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Albums of 2014

When it comes to opinions and tastes, lists are pretty stupid, one mans ceiling is another's floor and all that.  But in music, despite being the opposite of what (I'd hope) most people make music for, lists get churned out on a daily basis ("10 Best Hats Worn By Left Handed People In Bands" etc).  Everybody can get overwhelmed by all the new stuff that's out there, so with unerring uniformity record shops (and magazines, blogs, gobby people etc) will always do an end of year list.  Some would list their best sellers of the year, most however pick the records they genuinely like, think are brilliant and deserving of your time, that's what this list is.  

These records aren't "the best", because, well...how do you measure that?  These are records I've liked and listened to loads this year, ones I always go back to.  It's certainly not a list of best sellers, a couple of these records have barely registered with our customers, but they're all records I think deserve more love and if this list prods you to check out something you haven't heard, or wasn't sure of, then great!  

So, here they are.  South's albums of 2014, feel free to comment and let us know what your favourites are, I love a list as much as the next man.

Also, here is a Spotify playlist for you to try before you buy: South 2014 Playlist

(*note - Ty Segall and White Fence's albums aren't on Spotify)


1. Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe

    2. Future Islands - Singles

    3. Museum of Love – Museum of Love

      4. Reigning Sound - Shattered

        5. Ought – More Than Any Other Day

          6. Grumbling Fur - Preternaturals

            7. Caribou – Our Love

            8. Foxygen – And Star Power

              9. Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather

              10. Ty Segall - Manipulator

              11. Pure X - Angel

              12. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead

              13. White Fence – For The Recently Found Innocent

              14. Shintaro Sakamoto – Let’s Dance Raw

              15. Greg Gives Peter Space – Greg Gives Peter Space

              16. Woods – With Light And With Love

              17. Kevin Morby – Still Life

              18. Slow Club – Complete Surrender

              19. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

              20. Spoon – They Want My Soul

              21. Neil Young – A Letter Home

              22. Iceage – Plowing Into The Field of Love

              23. Eno Hyde - High Life

              24. Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong – Savage Imagination

              25. Richard Dawson – Nothing Important

              26. Aphex Twin - Syro

              27. J Mascis – Tied To A Star

              28. Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold

              29. Eagulls - Eagulls

              30. The Proper Ornaments – Wooden Head

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