2014 is gone and it’s time to decide which is the best album of the year. Difficult to choose obviously but this is the chart of my favourite 18 LPs i have made…
18. Deadmau5 – While 1<2
Different from his previous works, his maturity album i think, faster and slower when it needs to be.
17. Mono – Rays of Darkness
Double LP, mellow and intense, instrumental always.
16. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
As usual an amazing mix of sounds and styles, this time a bit more jazzy in my opinion.
15. Clark – Clark
Not a very original name i admit, but a very pleasant work; it reminds me the first Squarepusher.
14. Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Probably not their best album, but in every work they create a couple of fantastic singles that you can listen over and over again.
13. Spoon – They Want My Soul
They make one of the most original style, including the amazing slightly scratching singer voice.
12. Interpol – El Pintor
Pure Interpol style, on the false line of the previous one.
11. Ok Go – Hungry Ghosts
More famous for their fantastic videos, they make good music also!
10. Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World
Short and intense LP after several years from their first and last work.
9. Thurston Moore – The Best Day
I cannot exclude one of my favourite artists ever, from Sonic Youth til today! He only know how to treat a guitar.
8. Kelis – Food
Unusual style for this chart but great work for this eclectic artist.
7. Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education & War
After their previuos worst album in their discography, a very good job!
6. Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom
Talking about ecletic artists, here’s another one, dont take into accounts much song texts, they can be debatable.
5. Swans – To Be Kind
History of experimental rock, class 1982 (their first album), pure class!
4. Temples – Sun Structures
Fantastic work, MGMT style.
3. Plastikman – Ex
Side work for Richie Hawtin, after many years of silence, minimal and magnificent.
2. Aphex Twin – Syro
King of experimental electronic is back with his unique talent.
1. Liars – Mess
One of the most creative and talented bands in the past years. This LP is a bit more electronic of the previous ones but fantastic in the same way! To know more about them look for my post dedicated to them “In our lives we all are Liars”.