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Year End 2014

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2014)

Individual staff lists

Aideen's list

  1. The Pack A.D. – Do Not Engage (Nettwerk)
  2. Morrissey – World Peace Is None of Your Business (Harvest)
  3. Warpaint – Warpaint (Rough Trade)
  4. Jimi Goodwin – Odludek (Heavenly Recordings)
  5. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots (Warner Bros.)
  6. Alvvays – Alvvays (Transgressive)
  7. The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt (Island)
  8. St Vincent – St Vincent (Loma Vista/Republic)
  9. Royal Blood – Royal Blood (Warner Bros.)
  10. Twin Atlantic – Great Divide (Red Bull Records)
  11. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal (Whats Your Rupture?)
  12. Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World (Last Gang / Warner Bros.)
  13. Hozier – Hozier (Island)
  14. Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything (Fiction)
  15. September Girls – Cursing the Sea (Fortuna POP!)
  16. Wild Beasts – Present Tense (Domino)
  17. Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Island)
  18. White Lung – Deep Fantasy (Domino)
  19. A Lazarus Soul – Last of the Analogue Age (Intent To Supply)
  20. The Trouble With Templeton – Rookie (Bella Union)

Andy's list

  1. Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)
  2. The Bilinda Butchers – Heaven (Independent)
  3. La Dispute – Rooms Of The House (Better Living)
  4. Mannequin Pussy – Gypsy Pervert (Tiny Engines)
  5. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)
  6. S – Cool Choices (Hardly Art)
  7. Weed Hounds – Weed Hounds (Katorga Works)
  8. Perturbator – DANGEROUS DAYS (Independent)
  9. Ricky Eat Acid – Three Love Songs (Orchid Tapes)
  10. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything (Constellation)
  11. Swans – To Be Kind (Young God)
  12. Alex G – DSU (Orchid Tapes)
  13. Pharmakon – Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)
  14. Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)
  15. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Gone Girl (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (Columbia)
  16. Electric Wizard – Time To Die (Spinefarm Records)
  17. Grouper – Ruins (Kranky)
  18. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Sea When Absent (Lefse Records)
  19. Eyehategod – Eyehategod (Housecore)
  20. Alexeï Kawolski – My DC Offset Fields (Kalmar A Label)
  21. Sd Laika – THAT'S HARAKIRI (Tri Angle Records )
  22. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love (Captured Tracks)
  23. Plastic Girl in Closet – Eye Cue Rew See (Only Feedback)
  24. Nadja and Uochi Toki – Cystema Solari (Corpoc)
  25. Boris – Noise (Sargent House)

Cheryl Prime's list

  1. Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore)
  2. Schammasch – Contradiction (Prosthetic)
  3. Behemoth – The Satanist (Nuclear Blast)
  4. Darkspace – Darkspace III I (Avantgarde Music)
  5. Anathema – distant satellites (Kscope)
  6. Rome – A Passage To Rhodesia (Trisol)
  7. Alcest – Shelter (Prophecy Productions)
  8. Panopticon – Roads to the North (Bindrune Records)
  9. Triptykon – Melana Chasmata (Century Media)
  10. Woods Of Desolation – As The Stars (Northern Silence)
  11. Winterfylleth – The Divination of Antiquity (Candlelight Records)
  12. Mysticum – Planet Satan (Peaceville Records)
  13. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry (Debemur Morti Productions)
  14. Voices – London (Candlelight Records)
  15. Sólstafir – Ótta (Season Of Mist)
  16. Abigor – Leytmotif Luzifer (Avantgarde Music)
  17. The Great Old Ones – Tekeli-Li (Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions)
  18. Waldgeflüster – Meine Fesseln (Bindrune Recordings)
  19. Yob – Clearing the Path to Ascend (Neurot Recordings)
  20. Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere (Profound Lore)
  21. Saor – Aura (Northern Silence)
  22. Taake – Stridens hus (Dark Essence Records)
  23. Planning For Burial – Desideratum (Flenser)
  24. Botanist – VI: Flora (Flenser)
  25. Ascension – The Dead of the World ( World Terror Committee)

Chris Brown's list

  1. Eyehategod – Eyehategod (Housecore)
  2. Earthless & Heavy Blanket – In a Dutch Haze (Outer Battery Records / Roadburn Records)
  3. Indian – From All Purity (Relapse)
  4. Dope Body – Lifer (Drag City)
  5. Direct Effect – Sunburn (Tiny Engines)
  6. The People's Temple – Musical Garden (Hozac Records)

Loren's list

  1. Street Eaters – Blood::Muscles::Bones (Nervous Intent)
  2. Coathangers – Suck My Shirt (Suicide Squeeze)
  3. The Lawrence Arms – Metropole (Epitaph)
  4. Tweens – Tweens (French Kiss)
  5. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble)
  6. The Dwarves – Invented Rock & Roll (Recess)
  7. The Tim Version – Ordinary Life (No Idea Records)
  8. The Copyrights – Report (Red Scare)
  9. Rational Anthem – Emotionally Unavailable (Bloated Kat)
  10. The Blind Shake – Breakfast of Failures (Goner Records)
  11. The Brokedowns – Life Is A Breeze (Red Scare Industries)
  12. Ex Friends – Rules for Making Up Words (Paper + Plastick)
  13. Needles//Pins – Shamebirds (Dirt Cult)
  14. Steve Adamyk Band – Dial Tone (Dirtnap)
  15. Neighborhood Brats – Recovery (Deranged)
  16. Direct Effect – Sunburn (Tiny Engines)
  17. The Smith Street Band – Throw Me In the River (SideOneDummy)
  18. The Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again (Murder City Devils)
  19. Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – Run The Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)
  20. Atmosphere – Southsiders (Rhymesayers)
  21. Tiny Empires – Weird Headspace (Independent)
  22. Onward Etc. – Sonder On (DC-Jam Records)
  23. Off! – Wasted Years (Vice)
  24. Astpai – Burden Calls (Jump Start)
  25. Banner Pilot – Souvenir (Fat Wreck Chords)

Matt's list

  1. The Lawrence Arms – Metropole (Epitaph)
  2. Antemasque – Antemasque (Nadie)
  3. La Roux – Trouble in Paradise (Polydor)
  4. Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap (Fat Cat Records)
  5. John Frusciante – Enclosure (Record Collection)
  6. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want (Daptone)

Nathan G. O'Brien's list

  1. Watery Love – Decorative Feeding (In The Red)
  2. Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – Run The Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)
  3. The Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again (Murder City Devils)
  4. Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron (Top Dawg Ent. / Interscope)
  5. Padkarosda – Szabadulásom M?vészete (Wake Up And Live)
  6. Apollo Brown & Rass Kass – Blasphemy (Mello Music Group)
  7. Dark Blue – Pure Reality (Jade Tree)
  8. Dilated Peoples – Directors of Photography (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
  9. White Lung – Deep Fantasy (Domino)
  10. Has-Lo & Castle – Live Like You're Dead (Mello Music Group)
  11. Ex-Cult – Midnight Passenger (Goner)
  12. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata (Madlib Invazion)
  13. Lumpy & The Dumpers – Collection (Space Ritual)
  14. Ratking – So It Goes (HXC / XL)
  15. Boston Strangler – Fire (Boston Strangler)
  16. Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild – Silk Pyramids (Thrice Great LLC)
  17. The Estranged – Self Titled LP (Sabotage)
  18. Iron Hand – Injected Fear (Safety Meeting)
  19. Eastlink – Self Titled (In The Red)
  20. Creative Adult – Psychic Mess (Run For Cover)
  21. Nots – We Are Nots (Goner)
  22. Brain F≠ – Empty Set (Grave Mistake / Sorry State)
  23. Teledrome – Self Titled (FDH / P.Trash)
  24. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I'm Your Mind Fuzz (Heavenly / Castle Face / Flightless)
  25. Merchandise / Destruction Unit / Milk Music – USA '13 (540 Records)

Scott Wilkinson's list

  1. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want (Daptone)
  2. The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams (Washington Square)
  3. The Curtis Mayflower – Everything Beautiful Is Under Attack (Independent)
  4. Drivin' N Cryin' – Songs For The Turntable (New!)
  5. Pixies – Indie Cindy (Pixies Music)
  6. Mad The Martian – Blast Off (MtM Records)
  7. FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)
  8. Black Lips – Kids Like You & Me (Universal)
  9. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble)
  10. Chuck Ragan – Till Midnight (Side One Dummy)
  11. Noises We Make When No One Is Around – the black box contained nothing but our deaths (Independent)
  12. Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol)
  13. Keith Emerson and Greg Lake – Live at Manticore Hall (Manticore Records)
  14. The Trouble With Templeton – Rookie (Bella Union)
  15. Green Day – Demolicious (Reprise)
  16. John Frusciante – Enclosure (Record Collection)
  17. Andrew Jackson Jihad – Christmas Island (Side One Dummy)
  18. Neighborhood Brats – Recovery (Deranged)
  19. The Dwarves – Invented Rock & Roll (Recess)
  20. The Sands – Hotel & Casino (Houseplant)
  21. The Meatmen – Savage Sagas (Self-Destructo)
  22. Bane – Don't Wait Up (Equal Vision)
  23. Replica – Beast (Prank)
  24. Anatomy Of Habit – Ciphers + Axioms (Relapse)
  25. Lumpy & The Dumpers – Collection (Space Ritual)

Spyros Stasis's list

  1. Swans – To Be Kind (Young God)
  2. Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God (Profound Lore)
  3. Lord Mantis – Death Mask (Profound Lore)
  4. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry (Debemur Morti Productions)
  5. Pharmakon – Bestial Burden (Sacred Bones)
  6. Menace Ruine – Venus Armata (Profound Lore)
  7. Coffinworm – IV.I.VIII (Profound Lore)
  8. Sunn O))) and Scott Walker – Soused (4AD)
  9. Burial Hex – The Hierophant (Handmade Birds)
  10. Yob – Clearing the Path to Ascend (Neurot Recordings)
  11. Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore)
  12. The Atlas Moth – The Old Believer (Profound Lore)
  13. Indian – From All Purity (Relapse)
  14. Wolvhammer – Clawing Into Black Sun (Profound Lore)
  15. Drowned – Idola Specus (Sepulchral Voice)
  16. Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire (Avalanche Recordings)
  17. Gridlink – Longhena (Selfmadegod Records)
  18. Panopticon – Roads to the North (Bindrune Records)
  19. Botanist – VI: Flora (Flenser)
  20. Anatomy Of Habit – Ciphers + Axioms (Relapse)
  21. Mamiffer – Statu Nascendi (Sige)
  22. Baptists – Bloodmines (Southern Lord)
  23. Barren Harvest – Subtle Cruelties (Handmade Birds)
  24. Full of Hell & Merzbow – Full of Hell & Merzbow (Profound Lore)
  25. Ambarchi, O'Malley, Dunn – Shade Themes From Kairos (Drag City)
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