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CKUT’S TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2014

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Yes, it’s time — we’ve reached the end of the year and before we bid adieu to 2014, we wanted to share our final CKUT Top 100 with you. This mega-chart was compiled from our airplay over the last calendar year, tallied diligently by music department staff and presented here for your eyes and ears to behold. Before we get outta the office to go enjoy the snow like this lil’ husky, we bring you…

CKUT’S TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2014

  1. ought – more than any other day – constellation CC *
  2. tune-yards – nikki-nack – 4AD
  3. v/a – total eclipse: live on CKUT 90.3 fm – self-released CC *
  4. swans – to be kind – young god
  5. jef barbara – soft to the touch – club roll CC *
  6. old haunt – empty heart – self-released CC *
  7. steve jr – s/t ep – self-released CC *
  8. the past – airless – jeunesse spatial CC *
  9. alden penner – precession – self-released CC *
  10. chicks on speed – artstravaganza – chicks on speed records
  11. picastro – you – static clang CC
  12. helene prevost – a la plage – tour de bras CC *
  13. the notwist – close to glass – sub pop
  14. hag face – s/t – self-released CC
  15. maica mia – des era – self-released CC *
  16. brave radar – message centre – fixture records CC *
  17. ema – the future’s void – 4AD
  18. nap eyes – whine of the mystic – plastic factory CC *
  19. lydia ainsworth – right from real pt. 1 – arbutus CC *
  20. perfect pussy – say yes to love – captured tracks
  21. anne-f jacques – some asperities – zero moon CC *
  22. tanya tagaq – animism – six shooter CC
  23. sean nicholas savage – bermuda waterfall – arbutus CC *
  24. py py – pagan day – black gladiator CC *
  25. year of glad – old growth – self-released CC *
  26. talk west – black coral sprig – preservation
  27. thee silver mt. zion memorial orchestra – fuck off get free we pour light on everything – constellation CC *
  28. koudede – guitars from agadez vol. 7 – sublime frequencies
  29. myriam gendron – not so deep as a well – feeding tube/mama bird CC *
  30. officer! – ossification – megaphone/knock ’em dead
  31. angel olsen – burn your fire for no witness – jagjaguwar
  32. li’l andy – while the engines burn – self-released CC *
  33. shining wizard – no room for – self-released CC *
  34. tara jane o’neil – where shine new lights – kranky
  35. OOIOO – gamel – thrill jockey
  36. jennifer castle – pink city – idee fixe CC
  37. gisele ricard – électroacoustique (1980-1987) – tenzier CC *
  38. mozart’s sister – being – paper bag CC *
  39. sam shalabi – music for arabs – majmua music CC *
  40. kyle bobby dunn – kyle bobby dunn and the infinite sadness – students of decay CC *
  41. mecca normal – empathy for the evil – m’lady’s CC
  42. fka twigs – lp1 – young turks
  43. old and weird – what i saw – self-released CC
  44. michael feuerstack & associates – singer songer – forward music group CC *
  45. anjou – s/t – kranky
  46. kurt vile & sore eros – s/t – care in the community
  47. le pelican noir – s/t – faff records CC *
  48. lungbutter – win some/lose most – self-released CC *
  49. jesuslesfilles – le grain d’or – self-released CC *
  50. smiles with teeth – everyday always – self-released CC *
  51. moss lime – july first – fixture CC *
  52. all day breakfast string band – shanghai – self-released CC *
  53. terrarbor – felt moreso – self-released CC *
  54. kaie kellough – creole continuum – howl! arts CC *
  55. heathers – s/t – self-released CC *
  56. christina vantzou – no. 2 – kranky
  57. avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche – zubberdust! – constellation CC *
  58. black lips – underneathe the rainbows – vice
  59. ruff talons – crushed – self-released CC *
  60. cosy father – loser birds – hot hand cold hand CC
  61. whoop-szo – qallunaat/odemin – out of sound CC
  62. les deuxluxes – traitement deuxluxe – kanpuano records CC *
  63. moe clark – within – self-released CC *
  64. fountain – s/t – hot hand cold hand CC
  65. v/a – howl live – howl! arts CC *
  66. dead soft – s/t – kingfisher bluez CC
  67. hurray for the riff raff – small town heroes – ato
  68. saxsyndrum – future circus remixed – self-released CC *
  69. tops – picture you staring – arbutus CC *
  70. taylor ho bynum sextet & 7-tette – navigation – firehouse 12
  71. family fodder – monkey banana kitchen – staubgold
  72. warm wave – holy sun, come on down (see what we have done) – self-released CC *
  73. shearing pinx – infinite siblings III – self-released CC
  74. towanda – negative capabilities – self-released CC *
  75. niños du brasil – novos misterios – hospital productions
  76. v/a – pixxx4 – unit structure sound recordings CC
  77. swampwolf – masked hands – self-released CC *
  78. fakes/harsh reality – split tape – misery loves co. CC *
  79. people’s temple – musical garden – hozac
  80. fresh snow – 1 – reel cod records CC
  81. v/a – sounds from the workshop: live sessions from cjsw 90.0 fm – self-released CC
  82. in hock – s/t – self-released CC *
  83. jack deming/swenson clane – split cassette – self-released CC *
  84. r u real – s/t – inyrdisk CC *
  85. sharon jones & the dap-kings – give the people what they want – daptone
  86. amir amiri – agrhavan – aaa music
  87. thurston moore – the best day – matador
  88. v/a – misery loves company complete discography vol. 2 – misery loves co. CC *
  89. tilting – holy seven – barnyard CC
  90. florian wittenburg – 17 clips – gema
  91. bob bellerue –cure the antidote – los discos enfantasmes CC *
  92. astro children – proteus – muzai
  93. freelove fenner – do not affect a breezy manner – fixture CC
  94. land of kush – the big mango – constellation CC *
  95. leyland kirby – v/vm: the death of rave (a partial flashback) – history always favours the winners
  96. v/a – j’aime fuzz, 2e edition – jeunesse cosmique CC *
  97. bo anders persson – love is here to stay – subliminal sounds
  98. energetic action – becoming – self-released CC
  99. the bug – angels and devils – ninja tune
  100. the miami dolphins – becky – records for practically everyone

* indicates local artist
CC indicates Canadian artist