Sunday, December 6, 2015

Overdue Best of 2014: Top 20 Korean Albums

It's been a while! So, this is extremely late, obviously... 2015 is almost over as I write this, and people are busy posting their best of 2015 lists. But before diving into my best of 2015 posts, I wanted to get 2014 out of the way. I've had these lists sitting in my drafts for almost a year now, and I'm one of those people who have to do things in order - in other words, I needed to get this out before I can finally move onto (hopefully) posting my best of 2015 lists, which I've been finessing quite a bit for the past few weeks.

Anyway, the only reason why I never got around to publishing these lists for 2014 was because I was simply too lazy (tired?) to write them - I spent almost all of 2015 writing myself to death for a different site and my personal writing naturally took a backseat. I've had these lists for ages (since December of 2014), but I just didn't have the energy to write anything. And now, a year later, I don't even know what I was thinking when I ranked or picked these albums. So I'm going to post this list without any write-up's. Terrible, I know. But I just have to get this out of my system to move the fuck on.

If you have any questions about why I picked any of the albums on the list, let me know in a comment and I'll probably explain there! I did actually get through half of my top 30 song of 2014 list few months back, so I will publish that list with the write-up's. (In the meanwhile, you can check out the playlist here.)

As usual, this list is ranked and consists of albums released any time between December 2013 and November 2014.

Check under the cut for the full list.

Honorable Mention: Various Artists - 해녀, 이름을 잇다 (Haenyeo, Living the Legacy) 
2014.09.02 / Mini Communication Reply / Mirrorball Music

Favourite tracks: 
Kang A Sol "물의 아이"
Han So Hyun "해녀의 꿈" 
Fromm "그녀의 바다" 

20. 눈뜨고 코베인 (Nunco Band) - Skyland 
2014.10.30 / BGBG Record / Mirrorball Music

Favourite tracks: 
"Future Luv" 

19. Rainbow99 - Seoul
2014.08.28 / Magic Strawberry Sound / Mirrorball Music

Favourite tracks: 


18. 이소라 (Lee Sora) - 8
2014.04.11 / Siren / Universal Music Korea

Favourite tracks: 
"난 별" 
"운 듯" 

17. Life and Time - The Great Deep
2014.05.07 / Happy Robot Record / Neowiz Internet 

Favourite tracks: 

16. Oohyo - 소녀감성 (Girl Sense)
2014.05.15 / XMG / Mirrorball Music

Favourite tracks: 
"This Is Why We're Breaking Up"
"Teddy Bear Rises" 

15. 기린 (Kirin) - 사랑과 행복 (Love and Peace)
2014.11.20 / Beatball Music / Ogam Entertainment 

Favourite tracks: 
"요즘 세대 연애방식 (feat. Boi B, Hoody)" 
"JAM (feat. Qim Isle, Hoody)" 

14. 단편선과 선원들 (Danpyunsun and the Sailors) - 동물 (Animal)
2014.10.08 / Pison Contents / Pison Contents 

Favourite tracks: 


13. Crush - Crush on You 
2014.06.05 / Amoeba Culture / Loen Entertainment

Favourite tracks: 
"I Fancy You" 
"Hug Me (feat. Gaeko)" 
"Whatever You Do (feat. Gray)" 

12. 화지 (Hwaji) - Eat 
2014.01.24 / In Planet / In Planet

Favourite tracks: 
"말어 (feat. Okasian)" 
"스물 다섯" 

11. IU - 꽃갈피 (Flower Bookmark)
2014.05.16 / Loen Entertainment / Loen Entertainment

Favourite tracks: 
"나의 옜날이야기" 
"너의 의미 (feat. Kim Chang Wan)" 


10. 9와 숫자들 (9 and the Numbers) - 보물섬 (Treasure Island)
2014.11.24 / Tunetable Movement / Sony Music

Favourite tracks: 
"잡 투 두" 
"높은 마음" 


09. Asian Chairshot - Horizon
2014.07.16 / Common Music / CJ E&M 

Favourite tracks: 


08. Idiotape - Tours
2014.07.30 / VU Entertainment / Universal Music Korea

Favourite tracks: 
"Boiling Point"
"With The Flow" 

07. Thornapple - 이상기후 (Strange Climate)
2014.06.12. / Happy Robot Record / Neowiz Internet

Favourite tracks: 

06. 한음파 (Hanumpa) - 이명 (Tinnitus) 
2014.11.28 / D Ocean Music / Mirrorball Music

Favourite Tracks: 

05. 최고은 (Gonne Choi) - I Was, I Am, I Will 
2014.11.27 / Mirrorball Music

Favourite tracks: 
"Sailor's Song" 
"봄 (Re-Recording)" 

04. Guckkasten - Frame
2014.11.26 / Interpark / Interpark 

Favourite tracks: 

03. 김사월x김해원 (Kim Sawol x Kim Haewon) - {비밀} ({Secret})
2014.10.10 / Mirrorball Music

Favourite tracks:

02. 사람12사람 (saram12saram)빗물구름태풍태양 (Raindrop, Cloud, Typhoon and the Sun) 
2013.12.12 / Young, Gifted & Wack / Young, Gifted & Wack

Favourite tracks: 
"Raindop, Cloud, Typhoon and the Sun" 
"More Story" 
"Those Days (feat. eAeon)" 

01. 로로스 (Loro's) - W.A.N.D.Y
2014.10.02 / Orm Ent / Mirrorball Music

Favourite tracks: 
"여기 우리가 만나는 곳" 
"Homo Separatus"

All album art from Bugs Music. All release/label/distributor information from Melon. 

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