MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2014
The dynamic scarcely shifts ... but that’s the point: get this tangled up in blue, there’s no way out.
This panoramic attempt to make sense of life’s one certainty beyond taxes flutters far above the digital static of 2008’s breakthrough Los Angeles into twisted, ethereal jazz territory.
In taming their wilder side, Future Islands’ ecstatic melancholy has never sounded quite so free.
This superb second album makes a ... dramatic leap forward – vaulting straight from evident promise to its stringent and unarguable realisation.
Even at its most vulnerable ... LP1 is a hugely self-possessed debut, the work of an artist whose vision – not only her visual sense – is strong.
Right to the final decayed note, Lost In The Dream is a triumph of emotive feel amid neurotic detail: immaculately conceived big music for little people.
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