Favourite music of 2014

If anyone had the misfortune to hear my end-of-year radio show on Cam FM (I’m not linking to it, it was a shambles) you’ll know I wasn’t planning to do any end-of-year music lists. But as the radio show turned out such a mess, I thought I’d do a couple of 8tracks mixes, so here they are: one for favourite albums, another of favourite individual tracks.

 

The album tracks are presented in (more or less) alphabetical order by artist; I couldn’t settle on a favourite single album or a specific top ten, so I’ve just picked the albums I thought were the best as complete records. Turns out there’s 14 of them. If you just want to browse the lists rather than listen, here they are…

Favourite album tracks
Elbow – Real Life (Angel) (The Take Off And Landing Of Everything)
Robert Ellis – Houston (The Lights from the Chemical Plant)
The Hidden Cameras – Carpe Jugular (Age)
James – Curse Curse (Petite Mort)
Dawn Landes – Heel Toe (Bluebird)
Nikki Lane – Sleep with a Stranger (All or Nothin’)
Jenny Lewis – She’s Not Me (The Voyager)
Lydia Loveless – Wine Lips (Somewhere Else)
The New Pornographers – Champions of Red Wine (Brill Bruisers)
Old Crow Medicine Show – 8 Dogs 8 Banjos (Remedy)
St. Vincent – Digital Witness (St. Vincent)
Slow Club – Complete Surrender (Complete Surrender)
The Understudies – Everyone Deserves At Least One Summer Of Love (Let Desire Guide Your Hand)
Withered Hand – Horseshoe (New Gods)

Favourite tracks (NSFW)
Thee Ahs – I’m not Angry Anymore
Night Flowers – Embers
Mega Emotion – B R A I N S
Magoo – A Feel Of Its Own
Mark Morriss – A Flash of Darkness
Elephant – TV Dinner
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Standing in the Sun
Howling Bells – Your Love
Morrissey – Kiss Me a Lot
Steven James Adams – The Volunteer
Hospitality – Rockets and Jets
The Vaselines – Crazy Lady
Steelism – Caught in a Pickle
Gruff Rhys – Walk into the Wilderness
GUMS! and Callum Baird – Something Rotten
Jeffrey Lewis and the Jrams – Outta town
Nat Johnson – Not Now, Horse
TeenCanteen – You’re Still Mine
Half Man Half Biscuit – The Unfortunate Gwatkin

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