Back in December I engaged my entirely healthy tendency to quantify, list, and rank everything, though I did admit that I was in no way caught up on 2014’s best music or movies. Since I’ve made some progress on that front in the last 66 days, here’s where my head’s at now.
MY FAVOURITE MUSIC OF 2014
- Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything by A Silver Mt. Zion
- Morning Phase by Beck
- The Halls Of Wickwire by Cousins
- Lazaretto by Jack White
- Wine Dark Sea by Jolie Holland
- Rave Tapes by Mogwai
- Bring Down The Sky by Northumbria
- St. Vincent by St. Vincent
- RTJ2 by Run The Jewels
- Seeds by TV On The Radio
I’ll consider IX by And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Age by The Hidden Cameras, Do Not Engage by The Pack A.D., PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Pharoahe Monch, and Mended With Gold by The Rural Alberta Advantage to be the honourable mention list.
MY FAVOURITE MOVIES OF 2014
- 2 Days, 1 Night
- A Most Wanted Man
- The Drop
- Guardians Of The Galaxy
- Starred Up
- X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Honourable mentions: The Babadook, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Gone Girl, Live Die Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow, and Ned Rifle.
Of course, I still haven’t seen Life Itself, Citizenfour, Nightcrawler, Birdman, Force Majeure, Frank, Wild, Grand Budapest Hotel, Omar, Top Five, Locke, The Imitation Game, The Immigrant, Foxcatcher, Under the Skin, Cold in July, Listen Up Philip, Night Moves, or Interstellar. Gimme a break.
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