TOP 25 RELEASES OF 2014
Now we're a week into 2015, I thought I'd share my favourite 25 releases of last year with those of you who are arsed.
There seemed to be an endless stream of quality projects throughout 2014 and, in my opinion, it was another year which showed hip-hop music to be in the most exciting and diverse phase it's been in for a long time. Beyond the genre there were many great releases too.
There are others releases that I rate highly and there's also bound to be tons of shit I've not heard so this is by no means a definitive list but, at the time of going to print, these were the 25 releases (EPs/albums/mixtapes) that especially grabbed me:
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - Blasphemy
Beit Nun – Death By This Adventure EP
Brother Beatbox – Vol. III
Burgundy Blood – Suede Comet
Cheech & Morriarchi – Kush Garden EP
Clipping – Clppng
Curren$y – The Drive In Theater
D’Angelo And The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Fatima – Yellow Memories
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
Gee Bag – Show & Tell
Hail Mary Mallon – Bestiary
Hawk House – Handshake To The Brain
Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire EP
Jam Baxter – …So We Ate Them Whole
Lee Scott - Tin Foil Fronts
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Melanie De Biasio – No Deal
Moose Funk Squad – The Moose Tape Vol. 1
Pierce Artists – Raking Dead Leaves in Autumn
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
Souls of Mischief & Adrian Younge – There Is Only Now
Spider Jaroo x Bambu Hands – Live From The Archive Vol. 1
Strange U – #2040 EP
If I had to narrow it down to one release it'd probably have to be 'Bestiary'.
Feel free to let me know what you were feeling the most!