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*******End of Year List 2014*******

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    Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 4,710 mod Gonzovision


    It's that time of year again.....


    Best Album - Nominate no more than 3 albums.

    Best Irish Album - Nominate no more than 3 albums.

    Best Debut Album - Nominate just one album.

    Most Disappointing Album - Nominate just one album.

    Best Song - Nominate no more than 3 songs

    Best Video - Just one video

    Best Album Art - Just the one.

    Best Promoter - Just the one.

    Best Gig - Confined to Ireland and no more than 3.


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  • Best Album - St. Vincent: St Vincent , Ariel Pink: pom pom, Aphex Twin: Syro

    Best Irish Album - September Girls:Cursing the sea, Sleep Thieves: you want the night

    Best Debut Album -

    Most Disappointing Album - Pixies: Indy Cindy

    Best Song - Ariel Pink: Put your number in my phone, Lucius: Hey Doreen, St. Vincent: Birth in reverse

    Best Video - Ariel Pink: Put your number in my phone

    Best Album Art - Jane Weaver - The Silver Globe

    Best Promoter - ?

    Best Gig - Ben Watt in whelans




  • Best album:

    Future Islands - Singles
    Kelis - Food (not very alt/indie I know but it's seriously bloody good!!)
    Brody Dalle - Diploid Love

    Best Irish album:

    Sinéad O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss
    Sleep Thieves - You Want the Night
    Hozier - Hozier

    Best Debut Album:

    Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time (this was originally released in the US in 2013 but didn't get its UK/European release until 2014; if it doesn't count, then I'll go with Banks - Goddess instead)

    Most Disappointing Album:

    Planningtorock - All Love's Legal

    Best Song:

    FKA Twigs - "Two Weeks"
    The Antlers - "Hotel"
    Wye Oak - "Glory"

    Best Album Art:

    alt-J - This Is All Yours

    Best Video:

    Hozier - "Take Me to Church"
    Seems this was 2013. My bad!

    Best Gig:
    Cat Power at The Olympia Theatre. Fraught, unpolished and absolutely beautiful. <3




  • Best Album - Run the Jewels:RTJ2, FKA Twigs:LP1, St Vincent: St Vincent

    Best Irish Album - Hozier I suppose

    Best Debut Album - FKA Twigs: LP1

    Most Disappointing Album - Nothing comes to mind

    Best Song - Perfume Genius: Queen, Shamir: On the regular, Caribou: cant do without you.

    Best Video - Tiga: Bugatti

    Best Album Art - FKA Twigs:EP2

    Best Promoter - N/A

    Best Gig - Alt J in the o2, Jungle at EP, Neutral Milk Hotel in Vicar Street




  • Felt it was a hugely disappointing year for music but, however, here goes.....

    Best Album

    Adrian Thaws - Tricky
    Heartleap - Vashti Bunyan
    Syro - Aphex Twin

    Best Irish Album
    Can't remember the last time I listened to one. Looking for solid recommendations from this though.

    Best Debut Album
    LP1 - FKA Twigs (good but patchy)

    Most Disappointing Album
    El Pintor - Interpol (again)

    Best Song
    Interference - Thom Yorke
    Inspector Norse - Todd Terje
    Palace - The Antlers

    Best Video
    Palace - The Antlers (quite possibly the only video I've seen this year)

    Best Album Art
    Heartleap - Vashti Bunyan

    Best Promoter
    Every year! :)

    Best Gig
    Bill Callahan @ Olympia (shamefully the only gig I've been to in 2014)




  • Best Gig:
    Cat Power at The Olympia Theatre. Fraught, unpolished and absolutely beautiful. <3
    Didn't realise she played Dublin this year? What type set was it? I saw her for a third time not so long ago. Each performance has been completely unique and amazing in it's own way but this years was by far my favourite performance.


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  • Best Album - The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream (thought this would be hands down the winner): Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams: Eels, The Cautionary tale of Mark Oliver Everett.

    Best Irish Album - Damien Rice.

    Best Debut Album None

    Most Disappointing Album -

    Best Song - Eyes to the Wind, The War on Drugs: Future Islands, Seasons: Royal Blood, Little Monster

    Best Video -


    Best Album Art -

    Best Promoter -

    Best Gig - The National, Live at the Marquee.




  • Albums: Caribou "Our Love'; Mogwai "Rave Tapes"; Todd Terje "Its Album Time"
    Irish Album: Sh1t Robot "We got a love"
    Debut: Todd Terje
    Disappointment: Metronomy "Love Letters" - it's not terrible, but it's no "English Riviera"
    Songs: Future Islands "Seasons"; Mogwai "Repelish"; Sh1t Robot "The Secret"
    Video: Tiga "Bugatti"
    Album Art: Mac Demarco Royal Blood
    Haven't been to any gigs this year so can't comment on the other categories.




  • S.M.B. wrote: »
    Didn't realise she played Dublin this year? What type set was it? I saw her for a third time not so long ago. Each performance has been completely unique and amazing in it's own way but this years was by far my favourite performance.

    Was just her with a guitar and a piano. No accompanying musicians or backing singers. She occasionally stumbled over her words, started off playing one song and then switched to another, had little breakdowns (started talking about the Israel/Palestine situation a few times) etc. but her voice was spectacular and she had some good (if slightly awkward) banter with the crowd.

    Setlist wise, songs from Moon Pix, You Are Free and The Greatest made up the majority of it with a few covers thrown in for good measure - she did a beautiful version of "What the World Needs Now is Love". And at the end of the set she threw flowers to the crowd and I caught one; dried it out and have it pressed in a heavy book. :D

    Pretty sure there's a thread on it in the Gigs/Events forum if you wanna have a look for it?




  • Best Album -

    Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
    FKA Twigs - Lp1
    Perfume Genius - Too Bright


    Best Irish Album -

    Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy
    Aphex Twin - Syro
    Sleep Thieves - You Want the Night


    Best Debut Album -

    FKA Twigs - LP1

    Most Disappointing Album -

    Zola Jesus - Taiga

    Best Song -

    FKA Twigs - Two Weeks
    Sharon Van Etten - Tarifa
    The Antlers - Palace

    Best Video -

    Jamie XX - Sleep Sound

    Best Album Art -

    Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks

    Best Promoter -

    I promise, this is the last year!

    Best Gig -

    65daysofstatic - Rosin Dubh
    Real Estate - Whelans
    Jon Hopkins - Samhain Fest




  • Aphex Twin - Syro

    tenuous... I know he was born in Limerick, but would he be eligible for (say) the Choice Music Prize?


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  • Best Album -
    Caribou - Our Love
    Glass Animals - ZABA
    JC + the Voidz - Tyranny

    Best Irish Album -
    Paddy Hanna - Leafy Stiletto

    Best Debut Album -
    Glass Animals - ZABA

    Most Disappointing Album -


    Best Song -
    Caribou - Your Love Will Set You Free
    Spoon - Do You


    Best Video -
    Temples - Shelter Song

    Best Album Art -
    Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal


    Best Promoter -
    Hidden Agenda

    Best Gig -
    Caribou - Body and Soul
    Girl Band - Whelan's
    St. Vincent - Shepard's Bush




  • Was just her with a guitar and a piano. No accompanying musicians or backing singers. She occasionally stumbled over her words, started off playing one song and then switched to another, had little breakdowns (started talking about the Israel/Palestine situation a few times) etc. but her voice was spectacular and she had some good (if slightly awkward) banter with the crowd.

    Setlist wise, songs from Moon Pix, You Are Free and The Greatest made up the majority of it with a few covers thrown in for good measure - she did a beautiful version of "What the World Needs Now is Love". And at the end of the set she threw flowers to the crowd and I caught one; dried it out and have it pressed in a heavy book. :D

    Pretty sure there's a thread on it in the Gigs/Events forum if you wanna have a look for it?
    Interesting, similar type setup/setlist to the the London date I was at much later in the year so. We didn't have the sound/furniture arranging issues but the rest sounds remarkably similar. Delighted I didn't read that thread in G/E before hand as I had no expectations going into the gig.

    Hearing certain You Are Free tracks live was something I'd never thought I'd witness. We didn't get Metal Heart though and did get a barely recognisable Cherokee. She also decided to tell everybody she was pregnant, and how much she was getting paid for each show. One of the oddest, most uncomfortable yet spectacular shows I've ever witnessed.




  • Best Album

    Sun Kil Moon- Benji.

    Parquet Courts- Sunbating Animal

    Spoon – They Want My Soul

    Best Debut Album -

    Parquet Courts- Sunbathing

    Best Song

    Ariel Pink-- Give me your number
    Alvvays- Marry me, Archie
    Sturgil Simpson- The Promise


    Best Album Art

    Real Estate- Atlas

    Best Promoter

    Homebeat.

    Best Gig

    Really didn't see anything this year except for being at a couple of small festivals.

    Booka Brass Band at Knockenstoken

    Connor Walsh at the Unitarian Church Dublin

    Lastertom at Another Love Story





  • Best Debut Album -

    Parquet Courts- Sunbathing

    "Light up Gold" was their debut (and it's excellent)




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  • Best Album -

    Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
    FKA Twigs - Lp1
    Perfume Genius - Too Bright


    Best Irish Album -

    Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy
    Aphex Twin - Syro
    Sleep Thieves - You Want the Night


    Best Debut Album -

    FKA Twigs - LP1

    Most Disappointing Album -

    Zola Jesus - Taiga

    Best Song -

    FKA Twigs - Two Weeks
    Sharon Van Etten - Tarifa
    The Antlers - Palace

    Best Video -

    Jamie XX - Sleep Sound

    Best Album Art -

    Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks

    Best Promoter -

    I promise, this is the last year!

    Best Gig -

    65daysofstatic - Rosin Dubh
    Real Estate - Whelans
    Jon Hopkins - Samhain Fest


    Isn't the max richter album from 2004?




  • It could well be.....Just saw it pop up Spotify with 2014. Thought it was nice.




  • loyatemu wrote: »
    tenuous... I know he was born in Limerick, but would he be eligible for (say) the Choice Music Prize?

    Tenuous indeed, Limerick is another country




  • Must agree with earlier comment that it's been a poor year for new music, except for...

    Best Album -

    Beck - Morning Phase
    The War On Drugs • Lost In The Dream
    St Vincent - St Vincent


    Best Irish Album -

    Aphex Twin - Syro
    Hozier
    O'Connor




  • It could well be.....Just saw it pop up Spotify with 2014. Thought it was nice.

    It is very nice - pretty much all his albums are worth a listen! :)


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  • loyatemu wrote: »
    tenuous... I know he was born in Limerick, but would he be eligible for (say) the Choice Music Prize?

    to answer my own question, it appears Mr. Twin is eligible.




  • loyatemu wrote: »
    tenuous... I know he was born in Limerick, but would he be eligible for (say) the Choice Music Prize?
    Yes!
    loyatemu wrote: »
    to answer my own question, it appears Mr. Twin is eligible.

    Best Album - Sun Kil Moon, Future Islands and War on Drugs

    Shout outs to - St Vincent, FKA, Beck, Caribou, Aphex Twin, EMA, Taylor Swift (yes that's right), Run the Jewels Perfume Genius and i'll stop there.

    Best Irish Album - Rice or Aphex Twin

    Best Debut Album - FKA Twigs

    Most Disappointing Album - Prob one of the hip hop ones.

    Best Song - Future Islands A song for our grandfathers or Kieza - Hideaway and yes it's pop.



    Best Video -

    Best Album Art - Wilco's AM Foxtrot rarities boxset

    Best Promoter - Leagues/Aiken

    Best Gig - Future Islands - Vicar St.




  • Best Album - Ultraviolence - Lana Del Rey
    Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
    Futurology - Manic Street Preachers

    Best Irish Album - Hozier - Hozier

    Best Debut Album - Sun Structures - Temples

    Most Disappointing Album - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes - Thom Yorke

    Best Song - Brooklyn Baby - Lana Del Rey
    Dogs - Sun Kil Moon
    Stay With Me - Ryan Adams

    Best Album Art - Hozier - Hozier

    Best Gig - Manic Street Preachers - Olympia
    Neutral Milk Hotel - Vicar Street
    The Flaming Lips - Forbidden Fruit festival




  • lordgoat wrote: »
    Yes!

    Probably wandering off topic, but the only source for the whole "Aphex was born in Limerick" thing seems to be Wikipedia, where there is no source reference for the claim. Every article that claims he is "Irish-born" is referencing Wikipedia too.




  • loyatemu wrote: »
    Probably wandering off topic, but the only source for the whole "Aphex was born in Limerick" thing seems to be Wikipedia, where there is no source reference for the claim. Every article that claims he is "Irish-born" is referencing Wikipedia too.

    That's quite interesting. I think I have seen it in an interview somewhere else too, i look next week or never...




  • Best Album -

    Protomartyr - Under The Colour Of Official Right..some excellent tracks
    And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - IX. A band I am discovering has a history of being consistently great whilst mostly unknown outside the US.
    Sick of it all -Last Act Of Defiance. I Remeber them from the 90's.Step down was a class tune..Listening to this makes me wanna rip **** up ..Great punky energy and playing Vodoo Lounge soon as well.Best tunes 'DNC' and ' the road less traveled'

    Best Irish Album - No real standouts this year and not giving it to Hozier by Default either!

    Best Debut Album -Ought 'More than any other Day'.

    Most Disappointing Album(s)

    Best Song - Modest Mouse Lampshades on Fire (Known to some,new to most)..hope the album is as good. Definitely an anticipated album in 2015.
    Protomatyr -Scum,Rise..a perfect soundtrack to the urban zombie apocalypse taking place in their home town of Detroit.
    Ought-New Calm pt2..lalalalala .
    Best Video - Ought Pleasant Heart ( The one on Vimeo).
    Best Album Art - And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - IX ..

    Best Promoter - Foggy notions.

    Best Gig- Ought The workmans,Trust in the Workmans.




  • I'm so out of the loop, I barely recognise any of these artists

    What's the best 'guitar' album on that list?




  • I'm so out of the loop, I barely recognise any of these artists

    What's the best 'guitar' album on that list?

    I would say And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - IX.Given their history and experimental style they strike me as a sort of American Pink Floyd.
    Sick of it all probably more suited to the metal forums but I like them.
    Most of the albums and songs can be found on youtube.




  • Best Album - Kid Cudi Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon
    The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
    Die Antwoord Donker Mag

    Best Irish Album - Mick Flannery By The Rule

    Best Song - Jamie T 40/40 ICU
    Sturgill Simpson It Ain't All Flowers
    The Twilight Sad There's A Girl In The Corner

    Best Video - Lykke Li No Rest for the Wicked

    Best Album Art - World Peace Is None of Your Business

    Best Gig - Pixies Marque


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  • Best Album -
    Alt J - This Is All Yours
    The Felice Brothers - Favorite Waitress
    Young Fathers - DEAD

    Best Irish Album - Mick Flannery By The Rule

    Best Song - Alt J - Choice Kingdom
    Dry The River - Vessel
    Felice Brothers - Saturday Night


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