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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Subwayz Selectionz Top Albums of 2014 5 HTRK

My Top 30 Albums of 2014

5. HTRK: Psychic 9-5 Club (Ghostly International)

  1. Give It Up
  2. Blue Sunshine
  3. Feels Like Love
  4. Soul Sleep
  5. Wet Dream
  6. Love Is Ditraction
  7. Chinatown Style
  8. The Body You Deserve

Psychic 9-5 Club was released in April, and was produced by Australians, Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang. This was their first album exclusively as a duo since the death of fellow band member Sean Stewart in 2010. Psychic 9-5 Club is acutely atmospheric and measured, the tone is downtempo, and the synthesizer programming is executed with slide rule precision, whilst Jonnine Standish's vocals compliment the mood of every song. To me, this album evokes the same kind of emotion as The Trinity Session by Cowboy Junkies, where there is an intense feeling of intimacy. Psychic 9-5 Club is a thing of exquisite beauty.

My Standout Track: Blue Sunshine

27. Sully: Blue (Keysound Recordings)
26. Actress: Ghettoville (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune)
25. Lenzman: Looking At The Stars (Metalheadz)
24. Throwing Snow: Mosaic (Houndstooth)
23. Ekoplekz: Unfidelity (Planet Mu)
22. Altered Natives: Sin Elevated Art (Eye4Eye Recordings)
21. Moire: Shelter (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune)
20. Wen: Signals (Keysound Recordings)
19. Objekt: Flatland (PAN)
18. Lucy: Churches Schools And Guns (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
17. Max Graef: Rivers Of The Red Planet (Tartelet Records)
16. Caustic Window: Caustic Window LP (Rephlex)
15. Vermont: Vermont (Kompakt)
14. Addison Groove: Presents James Grieve (50 Weapons)
13. Francis Harris: Minutes Of Sleep (Scissor & Thread)
12. Cristian Vogel: Polyphonic Beings (Shitkatapult)
11. Om Unit: Inversion (Metalheadz)
10. Todd Terje: It's Album Time (Olsen)
09. Eomac: Spectre (Killekill)
08. Copeland: Because I'm Worth It (Self Released)
07. Aphex Twin: Syro (Warp)
06. Answer Code Request: Code (Ostgut Ton)
05. HTRK: Psychic 9-5 Club (Ghostly International)

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