Category Archives: Music

2014 Album Top 20

It’s a little late, I know, but here is my album top 20 for 2014.


1. Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
2. Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
3. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
4. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
5. Hallo Venray – Show

6. Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain
7. Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything
8. Yuko – Long Sleeves Cause Accidents
9. Marketa Irglova – Muna
10. Samaris – Silkidrangar

11. The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
12. Zita Swoon Group – New Old World
13. Dunan Idaho – Riddles
14. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
15. Magnus – Where Neon Goes to Die

16. Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
17. Ginman/Eivor – The Color of Dark
18. Hauschka – Abandoned City / I Close My Eyes
19. Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland
20. Yann Tiersen – Infinity

Albums that I thought were really good but just haven’ t listened to enough yet:

Boy & Bear – Harlequin dream
Angel Olsen – Burn your fire for no witness
Spoon – They want my soul
Keaton Henson – Romantic works

Steve Albini discusses the music industry

In this keynote at the Face the Music Conference in Melbourne, famous recording engineer Steve Albini discusses the current state of the music industry, and how he believes recent developments are actually good for music (read: bands and fans). Interesting stuff!

If you don’t feel like watching the movie, The Guardian has a full transcript of his presentation for you to read.