The Best of 2014

Jan 26

The Best of 2014

Albums of the year – top 5

1. Melanie De Biasio – No Deal
2. Samaris – Silkidrangar
3. The Gloaming – The Gloaming
4. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
5. Beck – Morning Phase

Also F.A.B.

Fink – Hard Believer
Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Polar Bear – In Each and Every One
FKA Twigs – LP1
Nils Frahm – Spaces
St Vincent – St Vincent
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
John Grant – John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Sivu – Something on High
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Live from KCRW
Eels – The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Eno/Hyde – High Life
Joan as Police Woman – The Classic

EP of the Year

Marian Hill – Play

Re-releases and compilations of the year

The Sound – Jeopardy/From the Lion’s Mouth/All Fall Down/Live (box set)
Real World 25
Songs: Ohia – Didn’t it Rain
Ásgeir Trausti – Dýrð í dauðaþögn
Kronos Quartet – Explorer Series

Concert of the Year

John Grant and the Northern Symphonia – Usher Hall (November)

Books of the Year

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch (fiction)
Nick Davies – Hack Attack (factual – although still hard to believe)

Movie (s)

Interstellar (big movie)
Frank (small movie)

TV Series

House of Cards (just Beating Game of Thrones)

Sporting Event

The Ryder Cup (how good was that!)

Disappointment(s) of the Year

Music Pink Floyd – The Endless (Endless Endless) River
Sport – Really no need to ask

However… Recent Event which made me Smile the Most

Hibernian 4 – FKA Rangers 0

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