The Best Albums of 2014

It’s that time of year, and Emacs has decreed (based on how many times I played each album) what the best ones are. I’ve played a lot of old, old music this year, so the recent purchases haven’t gotten that much play…

But these are the 15 bestest albums released in 2014.

Neneh Cherry Blank Project
Laetitia Sadier Something Shines
Meat Beat Manifesto Answers Come In Dreams
Róisin Murphy Mi Senti
Various Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol One
Xiu Xiu Angel Guts: The Red Classroom
Arthur’s Landing Miracle 2
Cleft Bosh!
David Grubbs Borough of Broken Umbrellas
Herbert One Two Three
Purity Supreme Always Already
The Notwist Close to the Glass
Various Music from the Mountain Provinces
Thee Oh Sees Singles Vol. 1+2
Aphex Twin Syro

And these are the 15 bestest albums that I bought in 2014, never mind what year they were released:

Machinedrum Vapor City
Various Four Songs by Arthur Russell
Colourbox Colourbox [MAD315]
irr.app.(ext.) Neognathae Portentosus
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps
Neneh Cherry Blank Project
The Birthday Party The Friend Catcher EP
Various The Clock Machine Turns You On: Volume 2: Tick (1)
Jonas Kullhammar Quarter Låt det vara
Laetitia Sadier Something Shines
Meat Beat Manifesto Answers Come In Dreams
Next Life Artificial Divinity
Nisennenmondai N
René Halkett, David Jay Nothing, Armour
Shearwater Fellow Travelers

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