I asked Shawn Katuwapitiya who I run into at shows that I attend in Ottawa and sometimes in Toronto.
So I had to ask him for his picks of 2014.
Check out his surprising list of albums and singles.
Albums of 2014
- D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah
- Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
- Caribou – Our Love
- St. Vincent – St. Vincent
- FKA Twigs – LP1
- Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
- The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
- Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
- Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
- Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
- Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
- Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness
- Owen Pallett – In Conflict
- Lydia Ainsworth – Right from Real
Singles of 2014
- Future Islands – Seasons
- Angel Olsen – Window
- Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
- ILOVEMAKONNEN feat. Drake – Tuesday
- Caribou – Can’t Do Without You