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Options December 27, 2014: The Highly Subjective and Partially Dubious Best Records of 2014!



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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
 
Best Reissues/Archival Releases of 2014
Shoes This High   The Nose One   Options The Nose One 7"  Siltbreeze  7"  #10 reissue of 2014. Originally released 1981. Also available as a bonus track on digital download of the Straight To Hell LP (also on Siltbreeze).  0:00:18 ()
X__X  A   Options X_Sticky Fingers_X  Ektro  LP  #9 reissue of 2014. Late 70s/early 80s recordings. Featuring John Morton of Electric Eels. See also Electric Eels "Jaguar Ride" and "Accident" 7" reissues on HoZac.  0:03:05 ()
Tommy Keene  Strange Alliance   Options Strange Alliance  12XU  LP  #8 reissue of 2014. Originally released 1982  0:06:50 ()
X  Infamy   Options X-Spurts The 1977 Recordings  Ugly Pop  LP  #7 reissue of 2014. Australian X, not Los Angeles band. Pre-LP demos. See also Aspirations LP reissue (also Ugly Pop).  0:10:24 ()
The Stones  Down and Around   Options (v/a) Dunedin Double  Captured Tracks  LP  #6 reissue of 2014. Originally released 1982  0:12:49 ()
 
Silkworm  Couldn't You Wait?   Options Libertine  Comedy Minus One  LP  #5 reissue of 2014. Originally released 1994  0:28:34 ()
The Bats  North By North   Options Volume 1  Captured Tracks  CD  #4 reissue of 2014. Daddy's Highway, The Law of Things LPs and Compiletely Bats singles compilation all in one collection, 1984-1988 recordings  0:32:27 ()
The Cigarettes  They're Back Again, Here They Come   Options (v/a) Punk 45 Vol 2: There Is No Such Thing As Society, Get A Job, Get A Car, Get A Bed, Get Drunk! Underground Punk in the UK 1977-78  Soul Jazz  LP  #3 reissue of 2014. See also volumes 1 (U.S. punk) and 3 (proto-punk)  0:36:24 ()
Owen Maercks  House of Cards   Options Teenage Sex Therapist  Feeding Tube  LP  #2 reissue of 2014. Unreleased LP from 1978 plus additional tracks.  0:40:05 ()
 
Crime  Hot Wire My Heart   Options Murder By Guitar  Superior Viaduct  LP  #1 reissue of 2014. Mid to late 70s recordings.  0:50:29 ()
 
 
Best Singles/EPs/Demos etc of 2014
Video  (Join the) Hate Wave   Options (Join the) Hate Wave 7"  Total Punk  7"  #10 single/EP of 2014.  0:57:16 ()
Expert Alterations  Memory Glands   Options Expert Alterations  self-released  Cassette  #9 single/EP of 2014.  0:59:58 ()
Radar`Eyes  Community   Options Community 7"  Requiem Pour Un Twister  7"  #8 single/EP of 2014.  1:03:45 ()
Personnel  Close Quarters   Options Personnel EP  Double Dot Dash  7"  #7 single/EP of 2014. Available as a "name your price" download at doubledotdash.bandcamp.com  1:07:13 ()
No Other  Option C   Options Option C 7"  Negative Fun  7"  #6 single/EP of 2014.  1:10:22 ()
 
Deaf Wish  Cool Comment   Options St, Vincent's EP  Sub Pop  7"  #5 single/EP of 2014.  1:19:55 ()
Institute  Giddy Boys   Options Giddy Boys 7"  Katorga Works  7"  #4 single/EP of 2014. Available as a free and legal download here! See also Salt EP on Sacred Bones.  1:21:38 ()
Thigh Master  Head of the Witch   Options Head of the Witch 7"  Tenth Court  7"  #3 single/EP of 2014.  1:24:55 ()
Pang  Young Professionals   Options Young Professionals EP  Grazer  7"  #2 single/EP of 2014.  1:27:18 ()
 
Gotobeds  New York's Alright (If You Like Sex and Phones)   Options New York's Alright (If You Like Sex and Phones) 7"  Mind Cure  7"  #1 single/EP of 2014. Also available of their debut LP Poor People Are Revolting on 12XU Records.  1:34:26 ()
 
 
Best Albums of 2014
Purling Hiss  Learning Slowly   Options Weirdon  Drag City  CD  #25 album of 2014.  1:43:51 ()
Bleeding Rainbow  Images   Options Interrupt  Kanine  CD  #24 album of 2014. Formerly Reading Rainbow  1:48:19 ()
G. Green  Fake Affair   Options Area Codes  Mt St. Mtn  LP  #23 album of 2014  1:50:34 ()
Apache Dropout  Left The Nest   Options Heavy Window  Magnetic South  LP  #22 album of 2014  1:52:06 ()
White Fence  Like That   Options For the Recently Found Innocent  Drag City  CD  #21 album of 2014  1:55:06 ()
Priests  Doctor   Options Bodies and Control and Money and Power  Don Giovanni/Sister Polygon  LP  #20 album of 2014  1:57:47 ()
Dinos Boys  Catapult   Options Last Ones  Oops Baby/Die Slaughterhouse  LP  #19 album of 2014  2:00:32 ()
Martyr Privates  Something to Sell   Options Martyr Privates  Bedroom Suck  LP  #18 album of 2014  2:02:26 ()
 
Golden Pelicans   Hard To Swallow   Options Golden Pelicans  Total Punk  LP  #17 album of 2014. Check out their live session from earlier this year on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T at WFMU's Free Music Archive!  2:10:15 ()
Spray Paint  Nice Hustle   Options Clean Blood, Regular Acid  Monofonus Press  LP  #16 album of 2014  2:11:43 ()
So Cow  Science Fiction   Options The Long Con  Goner  CD  #15 album of 2014  2:14:12 ()
Generation Loss  Line   Options Generation Loss  Cut-Rate  Cassette  #14 album of 2014  2:17:38 ()
Obnox  How to Rob (The Punk Years)   Options Louder Space  12XU  LP  #13 album of 2014  2:20:12 ()
The New Pornographers  Born With a Sound   Options Brill Bruisers  Matador  CD  #12 album of 2014  2:23:18 ()
Literature  Kites   Options Chrous  Slumberland  LP  #11 album of 2014  2:26:17 ()
Nots  Talk Show   Options Nots  Goner  CD  #10 album of 2014. Check out their live session from November on Burn It Down with Nate K on WFMU's Free Music Archive!  2:29:16 ()
 
GG King  Mephitic Hallways   Options Unending Darkness  Scavenger of Death  LP  #9 album of 2014  2:38:14 ()
Ex Hex  Waste Your Time   Options Ex Hex  Merge  CD  #8 album of 2014  2:41:39 ()
The Dead Space  Fractured Push   Options Faker  12XU  LP  #7 album of 2014  2:44:24 ()
The Young  Moondog First Quarter   Options Chrome Cactus  Matador  LP  #6 album of 2014  2:47:56 ()
Jonly Bonly  Long Distance   Options Put Together  12XU  LP  #5 album of 2014  2:52:26 ()
Wymyns Prysyn  Liars   Options Head in a Vise  Drugged Conscience  LP  #4 album of 2014  2:54:54 ()
Good Throb  Crab Walk   Options Fuck Off  White Denim / Super-Fi / Sabremetric  LP  #3 album of 2014. Available as a "name your price" download at goodthrob.bandcamp.com  2:56:51 ()
Minutes  Raise Our Fists Up   Options Roland  Michigan Indie Network/Comedy Minus One  LP  #2 album of 2014  2:59:04 ()
Protomartyr  Come And See   Options Under Color of Official Right  Sub Pop  CD  #1 album of 2014  3:02:47 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/27/14 9:10pm -andrew-:

Evening Paul! Excellent start to the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 9:12pm DJ PB:

Thanks, Andrew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/27/14 9:16pm JakeGould:

Agreed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 9:33pm DJ PB:

Apologies for coughing into the mic, guys. I hope it didn't sound too gross! It felt gross!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/27/14 9:36pm -andrew-:

Eh, it happens. Those are the worst though, when they feel as gross as they sound.
  Sat. 12/27/14 9:42pm philS:

no worries Paul - just washed our ears out with rubbing alcohol and moving ahead with our evening..
  Sat. 12/27/14 9:43pm Carmichael:

Hiya Mr. Bruno. You played Tommy Keene, so you're OK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 9:51pm DJ PB:

Tommy Keene negates phlegm! Good to know!
Avatar    Sat. 12/27/14 9:51pm SeanG:

this rocks
  Sat. 12/27/14 9:56pm philS:

Listening to and enjoying the show.
  Sat. 12/27/14 9:58pm Carmichael:

You're multitasking, Phil!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 9:59pm DJ PB:

Seriously, Phil. I didn't know it was possible to listen to AND enjoy my show!
  Sat. 12/27/14 10:02pm philS:

Carmichael - I'm chewing gum too! DJ PB: as SeanG says, this rocks, and I don't know any of it! I'm being educated. thanks.
  Sat. 12/27/14 10:16pm Beano:

you were monitoring the boards last week? were you responsible for the profanity getting through? I have never heard curses live on the radio. it was amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/27/14 10:20pm JakeGould:

Still listening. Still good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 10:25pm DJ PB:

@Beano This never happened.
  Sat. 12/27/14 10:31pm Beano:

OMG it was FUV!!
  Sat. 12/27/14 10:34pm Beano:

were you just talking about a subscription service for new EPs? where do I sign up?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 10:36pm DJ PB:

@Beano negativefun.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/27/14 10:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- always grateful for a PB show !
  Sat. 12/27/14 10:56pm jt:

you have done a good job of finding new stuffs
  Sat. 12/27/14 10:57pm 50%:

is this a new show? its pretty good
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 10:58pm DJ PB:

@JT Wait'll you hear the next one. It's right up your alley!
  Sat. 12/27/14 11:00pm jt:

My faith in the new generation has ascended somewhat.
  Sat. 12/27/14 11:06pm kari:

omg im back in jersey visiting for the holidays this is SUCH a life saver
  Sat. 12/27/14 11:08pm kari:

does anyone wanna hang out at a diner, im bored
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:15pm DJ PB:

@Kari A DJ saved your life tonight! I may be going to Lucky 7s here in JC after the show but that's a bar, not a diner. Just look for the most handsome guy in the room (and ask him to point me out to you).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:16pm DJ PB:

@50% Not a a new show. A fill in. Some of us here have to ride the pine!
  Sat. 12/27/14 11:19pm kari:

I'm in morris county!! thats so far! but at least they pump your gas FOR you here in the homeland
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:21pm DJ PB:

@Kari I guess that is a hike! But not only do they pump their gas for you NJ, it's cheaper than NYC too!
  Sat. 12/27/14 11:24pm kari:

FACT
Avatar Sat. 12/27/14 11:48pm Joe B:

Great show Paul. Can't believe that you and I were the only 2 FMU DJs to play this Young LP this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:50pm DJ PB:

@Joe Yeah! What's with everyone?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I enjoyed the year-end show from last year, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:53pm DJ PB:

Thanks, Ken! And thanks everyone for listening and commenting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:55pm Stevel:

Coming in hot! Canhe do it!?

Great show. Lots of great music out there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:57pm Stevel:

Wow. Good Throb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/27/14 11:59pm Stevel:

Buying it now.
  Sun. 12/28/14 12:01am Dave Sustain:

The Sound Opinions alcohol commercial song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/28/14 12:02am DJ PB:

Is it really, Dave? I'm changing my pick. Disregard this entire show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/28/14 12:02am Stevel:

Back to the drawing board.
  Tue. 12/30/14 2:09pm Gavin J:

Catching up on this today at work. Great work, you tastemaker.
  Wed. 12/31/14 10:28am Carl G:

Wow! there is a lot of great music here thanks
  Thu. 1/8/15 8:15am big vito:

yo paulie where's right said fred
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