Having just played a couple of triumphant gigs in Bristol and London and with a new album being recorded, we grabbed Mike Youe, The Blue Aeroplanes guitarist for his 2014 Top Ten Albums, "in no particular order' .......

1. La Costa El Camino Real by Camper Van Beethoven

2. St. Vincent by St. Vincent

3. Revelation by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

4. Strange Weather (EPs count?) by Anna Calvi

5. DEBT'LL GET'EM by The Defibulators

6. Phox by Phox

7. Fair Warning by The Rails

8. Benji by Sun Kil Moon

9. Vi: Flora by Botanist  

10. To Be Kind by Swans  

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Temple Invisible are the electronic musical project of Irina Bucescu, Costas Ivanov & Daniel Olteanu, three multi instrumentalists from Bucharest, Romania. Since releasing their debut single ‘Disappearance’ in May this year the band have been on the road and ‘Collide’ their second single taken from the band debut’s EP, is released today along with their Top Ten albums of 2014;

Top Ten 2014

1.   Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes  by Thom Yorke
2.   Syro by Aphex Twin
3.   Aurora by Ben Frost
4.   You’re Dead by Flying Lotus
5.   Happiness is happening by Roman Flugel
6.   Flatland by Objekt
7.   Adhesive by Container
8.   Desideratum by Planning for Burial
9.   Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn
10. Black Metal by Dean Blunt

 

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Top Ten Albums 2014

1.    Elbow.                The Take off and Landing of Everything
2.    Temples.             Sun Structures
3.    Honeyblood.       Honeyblood
4.    Jungle.               Jungle
5.    Royal Blood.       Royal Blood
6.    Childhood.          Lacuna
7.    Merchandise.     After the End
8.    Jenny Lewis.     The Voyager
9.    TacocaT.            NVM
10.   Scott Helman    Augusta EP

Top song of the year - Elbow      New York Morning

Top Gigs

1.   Elbow                                        Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
2.   Johnny Marr                              Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
3.   St Paul & the Broken Bones      Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
4.   Sinead O’Connor                       Massey Hall, Toronto
5.   Scott Helman                             Smiling Buddha, Toronto
6.   Royal Blood                               Lee’s Palace, Toronto
7.   Hold Steady                              Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
8.   Peter Hook                                Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
9.   Jonathan Wilson                       Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
10.  Courtney Barnett                    Lee’s Palace, Toronto

Top Festival Shows

1.     Jenny Lewis                               TURF music festival, Toronto
2.     Royal Blood                                SXSW Austin
3.     Replacements                            ACL music festival, Austin
4.     Jon Batiste & Stay Human          ACL music festival, Austin
5.     Andrew Bird                               TURF music festival,  Toronto
6.     St Paul & The Broken Bones     SXSW Austin
7.     James Bay                                 ACL music festival, Austin
8.     Wolf Alice                                  SXSW Austin
9.     Spandau Ballet                          SXSW Austin
10.   Honeyblood                              SXSW Austin

Tom 'Left' Brumpton - Vocals Tom 'TK' Clarke - Guitars Jake 'D'artagnan' Bennett - Bass Adam 'Tweak' Jones - Drums and Backing Vocals make up Akarusa Yami and here is their Top Ten 2014

1. Skindred - Kill The Power

2. Crosses -  Crosses

3. Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

4. Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum

5. U2 - Songs Of Innocence

6. Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie

7. Lily Allen - Sheezus

8. Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems

9. Linkin Park - The Hunting Party

10. Whitechapel - Our Endless War

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It has been a busy but very sucessful year for EofE and 2015 certainly seems one that will be even bigger for this Midland's band.

EofE Top Ten

1.     Lower than Atlantis - self titled 

2.     Royal Blood - Self titled 

3.     BearTooth - Disgusting 

4.     Slash - World on Fire

5.     Slipknot - The Gray Chapter

6.     You Me at Six - Cavalier Youth

7.     Twin Atlantic - The Great Divide

8.     Mallory Knox - Asymmetry

9.     California Breed - self titled

10.  Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

 

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1. Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown
2. Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
3. Feed The Rhino - The Sorrow And The Sound
4. Marmozets - The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
5. Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
6. Hearts Under Fire - Outlines
7. Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together
8. Rise Against - The Black Market
9. Lower Than Atlantis - Lower Than Atlantis
10. Ed Sheeran - X

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1  Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy
2. Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
3. Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman
4. Royal Blood - Royal Blood
5.  The Black Keys - Turn Blue
6.  Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were
7.  Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
8.  Marc Halls - Born Into Light EP
9.  Dave Mcpherson - Journal of a Journey Buoy
10.  James Bay - Hold Back The River EP

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1)  Jehené Aiko - Souled Out
2)  Curren$y - The Drive In Theatre
3)  Nebu Kiniza - Hypnosis
4)  Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire
5)  Mac Miller - Faces
6)  Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
7)  Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron
8)  Volumes - No Sleep
9)  Monuments - The Amanuensis
10)  Ghetts - Momentum 2

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1. Berri Txarrak - Denbora Da Poligrafo Bakarra
2. You Me At Six - Cavalier Youth
3. Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together
4. Charlie Simpson - Long Road Home
5. PVRIS - White Noise
6. Marmozets - The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets
7. Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
8. Angels & Airwaves - The Dream Walker
9. Mallory Knox - Assymetry
10. Lana del Rey - Ultraviolence

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Here’s our first all-Star Top Ten for 2014 from Lucky Strikes man, Matt Boulter.

It’s been a busy year for Matt playing with Blue Rose Code and Simone Felice as well as doing the Lucky Strikes and solo shows. Matt has also recorded a lot of sessions with other artists that will be coming out next year. 

2015 is also going to be busy because the Strikes have recorded a new album and Matt is close to completing a new solo album so lots of gigging in support of these records to come

Here’s Matt’s top Ten 2014:

1.    Quilt – Quilt

2.    Sun Kil Moon – Benji

3.    Bonnie Prince Billy – Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues

4.    Rosalie Deighton – Burning Boat

5.    Blue Rose Code – The Ballads of Peckham Rye

6.    Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather

7.    Various Artists - Elizabethan Sessions

8.    Sharon Van Etton - Are we There

9.    Danny and the Champions of the World - Stay True

10.   Simone Felice - Strangers

 

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1.  Us amongst the Rest  - Follow the Truth

  

2.  Joe Bonamassa  - Different shades of Blue

 

3.  Enter the Lexicon - Enter the Lexicon 

 

4.  Road to Horizon  - Faultlines

 

5.  Foo Fighters - Sonic highways

 

6.  Black Stone Cherry - Magic mountain

 

7.  These Reigning Days  - Opera of Love

 

8.  The Fuse - Black Lion

 

9.  Blackberry Smoke  - The Whippoorwill

 

10. Kill it Kid - You owe nothing

 

 

Gigs

 

Asking Alexandria - The Roundhouse

 

The Fuse – Borderline

 

Enter the Lexicon – Surya

 

EofE – Borderline

 

Man like Me - Village Green Festival, Southend-on-Sea

 

Road to Horizon - Surya

 

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1. The War in Drugs - Lost in the Dream

 

2, East India Youth - Total Strife Forever

 

3. Beck - Morning Phase

 

4. Jamie T. -Carry on the Grudge  

 

5. Perfume Genius - Too Bright

 

I bought the usual 50+ CDs this year.  Like most of them, but they don't really hit the mark as top ten.  So I have a top 5

 

Kevin B.

 

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