Getintothis’ Top Albums of 2014: 30-21

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Beck: Festival Number 6

Beck – part of Getintothis‘ best albums of 2014

Getintothis editor Peter Guy on the albums that have shaped 2014 including futuristic synth-horror, confessional rock and a Mancunian rhythmic juggernaut.

All week we’re counting down our favourite albums of 2014. If you missed yesterday’s offering click here and there’s another 50 of ’em here.

Today’s ten features electro-soul, prog-rock and an album truly befitting of the term ‘psychedelic’. Rare that.

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The countdown continues…

 

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30. The Bug: Angels And Devils

Ninja Tune

Continuing where London Zoo left off, The Bug deliver another serious statement of furious socio-political urban beatdowns. At times it borders on the uncomfortable, yet, given the world we live in, this is surely their point.

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29. Plank!: Hivemind

Akoustik Anarkhy

Mancunians Plank! evoke the spirit of ’69 with this propulsive kraut-infused rhythmic juggernaut.

Getintothis on Plank!

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28. Beck: Morning Phase

Virgin EMI

Another Beck album. Another great album.

Getintothis on Beck

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27. Contact: First Contact

Temporary Residence

British film composer Paul Lawler teamed up with A.E. Paterra (aka Majeure) of sci-fi synth outfit Zombi, to serve up a heavy dose of Goblin-inspired space disco. YEAH!

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26. Grumbling FurPreternaturals

The Quietus Phonographic Corporation

In a year when ‘psychedelic’ was the most overused/misused term in music’s vocabulary, here was a band drawing on the very essence of it. Mini kaleidoscopic suites jam-packed with understated virtuoso instrumentation aligned to colourful mind-bending melodicism. Oh, and Neil Megson Fanclub wins hands down for song title of the year too.

Getintothis on Grumbling Fur

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25. Soft Walls: No Time

Trouble In Mind

A profoundly deep heavy trip from Dan Reeves (Cold Pumas) recalling early Deerhunter.

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24. The Men: Tomorrow’s Hits

Sacred Bones

For one week in February we listened to this on a beach and everything in the world seemed just swell.

Getintothis on The Men

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23. SOHN: Tremors

4AD

Intensely beautiful electro-soul married to Christopher Taylor‘s heart-popping falsetto.

Getintothis on SOHN

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22. Sharon Van Etten: Are We There

Jagjaguwar

Van Etten‘s fourth album once again is a loaded gun of intimate confessional body blows.

Getintothis on Sharon Van Etten

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21. Wildest Dreams: Wildest Dreams

Smalltown Supersound

DJ Harvey returns with a sprawling 70s prog out-rock beast. Crank this loud.

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