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Albums of the year

The writers' choices (of 2014)

By • Dec 31st, 2014 • Category: Feature

It’s 4pm on Hogmanay, which seems as good a reason as any to exclusively reveal the is this music? writers’ albums of the year.
And given that we’re barely still in 2014, as good an excuse as any for getting straight on with it! Suffice to say, it was a hard-fought battle, with some home-grown talent (and long-time itm? faves) just nicking it above what has been the ‘critic’s choice’ in many publications.

So, without further ado, we bring you the collated ‘best’ albums of 2014.

1. The Phantom BandStrange Friend

2. St. VincentSt. Vincent

3. MogwaiRave Tapes

4. The Twilight SadNobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

5. We Were Promised JetpacksUnravelling

6. DeathcatsAll Hail Deathcats!
7. Young FathersDead
8. Half Man Half BiscuitUrge For Offal
9. HoneybloodHoneyblood
10. How To SwimNiagarama

11. Death From Above 1979The Physical World
12. Jonnie Common Trapped in Amber
13. MoodymannMoodymann
14. Stanley OddA Thing Brand New
15. Lisa Gerrard Twilight Kingdom

16. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
17. The Second Hand Marching BandA Hurricane, A Thunderstorm
18. Dan SartainDudesblood
19. Micah P HinsonMicah P Hinson and The Nothing
20. = SlamReverse Proceed
20. = The Everlasting YeahAnima Rising

And that’s about that. See you in 365 days or so…

* For a shamelessly Scottish-biased chart see Jockrock’s Albums of 2014 listing!

7 Responses »

  1. Cheeeers! “@isthismusic: Writers’ poll – albums of the year for 2014 … http://t.co/xh79Zg8jSu @thephantomband @wwpj @thetwilightsad…”

  2. @isthismusic No.10! Thanks, guys! “Writers’ poll – albums of the year for 2014 … http://t.co/w6qdqs0p8P @thephantomband @thetwilightsad”

  3. We’re number 10 in @isthismusic’s albums of 2014! … http://t.co/w6qdqs0p8P Congrats to @thephantomband for taking the top spot! 🙂

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  5. Number 10! Thanks, guys!

  6. In which I still count! MT @isthismusic: Writers’ poll – albums of the year for 2014 … http://t.co/B5YTdHdURu

  7. @ThePhantomBand @isthismusic Well done lads. Also with your entry to Scotch and Proud hall of fame…been some year! http://t.co/0aVTktNAhf