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more artist 2014 year-end lists: Iceage, Bo Ningen, TOY, Blind Shake, The Vaselines, Weaves, Gold-Bears, AJ Davila, Megafortress ++ White Reaper’s “Top 10 tour bathrooms”


Well 2014 is pretty much dunzo, with only a few hours left in the year. Before we ring in 2015, here are a few more Top 10 of 2014 lists to peruse, including ones from The Vaselines, Iceage, Bo Ningen, AJ Davila, The Blind Shake, Megafortress, and Gold-Bears. Some of them have commentary some do not. A couple special ones worth reading appear near the end: Toronto’s Weaves give us their favorite “Canada Rocks” moments (with some insightful thoughts on all of them); and Louisville, KY’s White Reaper offer up “Top 10 Tour Bathrooms.”

Check out the lists below…

The Vaselines

The Vaselines put out a new record in 2014, V for Vaselines, and they’ll be playing NYC at The Bell House on January 16 with Amanda X opening (tickets). Here’s the male half of the band, Eugene Kelly with his Top 10 of 2014 which includes albums, shows, and other artforms.

Eugene of The Vaselines – Top 10 of 2014
1. Neutral Milk Hotel at Glasgow Barrowland.
2. Withered Hand – New Gods
3. Thurston Moore at Glasgow School of Art
4. Mogwai- Rave Tapes
5. Bellman & Black – Diane Setterfield
6. Sherlock Holmes exhibition-The Museum of London
7. Penny Dreadful-T.V series
8. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
9. Dark Lies The Island- Kevin Barry
10. Peaky Blinders- T.V. series


Bo Ningen @ BVCMJ 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)

Bo Ningen released their new album, III, this year (and a great collaborative LP with Savages) and spent a lot of time wowing folks at festivals like SXSW and CMJ. Here’s their poetic, mostly musical Best of 2014:

Bo Ningen’s Top 10 of 2014
*Motorhead live at Coachella
What a bomb. nothing else.

*Robert Wyatt, ‘Different Everytime’
Self-compilation of the living treasure. such a beautiful selection of his all time tracks.
enjoyed the history of the transcendent.

*Black Sabbath at British Summer Time (Black Sabbath Time)
Still can’t believe I saw their gig in the summer.
Everything under the sun was burning.
The day one of my dream came true.

*SWANS at Le Guess Who?
A ritual of the realm of the unreal.
I was in confusion between the present and the past.
It was beautiful.

*Kafka’s Ibiki
Jim O’rourke’s new band.
With the most amazing drummer Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, and the most beautiful pianist/singer/songwriter Eiko Ishibashi.
Brand new model of minimal / improvisation and beyond.

*Grimm Grimm – ‘Kazega Fuitara Sayonara’/’Tell The Truth’
I think he is the most talented songwriter today, and people will know what I mean. Very soon.

*Xylouris White – ‘Goats’
Earth and wind. Or great railway and the sky. Or Waves and cliff.
Jim White is my favorite drummer.

*East India Youth – ‘Total Strife Forever’
New expression of emotion.

*Fat White Family at SXSW
Such a shock. I’m so lucky to live in the time they are here.

*Krautrock Karaoke
This is a series of event our friend puts on.
Repeating the heaven.



Here’s Elias from Ice Age’s Top 8 LPs of 2014:
Dirty Beaches – Stateless
Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
Vessel – Punish, Honey
Hank wood and the hammerheads – Stay home
Puce Mary – Persona
Institute – Gidd boys ep
Lower – seek warmer climes
Total control – Typical System

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