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Best Albums of 2014

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Best Albums of 2014

This year might have been missing that huge album release, but there were plenty of excellent long players released around the world and here in the UAE. Here, in no particular order, are some of our favourites spanning everything from riff-tastic rock to obtuse electronica

Beck – Morning Phase 
Genre: Indie
5 word review: Melancholic indie from ‘Loser’ Beck 


Caribou – Our Love 
Genre: House/Electronic
5 word review: Wonky, dancefloor primed emotive electronica 


Aphex Twin – Syro 
Genre: Electronic
5 word review: Aphex at his most accessible 


War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 
Genre: Indie
5 word review: ‘Born To Run’ for 2014 


Flying Lotus – You’re Dead 
Genre: Urban/Electronic
5 word review: Weird and wonderful beats’n’pieces  


Mac De Marco – Salad Days 
Genre: Indie
5 word review: Fuzzy, scuzzy lo-fi musings 


St Vincent – St Vincent 
Genre: Indie
5 word review: Twisty turny art pop magic  


Jungle – Jungle 
Genre: Electronic
5 word review: The perfect Dubai sunshine album 


Kasabian – 48:13
Genre: Indie/Electronic
5 word review: Balls out indie electro bounce 


The Boxtones – In The Pocket Of Clowns 
Genre: Rock
5 word review: Relentless rock from UAE’s finest 


Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Genre: Rock  
5 word review: Riff-tastic rock’n’roll


Future Islands – Singles
Genre: Indie
5 word review: Soaring indie-electro from America 


Banks – Goddess 
Genre: Urban
5 word review: Mean beats, even meaner lyrics 


Hernan Cattaneo – Balance 26
Genre: House
5 word review: Still best in the business 


Joris Voorn – Nobody Knows 
Genre: House/Electronic
5 word review: Imagine Sigur Ros going house 


Lone – Reality Testing 
Genre: House/Electronic
5 word review: Underground house meets hip hop 


Nikotin – Panodrama
Genre: Rock
5 word review: Muscular riff-rocking debut album 


Utah Jazz – Portfolio 
Genre: Drum and Bass
5 word review: Liquid rollers filled with funk 


La Roux – Trouble in Paradise
Genre: Pop
5 word review: Grown up proper pop perfection  


Chet Faker – Built On Glass
Genre: Indie/Electronic
5 word review: Heartfelt indie electronic dancefloor vibes 


Matthew Conley – Imaginary Places 
Genre: Electronic
5 word review: Aphex Twin of the Middle-East 


Todd Terje – It’s Album Time 
Genre: Disco
5 word review: Delightful Delorean dancefloor disco dynamite 


Daniel Avery – Drone Logic 
Genre: Electronic
5 word review: Sleazy acid after party vibes 
 

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