Monday, 29 December 2014

187(ish) albums / EPs you should have bought this year: Vol. 4

Once again, too many albums to whittle down into even a top 50. So, just in time for the New Year, here's your chance to catch up on the year's records you should have bought instead of Nicki Minaj's Anaconda.





















January
03/01 Pixies - EP2 (Self-Released)
05/01 Sianvar - Sianvar EP (Blue Swan)
07/01 Self Defense Family - Try Me (Deathwish Inc.)
10/01 Decade - Good Luck (Spinefarm)
10/01 Not Scientists - Leave Stickers On Our Graves 7" (Delete Your Favourite Records)
14/01 You Blew It! - Keep Doing What You're Doing (Topshelf)
24/01 Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble / Xtra Mile)
28/01 The Lawrence Arms - Metropole (Epitaph)




















February
03/02 Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow (Island / Vagrant)
03/02 Frank Turner - Polaroid Picture (Xtra Mile)
03/02 Maxïmo Park - Too Much Information (V2 / Daylighting)
04/02 Les Claypool's Duo De Twang - Four Foot Shack (ATO / Prawn Song)
04/02 Tides Of Man - Young and Courageous (Self-Released)
07/02 Weerd Science - Red Light Juliet Broadcast 2: Steady Straight Lights/Sudden Dark Turns (Self-Released)
10/02 Brawlers - I Am a Worthless Piece of Shit (Alcopop!)
11/02 Give And Take - Noteworthy (We Are Triumphant)
14/02 The Presidents Of The United States Of America - Kudos To You! (PUSA Inc. / Burnside)
14/02 Versus You - Moving On (Flix / Noiseworks / GChord)
17/02 My Favourite Runner Up - Crossroads (Self-Released)
21/02 Beck - Morning Phase (Capitol)
24/02 Only Rivals - Details (Self-Released)




















March
03/03 We Are Scientists - TV en Français (100%)
04/03 Comeback Kid - Die Knowing (Distort / Victory)
04/03 Ivy League TX / Turnover / Maker / Such Gold - 4-Way Split (Broken Rim)
04/03 Morning Glory - War Psalms (Fat Wreck)
10/03 Muncie Girls / Great Cynics - Split 12" (Specialist Subject)
11/03 Architects - Lost Together // Lost Forever (Epitaph)
11/03 Elder Brother - Heavy Head (Pure Noise)
14/03 Luca Brasi - By A Thread (Poison City)
18/03 I Am The Avalanche - Wolverines (I Surrender)
18/03 La Dispute - Rooms of the House (Better Living / Staple)
24/03 Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion (Sumerian)
24/03 Pixies - EP3 (Self-Released)
31/03 Self Defense Family - I Tried To Make You Something You Would Enjoy (Triple B)




















April
01/04 Mac Demarco - Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
01/04 Manchester Orchestra - Cope (Loma Vista / Favorite Gentlemen)
08/04 John Frusciante - Enclosure (Record Collection)
08/04 OFF! - Wasted Years (Vice)
08/04 PUP - PUP (Royal Mountain / SideOneDummy)
08/04 Todd Terje - It's Album Time (Olsen)
14/04 Rob Cantor - Not A Trampoline (Self-Released)
15/04 Fucked Up - Year Of The Dragon (Tankcrimes)
21/04 Hey Vanity - Blindfolds (Small Town)
22/04 The Menzingers - Rented World (Epitaph)
25/04 Goodnight Neverland - Old Tree (Self-Released)
28/04 Leagues Apart - Brief Interviews With Hideous Men (Self-Released)
29/04 Sunny Day Real Estate / Circa Survive - Split (Self-Released)




















May
02/05 Bear Trade - Blood and Sand (Everything Sucks / Dead Broke)
02/05 DZ Deathrays - Black Rat (I OH YOU / Infectious)
06/05 Andrew Jackson Jihad - Christmas Island (SideOneDummy)
06/05 Atmosphere - Southsiders (Rhymesayers)
08/05 Counterpunch - Bruises (Cyber Tracks)
09/05 Closure In Moscow - Pink Lemonade (Sabretusk)
12/05 Swans - To Be Kind (Young God / Mute)
13/05 Bane - Don't Wait Up (Equal Vision)
13/05 Cheap Girls - Famous Graves (Xtra Mile)
13/05 Kill The Capulets - The Stranger (Three One G)
13/05 Me First and The Gimme Gimmes - Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! (Fat Wreck)
13/05 Only Crime - Pursuance (Rise)
14/05 Kurt Travis - Everything Is Beautiful (Blue Swan)
17/05 Chris Cresswell - One Week Record (One Week)
20/05 Goodtime Boys - Rain (Bridge Nine)
20/05 Self Defense Family / Meredith Hunter - Split (Run For Cover)
22/05 The New Tusk - Mine To Breathe (Footloose)
23/05 Tomahawk - M.E.A.T. (Ipecac)
26/05 Möngöl Hörde - Möngöl Hörde (Xtra Mile)
27/05 Annabel / Dowsing - Split (Count Your Lucky Stars)
27/05 Masked Intruder - M.I. (Fat Wreck)
27/05 Trash Talk - No Peace (Trash Talk Collective / Odd Future)
31/05 Fair Do's - Trying Times (Pumpkin / Bird Attack / Bells On / No Reason)




















June
02/06 A Dead Forest Index - Cast Of Lines (Pop Noire)
03/06 Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin (Merge)
03/06 Fucked Up - Glass Boys (Matador)
03/06 King Buzzo - This Machine Kills Artists (Ipecac)
03/06 Sage Francis - Copper Gone (Strange Famous / Speech Development)
03/06 Tigers Jaw - Charmer (Run For Cover)
04/06 MellowHype - INSA (Odd Future)
09/06 Pure Graft - Casual Labour (Everything Sucks)
10/06 Royal Tusk - Mountain (Hidden Pony)
10/06 Say Anything - Hebrews (Equal Vision)
13/06 Self Defense Family - Two Genuine Oddities From Our Distant Past (Driftwood)
14/06 Creeper - Creeper (Self-Released)
15/06 Baton Rouge - Totem (Purepainsugar / Adagio830 / Bakery Outlet / Long Legs Long Arms)
16/06 Caustic Window - Caustic Window (Rephlex)
16/06 Freeze The Atlantic - Freeze The Atlantic (Alcopop!)
17/06 The Antlers - Familiars (ANTI- / Transgressive)
17/06 The Front Bottoms - Rose (Bar/None)
17/06 The Story So Far - Songs Of (Pure Noise)
18/06 Hogwash - Rainmaker (Diskrete)
24/06 Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun (Reprise)
27/06 Gallows - Chains (Venn)




















July
01/07 Antemasque - Antemasque (Nadie)
01/07 Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown (Epitaph)
07/07 Mike TV - Sausage Hospital (Don't Rush Me)
08/07 Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties - We Don't Have Each Other (Hopeless)
08/07 '68 - In Humor and Sadness (eOne / Good Fight)
11/07 Adolescents - La Vendetta (Concrete Jungle)
14/07 Andrew Cream / Don Blake - Split (Scene Better Days)
15/07 Fucking Invincible - It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better (Atomic Action)
15/07 United Nations - The Next Four Years (Temporary Residence)
18/07 Jonathan Boulet - Gubba (Popfrenzy)
21/07 Allusondrugs - Allusondrugs (Clue)
21/07 Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again (Epitaph)
22/07 Anberlin - Lowborn (Tooth & Nail)
22/07 Four Year Strong - Go Down In History (Pure Noise)
22/07 Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing (Fearless)
22/07 RX Bandits - Gemini, Her Majesty (MDB)
28/07 Basement - Further Sky (Run For Cover)
29/07 The Holy Mess - Comfort In The Discord (Self-Released)
29/07 Skull Puppies - Critical Failures (Self-Released)
31/07 Secret Band - Secret Band (Blue Swan)




















August
05/08 Bracket - Hold Your Applause (High Output)
12/08 Prawn - Kingfisher (Topshelf)
19/08 Alcoa - The Thank You EP (Self-Released / Bridge Nine [December Reissue])
19/08 Aviator - Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt (No Sleep)
19/08 Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten (Count Your Lucky Stars)
19/08 He Is Legend - Heavy Fruit (Tragic Hero)
22/08 Astpai - Burden Calls (Ass Card / Jump Start)
26/08 J Mascis - Tied to a Star (Sub Pop)
29/08 Eat Meat - All My Friends Are Doing It (Self-Released)




















September
01/09 Pulled Apart By Horses - Blood (Best Of The Best / Sony RED)
01/09 Sweet Empire - Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us (Shield / Gunner / LaserLife)
01/09 X-TV - Blue / Bleu (Self-Released)
02/09 Code Orange - I Am King (Deathwish Inc.)
03/09 Not Scientists - Leave Stickers On Our Graves 7" (Delete Your Favourite Records / Shield / Guerrilla Asso / Monster Zero!)
09/09 All Leather - An Insufficient Apology (Three One G)
09/09 The American Scene - Haze (Pure Noise)
09/09 Busdriver - Perfect Hair (Big Dada)
09/09 Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World (Last Gang / Warner Bros.)
15/09 Gnarwolves - Gnarwolves (Big Scary Monsters / Pure Noise / Tangled Talk)
16/09 Hostage Calm - Die On Stage (Run For Cover)
16/09 Le Butcherettes - Cry is for the Flies (Ipecac)
16/09 Manchester Orchestra - Hope (Loma Vista / Favourite Gentlemen)
19/09 Aphex Twin - Syro (Warp)
23/09 Warsawwasraw - Sensitizer (Three One G)
26/09 Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (Self-Released)
30/09 Finch - Back To Oblivion (Razor & Tie)
30/09 Self Defense Family - Duets (Iron Pier)




















October
03/10 Smile And Burn - Action Action (RAR)
06/10 Flying Lotus - You're Dead! (Warp)
07/10 Minus The Bear - Lost Loves (Dangerbird)
07/10 NehruvianDOOM - NehruvianDOOM (Lex)
07/10 New Found Glory - Resurrection (Hopeless)
07/10 Shakey Graves - And The War Came (Dualtone Music Group, Inc.)
07/10 Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End (Republic)
07/10 The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Between Bodies (Broken World)
13/10 The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - The Distance (Broken World)
14/10 Kittyhawk - Hello, Again (Count Your Lucky Stars)
14/10 Melvins - Hold It In (Ipecac)
14/10 Self Defense Family - Indoor Wind Chimes b/w Cottaging (Deathwish, Inc.)
14/10 Transit - Joyride (Rise)
20/10 Thurston Moore - The Best Day (Matador)
21/10 Doomsday Student - A Walk Through Hysteria Park (Three One G)
21/10 Primus - Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble (ATO / Prawn Song)
23/10 Panda Bear - Mr Noah (Domino)
24/10 The New Tusk - Monster Trucks (Get Into It Recs)
24/10 Skull Puppies - Venus Crytrap (Self-Released)
27/10 Rancid - ...Honor Is All We Know (Hellcat)
28/10 Creepers - Lush (All Black)
28/10 Lagwagon - Hang (Fat Wreck)
28/10 Man Overboard - Passing Ends (Lost Tape Collective)
28/10 Pianos Become The Teeth - Keep You (Epitaph)
28/10 Restorations - LP3 (SideOneDummy)
31/10 The Smith Street Band - Throw Me In The River (Poison City / Banquet)




















November
03/11 Great Cynics - Lost & Found / Wet Feet (Kissability)
04/11 Empire! Empire! / Joie De Vivre - Split (Run For Cover)
04/11 Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx (III) (White Drugs/ATO)
04/11 Psychostick - IV: Revenge Of The Vengeance (Rock Ridge)
07/11 Krokodil - Nachash (Spinefarm)
07/11 Stolas - Allomaternal (Blue Swan)
10/11 Pink Floyd - The Endless River (Parlophone / Capitol)
10/11 Such Gold - The New Sidewalk (Razor & Tie)
11/11 Old Man Gloom - The Ape Of God (SIGE)
11/11 Swingin' Utters - Fistful of Hollow (Fat Wreck)
16/11 Jameson - Carnivore (Self-Released)
17/11 TV On The Radio - Seeds (Harvest)
18/11 The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die / Rozwell Kid / Kittyhawk / Two Knights - Sundae Bloody Sundae (Skeletal Lightning)
24/11 Circa Survive - Descensus (Sumerian)
24/11 Frank Turner - The Fourth Three Years (Xtra Mile)
24/11 The Lion And The Wolf - Symptoms (Self-Released)
25/11 Pet Symmetry / Slingshot Dakota - Split (Soft Speak)
25/11 Prawn - Settled (Topshelf)




















December
01/12 Rolo Tomassi / Stockades - Split (Tangled Talk)
02/12 Narrows / Retox - Split (Three One G)
09/12 Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons (Salvation / Tommy Boy)
09/12 Joyce Manor / Toys That Kill - Split (Recess)
12/12 Communicaution - Unfixed (Flix)

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