royal Blood - Royal Blood

37. Slash & Myles Kennedy - World on Fire

38. Theory of a Deadman - Savages

39. Train - Bulletproof Picasso

40. Trey Songz - Trigga

41. U2 - Songs of Innocence

42. George Ezra - Wanted on Voyage

43. Jessie J - Sweet Talker

44. Jessie Ware - Tough Love

45. Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie

46. Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter

47. T.I. - Paperwork

48. Tinashe - Aquarius

49. Taylor Swift - 1989

50. Boyz II Men - Collide

51. Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

52. Lanie Lane - Night Shade

53. Caribou - Our Love

54. FKA Twigs - LP1

55. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

56. Cheryl - Only Human

57. Nickelback - No Fixed Address

58. David Guetta - Listen

59. Pitbull - Globalization

60. Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire

61. Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

62. One Direction - FOUR

63. Pixie Lott - Pixie Lott

64. Rumer - Into Colour

65. The Vamps - Meet the Vamps

66. Shady Records - Shady XV

67. Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions

68. Marmozets - The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets

69. Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica

70. Take That - III

71. Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint

72. Clean Bandit - New Eyes

Final list:

10. Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions

9. Phantogram - Voices

8. Royal Blood - Royal Blood

7. Taylor Swift - 1989

6. Lykke Li - I Never Learn

5. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

4. Robert Plant - Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

3. Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica

2. Jack White - Lazaretto

1. Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie

Can't remember my list from last year but this is likely way better than it. Probably because I've put the time in to listen to a lot more music this year.

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Going to give 4, 5 and 6 a listen. I agree with regards to Ryan Adams album.

I had a wee read up about Radio Moscow and going to give album a go.

This thread has been superb for discovering albums I may not have otherwise heard.

I've liked all of Radio Moscow's albums - the first two were outstanding, the third was slightly weaker but this year's release is their best yet.

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Top 10 of 2014

  1. Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right
  2. Ty Segall - Manipulator
  3. Ex Hex - Rips
  4. Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin
  5. Spider Bags - Frozen Letter
  6. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
  7. Reigning Sound - Shattered
  8. Purling Hiss - Weirdon
  9. The New Mendicants - Into the Lime
  10. The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers

I'm happy enough with this as my top 10. Although I've just picked up albums by Ultimate Painting and Thee Marvin Gays and will no doubt find more due to end-of-year polls.

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The Francesc Fabregas Guide to 2K14

  1. Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs
  2. Present Tense - Wild Beasts
  3. Benji - Sun Kil Moon
  4. 1989 - Taylor Swift
  5. Night Time, My Time - Sky Ferreira
  6. "What is this Heart?" - How To Dress Well
  7. Sea When Absent - A Sunny Day in Glasgow
  8. Too Bright - Perfume Genius
  9. Black Messiah - D'Angelo and The Vanguard
  10. I Never Learn - Lykke Li

All round, a very good year for music.

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Haven't updated mine for ages but my final top 10 would be this.

1. Royal Blood - Royal Blood

2. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

3. Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World

4. Taylor Swift - 1989

5. Courteeners - Concrete Love

6. Jack White - Lazaretto

7. Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything

8. Spoon - They Want My Soul

9. Wild Beasts - Present Tense

10. Interpol - El Pintor

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I've been taking the advice of you chaps and have been going through a number of your top nominees that I hadn't already listened to.

So far, I've been most thankful for the recommendations of: Stephen Malkmus and the Jiks; King Creosote. St Vincent is growing on me when I let it go in the background rather than actively listen to it.

With the Taylor Swift 1989 album getting so many mentions I've had a full listen through twice now. If this offensively mediocre fare is the current gold standard for pop then pop is in big trouble.

Beck's Morning Phase still probably my 2014 fav so far.

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Didn't manage 10 unfortunately...

Slash - World On Fire

Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Orange Goblin - Back from the Abyss

The Haunted - Exit Wounds

Steel Panther - All You Can Eat

Mastodon - Once More Round The Sun

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I've been taking the advice of you chaps and have been going through a number of your top nominees that I hadn't already listened to.

So far, I've been most thankful for the recommendations of: Stephen Malkmus and the Jiks; King Creosote. St Vincent is growing on me when I let it go in the background rather than actively listen to it.

With the Taylor Swift 1989 album getting so many mentions I've had a full listen through twice now. If this offensively mediocre fare is the current gold standard for pop then pop is in big trouble.

Beck's Morning Rise still probably my 2014 fav so far.

Taylor Swift's record is ghastly. She's a good looking lass though. And she hangs out with monumental imbecile Sean St Ledger.

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I think I'll declare on

D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah

Aphex Twin - Syro

Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

St Vincent - St Vincent

Beck - Morning Phase

Kemper Norton - Loor

The Advisory Circle - From Out Here

Grumbling Fur - Preternaturals

VHS Head - Persistence Of Vision

Ariel Pink - Pom Pom

D'Angelo can be number 1 and the rest are in no particular order. Reads depressingly like an Observer Music Monthly list. Ah well, twas a good year.

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I thought 2014 was a good year for music, here's my 10 favourites in no particular order -

O terno - O terno

Gimig - Mwnci Nel

Michael - Les Sins

A Thousand Cuts - Locksmith

American Interior - Gruff Rhys

I Fight Lions - I Fight Lions

Ultima II Massage - Tobacco

Lese Majesty - Shabazz Palaces

Syro - Aphex Twin

Writing the Wrongs - Poundstore Riot

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Better late than never. In no particular order, my top 10 have probably been:

Lonely the Brave - The Day's War

The War on Drugs - Lost in The Dream

Broken Records - Weights and Pulleys

Catfish and the Bottlemen - The Balcony

Dry the River - Alarms in the Heart

Embrace - Embrace

Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

We Are Scientists - TV en Francais

Augustines - Augustines

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