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top albums of 2014

Posted on January 10, 2015

so it's 2015 already, wheres my jetpack? will try and keep this updated more regularly. planning on doing more recipes and food stuff, as well as talking about films and music i've seen...

so, last.fm says my top artists over the last 12 months are as follows:

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how that translates to my favourite albums of 2014 is a bit different, as some of those artists arent from 2014, and its excluded a lot of non-scrobbled stuff (cd's in my car, vinyl, stuff from work) - basically this is a list of what i've listened to on my phone or home desktop pc. it's where i do *most* of my listening, but certainly not all! This is also in no particular order (after 1989 which is clearly my no 1!)

Taylor Swift - 1989
i can't emphasise enough just how wonderful this album is. It's more than a pop album, and it has already sent her career to the next level. 2015 is going to be an amazing year for her assuming she keeps going on the way she is right now (check her social media activity. she's an artist who really *gets it*, and actively interacts with her fans in some of the loveliest ways possible!). i really can't fault her in any way this year, and the album is just a stone cold classic. there's not a bad track on there...

CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
technically a 2013 album, but i didn't discover them until early 2014. One of the most interesting new bands in years, and the album is just a pure joy to listen to. and my god, they are *AMAZING* live!

dEUS - Selected Songs 1994-2014
so it's a compilation album, i don't care. dEUS are one of my all-time favourite bands. It's not a singles collection (they did that back in 2001), it's just a collection of great dEUS songs as well as some of the lesser known/rare stuff (the real sugar - disc 2)

Dilated peoples - Directors Of Photography
Their first album in 8 years, and it doesn't disappoint!

Freeman - Freeman
Gener (Aaron Freeman) from WEEN. his first "full" solo album since splitting the band and getting sober, and it's just beautiful. a lot mellower than your average ween album, it deals with a lot of issues regarding the breakup ('fuck you all, i got a reason to live and i'm never gonna die' from intro track "Covert Discretion" pretty much sets the tone for the whole thing) - Whilst i hope aaron and mickey sort things out and get back together to do some stuff in the future, this will do nicely until that point.

Sia - 1000 Forms of fear
In the last couple of years, Sia has gone from relative obscurity to becoming one of the hottest writers on the planet for major pop acts, as well as vocalist on some massive hits (titanium/etc)... she's come a long way since "leaving" zero 7 and moving to america, and this album reflects that. it's full of songs that she kept for herself instead of giving to the likes of katy perry, and is her strongest album since 'Colour the small one' in 2004 (not that any of her more recent ones were bad, they just haven't grabbed my attention as much as this one!) - I reckon it's going to be a great year for the lovely Ms Furler :)

Tennis - Ritual in Repeat
This is Tennis' third album, but the first one i've really paid any attention to and is just full of joyous, laid back, summery electronic indie-pop fun. If you've never heard of them, make sure you check them out!

McBusted - McBusted
Busted + McFly = EPIC WIN! i dont really need to say any more, it's like they never really went away, and I can't wait to see them live again in a few months time...

Wu Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow
Their first album in 7 years, and in my opinion the best thing theyve done in nearly 15 years. just a shame ODB is no longer with us, he's definitely missed on this album :(

Magnus - Where Neon Goes to Die
If i can't have the dEUS anthology in my list, then the Magnus album will make up for it, it's Tom Barman and CJ Bolland. dirty electronic funk in it's finest form!

 

honourable mentions:

Basement Jaxx - Junto
The Vines - Wicked Nature
Weird Al Yankovic - mandatory fun

 

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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-14)

Posted on August 17, 2011

Link: My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-14)

  1. The Throne (20)
  2. Chuck Berry (8)
  3. Jason Mraz (4)
  4. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip (2)
  5. Keri Hilson (1)

Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz

Lemon Jelly – Ramblin Man – If you put together the first letters of the plac

Posted on August 17, 2011

Lemon Jelly - Ramblin Man - If you put together the first letters of the places he says he visited, starting with Brixton and finishing with San Jose, it reads BAGPUSS SEES ALL THINGS.

jay-z and kanye west “otis” –  brilliant! trashing a maybach, doing doughnuts i

Posted on August 12, 2011

jay-z and kanye west “otis” - 
brilliant! trashing a maybach, doing doughnuts in it, scaring the bitches in the back, then a completely random cameo from aziz ansari before getting the pyrotechnics out.

LOVE IT

My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-7)

Posted on August 11, 2011

Link: My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-7)

  1. The Bongolian (3)
  2. Frightened Rabbit (1)
  3. The Godfathers (1)
  4. Bobby Womack (1)
  5. Harold Faltermeyer (1)

Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz

My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-31)

Posted on August 4, 2011

Link: My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-31)

  1. Selena Gomez & The Scene (6)
  2. Mates of State (4)
  3. Bobby Womack (3)
  4. The Temptations (2)
  5. Alesha Dixon (2)

Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz

Why they wanna see my spine mommy? Why they wanna see my spine?It’s gonna

Posted on July 29, 2011

Why they wanna see my spine mommy? 
Why they wanna see my spine?
It’s gonna hurt again mommy
Much worse than last time

Am I gonna see God, mommy?
Am I gonna die?
It really hurts mommy!
Am I gonna die?

Smile on mighty Jesus
Spinal Meningitis got me down

My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-24)

Posted on July 29, 2011

Link: My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-24)

  1. dEUS (36)
  2. Selena Gomez & The Scene (31)
  3. Mates of State (30)
  4. Emmy the Great (15)
  5. Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward (6)

Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz

Cop Shoot Cop – $10 bill. I spent the last 20 minutes racking my mind for a CD single (remember t

Posted on July 24, 2011

Cop Shoot Cop - $10 bill. I spent the last 20 minutes racking my mind for a CD single (remember them!?) i used to have (and still do somewhere)… all i had to go on was:

JonnyBlaze39 Jonny Blaze @RevJonn Who did the 5 dollar bill track you put on that mix tape years ago?

i knew immediately what song he was on about, and was sure it was ten dollars, not five. eventually i found it, and here it is for you the world to view once more. i dont ever remember seeing the video though!
all it has done though is made me want a house of my own, where i can stick up wall to wall cd shelves and get all of my CDs and DVDs and records on display once more instead of hidden away in random boxes all over the place :(

Splendour Festival this Sunday

Posted on July 23, 2011

weareswimming:

We are playing the Jaga Stage at 2:30PM 

Have a listen to ‘Mining For Diamonds’


Swimming - Mining for Diamonds by swimming