Quick round-up of some albums I’ve enjoyed but didn’t get to write about from earlier in the year. Fidlar and their surf-punk, beer-drinking hijinks that make up Too; Sleaford Mods and their brand of curt misanthropy on Key Markets and lastly, Loma Prieta, painting a warped picture with Self Portrait. Enjoy.
Let’s face it, there’s not going to be any more good albums released this year now. Well, that’s the impression that I get. I’ll stop with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones puns now and crack on. Below are my top 10 albums of 2014, plus a selection of “nearly made the cut, but are still really good albums that you should listen to.” Enjoy.
2013 will soon be done, but again, it’s been ridiculously brilliant year for new releases, new bands, new discoveries and long-awaited comebacks. So, before getting ruined on homebrew, eating mince pies and shouting at the TV because the BBC haven’t played Jurassic Park yet, here’s a run down of my top 10 albums of 2013.