5. Maxïmo Park- Too Much Information
Good old fashioned British indie rock and roll. My hoomin says he used to date a girl who lived in Brixton and loved Maxïmo Park. He dumped her because she smoked too much.
4 cigarette butts out of 5
4. Morrissey- World Peace Is None of Your Business
A very strong new album from Morrissey- great tunes, well produced, and he’s in fine voice too. Just when people thought his star was waning, he comes out punching. The boy’s done good.
Fact: he likes his tea very weak (click here).
4 quiffs out of 5
3. Wild Beasts- Present Tense
Beautiful melodies sang (mostly) in an almost ethereal falsetto voice. Deserves to sell by the bucketload (but probably won’t).
5 roars out of 5
2. Damon Albarn- Everyday Robots
If, like me, you thought Blur’s ballads were some of their best works (see here) then you will adore this album. Achingly beautiful.
5 Select Magazines out of 5
1. The War On Drugs- Lost In the Dream
Take 3 parts Springsteen and 2 parts Sonic Youth. Add a drizzle of electric-era Dylan and you have the best album of 2014 paws down. Download, delete and download again. Just amazing.
6 Born In the USAs out of 5