Well, my intention to blog every month went by the wayside somewhere during the first half of 2014. Fortunately for me that hasn’t stopped the amazing music coming and even more fortunately I have been keeping a note of it elsewhere.
I meant to publish this list around July but that intention also went awry so here, on a dreary August bank holiday is (finally) a list of the best albums I’ve had the pleasure and honour of hearing, all released in the first half of the year.
They are presented in no particular order of preference from me and I’ve linked to my review on Louder Than War where I’ve written about them.
- Egg Hell – Once Part of a Whole Ship
- Gruff Rhys – American Interior
- Simone Felice – Strangers
- Blank Realm – Grassed Inn
- Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle
- Hatcham Social – Cutting Up the Present Leaks Out the Future
- Hospitality – Trouble
- Ed Harcourt – Time of Dust (mini album)
- Bird – My Fear and Me
- Ghost Twins – Never Fear Total Failure
- Gold Codes – Gold Codes
- Dean Wareham – Dean Wareham
- Lapland – Lapland
- Secret Colours – Positive Distractions 1 & 2
- Patterns – Waking Lines
- Lakefield – Swan Songs (mini album)
- East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
- Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation
- Martha – Courting Strong
- The Horrors – Luminous
- Latimer House – All the Rage
- Keel Her – Keel Her
- You Blew It! – Keep Doing What You’re Doing
- Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
- Ava Luna – Electric Balloon
- Peggy Sue – Choir of Echoes
- Vulkano – Live Wild Die Free
- Biscuit Mouth – Doing It Right and Doing It Well
- Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – Chambers
- Jimi Goodwin – Odludek
What have you heard in 2014 that is good? Leave me a comment or find me on Twitter.
2 thoughts on “Albums of 2014: half-year list”
Can I press you for a top 3 or top 5 Sarah, just to save me some time? 🙂 #lazyme
Strong choice on Lakefield and Jimi Goodwin, but there’s a lot more there I need to check out. I’m a big fan of the latest Samoans LP Rescue, and somewhat more predictably the latest Elbow and Sharon Van Etten efforts. I really need to check out the latest St Vincent effort too. So much music, so little time!
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