Best Of 2014: World Music


MAGNET’s j. poet picks the best world-music releases of the year

1 Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 A Long Way To The Beginning (Knitting Factory)
2 Toumani & Sidiki Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit)
3 Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma La Clave Del Gumbo (Dubberly)
4 Zongo Junction No Discount (Electric Cowbell)
5 Anansy Cissé Mali Overdrive (Riverboat)
6 Lo’Jo 310 Lunes (World Village)
7 Boris Kovač & La Campanella Eastern Moon Rising (Riverboat)
8 Da Cruz Disco E Progresso (Boom Jah)
9 Banda Magda Yerakina (Ground UP)
10 Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca La Rumba SoYo (Cumbancha)

Best Of 2014: Noise


MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year

1 Yellow Tears Golden Showers May Bring Flowers (Septic World International)
2 Bloodeath Bloodeath (Totally Gross National Product)
3 Philip White Documents (Infrequent Seams)
4 Zaimph & Yek Koo L’intérieur de la Vue (Obsolete Units)
5 Pharmakustik + Tanner Garza Pleuraraum (Jehu & Chinaman)
6 Diaphragmatic Fear Biters (Alien Passengers)
7 Good Area Pronunciation (Hanson)
8 Bob Bellerue Cure The Antidote (Los Discos Enfantasmes)
9 White Suns Totem (The Flenser)
10 Barrier Of Broken Leaves Spite (Turmeric Magnitudes)

Best Of 2014: Hip Hop


MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks the best hip-hop releases of the year

1 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piñata (Madlib Invazion)
2 Flying Lotus You’re Dead! (Warp)
3 FKA Twigs LP1 (XL)
4 Childish Gambino STN MTN/Kauai (self-released)
5 Staik Selektah What Goes Around (Duck Down Music)
6 Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)
7 Busdriver Perfect Hair (Big Dada)
8 Militia Deluxe Cigars (self-released)
9 Rapsody Beauty And The Beast (JAMLA, Empire)
10 Vince Staples Hell Can Wait (Def Jam)