En complément indispensable de notre Cuvée générale, voici l’année écoulée disséquée par nos valeureux chroniqueurs. Soit différentes listes plus ou moins longues reflétant les goûts et les couleurs de chacun. Et ça ne se discute pas.

Paul Ramone

10 disques essentiels + 20 autres mémorables…

Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bacherlors)
TuNe YaRds – Nikki Nack (Beggars/Matador)
Israel Nash – Rain Plans (Loose music)
War on Drugs – Lost in Dreams (Secretly Canadian)
Wild Beasts – Present Tense (Domino)
Merchandise – After The End (Beggars/Matador)
The Phantom Band – Strange Friend (Chemikal Underground)
The New Medicants – Into The Lime (Ashmont Records/One Little Indian/Pias )
Warpaint – S/T (4AD/Rough Trade )
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams (Full Time Hobby/Pias)

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar/Pias)
The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast (Sub Pop/Pias)
Will Stratton – Cray Lodge Wisdom (Talitres)
Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian/ Pias)
Woods – With Light And With Love (Woodsist / Differ-ant)
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There (Secretly Canadian)
Sebastien Schuller – Heat Wave (Modulor)
Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold ( Sub Pop/ Pias)
Viet Cong – Cassette EP (Mexican Summer)
Real Estate – Atlas (Domino Recordings)
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – S/T (Secretly Canadian/ Monopsone)
Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin (Merge/Differ-ant )
Centenaire – Somewhere Safe (Clapping Music)
Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct (Blue Horizon Ventures )
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
Dean Wareham – S/T (Sonic Cathedral)
Ryan Adams – S/T (Paxam Records)
Pixies – Indie Cindy (4AD/Pias)
Anjou – S/T (Kranky)
Mark Kozelek – Sings Christmas Carols (Caldo Verde)

Rééditions :

Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen (Sub Pop)
Fugu – Fugu1 (WW2W)
Howard Eynon – So What If I’m Standing in Apricot Jam (Earth Recording)
Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark : 1970 to 1972 (Rhino)
Beachwood Sparks – Desert Skies (Alive Records)
Robbie Basho – Zarthus (Vanguard)
The Bats – The Law of Things (Flying Nune/Captured Tracks)
The Velvet Underground – 45th anniversary super deluxe edition (universal )

Wild Beast, Tune Yards, Woods, Hellfest, Real Estate, Steve Gunn, Sharon Van Etten, Fanfarlo, Sharon Jones, Lloyd Cole, Future Islands (Pitchfork fest)

Virginie Guichaoua

10 disques essentiels et les autres qui le sont tout autant…

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
Ought – More Than Any Other Day (Constellation/ Differ-ant)
Odessey & Oracle – Odessey & Oracle and The Casiotone Orchestra (Carton Records)
Pale Lights – Before There Were Pictures (Calico Cat Records)
Teleman – Breakfast (Moshi Moshi)
Fenster – The Pink Caves (Morr Music)
The Soundcarriers – Entropicalia (Ghost Box)
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Piano Nights (Pias/Boomkat)
Erlend Øye – Legao (Bubble Records/ Differ-ant)
Les Marquises – Pensée Magique (Ici d’ailleurs)

Babe – Volery Flighty (Moshi Moshi)
The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits (Sacred Bones)
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal (What’s Your Rupture?/Mom + Pop)
Watoo Watoo – Une si longue attente (Jigsaw Records)
Edam Edam – Whatever Black Holes In My Head My Heart Is A Galaxy (Pantypop Records)
Woods – With Light And With Love (Woodsist / Differ-ant)
Tops – Picture You Staring (Arbutus Records)
Thurston Moore – The Best Day (Beggars/Matador)
Dean Wareham – S/T (Sonic Cathedral)
Oddfellow’s Casino – The Water Between Us (Microcultures)
Future Islands – Singles (Matador/Beggars)
Jessica 93 – Rise (Teenage Menopause)

Rééditions/ compilations :

Flashbacks and Dream Sequences : The Story of the Moles
The Auteurs – Now I’m A Cowboy, After Murder Park et How I Learned To Love The Bootboys.
Life without buildings – Any Other City
Cocteau Twins : Blue Bell Knoll/Heaven Or Las Vegas
The Bats Vol 1

Julien Schuers

40 disques qui auront marqué l’année 2014, par ordre alphabétique pour ne pas donner de classement :
Rodrigo Amarante – Cavalo (Mais Um Discos)
Amen Dunes – Love (Sacred Bones)
Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)
Archie Bronson Outfit – Wild Crush (Domino)
Asteroid #4 – Asteroid No4 (Bad Vibrations)
Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold (Sub Pop)
Peter Matthew Bauer – Liberation! (Memphis Industries)
Blank Realm – Grassed Inn (Fire Records)
Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else (Wichita)
Death Vessel – Island Intervals (Sub Pop)
Dream Police – Hypnotized (Sacred Bones)
Erland & The Carnival – Closing Time (Full Time Hobby)
Goat – Commune (Rocket Recordings)
Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather (Paradise Of Bachelors)
Luke Haines – New York In The ‘70s (Cherry Red)
Micah P. Hinson – And The Nothing (Talitres)
Hookworms – The Hum (Weird World)
King Creosote – From Scotland With Love (Domino)
King Tuff – Black Moon Spell (Sub Pop)
Mark Kozelek – Sings Christmas Carols (Caldo Verde)
Florent Marchet – Bambi Galaxy (PIAS)
Les Marquises – Pensée Magique (Ici D’Ailleurs)
Meatbodies – Meatbodies (In The Red)
Kevin Morby – Still Life (Woodsist)
Musée Mécanique – From Shores Of Sleep (Glitterhouse)
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
Ought – More Than Any Other Day (Constellation)
Pixies – Indie Cindy (Pixies Music)
Ty Segall – Manipulator (Drag City)
Sisyphus – Sisyphus (Joyful Noise)
Spain – Sargent Place (Glitterhouse Records)
Spider Bags – Frozen Letters (Merge)
Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)
Swans – To Be Kind (Young God Records)
Teleman – Breakfast (Moshi Moshi)
Temples – Sun Structures (Heavenly)
Ryley Walker – All Kinds Of You (Tompkins Square)
Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader (Heavenly)
James Yorkston – The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society (Domino)

Umut Ungan

Thomas Köner & Jana Winderen – Cloître (Touch)
German Army – Millerite Masai (Yerevan Tapes)
Kiasmos – Kiasmos (Erased Tapes)
Seth Cluett – Forms of Forgetting (Line)
Kim Hiorthøy – Dogs (Smalltown Supersound)
Boris – Noise (Tearbridge Records)
Vanessa Rossetto – Whole Stories (Kyle Records)
David Toop – Mondo Black Chamber (Sub Rosa)
Koen Holtkamp – Motion (Thrill Jockey)
Supersilent – 12 (Rune Grammofon)


Adna – Night (P&C Despotz Records)
Orange Blossom – Under the Shade of Violets (Washi Washa)
The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave (Fat Cat Records)


Eric M.

Un Top 10 + un Top 10 + un Top 10 + 1 = 2014

Hank Wood & The Hammerheads – Stay Home (Toxic State)
Real Estate – Atlas (Domino)
The Austerity Program – Beyond Calculation (Controlled Burn)
KG – Passage Secret (Herzfeld)
Israel Nash Gripka – Rain Plans (Loose)
The New Mendicants – Into The Lime (One Little Indian)
Purling Hiss – Weirdon (Drag City)
Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle (Fortuna Pop!)
Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold (Sub Pop)
Ævangelist – Writhes In The Murk (Debemur Morti Productions)

Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire (Avalanche)
Carla Bozulich – Boy (Constellation)
Reigning Sound – Shattered (Merge)
Owls – Two (Polyvinyl)
The Phantom Band – Strange Friend (Chemikal Underground)
Gum Takes Tooth – Mirrors Fold (Tigertrap)
Exhaustion – Biker (Aarght!)
Ex Hex – Rips (Merge)
Dead Rider – Chills On Glass (Drag City)
Vertical Scratchers – Daughter Of Everything (Merge)

Hands Up Who Wants To Die – Vega In The Lyre (Learning Curve)
Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin (Merge)
The Notwist – Close To The Glass (City Slang)
Connections – Into Sixes (Anyway)
Mere Women – Your Town (Poison City)
Cold Beat – Over Me (Crime On the Moon)
Ty Segall – Manipulator (Drag City)
Randolph’s Leap – Clumsy Knot (Lost Map)
Future Islands – Singles (4AD)
Multicult – Variable Impulse (Sleeping Giant Glossolalia)

+ For Food – Don’t Believe In Time (Fooltribe)

Clément Bocquet

Les 10 meilleurs, un point c’est tout.

Isaac Delusion – Isaac Delusion
Mac Demarco – Salad Days
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Birth Of Joy – Prisoner
Volage – Heart Healing
Foxygen – …And Star Power
Temple – Sun Structure
The Liminanas – I’ve Got Trouble In Mind
Allah Las – Worship The Sun
Black Market Karma – Upside Out And Inside Down


Le vin c’est bon mais les vingt de 2014 sont encore meilleurs

Swans – To Be Kind (Young Gods record)
Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III : Saturnian Poetry (Debemur Morti)
Jessica 93 – Rise (Teenage Menopause)
Eliane Radigue – opus 17 (Alga Marghen)
Current 93 – I Am The Last Of Field That Fell (Coptic Cat)
Michel Cloup – Minuit Dans Tes Bras (Ici D’ailleurs)
Blonde Redhead – Barragan (Asa Wa Kuru)
Carla Bozulich – Boy (Constellation)
Cassegrain – Centres Of Distraction (Prologue)
Kriegsmaschine – Enemy Of Man (No Solace)
Midget ! – Bois Et Charbon (We Are Unique)
Birds Of Passage – This Kindly Slumber (Denovali)
Borhen & Der Club Of Gore – Piano Nights ( Ipecac)
Ignatz & De Stervende Honden – Teenage Boys (Ultra Eczema)
Rivulets – I Remember Everything ( Jellyfant)
D’angelo And The Vanguard – Black Messiah (RCA)
Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap (Fatcat)
Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams (Full Time Hobby)
The Soundcarriers – Entropicalia ( Ghost Box)
Mirel Wagner – When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day (Sub Pop)

Damien Baudrand

Gallon Drunk, The soul of the hour ( Cloud Hills )
Cloud Nothings, Here and nowhere else (Wichita Recordings)
Spain, Sargent place (Glitterhouse Records)
Sun Kil Moon, Benji (Caldo Verde)
Swans, To be kind (Young Gods record)
Protomartyr, Under color of official right (Hardly Art)
Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal (Matador)
Shellac, Incredible Dude (Touch and Go)
Mirel Wagner, When the children see the light of day (Sub Pop)
Meatbodies, Meatbodies (In the red)

+ une réédition :

Fugazi, First demo (rééd Dischord 1988)

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