CKUT’s Year-End Faves

Chances are you’ve already perused the CKUT Top 100 Albums of 2014, compiled from the freeform programming that our kickass volunteers put together 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Now it’s time to get subjective: we’re turning things over to CKUT staff to share their favourite albums of 2014. Some lists are ordered, some are not. This doesn’t have anything to do with airplay, and we’ll fully admit any bias in our choices — but you dig what you dig, and these are the records that made our ears happiest over the past twelve months.

CKUT Music Librarian and Underground Sounds host Nick
Kara Lease – A 480
Sea Oleena – Shallow
smileswithteeth – Everything Always
Loscil – Sea Island
Anjou – Anjou
R U REAL – R U REAL
Last Ex – Last Ex
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
Alden Penner – Exegesis
Girls In Uniform – “.” (Full Stop)
Michael Feuerstack – Singer Songer
V/A – CKUT Total Eclipse Compilation
Sean Nicholas Savage – Bermuda Waterfall
Kyle Bobby Dunn – Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness

CKUT News Coordinator and Roots Rock Rebel host Aaron Maiden
1. Bruce Lee Band “Everything will be alright, my friend” (Asian Man Records)
2. The Planet Smashers “Mixed Messages” (Stomp records)
3. The Interrupters “S/T” (Hellcat records)
4. Roger Rivas “Autumn Breeze” (Jump Up Records)
5. Brooklyn Attractors “Good Evil Alchemy” (Jump Up Records)

CKUT Production Coordinator Marc
#1 Tang Soleil ASMRSPEEDBOATS 7″
#2 to 5:
Full Course – Entree
Ultrathin – S/T LP
St Vincent S/T
Sonny Do – Veilles HIstoires

CKUT Arts & Culture Assistant Rachel
Fet.Nat – Poule Mange Poule
Grime Kings – Honeymooning
Telstar Drugs – Endless Strait
Amen Dunes – Love
Last Ex – Last Ex
Brazilian Money – B$
Lee Paradise – Water Palace Kingdom
Doomsquad – Kalaboogie
Crosss / Soupcans – Lathe split
WTCHS – It’s Not a Cross, It’s a Curse!
Lungbutter – Extractor
I Smell Blood – Manface
You’ll Never Get to Heaven – Adorn
Flash Palace – Ceiling All
Old and Weird – What I Saw

CKUT IT Coordinator and Lo Signal host Mike
Sabota – Sabota LP (Hybridity Music)
DAAT – HVAC LP (Detuned Transmissions)
Le Révélateur – Extreme Events (Root Strata)
Woulg – Thin Veil (Outlier Recordings)
Project Pet – Orange (East Van Digital)
CMD – Elementals EP (Fur Trade Recordings)
Sergio Levels – Sergio Levels EP (Substation Recordings)
Cabaal – APEX (Self-Released)
Kline – Mirror (Low Indigo)
Philippe Beauch – Beautiful Monster EP (Self-Released)

CKUT Volunteer Coordinator Olivia
Freddie Gibbs/Madlib – Piñata
The Stand4rd – The Stand4rd
Spooky black – Leaving (EP)

CKUT Number-Cruncher Johnny
1 Fistula – Vermin Prolificus
2 Eyehategod – Eyehategod
3 Nashville Pussy – Up The Dosage
4 Body Count – Manslaughter
5 Brant Bjork – Black Power Flower

CKUT Music Coordinator Joni
Hi Sheriffs of Blue – NYC 1980 (Feeding Tube)
Grouper – Ruins (Kranky)
Ought – More Than Any Other Day (Constellation)
Koudede – Guitars From Agadez Vol. 7 (Sublime Frequencies)
The Miami Dolphins – Becky (Records For Practically Everyone)
Loscil – Sea Island (Kranky)
Maica Mia – Des Era (Self-released)
Kyle Bobby Dunn – Kyle Bobby Dunn and the Infinite Sadness (Students of Decay)
Myriam Gendron – Not So Deep As A Well (Mama Bird)
Paul Flaherty & Chris Corsano – Low Cost Space Flights (Feeding Tube)
Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love (Captured Tracks)