Bally Studio's Best Albums Of 2014
We hope that everyone has had a fantastic Christmas period and a great 2014, and we wish you all the best for 2015. Seeing as we managed to listen to so many albums that were released in 2014 (287 different albumsat least 5 times) here is our 4th 'Annual end of year list' of our favourite 40 albums of the year. Same rules as always, we need to listen to them 5 times as least, no bumping of Bally-bands, and we can obviously only consider the ones that we actually heard. If anyone wants to recommend any to us that we have left out, feel free to do it below. It says a lot that in 2014 Bruce Springsteen, Manic Street Preachers, Interpol, Eels, Blonde Redhead, Gruff Rhys, Pink Floyd, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Parquet Courts, Robert Plant and Band Of Skulls all released albums that were great, but, (in our opinion) there were 40 albums that were better than them. Here's the Spotify Playlist.
and here's the full list.
1 - Slow Club – Complete Surrender
2 - St Vincent – St Vincent
3 - Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
4 - Kishi Bashi - Lighght
5 - Pixies – Indie Cindy
6 - Happyness – Weird Little Birthday
7 - Allo Darlin – We Come From The Same Place
8 - Jack White - Lazaretto
9 - Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
10 - Jesse Marchant – Jesse Marchant
11 - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 12- George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage 13 - Thurston Moore – The Best Day 14 - Broken Bells – After The Disco 15 - Kate Tempest – Everybody Down 16 - Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker 17 - Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long See You Tomorrow. 18 - Warpaint - Warpaint 19 - Kasabian – 48:13 20 - The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream 21 - Beck – Morning Phase 22 – Sharon Van Etten – Are We There 23 – Bishop Allen – Lights Out 24 - Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain 25 - Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World 26 - Bill Patton – A New Kind Of Man 27 - Real Estate - Atlas 28 - Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams 29 – Neil Young - Storytone 20 - Young Fathers - Dead 31 - Caribou – Our Love 32 - Puss N Boots – No Fools, No Fun 33 - The Secret Sisters – Put Your Needle Down 34 - Royal Blood – Royal Blood 35 - Metronomy – Love Letters 36 - Nick Mulvey – First Mind 37 - The Horrors - Luminous 38 - Arrows of Love – Everything's Fucked 39 - Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers 40 - Aphex Twin - Syro