Category: Year-End Lists

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Spoon, Springtime Carnivore, St. Vincent, Steve Gunn, and Strand of Oaks

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Spoon, Springtime Carnivore, St. Vincent, Steve Gunn, and Strand of Oaks

Numbers 36 to 40 are up next and all five once again fall under the letter “S”. The previous albums can be found in the following posts: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, and 31-35.   SPOON, “THEY WANT MY SOUL” It is hard to believe that Spoon has been releasing truly outstanding music for over 20 years. What is not […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: S. Carey, Sharon Van Etten, She Keeps Bees, Slothrust, and Snowmine

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: S. Carey, Sharon Van Etten, She Keeps Bees, Slothrust, and Snowmine

Thirty down and twenty more to go. If you are just joining the countdown of our 50 favourite albums, you can find the previous albums, listed alphabetically, in these posts – 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, and 26-30. And now, here are albums 31 to 35, which all are under the letter “S”.   S. CAREY, “RANGE OF LIGHT” Bon […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Parquet Courts, Perfume Genius, PHOX, Real Estate, and Royal Blood

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Parquet Courts, Perfume Genius, PHOX, Real Estate, and Royal Blood

We’ve turned the corner and heading down the final stretch. If you missed the first twenty-five, you can check out these posts (1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, and 21-25). Now time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming.   PARQUET COURTS, “SUNBATHING ANIMAL” Parquet Courts have been busy this year. Not only did they release Sunbathing Animal earlier this year, […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco, Marissa Nadler, Misun, The New Pornographers, and Ought

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco, Marissa Nadler, Misun, The New Pornographers, and Ought

We’re at the halfway point of our 50 Favourite Albums of 2014 countdown, which are being listed in alphabetical order. Here are albums 1 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 15, and 16 and 20. Now on to albums 21 to 25. MAC DEMARCO, “SALAD DAYS” He might be referred to as the “Goofball Prince of Indie Rock” (and […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Hiss Golden Messenger, Hospitality, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jenny Lewis, and Jesse Marchant

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Hiss Golden Messenger, Hospitality, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jenny Lewis, and Jesse Marchant

Last week, we commenced our countdown of our Favourite Albums of 2014. In quick review: First five included Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker. That followed with Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith The last five consisted of Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser. Here are the next […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser

We start day three of ten of our 50 Favourite Albums of 2014, heading towards letters “D” through “H”. Here are Days One and Two. Now on to the list.   DREAM BOAT, “THE ROSE EXPLODES” There are bands that attempt to create albums that are hypnotic and dreamy, but few succeed like Dream Boat. The Athens, Georgia duo of […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith

Yesterday, we listed our first five favourite albums, and we continue albums 6 to 10. Just as a reminder, the list isn’t in order of what we think is the “best album” of the year, but rather just listed in alphabetical order. CHAD VANGAALEN – SHRINK DUST Calgary’s Chad VanGaalen is probably one of the most unassuming yet influential individuals […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker

We commence our countdown today of our 50 favourite albums of 2014. We’ll be listing five albums per day for the next week-and-a-half in order to give each album some well-deserved attention. We say “favourite albums” because we haven’t listened to every album produced (although collectively we’ve listened to probably close to 1000) and we don’t consider ourselves to be […]

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Mundo Musique: Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

Mundo Musique: Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

With 2013 now behind us, it’s time to look ahead at what 2014 will bring. Here are 22 albums that we are looking forward to in the new year. Why twenty-two? We have no idea, but we just landed at that number. Where possible, we’ve included audio or video of songs that will be included in the new albums or […]

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