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Still have space left for end of year lists? Here are the full-lengths – with a handful of EPs and mixes thrown in – that did it for FACT’s contributors in 2014.

Despite not strictly being an album, PC Music’s DISown radio-session-cum-mission-statement cropped up in several lists here (it was also in FACT’s own 50 best albums list of course). As for Proper Albums, YG’s My Krazy Life, Grouper [above]’s Ruins, Bing & Ruth’s Tomorrow Was The Golden Age, Mr. Mitch’s Parallel Memories, The Bug’s Angels & Devils and FKA Twigs’ LP1 were among the notable records making multiple appearances.

More End of 2014 features:

The 50 best tracks of 2014
The 20 best albums of 2014
The 20 best reissues of 2014

The 20 best labels of 2014
The 20 best cassettes of 2014
The 20 best mixtapes of 2014
The 20 best free mixes of 2014
The 20 best videos of 2014
The 20 best album covers of 2014
Has 2014 been the best year for dance albums in recent memory?
Power ambient – the sound of 2014

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Aimee Cliff
I know 16 is a really weird number but I can’t bring myself to cut it.

FKA twigs – LP1
Sia [above] – 1000 forms of fear
Rich Gang – Tha Tour Part 1
PC Music – DISown mix
Grouper – Ruins
Alex G – DSU
Perfume Genius – Too Bright
Taylor Swift – 1989
The Bug – Angels and Devils
How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart?
Tinashe – Aquarius
MESH – Scythians EP
Yamaneko – Pixel Wave Embrace
Future Islands – Singles
Lotic – Damsel In Distress mix
La Roux – Trouble In Paradise


Mr. Beatnick

Leon Vynehall – Music For The Uninvited
Various Artists – Air Texture IV
Anthony Naples – Zipacon
Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra & His Arkestra – In The Orbit Of Ra
Flowdan – Serious Business
Hieroglyphic Being And The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio – The Seer Of Cosmic Visions
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – Pinata
Bok Bok – Your Charizmatic Self
Lukid – Crawlers
Al Dobson Jr – Rye Lane Volume 1
Minor Science – Noble Gas


Angus Finlayson
Flotation Tank Top 10 2014

Kyle Bobby Dunn – The Infinite Sadness
TCF – Badwaves mix
Bing & Ruth [above] – Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
M. Geddes Gengras – Ishi
Marble Sky – Marble Sky
Imaginary Softwoods – The Path of Spectrolite
Hiroshi Yoshimura – Air In Resort
Yamaneko – Pixel Healing Spa
Gigi Masin – Talk To The Sea
Surgeon – Ambient Set at Freerotation 2014


Ruaridh Law

Oren Ambarchi – Quixotism
Lucy – Churches Schools and Guns
V/A – Ike Yard remixes
Millie and Andrea – Drop The Vowels
Abdulla Rashim – Unanimity
Leyland Kirby Presents V/Vm [above] – The Death Of Rave (A Partial Flashback)
Powell – the compilation of all his EPs I made for the car that will no doubt be superseded by the 11-14 comp on Diagonal but it’s not out yet
HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club
Ø – Konstellatio
.snd – Tplay remaster


Alex Macpherson

K. Michelle – Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?
Miranda Lambert – Platinum
Tinashe [above] – Aquarius
Mirel Wagner – When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day
Taylor Swift – 1989
Angaleena Presley – American Middle Class
YG – My Krazy Life
Gangsta Boo & La Chat – Witch
Cher Lloyd – Sorry I’m Late
Francis Harris – Minutes Of Sleep

Remaining 20: Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage & Divorce; Gazelle Twin – Unflesh; The Juan Maclean – In A Dream; Call Super – Suzi Ecto; Mariah Carey – Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse; Nick Jonas – Nick Jonas; Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines; Khia Shamone – LoveLocs; Fatima – Yellow Memories; Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste; DJ Mustard – 10 Summers; Kelis – Food; Danity Kane – DK3; Katy B – Little Red; FKA Twigs – LP1; DJ Q – Ineffable; Cooly G – Wait ‘Til Night; Kassem Mosse – Workshop 19; Mark Barrott – Sketches From An Island; Junglepussy – Satisfaction Guaranteed


Walker Chambliss

Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
Ben Frost [above] – A U R O R A
Archibald Slim – He’s Drunk!
Ethereal – Cactus Jack
Rome Fortune – Beautiful Pimp II
Dean Blunt – Black Metal
Lawrence English – A Wilderness of Mirrors
Blanco, Husalah, and Kokane – The Tortoise and the Hare
Kevin Gates – By Any Means
Bloody Jay & Young Thug – Black Portland


Joseph Morpurgo
14 for 2014

Adrian Rew – Music For Slot Machines
Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
Black To Comm – Black To Comm
David Thomas Broughton (live)
Graham Lambkin (live)
Grouper – Ruins
Ital – Endgame
Lewis – L’Amour
Mix-0-Rap – I Am The DMR
PC Music – DISown mix
Popcaan – Where We Come From
St Vincent [above] (live)
Sun Kil Moon – Benji
Tabs Out Podcast (podcast)


Chris Kelly
Wishing Pinkprint came out earlier

YG [above] – My Krazy Life
FKA Twigs – LP1
Young Thug & Bloody Jay – Black Portland
Popcaan – Where We Come From
Tink – Winter’s Diary 2
Father – Young Hot Ebony
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Supreme Cuts – Divine Ecstasy
Tinashe – Aquarius
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence


Laurent Fintoni
Actually, it’s about ethics in video game journalism.

Fatima [above] – Yellow Memories
Fhloston Paradigm – The Phoenix
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
LV & Josh Idehen – Islands
Mo Kolours – Mo Kolours
Napolian – Incursio
Daisuke Tanabe – Floating Underwater
Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Unstraight Ahead
ENA – Binaural
Boundary – Still Life


Maya Kalev
Rather than two lists of 10 tunes and 10 albums I’ve listed 20 new records I liked this year. The releases are in alphabetical order, but if there must be a favourite it’s Grouper’s Ruins.

Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
The Bug – Angels & Devils
Call Super [above] – Suzi Ecto
Dopplereffekt / Objekt – Hypnagogia
Grouper – Ruins
Helm – The Hollow Organ
Holly Herndon – Chorus
Kevin Gates – By Any Means
Lawrence English – Wilderness of Mirrors
Moodymann – Moodymann
Mumdance – Take Time 
Marissa Nadler – July
Kangding Ray – Solens Arc
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
Shackleton – Freezing Opening Thawing
Some Truths – Some Friends I Lost To Bedlam, Others I Abandoned There
Swans – To Be Kind
Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2
YG – My Krazy Life


Joe Muggs

Fhloston Paradigm [above] – The Phoenix
Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers
Theo Parrish – American Intelligence
Lawrence – A Day in the Life
James Yorkston & The Athletes – The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society
Sd Laika – That’s Harakiri
Cooly G – Wait Til Night
The Bug – Angels & Devils
Mr Mitch – Parallel Memories
Cristian Vogel – Polyphonic Beings


Tom Lea
10 Most Played Albums, Mixes & Mixtapes of 2014

PC Music – DISown mix
Yamaneko – Pixel Healing Spa & Pixel Juice Mix
Mr. Mitch – Parallel Memories
FKA Twigs [above] – LP1
Sicko Mobb – Super Saiyan Vol. 1
GFOTY – Secret Mix
Fairlights Mallets & Bamboo (fav non-2014 discovery of this year)
Deadboy’s Fireworks Night Special on NTS
Grouper – Ruins
Rich Gang – Tha Tour Pt. 2


John Twells

Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers
Lawrence English – Wilderness of Mirrors
BeatKing – Gangsta Stripper Music 2
Lorenzo Senni – Superimpositions
YG – My Krazy Life
HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club
Via App – Dangerous Game
HR Giger’s Studiolo – HR Giger’s Studiolo
Mr Mitch [above] – Parallel Memories
Zmoney/Various – The Mobb Tape


Josh Hall

01. Dean Blunt – Black Metal
02. Grouper – Ruins
03. Function/Vatican Shadow – Games Have Rules
04. Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
05. St Vincent – St Vincent
06. Various – Boxed Vol. 1
07. Moodymann – Moodymann
08. Copeland – Because I’m Worth It
09. FKA Twigs – LP1
10. Sleaford Mods [above] – Divide and Exit
11. Bing and Ruth – Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
12. Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
13. Sun Ra & His Arkestra – In The Orbit of Ra
14. Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – Pinata

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Aidan Bennison

Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
Answer Code Request – Code
Dean Blunt – Black Metal
Francis Harris – Minutes Of Sleep
Kangding Ray – Solens Arc
Kassem Mosse – Workshop 19
Lawrence English – Wilderness of Mirrors
Lorenzo Senni – Superimpositions
Millie & Andrea – Drop The Vowels
Objekt [above] – Flatland
Roman Flugel – Happiness Is Happening
Shinichi Atobe – The Butterfly Effect
Suburban Base Records – The History of Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass: 1991-1997


Chal Ravens
10 major bits of listening that didn’t make the FACT 50

Yamaneko – Pixel Wave Embrace
Ramona Lisa – Arcadia
Battle Trance – Palace Of Wind
Mike Paradinas – Trancework mix
Richard Dawson – Nothing Important
Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
Taso – Self-Titled Magazine Mix
Tlaotlon – Mix 10.14
Gangsta Boo and BeatKing – Underground Cassette Tape Music
Khotin – Hello World

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