RFB Tops 3’s - 2014
18 Dec 2014
With 2014 drawing to a close we've taken the plunge and rounded up our top three albums, songs, and shows.
2015 looms large and it's time to reflect. Cutting it right down, we've chosen our top three albums, songs, and shows of 2014.
Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell
SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land
Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part Of Me
Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)
Caribou - Our Love
Mutual Benefit at St John on Bethnal Green
Poliça at Troxy
Shabazz Palaces at The Laundry
TOPS - Picture You Staring
Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron
Leon Vynehall - Music for the Uninvited
Andy Stott - Violence
Lovepark - Slave
Sia - Chandelier
Nils Frahm at the Barbican
Bad Breeding at the Waiting Room
Oneohtrix Point Never at Sonar
Swans - To Be Kind
Todd Terje - It's Album Time
Alvvays - Alvvays
Honourable mentions: Sun Kill Moon, Liars, Leonard Cohen, Les Sins, Cloud Nothings, Owen Pallet, Tycho, War On Drugs, How To Dress Well, Clark, Leon Vynehall, Redhino, Shabazz Palaces, Hundred Waters, Adult Jazz, Ariel Pink, Prince, Ibibio Sound Machine.
Father John Misty - Bored in the USA
Metronomy - Love Letters
Les Sins - Bother
Honrouable mentions: SHAMIR - ON THE REGULAR TOBIAS JESSO JR "TRUE LOVE", LEON VYNEHALL ' "GOOD THING", FUTURE ISLANDS - SEASONS, ROYKSOPP & ROBYN - "DO IT AGAIN", SHABAZZ PALACES - 'CAKE', ARIEL PINK 'NUMBER IN MY PHONE", REAL ESTATE "TALKING BACKWARDS", JESSIE WARE 'TOUGH LOVE", SOPHIE 'BIPP", CARIBOU " CAN't DO WITHOUT YOU", EX HEX 'DON't WANT TO LOSE", HUNDRED WATERS - 'MURMURS"
So many great RFB this year, it's impossible to pick just three. Some highlights of non RFB shows that jump to mind are..
Prince at Electric Ballroom
Mica Levi performing Under The Skin soundtrack at Royal Festival Hall
Flume headlining the dance stage at Reading & Leeds Festival.
Apologies to all that I have missed, there are I am sure many...
And just because we found it SO hard to choose just three, we've complied a playlist of 100 tracks from this year that we thought were killer. Listen below, see you in 2015.