The Telescope presents: the top albums of 2014. We gathered best-of lists from staff and contributors, crunched some numbers and came up with ten records that unanimously wowed us this year.
The biggest complaints about electronic music are that it’s repetitive and that the artists don’t really use any instruments. With that said, let’s call Caribou electronic music for electronic and non-electronic fans alike.
2014’s Our Love ranges in styles from super synthy to R&B to the broody title track that would be at home in the chill-out room of any after-hours club. Wait, do chill-out rooms still exist?
But the appeal goes far beyond Dan Snaith’s diversity. Caribou isn’t just some electronic act standing behind a computer; there’s structure and musicality to every track. What more proof could one need than the fact that the music is played live, as seen above on their appearance on a Gomeshi-less Q earlier this year?
– Michelle Farres