Albums of the Year 2014
After the usual careful deliberation, here are our Albums of the Year.Top 50 Albums Top 50 Reissues Top 50 Bestsellers 'Near Misses'
Album of the Year 2014
Bracken - 'Exist/resist'
Earlier this autumn an unassuming little cassette arrived from Baro Records - an obscure, tape-only label out of Chicago. It contained an album by Chris Adams (he of Hood fame) under his Bracken moniker, his first outing in seven years. Absurdly limited to just 100 copies it was an instant office favourite, sold out within hours, and very quickly rose into the upper reaches of Phil's mind as he compiled this year's Top 50. It now sits prettily at the very pinnacle of our list, and so this year's coveted Norman Records 'Album Of The Year' goes to Exist/resist by Bracken.Buy it now