Wednesday 31 December 2014

The Sound of 2014

I still listen to music all day, every day during the working week. So here's my personal Top 10 from 2014 in Letterman-style reverse order.

This is available as a Spotify playlist and each track links to the album it comes from on Spotify.

10. Royal Blood - "Come On Over"
    - Best rock album released this year in my view. Of course this is the year that rock gave up.
9. Phantogram - "Black Out Days"
    - Electro pop trip-hop. Check out their back catalogue if you like this.
8. ODESZA - "Memories That You Call"
    - Ibiza style chillout via Seatle.
7. Lia Ices - "Sweet as Ice"
    - Electro folk? Mystical lyrics plus an ethereal voice with a subtle electronic sheen.
6. Bombay Bicycle Club - "Home By Now"
    - British indie at it's best. Eclectic and sublime.
5. HAERTS - "Hemiplegia"
    - An elctro Fleetwood Mac. Kind of like HAIM but better.
4. I Break Horses - "Denial"
    - Downtempo Swedish electronica, dare I say "chillout".
3. RHODES - "Raise Your Love"
    - British indie folk. Better than the much touted Hozier in my view.
2. London Grammar - "Hey Now"
    - Exceptional. The KEXP live video actually sounds better than the album.
1. The Jezabels - "The End"
    - Still the best band you've never heard of.

I'm on as joeharris76 (of course). Stop by and say hi.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Disqus for @joeharris76