Beste albums van 2014

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The countdown of 2014 containing the best albums and so called special releases according to personal preferences of those who should know. From an eclectic panel of artists, writers, music critics, record buying and record selling aficionados. Many thanks to all contributors.

“And than we go looking at upstairs and not downstairs” – Louis van Gaal (Manchester United coach)

 

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ROB BENDERS regentag
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
Morrissey – World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Maximo Park – Too Much Information
Hallo Venray – Show
Pixies – Indie Cindy
Johnny Marr – Playland
Man From The South – Paenonia
The Ting Tings – Supercritical
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Ex Hex – Rips
special releases:
King Champion Sounds – Songs For The Golden Hour (10” Louder Than War Records)
Morrissey – Satellite Of Love (7” Parlophone)
Two Pin Din & G.W.Sok – Gifts, Milk And Things (7” Tractor Notown)

 

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FRANK BENNEKER aencmedia zwartgoud
1 Wand – Ganglion Reef
2 Thurston Moore – The Best Day
3 The Antlers – Familiars
4 Ty Segall – Manipulator
5 A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos
6 Ought – More Than Any Other Day
7 thisquietarmy – Rebirths
8 The Gloaming – The Gloaming
9 Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
10 Double Veterans – The Brotherhood of Scary Hair And Homemade Religion
special release:
Unwound – Rat Conspiracy (lp boxset Numoro Group)

 

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ERIK VAN DEN BERG oor 
1 The Acid – Liminal
2 Moss – We Both Know The Rest Is Noise
3 Alt-J – This Is All Yours
4 Swans – To Be Kind
5 Sleaford Mods – Divide And Exit
6 Champs – Down Like Gold
7 Naomi Punk – Television Man
8 Spoon – They Want My Soul
9 The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
10 Shellac – Dude Incredible
special releases:
The Jam – Setting Sons (reissue boxset Polydor)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy (all remastered reissues Atlantic)
The Pop Group – We Are Time (reissue Freaks R Us)

 

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PETER BRUYN haarlemsdagblad  revolver/lust for life  frnkfrt  gonzocircus
1 Reigning Sound – Shattered
2 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
3 Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
4 Einstürzende Neubauten – Lament
5 Space Siren – If You Scream Like That, Your Monkey Won’t Come
6 Swans – To Be Kind
7 Half Japanese – Overjoyed
8 Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
9 Fratsen – Caspar
10 Alexis Taylor – Await Barbarians
special releases:
Bismuth – Bismuth (lp special edition comes with instrument designed by Yuri Landman, Geertruida)
At The Close Of Everyday – Darkness Travels Light (audiobeer from own brewery Tongval. big bottle has album download; small bottles one song download, Volkoren)
Shoukichi Kina & Pascal Plantinga – Washinnayo (2×7” + cd, Ata Tak)

 

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ANTON DAUTZENBERG ahjdautzenberg
Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend
Adrian Crowley – Some Blue Morning
Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – Plectrumelectrum
Antemasque – Antemasque
Swans – To Be Kind
Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire
Electric Wizard – Time To Die
Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
Nihill – Verderf
Beyond Creation – Earthborn Evolution
special releases:
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (remastered reissue Atlantic)
Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy (remastered reissue Atlantic)
Queen – Live At The Rainbow ’74 (2cd Virgin)

 

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AARON DETROIT amoeba music blog
1 Swans – To Be Kind
2 Carla Bozulich – Boy
3 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
4 Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
5 Mica Levi – Under The Skin
6 Wild Beasts – Present Tense
7 Fatima Al Qadiri – Asatisch
8 Perfume Genius – Too Bright
9 Mirel Wagner – When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day
10 Vessel – Punish, Honey

 

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JOHN DORAN thequietus
1 Gazelle Twin – Unflesh
2 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
3 East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
4 Grumbling Fur – Preternaturals
5 Jane Weaver – Silver Globe
6 Swans – To Be Kind
7 Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
8 Katie Gately – Pipes
9 The Bug – Angels & Devils
10 EEK ft. Islam Chipsy – Live At The Cairo High Cinema Institute
special releases:
William Onyeabor – William Onyeabor Vol. 1 and 2 (boxsets Luaka Bop)
Harry Smith – Anthology Of American Folk Music Vol. 1-4 (all 2lp reissues Mississippi Records)
The Heads – Everybody Knows We Got Nowhwere (boxset Rooster Rock)

 

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GEERT DRIESSEN sounds, venlo
1 The Gloaming – The Gloaming
2 Robert Plant – Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar
3 Tiny Ruins – Brightly Painted One
4 Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni
5 Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
6 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
7 Metá Metá – Metal Metal
8 Lucas Santtana – Sobres Noites E Dias
9 Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
10 Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather
special releases:
various – Frontline: Sounds Of Reality (5cd boxset Virgin)
Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako (2cd compilation Stern’s Music)
Miles Davis – At The Fillmore (Bootleg Series Vol. 3) (4cd Sony)

 

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BART EBISCH hanx 
1 Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
2 Jackson Browne – Standing In The Breach
3 Nikki Lane – All Or Nothin’
4 Real Estate – Atlas
5 Robert Ellis – The Lights From The Chemical Plant
6 Alvvays – Alvvays
7 Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
8 Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold
9 Kevin Morby – Still Life
10 John Hiatt – Terms of My Surrender

 

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HENK GENDERS gong records
1 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
2 Pere Ubu – Carnival Of Souls
3 Swans – To Be Kind
4 Liars – Mess
5 Einstürzende Neubauten – Lament
6 Spoelstra – Sports And Finance
7 Temples – Sun Structures
8 Electric Würms – Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk
9 Carla Bozulich – Boy
10 Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas – Other World
special releases:
Beatles – With The Beatles – The White Album (all lp mono reissues Parlophone)
Lewis – L’amour (lp reissue Lights In The Attic)
David Lynch – The Air Is On Fire (lp Record Store Day)

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LEO HAGENS sounds, venlo
1 Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
2 Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
3 Temples – Sun Structures
4 Delines – Colfax
5 Avi Buffalo – At The Best Cuckold
6 Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers
7 Reigning Sound – Shattered
8 Beck – Morning Phase
9 Spoon – They Want My Soul
10 Adrian Crowley – Some Blue Morning
special releases:
various – Frontline: Sounds Of Reality (5cd xoxset Virgin)
Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes: Bootleg Series Vol 11 Raw, Sony)
Bob Carpenter – Silent Passage (reissue lp No Quarter Records)

 

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CHRISTINE HAHN christinehahn the static  malaria!
1 Beck – Morning Phase
2 Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation
3 Simple Minds – Big Music (Deluxe)
4 Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
5 Thurston Moore – The Best Day
6 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
7 Alt J – This Is All Yours
8 John Luther Adams – Become Ocean
9 Andre de Ridder and Africa Express Presents – Terry Riley’s In C Mali
10 Steve Reich – Radio Rewrite
special releases:
David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed (The Very Best Of David Bowie) (cd set Sony Legacy)
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Deluxe Set (Polydor)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III (remastered reissues Atlantic)

 

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LARRY HARDY intheredrecords
1 Ty Segall – Manipulator
2 Thee Oh Sees – Drop
3 White Fence – For The Recently Found Innocent
4 Total Control – Typical System
5 Reigning Sound – Shattered
6 Damaged Bug – Hubba Bubba
7 Low Life – Bugging
8 Ex Cult – Midnight Passenger
9 Ausmuteants – Order Of Operation
10 Espectrostatic – Escape From Witchtropolis

 

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SIMONE VAN HUGTEN zef magazine  3voor12limburg  nieuweplaat
1 Sun Kil Moon – Benji
2 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
3 Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
4 Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
5 Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge
6 The Acid – Liminal
7 Ariel Pink – pom pom
8 Perfume Genius – Too Bright
9 FKA Twigs – LP1
10 Charli XCX – Sucker

 

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LEONOR JONKER leonorjonker
1 Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
2 Jack White – Lazaretto
3 The Gaggers – Blame You
4 Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
5 Rooie Waas – Nu
6 Thee Oh Sees – Drop
7 The Deaf – The Deaf
8 Die Antwoord – Donker Mag
9 Pere Ubu – Carnival Of Souls
10 The Afterveins – The Afterveins
special releases:
Minny Pops – Sparks In A Dark Room/ Live At The Melkweg 7 April 2012 (2lp Factory Benelux/Blowpipe)
various – GRAUcompilation (Grauzone Festival EP)

 

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ROGER KENGEN hszuyd
1 Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts : Red Classroom
2 Swans – To Be Kind
3 Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
4 Liars – Mess
5 The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave
6 A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos
7 Aphex Twin – Syro
8 Motorpsycho – Behind The Dun
9 Meridian Brothers – Salvadora Robot
10 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
special releases:
Gonga – Black Sabbeth (12″ Record Store Day)
David Bowie – Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) (10″ Parlophone)

 

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JAN KOOI elpee groningen  kogar records primetime magazine
1 Protomartyr – Under Color Of Official Right
2 Outrageous Cherry – The Digital Age
3 Wand – Ganglion Reef
4 traumahelikopter – I Don’t Understand Them At All
5 Ar-Kaics – Ar-Kaics
6 White Fence – For The Recently Found Innocent
7 Miriam – Nobody’s Baby
8 Connections – Into Sixes
9 Reigning Sound – Shattered
10 Blind Shake – Breakfast Of Failures
special releases:
various – Back From The Grave Volume 9 & 10 (lp Crypt)
various – Haïti Direct (Strut)
various – The Soul Of Designer Records (4cd Big Legal Mess Records/Fat Possum)

 

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MIKE KRAMER h-ear experimental audio research
1 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
2 The Bug – Angels & Devils
3 Peter Christopherson – Time Machines II
4 Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
5 Swans – To Be Kind
6 Eno & Hyde – High Life
7 Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestite
8 Bohren & der Club of Gore – Piano Nights
9 Wolfgang Voigt – Ruckverzauberung 9 / Musik fur Kulturinstitutionen
10 Oubys – SMQ lp part 1 + 2
special release: Fujako – Soul Buzz (10″ limited edition Angström Records)

 

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RICK MOODY rickmoodybooks the rumpus david bowie essay 
1 Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea
2 John Lurie National Orchestra – The Invention of Animals
3 Bob Mould – Beauty and Ruin
4 Eno & Hyde – High Life
5 Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
6 Meredith Monk – Piano Songs
7 Concern – Misfortune
8 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
9 The Haden Triplets – The Haden Triplets
10 Cuddle Magic and Phyllis Chen – Cuddle Magic and Phyllis Chen

 

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JAN NIEUWHOF gong records
1 Swans – To Be Kind
2 Einstürzende Neubauten – Lament
3 Carla Bozulich – Boy
4 Unsemble – The Unsemble
5 Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused
6 Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
7 Pere Ubu – Carnival Of Souls
8 Alt-J – This Is All Yours
9 Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Piano Nights
10 Jack White – Lazaretto
special releases:
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Houses Of The Holy (remastered reissues Atlantic)

 

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EVERT NIJKAMP grunnenrocks
1 Reigning Sound – Shattered
2 Together Pangea – Badillac
3 Danny And The Darleans – Stink
4 Sp Aties – De Sp Aties
5 traumahelikopter – I Don’t Understand Them At All
6 Coathangers – Suck My Shirt
7 Manateees – Sit N Spin
8 Savages & Bo Ningen – Words To The Blind
9 Liquor Store – In The Garden
10 Gino And The Goons – Shake It!
special release:
Hallo Venray – The More I Laugh, The Hornier Due Gets (reissue Re)

 

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TIM PENNINGS charles ronson
Ty Segall – Manipulator
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation
Goat – Commune
Meatbodies – Meatbodies
Electric Wizard – Time To Die
Real Estate – Atlas
Aaron Freeman – Free-Man
Wand – Ganglion Reef
Sunn O))) & Ulver – Terrestrials
Hallo Venray – Show
special releases:
Motorpsycho – Behind The Sun (lp etched Stickman Records)
Aphex Twin – Syro (lp boxset Warp Records)
Nihill – Verderf (cassette Burning World Records)

 

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DR. LUC PETERS cliche and organisations 
1 Antemasque – Antemasque
2 Bo Ningen/Savages – Words To The Blind
3 Swans – To Be Kind
4 OOIOO – Gamel
5 Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls
6 Meridian Brothers – Salvadora Robot
7 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
8 Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
9 Boris – Noise
10 Ace Frehley – Space Invader

 

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THEO PLOEG oor  frnkfrt  gonzocircus
1 The Bug – Angels & Devils
2 The Acid – Liminal
3 Von Spar – Streetlife
4 Swans – To Be Kind
5 Martyn – The Air Between Words
6 Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
7 Rooie Waas – Nu
8 Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
9 Apneu – Hard Feelings
10 Juju & Jordash – Clean Cut
special releases: LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden

 

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HARRY PRENGER zwartgoud thepostonline
1 Swans – To Be Kind
2 Wand – Ganglion Reef
3 Temples – Sun Structures
4 Hallo Venray – Show
5 Jack White – Lazaretto
6 Lana del Rey – Ultraviolence
7 Zig-Zags – Zig-Zags
8 Thurston Moore – The Best Day
9 Liars – Mess
10 Ty Segall – Manipulator
special releases:
Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes Complete (Bootleg Series) (cd boxset Sony)
Beatles – The White Album (lp mono reissue Parlophone)
Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 (lp boxset Rhino Records)

 

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PAUL RONDAGS zoomplusrecordshop  paulrondagsfotografie
Neil Young – Storytone
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans
Linda Perhacs – The Soul Of All Natural Things
Sumie – Sumie
Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love
Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe
Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap
Harry Dean Stanton – Partly Fiction
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
special releases:
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‎– CSNY 1974 (3cd Rhino Records)
Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind (reissue lp Music On Vinyl)
Fon Klement – I Feel Lonely In My Town (reissue lp Wah Wah Records)

 

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BOB RUSCHE concertzender x rated
1 Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestite
2 Yamaoka – Time To Time
3 Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
4 Swans – To Be Kind
5 Spyra – Staub
6 DNMF – DNMF
7 Trepaneringsritualen – Perfection & Permanence
8 Otavan Veret – Otavan Veret
9 Flug 8 – Trans Atlantik
10 Oliver Lieb – Inside Voices
special releases:
Conrad Schnitzler – Grün (reissue Bureau B)
Conrad Schnitzler – Gelb (reissue Bureau B)
Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutsche Wertarbeit (reissue Bureau B)

 

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THESSY SEGERS sounds, venlo
1 Eno & Hyde – High Life
2 Timber Timbre – Hot dreams
3 Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel – Intensity Ghost
4 Marijuana Deathsquads – Oh My Sexy Lord
5 Beck – Morning Phase
6 Blonde Redhead – Barragán
7 Peter Beeker – Gaste Live
8 Budos Band – Burnt Offering
9 Foxygen – …and Star Power
10 Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
special releases:
Sturgill Simpson – It Ain’t All Flowers (song)
Satelliti – Transister (lp limited edition Cuckundoo Records)

 

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MARCO SMEETS de afgrond
1 Temples – Sun Structures
2 Robert Plant – Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar
3 Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
4 Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror
5 The Coral – The Curse Of Love
6 Crippled Black Phoenix – White Light Generator
7 Blues Pills – Blues Pills
8 Bigelf – Into The Maelstrom
9 The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads
10 Ex Hex – Rips
special releases:
LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem At Madison Square Garden (5lp boxset DFA)
Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972 (4lp boxset Rhino Records)
Queen – Live At The Rainbow ’74 (4lp boxset Virgin)

 

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CINDY STERN lost in sounds 
1 Annette Peacock – I Belong To A World That’s Destroying Itself
2 Craig Leon‎ – Early Electronic Works / Nommos Visiting
3 John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University
4 Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes Complete
5 Sly Stone – I’m Just Like You Sly Stone’s Flower 1969-70
6 Trevor Wishart – Red Bird: A Political Prisoner’s Dream
7 Bruce Lacey – The Spacey Bruce Lacey Film And Music Improvisations Vol. 1
8 Miles Davis – Miles At The Fillmore 1970 The Bootleg Series
9 Francis Bebey – Pyschedelic Sanza 1982-84
10 Mica Levi – Under The Skin
special releases:
Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972
Ákos Rózmann – Tolv Stationer/12 Stations For Voices And Piano (1978-2001) (Ideologic Organ)
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Deluxe Set (Polydor)

 

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HENK VAESSEN
1 Hallo Venray – Show
2 Swans – To Be Kind
3 Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
4 Mark Lanegan Band – Phanton Radio
5 Thurston Moore – The Best Day
6 Broeder Dieleman – Gloria
7 Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
8 Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
9 Einstürzende Neubauten – Lament
10 Reigning Sound – Shattered

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