Flashflooder’s Top 100 Music Releases of 2014

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Ok, I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I’ve finally made my objectionably arbitrary picks for best music releases of the year 2014 (remember? that year a little over a month ago). However, since I’m late and all I’m going to cut the blasé pun banter and just give you my list, as well as a bunch of others to read for relativity. Plus, this year I made a Spotify playlist!

Before you get to scanning through my list, directly below is a link to Metacritic’s wrap up of all of the major music critic’s top 10 albums lists for 2014 with a combined score and individual lists for each. Don’t just look at my silly picks, look at the picks of a bunch of people that are actually paid to write about music! There’s also no quicker way to find a bunch of albums to check out if you’re looking to listen to something new.

 Metacritic’s Best of 2014 Music Critic Top 10 Lists

And now on to the 100 albums and EPs/releases that I thought were the best of the year 2014. Don’t pay too much attention to the order. It is fairly loosely relative. Hope you find some new jams you like. Enjoy.

Oh, and I almost forgot. This year I made a Spotify playlist of as many of the albums/EP in my list as Spotify has. Enjoy and stuff.

 

And for the list in written form…

100. Max Cooper – Human
99. BADBADNOTGOOD – III
98. Blockhead – Bells & Whistles
97. Actress – Ghettoville
96. Ariel Pink – pom pom
95. BANKS – Goddess
94. FaltyDL – In the Wild
93. Hudson Mohwake – Chimes EP
92. Bear In Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old
91. Christian Löffler – Young Alaska
90. Daedelus – The Light Brigade
89. The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream
88. Blackbird Blackbird – Tangerine Sky
87. FKA Twigs – LP1
86. Mr Oizo – The Church
85. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
84. ASC – Truth Be Told
83. RL Grime – Void
82. Woo – When The Past Arrives
81. Blonde Redhead – Barragán
80. Bonobo – Flashlight EP
79. Broods – Broods EP
78. Holly Herndon – Chorus
77. Giraffage – No Reason EP
76. Kill Frenzy – Taylr Swft
75. deadmau5 – while (1<2)
74. The Antlers – Familiars
73. Atmosphere – Southsiders
72. Panda Bear – Mr Noah EP
71. Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter The Slasher House
70. Odesza – In Return
69. Teebs – E S T A R A
68. Chet Faker – Built on Glass
67. Hail Mary Mallon – Bestiary
66. Lee Gamble – KOCH
65. Porter Robinson – Worlds
64. Hyperdub – 10.3 Compilation
63. Yagya – Sleepygirls
62. Sisyphus – Sisyphus
61. Jacques Greene – After Life After Party / Phantom Vibrate
60. Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap
59. Skrillex – Recess
58. Dark Sky – Imagin
57. Loscil – Sea Island
56. Objekt – Flatland
55. Lana De Ray – Ultraviolence
54. Clark – Clark
53. Para One – Club
52. Arμ-2+lee (asano+ryuhei) – TANHÂ
51. Vladislav Delay – Visa
50. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
49. Fennesz – Bécs
48. Dean Blunt – Black Metal
47. Vanilla – Sweet Talk
46. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
45. Pomo – The Other Day
44. Dauwd – Kindlinn
43. Lone – Reality Testing
42. St Vincent – St Vincent
41. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
40. Nadus – Broke City EP
39. Antemasque – Antemasque
38. Duck Sauce – Quack
37. Madlib – Rock Konducta Pt. 1 & 2
36. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
35. Rustie – Green Language
34. Chromeo – White Women
33. Beck – Morning Phase
32. Eno & Hyde – High Life
31. TV On The Radio – Seeds
30. Spoon – They Want My Soul
29. Arca – Xen
28. lee (asano+ryuhei) – +++ self service +++
27. Martyn – The Air Between Words
26. Slow Magic – How To Run Away
25. Foxygen – …And Star Power
24. Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
23. HNNY – Yum001
22. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
21. Floating Points – King Bromeliad/Montparnasse & Nuits Sonores/Nectarines
20. Aphex Twin – SYRO
19. Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
18. Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
17. Grouper – Ruins
16. Les Sins – Michael
15. Tycho – Awake
14. Real Estate – Atlas
13. Percussions – KHLHI / Sext & Ascii Bot / Blatant Water Cannon
12. Run The Jewels – RTJ2
11. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
10. Jamie xx – Girl/Sleep Sound
9. Kiasmos – Kiasmos
8. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
7. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
6. Mac Demarco – Salad Days
5. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
4. Caribou – Our Love
3. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
2. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire To No Witness
1. Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett – Her Soundtrack

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