TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014

CollageAlbum.jpgIt’s that time of year where we all put our critical judgement caps on and engage in some good, old fashioned list making.

Here at art felicis, we’ve had a wild ride of a year with many notable aural experiences. Here, our team highlights their favourite LPs, EPs and singles, sharing with you some tidbits from our glamorous blogging lifestyles.

JANE – Creator & Co-Editor

TOP TEN
1. Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
2. DMA’s – DMA’s
3. Tkay Maidza – Switch Tape
4. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land
5. Glass Animals – ZABA
6. ZHU – The Nightday
7. Bag Raiders – Nairobi/Savannah
8. Porter Robinson – Worlds
9. Remi – Raw x Infinity
10. Chet Faker – Built On Glass

SINGLE
Peking Duk – High

GOT LUCKY?
Scoring a VIP upgrade at Falls Festival, yeeeeeew!

ARIANNA – Co-Editor

TOP TEN
1. Sticky Fingers – Land Of Pleasure
2. FKA twigs – LP1
3. BANKS – Goddess
4. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
5. Banoffee – Self Titled EP
6. Remi – Raw x Infinity
7. The Kite String Tangle – Vessel EP
8. Chet Faker – Built On Glass
9. Elizabeth Rose – Self Titled EP
10.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 –  Soundtrack

SINGLE

FKA twigs – Pendulum

GOT LUCKY?
I drunkenly left my iPhone 6 outside my tent at Falls and it rained overnight. The next morning, I awoke to a dude outside my tent returning it. I hadn’t even realised I lost it. It’s still in perfect condition hehe…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw6H9YsTLek

CAT – Submissions Manager 

TOP TEN
1. C.W Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
2. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land
3. BANKS – Goddess
4. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah
5. Saskwatch – Nose Dive
6. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
8. GL – Love Hexagon EP
9. Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire EP
10. MEGMAC – Self Titled EP

SINGLE
FKA twigs
– Two Weeks

GOT LUCKY?
I managed to run off on a security guard and hide under a table at a gig after throwing up all over the floor. Three tequila shots and a Jaagerbomb- do not recommend.

LAURA – Gigs Manager  

TOP TEN
1. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
2. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard  I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
3. Klo – Cusp EP
4. BANKS – Goddess
5. Banoffee – Self Titled EP
6. Le1f – Hey EP
7. Willow Beats – Water EP
8. LONE – Reality Testing
9. Allah-Las – Worship The Sun
10. Warpaint – Warpaint

SINGLE
The War On Drugs – Red Eyes

GOT LUCKY?
Got into a packed out LONE gig by confusing the door guy and asking for a stamp so nicely his brain broke, forcing him to oblige immediately.

HUGGETT – Contributor 

TOP TEN
1. The Aston Shuffle – Photographs
2. Sticky Fingers – Land of Pleasure
3. Airling – Love Gracefully EP
4. Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
5. Kimbra – The Golden Echo
6. Ásgeir – In The Silence
7. Bluejuice – Retrospectable
8. James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
9. Angus & Julia Stone – Angus & Julia Stone
10. Chet Faker – Built on Glass / First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

SINGLE
Sticky Fingers – Just For You

GOT LUCKY?
Getting into Airling when I wasn’t put on the media list because I found Laura having a beer (or 5) upstairs at the same venue.

LEO – Contributor

TOP TEN
1. Luca Brasi – By A Thread
2. Smith Street Band – Throw Me in the River
3. Behemoth – The Satanist
4. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
5. The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes
6. FKA twigs – LP1
7. Ceres – I Don’t Want to be Anywhere But Here
8. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
9. DMAs – Self Titled EP
10. DZ Deathrays – Black Rat

SINGLE
Luca Brasi – Borders and Statelines

GOT LUCKY?
Didn’t have to sign a lease (yay).

NADIA – Contributor 

TOP TEN
1. Hozier – Hozier
2. Chet Faker– Built On Glass
3. alt-J – This Is All Yours
4. George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage
5. James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
6. Oscar Key Sung – Holograms EP
7. Sticky Fingers – Land Of Pleasure
8. The Acid – Liminal
9. The Kite String Tangle – Vessel EP
10. Howqua – Naked EP

SINGLE
RY X – Sweat

GOT LUCKY?
Meeting all the amazing people I met in 2014 (#cliche)

CHARLOTTE – Contributor

TOP TEN
1. Marian Hill – Play EP
2. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days 
3. Milwaukee Banks – Rose Water EP
4. alt-J – This Is All Yours
5. Rodrigo Amarante – Cavalo
6. Coming Soon – Tiger Meets Lion
7. Karen O – Crush Songs
8. Chet Faker – Built On Glass
9. Angus & Julia Stone – Angus & Julia Stone
10. Metronomy – Love Letters

SINGLE
Ibeyi –
River

GOT LUCKY?
Moving to Australia and discovering the joys of Tim Tams.

IMOGEN – Contributor 

TOP TEN
1. Chet Faker – Built On Glass
2. Glass Animals – ZABA
3. alt J – This Is All Yours
4. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
6. Milky Chance – Sadneccessary
7. ZHU – The Nightday
8. Hozier – Hozier
9. The Kite String Tangle – Vessel EP
10. Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

SINGLE
Hozier – Take Me To Church

GOT LUCKY?
Chilling metres away from the whole band of Bastille, on the grass at Field Day, in the VIP section.

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