Feature: Record of the Year 2014 – Writers Picks

Feature: Record of the Year 2014 – Writers Picks

Last week we revealed our Record of the Year list for 2014. The list was the result of what the Already Heard writing team collectively picked as their favourite 10 records of the year.

Now to follow up that list, we thought it’d be ideal to show what our writers picked as their individual favourite releases from the past 12 months.

We want to know your favourite records of the year – let us know on on Facebook or Twitter.

Sean Reid (@SeanReid86)
1. Moose Blood – I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time
2. The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There
3. Hostage Calm – Die On Stage
4. Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War
5. Maybeshewill – Fair Youth
6. The Xcerts – There Is Only You
7. Bear Arms – Strength and Conviction
8. The Menzingers – Rented World
9. Somos – Temple of Plenty
10. Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other

Mikey Brown (@MikeyMiracle)
1. Mastodon – One More ‘Round The Sun
2. Fireworks – Oh, Common Life
3. Seahaven – Reverie Lagoon (Music For Escapism Only)
4. Moose Blood – I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time
5. The American Scene – Haze
6. Code Orange – I Am King
7. Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
8. Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War
9. The Xcerts – There Is Only You
10. Such Gold – The New Sidewalk

Rob Mair (@BobMair)
1. The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There
2. Sleep In – Settling
3. Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again
4. Sad And French – Sad and French
5. Tiny Moving Parts – Pleasant Living
6. The Jazz June – After the Earthquake
7. La Dispute – Rooms of The House
8. Restorations – LP3
9. The Xcerts – There Is Only You
10. Sorority Noise – Forgettable

Ollie Connors (@olliexcore)
1. The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There
2. Talons – New Topographics
3. Axes – Glory
4. Trophy Scars – Holy Vacants
5. Marmozets – The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
6. PUP – PUP
7. Brontide – Artery
8. Goodtime Boys – Rain
9. We Came Out Like Tigers – Ever-Crushed At Pecket’s Well
10. The Xcerts – There Is Only You

James Berclaz-Lewis (@bearclawlewis)
1. Brontide – Artery
2. Talons – New Topographics
3. Alpha Male Tea Party – Droids
4. The Hotelier – Home, Like No Place Is There
5. La Dispute – Rooms Of The House
6. Cleft – BOSH!
7. Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
8. Sun Kill Moon – Benji
9. This Will Destroy You – Another Language
10. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End

Dane Wright (@MrDaneWright)
1. Twin Atlantic – Great Divide
2. Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other
3. This Wild Life – Clouded
4. Fatherson – I am An Island
5. Yellowcard – Lift A Sale
6. Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War
7. Against Me – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
8. Twin Forks – Twin Forks
9. Rob Lynch – All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul
10. Candy Hearts – All The Ways You Let Me Down

Ali Cooper (@AliZombie_)
1. Set It Off – Duality
2. Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together
3. The Used – Imaginary Enemy
4. Fearless Vampire Killers – Unbreakable Hearts
5. Wovenwar – Wovenwar
6. Issues – Issues
7. Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War
8. Motionless In White – Reincarnate
9. Memphis May Fire – Unconditional
10. Machine Head – Bloodstone and Diamonds

Heather Robertson (@thecuriosity)
1. Talons – New Topographics
2. Adebisi Shank – This is The Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
3. La Dispute – Rooms of the House
4. I am The Avalanche – Wolverines
5. Axes – Glory
6. Swans – To Be Kind
7. Crosses – Crosses
8. Vales – Wilt & Rise
9. Mogwai – Rave Tapes
10. PUP – Pup

Harry Miller (@HarrryMiller)
1. Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
2. Me Vs Hero – I’m Completely Fine
3. ’68 – In Humor and Sadness
4. La Dispute – Rooms of The House
5. Say Anything – Hebrews
6. My Fictions – Stranger Songs
7. Fireworks – Oh, Common Life
8. I Am The Avalanche – Wolverines
9. Self Defense Family – Try Me
10. Bayside – Cult

Rosie Kerr (@Rosiekerr)
1. Have Mercy – A Place Of Our Own
2. The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There
3. The Menzingers – Rented World
4. Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All
5. Cayetana – Hot Dad Calendar
6. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
7. Hard Girls – Isn’t It Worse
8. Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again
9. Beach Slang – Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken?
10. Sorority Noise – Forgettable

James Lloyd (@CT4James)
1. The Xcerts – There is Only You
2. Seahaven – Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
3. Dead Leaves – Dead Leaves
4. Bayside – Cult
5. Tiny Moving Parts – Pleasant Living
6. Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other
7. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness
8. Marmozets – The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
9. Modern Baseball – You’re Going To Miss It All
10. The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There