Culture Addicts’ favourite albums of 2014

2014 countdown

It’s the end of 2014, so we thought we would give you a list of our favourite albums of the year. They aren’t in any particular order, and we could only narrow it down to 12 albums (so much good music came out this year).

Caribou – Our Love (Merge / City Slang)
Dan Snaith goes back to basics but still makes ‘Our Love’ sound fresh and new.
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Warpaint – Warpaint (Rough Trade)
Things appear to be all soft sounding fuzz-rock, but there’s something sinister bubbling below the surface.
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Nothing – Guilty of Everything (Relapse Records)
I’ve deepened the grooves on this record from all of the plays.
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Weeknight – Post Everything (Artificial Records)
Gorgeous vocal melodies and dark, creepy synths and guitars.
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Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots (Parlophone)
The Blur-man goes officially solo and makes music that pulls pieces from his other project into a strong, cohesive album.
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Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World (Warner Bros. / Last Gang)
DFA 1979 are at the top of their game in writing super catchy rock songs.
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Mogwai – Rave Tapes (Sub Pop)
Mogwai get increasingly synthy, but continue to bring their beautiful noise.
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Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else (Carpark / Mom & Pop)
So urgent and frantic sounding, yet still slack. It may take a few listens to truly understand why it’s so damn good, but you’ll eventually get it.
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Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)
With the reoccurring theme about death, you would think it would be a hard listen. This isn’t the case.
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The Detachments – Singularity
Such a strong collection of singles. We’re looking forward to more in 2015.
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Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)
Dark bass lines and thumping drum tracks that literally kick you in the gut perfectly combined with evil, dirty rhymes.
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Doomsquad – Kalaboogie (Hand Drawn Dracula)
Innovative, genre bending electronic music.

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