What I’m going to do here is actually focus on what I liked, and not what I disliked to keep this list in a positive skew. A lot of this is an expanded version of my 2014 chart from an external website so it’ll have its own merits as well. Anyway, 2014 has already been heck of a year with strong releases in the first three months of the year in so many avenues of the music industry—I am very excited about what the rest of the year will periodically bring.
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Angel Guts: Red Classroom by Xiu Xiu
Jamie Stewart has always been this sort of artistic sort and each one of his records resonate differently with me and this one is no different. I can understand why a lot of people don’t enjoy this as its pretty abrasive from the start of the album, but when you get to it this record is staunch to the background of this sort of hostile atmosphere that drags you down with Stewart’s sense of hopelessness…