Dave 3000's Top 25 New Releases of 2014

(Just my opinion!)

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1

Swans "To Be Kind"

Swans "To Be Kind" (Young God/Mute)

2

Scott Walker & Sunn O))) "Soused"

Scott Walker & Sunn O))) "Soused" (4AD)

3

Ariel Pink "Pom Pom"

Ariel Pink "Pom Pom" (4AD)

4

The Skull Defekts "Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unknown"

The Skull Defekts "Dances In Dreams Of The Known Unknown" (Thrill Jockey)

5

OOIOO "Gamel"

OOIOO "Gamel" (Thrill Jockey)

6

Pink Floyd "The Endless River"

Pink Floyd "The Endless River" (Columbia)

7

Mark McGuire "Along The Way"

Mark McGuire "Along The Way" (Dead Oceans)

8

Neneh Cherry "Blank Project"

Neneh Cherry "Blank Project" (Smalltown Supersound)

9

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks "Wig Out At Jagbags"

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks "Wig Out At Jagbags" (Matador)

10

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "I'm In Your Mind Fuzz"

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "I'm In Your Mind Fuzz" (Castleface/Heavenly)

11

Laetitia Sadier "Something Shines"

Laetitia Sadier "Something Shines" (Drag City)

12

The Budos Band "Burnt Offering"

The Budos Band "Burnt Offering" (Daptone)

13

Brian Eno & Karl Hyde "High Life"

Brian Eno & Karl Hyde "High Life" (Warp)

14

Watter "This World"

Watter "This World" (Temporary Residence)

15

The Black Lips "Underneath The Rainbow"

The Black Lips "Underneath The Rainbow" (Vice)

16

Wildest Dreams (DJ Harvey) "Wildest Dreams"

Wildest Dreams "Wildest Dreams" (Smalltown Supersound)

17

Ty Segall "Manipulator"

Ty Segall "Manipulator" (Drag City)

18

Earthling Society "England Have My Bones"

Earthling Society "England Have My Bones" (Riot Season)

19

Cibo Matto "Hotel Valentine"

Cibo Matto "Hotel Valentine" (Chimera)

20

Liars "Mess"

Liars "Mess" (Mute)

21

The Black Keys "Turn Blue"

The Black Keys "Turn Blue" (Nonesuch)

22

(tie)

Damaged Bug "Hubba Bubba"

   

Thee Oh Sees "Drop"

Damaged Bug "Hubba Bubba" (Castleface)
   
and
  
Thee Oh Sees "Drop" (Castleface)

23

Bo Ningen "III"

Bo Ningen "III" (Stolen)

24

White Fence "For The Recently Found Innocent"

White Fence "For The Recently Found Innocent" (Drag City)

25

Thurston Moore "The Best Day"

Thurston Moore "The Best Day" (Matador)

   Plus the Top Archival releases of the year:

Bob Dylan & The Band "The Bootleg Series vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete"

Bob Dylan & The Band "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete" (Columbia)
recorded 1967

Death "III"

Death "III" (Drag City)
recorded 1975-1992

Cem Karaca "Nem Kaldi?"

Cem Karaca "Nem Kaldi?" (Pharaway Sounds)
recorded 1975
   

Honorable Mentions:

(in alphabetical order)

5-Track “Electrostagmalites and Leafy Transmissions” (Cosmic Primitive)
Archie Bronson Outfit “Wild Crush” (Domino)
Avers “Empty Light” (self release)
The Bad Plus "The Rite Of Spring" (Sony Masterworks)
Black Bananas “Electric Brick Wall” (Drag City)
The Bombay Royale “The Island Of Dr. Electrico” (Hope Street)
Boris “Noise” (Sargent House)
Caribou “Our Love” (Merge)
Chrome “Feel It Like A Scientist” (King Of Spades)
The Nels Cline Singers “Macroscope” (Cryptogrammophone)
David Crosby “Croz” (Blue Castle)
Deerhoof “La Isla Bonita” (Polyvinyl)
The Diaphanoids “LSME” (Tirk)
Elephant Stone “Elephant Stone” (V2)
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde “Someday World” (Warp)
Flaming Lips & various artists “With A Little Help From My Fwends” (Warner Bros)
Flying Lotus “You're Dead!” (Warp)
Bill Frisell “Guitar In The Space Age!” (Okeh)
Fujiya & Miyagi “Artificial Sweeteners” (Full Time Hobby)
The Growlers “Chinese Fountain” (Everloving)
Il Sogno Del Marinaio “Canto Secondo” (Clenched Wrench)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “Give The People What They Want” (Daptone)
Little Barrie “Shadow” (Tummy Touch)
J Mascis “Tied To A Star” (Sub Pop)
Dan Melchior Und Das Menace “Hunger” (Castleface)
The Men “Tomorrow's Hits” (Sacred Bones)
Mogwai “Rave Tapes” (Sub Pop)
The Movements “Like Elephants Vol. 1 & 2” (Crusher)
Meshell N'degeocello “Comet, Come To Me” (Na´ve)
The Notwist “Close To The Glass” (Sub Pop)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band “Take Me To The Land Of Hell” (Chimera)
Peaking Lights “Cosmic Logic” (Weird World)
Pink Mountaintops “Get Back” (Jagjaguwar)
Prince Rupert's Drops “Climbing Light” (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond)
Chuck Prophet “Night Surfer” (Yep Roc)
Radio Moscow “Magical Dirt” (Alive Naturalsound)
The Red Plastic Buddha “Songs Of Mara” (self release)
Shabazz Palaces “Lese Majesty” (Sub Pop)
Sleepy Sun “Maui Tears” (Dine Alone)
The Socks “The Socks” (Small Stone)
Spider Bags “Frozen Letter” (Merge)
St. Vincent “St. Vincent” (Loma Vista/Republic)
Sun Araw “Belomancie” (Drag City)
Temples “Sun Structures” (Fat Possum)
Tobacco “Ultima II Massage” (Ghostly International)
The Walking Faces “Rehearsal EP” (Cosmic Primitive)
James Williamson & various artists “Re-Licked” (Leopard Lady)
Woods “With Light And With Love” (Woodsist)
Woodsman “Woodsman” (Fire Talk)
The Wytches “Annabel Dream Reader” (Partisan)

Neil Young “A Letter Home” (Third Man)
         

Best Local Albums (from Madison, WI):

(in alphabetical order)

Beefus  "Can't Find The Milk" (self release)
Bes Monde  "Party Cut" (Super Wow)
The Garza  "The Garza" (self release)
The Hussy / Digital Leather  split LP (Southpaw)
Trin Tran  "Far Reaches"  EP (Castleface)

        

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