LONDON CAFE’S TOP ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

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Grosse année côté musique, difficile de trancher mais voici nos albums préférés de cette année/What a big year in 2014 for UK music, it was hard to choose the best ones as there was many great bands and artists through the months, but we finally cut them down to 20 albums.Here’s our favourite discoveries/returns of the year.

Young Fathers – LOW – Dead – Anticon / Big Dada
Gagnant du Mercury Prize, un incontournable!/winner of 2014’s Mercury Prize…a must-have in your hip hop/r’n’b record collection
 Eagulls – Tough Luck – Eagulls – Partisan Records
Définitivement un des shows de l’année/Definitely one of the gig of the year in Montreal this year…
Petite exclu ici même, une version Eagulls de la chanson I Wanna Be Adored des Stone Roses/Here’s just below a little cover of I Wanna Be Adored of the Stone Roses
 
The Horrors – Sleepwalk (London Cafe edit) – Luminous – XL
Déjà un 4e album de ces génies du psychédélisme/Already a 4th album for the psychedelic geniuses
 
Jaws-Swim/Be Slowly/Rattlepop
Découverte de Birmingham dans la même veine que Swim Deep, Peace et Superfood/Birmingham’s newcomers in the vibes of Swim Deep, Peace and Superfood
 The Sunshine Underground-The Same Old Ghosts/Lovers
La formation de Leeds nous revient avec un nouvel album parfait pour le dancefloor/The Leeds gang is back with a dancefloor album!
Breton-Got Well Soon/War Room Stories/Believe Recordings
2e album de ces Londoniens multidisciplinaires/we love this sophomore album from the London ”arty” outfit
Royal Blood – Figure It Out  – Royal Blood – Warner Music Group
Un duo explosif!An explosive duet!
The Family Rain – Reason To Die – Under the Volcano – Virgin/EMI
Rock’n’rollin!
Alt-J – Left Hand Free – This is All Yours – Infectious/Atlantic
2e album du quatuor maintenant devenu trio!/second album from this quartet now became a trio. A must listen!
 
 Wytches-Gravedweller/Annabel Dream Reader/Partisan
Loud a souhait!/Loud noises!
Temples-Test Of Time/Sun Structures/Fat Possum
Psychédélisme love!/psychedelic love
Coves-Last Desire/Soft Friday/Nettwerk
 Notre entrevue avec Becky un peu plus tôt cette année est disponible juste ici!/our interview a few weeks ago with Becky is available just here: http://www.mixcloud.com/londoncafe/coves-interview-cism-893/
Damon Albarn – Heavy Seas Of Love – Everyday Robots – Parlophone
le roi de la britpop nous offre un nouvel album solo/one of the kings of britpop is offering us a brilliant eclectic effort!
et des vibes motown, electro ambiantes et très catchy de la part de ces deux projets!Loads of electro, r’n’b vibes with these two catchy bands!

Slow Club-Complete Surrender/Complete Surrender/Wichita
Arthur Beatrice – Midlands – Working Out – Open Assembly/Universal 
Pour continuer dans l’électro, les filles se sont démarquées cette année!/Female rocks this year with these electro alt-rock riffs
Gwenno-Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki/Y Dydd Olaf/Peski
Bird-I Am The Mountain/My Fear And Me/Baltic Records
FKA twigs – Pendulum – LP1 – Young Turks Recordings
Simian Mobile Disco – Tangents (Le Sélectionneur edit) – Whorl – Anti

 

 

 

 

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