Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Even The Stars Top 20 Albums Of 2014 - 16 to 13


This week we will be running down our Top 20 albums of 2014, four albums a day.  On Day 2 we reveal the albums in 16th to 13th position.

So far we have revealed the following :

20 - Esben And The Witch - A New Nature
19 - Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Balcony
18 - High Hazels - High Hazels
17 - Gulp - Season Sun

16 - LITTLE SPARROW - WISHING TREE


At number ten in Dave's chart of the year and unplaced in Stuart's, Little Sparrow's debut album was released in May.

We said - "Contrary to most debut albums, Wishing Tree perfectly captures and distils the essence of Little Sparrow’s live show and raison d’etre. Whilst she’s not yet gained the recognition she ultimately deserves, once you’ve listened to this album or seen one of her captivating live shows you can’t fail to be hooked. Wishing Tree is a secret contender for Manchester’s album of the year." (Dave)

Key tracks - Struck Gold, Sending The Message, Wishing Tree


link to Even The Stars review

Little Sparrow’s website can be found here. She is also on Twitter and Facebook

15 - HOOKWORMS - THE HUM


At number nine in Stuart's chart of the year and unplaced in Dave's, Hookworms' second album was released in November.

We said - "A carefully crafted record, Hookworms don't rely on noise or feedback to power their songs. Instead they embrace and control it to produce some beautiful, blissful, psychedelic classics. Yet there is more to Hookworms and The Hum than that. There is a lot to like about this album. As soon as it finishes, I want to hear it again." (Stuart)

Key tracks - Off Screen, The Impasse, Suicide And Beginners



link to Even The Stars review

Hookworms are on Facebook and Twitter.

14 - JENNY LEWIS - THE VOYAGER


At number nine in Dave's chart of the year and unplaced in Stuart's, Jenny Lewis's third solo album was released in July.

We said - "Jenny Lewis is the perfect pop star, stunningly beautiful, brimming with confidence.  The girls want to be her, the boys want their girls to be like her.  And whilst she's still producing music that's as accessible as The Voyager, she's not going anywhere soon." (Dave)

Key tracks - One Of The Guys, Slippery Slopes, The Voyager


Jenny Lewis' official website can be found here.  She is also on Facebook and Twitter.

13 - VIOLET WOODS - VIOLET WOODS


At number eight in Stuart's chart of the year and unplaced in Dave's, Violet Woods' debut album was released in November.

What we said - "Violet Woods is a Byrdsian/Spector affair, it is beautifully produced and full of well crafted pop songs. An impressive debut from Violet Woods and on the strength of this album, a band I hope I am able to check out live soon." (Stuart)

Key tracks - Here, Electric Fascination, The Dancer



link to Even The Stars review

Violet Woods' official website can be found here and they are also on Facebook and Twitter.
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