Ian Beabout's Top Albums of 2014

A few folks have asked me for my Top 10 record picks of 2014. Although, this is by no means a comprehensive list - I don't have time to hear everything - the following are a few studio albums that have made a strong impression on me. That's not to say these are the only good albums released this year (they aren't), but these are the ones I might pick for a top 10 if I were to do one (there's more than 10 here).

In other words, if you haven't heard any of these yet, and you find you agree with me on some things, you may want to put these on the old Christmas list!

Knifeworld - The Unravelling

Necromonkey - A Glimpse of Possible Endings (read my review here)
http://rothhandlestudios.blogspot.com/2014/02/necromonkey-glimpse-of-pos...

Ut Gret - Ancestor's Tale
http://www.utgret.net/

the cellar and point - ambit
http://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ambit

 

MoeTar - Entropy of the Century
http://www.magnacarta.net/moetar/

 

Stars In Battledress - In Droplet Form
http://www.starsinbattledress.com/

Atomic Ape - Swarm
http://www.atomicapeband.com/

 

PoiL - Brossaklit

Happy Family - Minimal Gods

Aranis - Made in Belgium II

Led Bib - The People in Your Neighbourhood

Gong - I See You
http://www.planetgong.co.uk/bazaar/cd/iseeyou.shtml

You can also listen to my exclusive interviews with Joee Conroy (Ut Gret) and Mattias Olsson (ex-Anglagard, Necromonkey, White Willow), conducted for Prog Rock Deep Cuts internet radio.