Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2014

Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2014

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50.

February 17, 2014
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

47.

Ai Aso - Lone
March 31, 2014
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

46.

Ninos Du Brasil - Novos Mistérios
April 28, 2014
Critic Score
80
1 review

45.

September 12, 2014
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

44.

June 8, 2014
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

42.

Gem Jones - Admiral Frenchkiss
May 3, 2014
Critic Score
90
1 review

41.

Burial Hex - The Hierophant
November 21, 2014
Critic Score
100
1 review

40.

December 13, 2013
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

39.

Sun Araw - Belomancie
February 18, 2014
Critic Score
72
4 reviews

38.

October 24, 2014
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

37.

James Ferraro - Suki Girlz
July 2, 2014
Critic Score
90
1 review

36.

April 22, 2014
Critic Score
80
17 reviews

The grinding textures into which various of Fear of Men’s indie jangles disappear on Loom, their first album proper may be both the crashing of the breakers and the grinding of Chronos’s teeth.

34.

White Suns - Totem
March 18, 2014
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

33.

August 12, 2014
Critic Score
86
43 reviews

LP1 is a solid, fully confident pop album built from the same blocks that formed her previous release, which nevertheless forgoes the bewilderingly alien quality of her best work.

32.

April 28, 2014
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

At points, listening to Bécs is to hear gauze become gossamer, and feel it too. 

30.

May 13, 2014
Critic Score
88
35 reviews

To Be Kind achieves an intimacy no Swans album has ever approached, but it also ranks among their most turbulent works to date.

29.

September 15, 2014
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
It’s a techno album that actually works as an album, and it’s a damn good one at that.

28.

September 23, 2014
Critic Score
86
41 reviews

Syro remains faithful to the very sounds and idiosyncrasies that brought Aphex Twin about, the way it transforms and rotates any feeling of assumption while managing to sound so deliciously typical.

27.

November 18, 2014
Critic Score
73
31 reviews

Where Ariel once undermined genre through aesthetics, here he uses genre to undermine himself and his own authority over the idea of a coherent self.

25.

September 23, 2014
Critic Score
84
33 reviews

Perfume Genius has never sounded more intimate. In its most forward-looking moments, he is still reflecting on himself; but at its most insular, he seems to be speaking for multitudes.

23.

January 27, 2014
Critic Score
75
24 reviews

21.

November 10, 2014
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

20.

November 4, 2014
Critic Score
80
19 reviews

It’s a gracefully self-contained ecology — a sonic environment rich with empty and warm spaces, within which the listener is urged to breathe more easily and share in a queer feeling of belonging.

17.

Lil B - 05 Fuck Em
December 24, 2013
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

16.

July 21, 2014
Critic Score
80
1 review

14.

February 11, 2014
Critic Score
84
25 reviews

The whole production would be grotesquely comical if it didn’t feel so unflinchingly, unapologetically sincere. And here’s the thing. Benji doesn’t resonate in spite of its awkwardness, but wholly because of it. 

13.

E+E - The Light That You Gave Me To See You
December 18, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

12.

May 5, 2014
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

11.

C L E A N E R S - Real Raga Shit Vol. 1
January 7, 2014
Critic Score
90
1 review

10.

June 27, 2014
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

9.

November 18, 2014
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

Faith In Strangers amplifies human interaction with the elements and the fractured nature of our relationship with them; this might not be the most joyful depiction, but it has been impeccably well documented here.

8.

D/P/I - MN.ROY
October 9, 2014
Critic Score
100
1 review

7.

September 30, 2014
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

5.

July 28, 2014
Critic Score
100
1 review

2.

October 31, 2014
Critic Score
82
19 reviews

Harris’s analog mastery has created an inhabitable space of intense clarity, so that the silences become suggestions of the room she made them in, a sustained window. The affective work of Ruins is to translate with heartfelt precision the time and space of its recording, to collapse the world of its making and its consumption.

1.

November 3, 2014
Critic Score
77
19 reviews

It would be all-too easy to charge him yet again with artistic tomfoolery and arch self-consciousness, there’s a newfound purpose to his dilettantism, one that invests the album with more weight than anyone had any right to expect.

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