Daniel Givens (Other Music Staff) / best new albums

  • Best of 2014

    Over the last few years it seems like there is more music being made, available, reissued and compiled than I can remember. I was drawn to the new rebranding of grime into a weightless fusion of synths and sonics. New age music came back with some stellar soundscapes. R&B continued to morph with indie rock and electronica and vice versa. Detroit’s influence in techno and house deepened. African music continued to be mined, unearthing some mind-blowing jams. And everyday there was something new and interesting to check out and investigate. So yes, as usual this time of year I’m overwhelmed...

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