Immy’s Year In Review

Well, dear friends and loyal readers, Earth completes yet another circle ‘round the Sun, so I think y’all know what THAT means – time once again for me to foist upon you my extremely Immalicious compendium of “essential” albums [sic] released in 2014 (and yes, for the discerning and curious, ’14 produced a veritable bumper crop of the excellent and diverse)…


Pictured above, you’ll find yours truly in a shameless celeb photo grab with the fantabulous Courtney Barnett (troubling her post-show in Milano). Her superb “Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas” got more play than most in my hotel rooms around the planet this year, but doesn’t appear on this list because it actually came out in 2013; for that matter, I believe Counting Crows delivered a “corker” this year as well, but me putting my own band on this list? Well, THAT just wouldn’t be “cricket”, would it?! (oh…see what I did there?)

As usual, I digress, so please proceed to the list below and have at it, in no particular order (though Sleaford Mods are at the top of the list for a reason!), reissues and archival releases at the bottom.

Take a chance and yell at me later! I dare ya!

Cheers everybody,



Top “Twenty” 2014

Sleaford Mods – Divide And Exit

tUnE-yArDs – Nikki-Nack

Peter Hammill/Gary Lucas – Other World

Shintaro Sakamoto – Let’s Dance Raw

TV On The Radio – Seeds

The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

Kasai Allstars – Beware The Fetish

Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics

Luke Abbott – Wysing Forest

Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

D’Angelo And The Vanguard – Black Messiah

Aaron Comess – Blues For Use

Neil Young – A Letter Home

Tinariwen – Emmaar

Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused

Jack White – Lazaretto

Tyson Meade – Tomorrow In Progress

John Hiatt – Terms Of My Surrender

Spoon – They Want My Soul

The Black Keys – Turn Blue

Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper: Cantos De Lisboa

Robert Plant – lullaby and…THE CEASELESS ROAR

Beck – Morning Phase

Aphex Twin – Syro

Drive By Truckers – English Oceans


Peter Walker – “Second Poem To Karmela” Or Gypsies Are Important

Man – All’s Well That Ends Well

John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University

Michael Bloomfield – From His Head To His Heart To His Hands

Nas – Illmatic XX

Mike Cooper – Trout Steel

Miles Davis – At The Fillmore/Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol.3

Elvis Presley – Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis

Jon Hassell – City: Works Of Fiction

Lucinda Williams – Lucinda Williams

XTC- Skylarking: Corrected Polarity Edition

Michael Chapman – Playing Guitar The Easy Way

Mother Hips – Chronicle Man

Fripp & Eno – Live In Paris 28.05.1975

Bob Dylan And The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete

The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground Super Deluxe

Cannonball Adderley – “The Black Messiah”

Robbie Basho – Art Of The Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12