The Soap Company - Albums Of 2014

When we're not working, working on our own records, going to see bands, eating, watching films, digging for mixes, drinking, reading or jogging, we like to spend any spare time listening to other people's sounds.
So much so, that we think we hear enough to warrant compiling an end of year list to show off just how great some of them are.
We've had the privilege to hear the following list of 100 superb recordings this year in amongst the sometimes variable quality of a hefty list of exactly 2350.

Here they are in our order of preference.
If you click on the covers, it will take you to streams, clips, samples and purchase links.
Here we go...

001 - North Atlantic Oscillation - The Third Day (K Scope)

002 - Heartsrevolution - Ride Or Die (Kitsune)

003 - Kyoka - Is (Is Superpowered) (Raster Noton)

004 - Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste (Prospect Park)

005 - A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent (Lefse)

006 - Sleaford Mods - Divide And Exit (Harbinger Sound)

007 - Swans - To Be Kind (Mute)

008 - Fucked Up - Glass Boys (Matador)

009 - Kate Tempest - Everybody Down (Big Dada)

010 - Lone - Reality Testing (R&S)

011 - David Sylvian - There’s A Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight (Samadhisound)

012 - Diamond Version - CI (Mute)

013 - Engineers - Always Returning (K Scope)

014 - St. Vincent - St. Vincent (Caroline International)

015 - Will Stratton - Gray Lodge Wisdom (Talitres)

016 - Ooioo - Gamel (Thrill Jockey)

017 - Mica Levi - Under The Skin (Milan)

018 - Archive - Axiom (Dangervisit)

019 - James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical (Believe Recordings)

020 - The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger - Midnight Sun (Chimera)

021 - Pinkcourtesyphone - Description Of Problem (Line)

022 - The Soundcarriers - Entropicalia (Ghost Box)

023 - Taylor McFerrin - Early Riser (Ninja Tune)

024 - Ariel Pink - Pom Pom (4AD)

025 - Clipping - CLPPNG (Sub Pop)

026 - Eight Rounds Rapid - Lossleader (Cadiz)

027 - Thurston Moore - The Best Day (Matador)

028 - Shit Robot - We Got A Love (DFA)

029 - Christina Vantzou - No.2 (Kranky)

030 - Clark - Clark (Warp)

031 - Emmplekz - You Might Also Like (Mordant Music)

032 - Pomplamoose - Season 2 (Pomplamoose)

033 - Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love (Captured Tracks)

034 - Laetitia Sadier - Something Shines (Drag City)

035 - Julian Casablancas & The Voidz - Tyranny (Cult Records)

036 - Ex-Cult - Midnight Passenger (Goner)

037 - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Bring Us Together (Hot Bus)

038 - Ava Luna - Electric Balloon (Western Vinyl)

039 - Beck - Morning Phase (Virgin)

040 - Black Cab - Games Of The XXI Olympiad (Interstate 40)

041 - DVA - Nipomo (Home Table)

042 - Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal (Rough Trade)

043 - Sontaag - Sontaag (Esoteric)

044 - His Name Is Alive - Tecuciztecatl (London London)

045 - Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband (Because)

046 - Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Rhythm (The Leaf Label)

047 - Dorian Concept - Joined Ends (Ninja Tune)

048 - Inga Copeland - Because I'm Worth It (Self Released)

049 - Medicine - Home Everywhere (Captured Tracks)

050 - Perc - The Power & The Glory (Perc Trax)

051 - Atari Teenage Riot - Reset (Digital Hardcore)

052 - Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita (Upset The Rhythm)

053 - River Crombie - Light Trails (Bandcamp)

054 - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Wig Out At Jagbags (Domino)

055 - Lamp ゆめ (PSC)

056 - Maria Minerva - Histrionic (Not Not Fun)

057 - First Aid Kit - Stay Gold (Columbia)

058 - Golden Retriever - Seer (Thrill Jockey)

059 - Chrome - Feel It Like A Scientist (King Of Spades)

060 - Simon Fisher Turner - The Epic Of Everest (Mute)

061 - Katerine - Magnum (Universal)

062 - Dntel - Human Voice (Leaving)

063 - Pink Skull - Huitlacoche (My Favourite Robot)

064 - Zola Jesus - Taiga (Mute)

065 - Flava D - FlavaD.com Vol.5 (Bandcamp)

066 - HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club (Ghostly)

067 - The Bug - Angels & Devils (Ninja Tune)

068 - KG - Passage Secret (Herzfeld)

069 - Mouse On Mars - 21 Again (Monkeytown)

070 - Ty Segall --Manipulator (Drag City)

071 - The Juan MacLean - In A Dream (DFA)

072 - Damien Jurado - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian)

073 - East India Youth - Total Strife Forever (Stolen Recordings)

074 - Yesway - Yesway (Yesway)

075 - Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends (Bella Union)

076 - Liars - Mess (Mute)

077 - Savages & Bo Ningen - Words To The Blind (Stolen Recordings / Pop Noire)

078 - SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land (Young Turks)

079 - Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom Radio (Heavenly)

080 - Addison Groove - Presents James Grieve (Republic Of Music)

081 - David Crosby - Croz (Blue Castle)

082 - Jimi Goodwin - Odludek (Heavenly)

083 - Foster The People - Supermodel (Columbia)

084 - Skalpel - Transit (PlugAudio)

085 - Robert Plant - Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar (East West)

086 - Manic Street Preachers - Futurology (Columbia)

087 - Prince -  Art Official Age (Warner Bros)

088 - S. Carey - Range Of Light (Jagjaguwar)

089 - Lucy - Churches Schools And Guns (Stroboscopic Artefacts)

090 - Warpaint - Warpaint (Rough Trade)

091 - Young Punx - All These Things Are Gone (MofoHifi)

092 - The People Under The Stairs - 12 Step Program (Piecelock 70)

093 - Awanto 3 - Opel Mantra (Rush Hour)

094 - Nicole Atkins - Slow Phaser (Oh Mercy)

095 - Pow! - Hi-Tech Boom (Castle Face Recordings)

096 - The Projects - Elektrichka's Favourite Party Record (Tip Top Recordings)

097 - Remember Remember - Forgetting The Present (Rock Action)

098 - Uyama Hiroto - Freedom Of The Son (Roph Recordings)

099 - Earthly Circuits - Fallow Medals (Bandcamp)

100 - The Soap Company - I Keep Dreaming About You (Space Station Disco)

Well...Nobody else had it in theirs... :)

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