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Staff Picks for the Best of 2014!

Another year, another year end list!  2014 was another great year for music.  We’d like to share with you our favourites of the year!

We had two ground rules for staff on this:
-Staff aren’t allowed to list Neptoon label releases.  Obviously we love them, otherwise we wouldn’t have put them out!  This year we put out Johnny de Courcy – Alien Lake LP, Thee Manipulators – Simian Again 7″, and Percheron – Ain’t Dead Yet LP
-no listing anything from your own label (meaning  Tim can’t list anything from Kingfisher Bluez, Patrick can’t list anything from Hosehead)

Ben
Baptists – Bloodmines
Dead Soft – S/T
Goat – Commune
Joy – Under The Spell Of Joy
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard– I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
King Tuff – Black Moon Spell
Morgan Delt – S/T
Orang Utan – S/T (R)
Temples – Sun Structures
Waingro – S/T

Honorable mentions:
          –B-Lines – Opening Band
          –Boris – Noise
          –Budos Band – Burnt Offerings
          –Josefus – Dead Man (Reissue)
          –Kadavar – S/T (Remastered/Remixed/Reissue)
          –Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band
          –Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
          –Sleep – The Clarity – 12″
          –The Beatles – Mono Reissues
          –Ty Segall – Manipulator
          –Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
          –War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

 

Josh
Bulbous Creation – You Won’t Remember Dying (R)
Crisis – Kollectiv
Cult Of Youth – Final Days
Giuda – Let’s Do It Again
Institute – Salt EP
Lower Plenty – Life Thrills
Native North America
Throbbing Gristle Reissues
Total Control – Typical System
X – Aspirations (R)

Patrick
Alvvays – Alvvays
Needles//Pins – Shamebirds
Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs – Gates Of Hell
Sonic Avenues – Mistakes
Steve Adamyk Band – Dialtone
The Flintettes – Open Your Eyes 7″
The Mandates – Suspicion 7″
The Shivvers – The Shivvers
The Wipers – Nome Noma 7″
Thor’s Hammer – If You Knew: Icelandic Punk & Beat ’65-67!

Peter
Beck – Morning Phases
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
Lights – Little Machines
Nina Persson – Animal Heart
St. Vincent – S/T
Sunn O))) Scott Walker – Soused
Ty Segall – Manipulator
U2 – Songs Of Innocence
William Onyeabor Reissues

Rob
Beck – Morning Phases
Colin Cowan & The Elastic Stars – Eye Of Winter
Dada Plan – A Dada Plan Is Free
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Goat – Commune
Moonface – City Wrecker
Pack A.D. – Do Not Engage
St. Vincent – S/T
Temples – Sun Structures
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

Sky
Alden Penner – Exgenesis
Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
Dada Plan – A Dada Plan Is Free
Moonface – City Wrecker
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Tanya Tagaq – Animism
Temples – Sun Structures
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
Wider Smile – 202c

Tim
Alpaca Sports- Sealed With A Kiss
Joyce Manor- Never Hungover Again
Martha – Courting Strong
Mick Jenkins – The Water(s)
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight- Best of the Boiler Room Classics
Morrissey – World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Open Mike Eagle- Dark Comedy
Sleaford Mods- Divide and Exit
Thee Ahs – Corey’s Coathangers
YG – My Krazy Life

 

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