Dan Coffey’s Top Albums of 2014

English: Peter Hammill onstage solo at Nearfes...
Peter Hammill

2014 has been a great year for unearthing lost gems as well as finding newly compressed diamonds. Here is a list, in no particular order, of the best recordings released this year, with links to information about each one. Here’s to 2015 and the makings of another list…

  1. Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas – Otherworld (Esoteric)
  2. Ashley Paul – Heat Source (Important Records)
  3. Amy Kohn – PlexiLusso (Palpebre)
  4. Officer! – Ossification (Knock ‘Em Dead)
  5. R. Stevie Moore – 1952-19?? (Cordelia)
  6. Fripp and Eno – Live in  Paris, May 28, 1975 (DGM)
  7. Fred Frith &John Butcher – The Natural Order (Northern Spy)
  8. Steve Lacy – Cycles (Emanem)
  9. Ideal Bread – Beating the Teens (Cuneiform)
  10. John Edwards, Mark Sanders, & John Tilbury – A Field Perpetually at the Edge of Disorder (Fataka)

By dpcoffey

I am a librarian and writer, often reviewing avant-garde recordings and poetry publications.