2014 is drawing to a close so I decided to compile my favourite albums of this year. This year I sure have been listening to more industrial… In no particular order .
All tracks belong to the artists and their respective labels. I own nothing.
Mr. Kitty – TIME
I fell in love with Mr. Kitty’s music shortly before seeing him at InFest in the UK. His music is hauntingly beautiful. The delicate balance of synth sounds and quite dark lyrics make him a favourite for rainy fall nights with a glass of wine.
Mr. Kitty – After Dark
The Gothsicles – Squid Icarus
Only after pledging to their Kickstarter did I realize what a great decision I had made. Described as “Lovecraftian geek culture dance party,” I couldn’t have possibly said it better!
The Gothsicles – Drop Dead Squid Face
Voltaire – Raised by Bats
Another self-funded project I am glad I pledged for, Voltaire delivers another juicy goth album! With star-studded support such as Brian Viglione and Melora Creager, this album is a keeper.
Voltaire – Oh My Goth!
Clan of Xymox – Matters of Mind, Body and Soul
The goth legends return from their haitus to deliver another haunting album packed with gorgeous lyrics.
Clan of Xymox – Falling in Love
Combichrist – We Love You
The Revolver magazine’s reviewer wrote that Combichrist’s music should rather be labelled “Electronic Death Metal than Electronic Dance Music” and observed a “nihilistic” attitude. I completely agree.
Combichrist – Can’t Control
Johnny Hollow – A Collection of Creatures
The band is appropriately defined as “Gothic Chamber Music for the 21st Century” on their Facebook page. The ever so seductive Johnny Hollow also hopped on the crowd funding bandwagon this year to produce their newest masterpiece filled with gorgeous lyrics and exquisite instrumentals.
Johnny Hollow – Devil’s Night
Karen O – Crush Songs
This was rather unexpected from the high energy empowering music Karen used to make with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This definitely shows how Karen has grown up and mellowed out. This album grew on me after a while. Not sure if I’m supposed to make out or cry to these songs.
Karen O – Rapt