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The Last Mixed Tape Reader’s Top 20 Albums of 2014

Stephen White

The votes are in and the Last Mixed Tape Reader’s have had their say. Scroll down to see what record has made it into the T.LM.T Reader’sTop 20 Albums of 2014. 

20. Ginnels – A Country Life
Indie-pop act Ginnels begin our reader’s top 20 albums of the year 2014 list with their album A Country Life. Read TLMT’s full review here.

19. Brigid Power-Ryce – I Told You The Truth
Songwriter Brigid Power-Ryce makes an appearance on our readers top 20 albums list with her brilliantly atmospheric L.P. I Told You The Truth. Read TLMT’s full review here.

18. Marc O’Reilly – Human Herdings
Marc O’Reilly’s blues and folk infused sophomore record Human Herdings comes in at number 18 on our readers poll. Read TLMT’s full review here.

17. Windings/Land Lovers – Split LP
Windings and Land Lovers’ indie gem filled split LP makes a well deserved appearance in our readers album of the year list. Read TLMT’s full review here.

16. Paddy Hanna – Leafy Stiletto
Paddy Hanna’s debut solo album Leafy Stiletto was one of the highlights of 2014 and rightfully features in our readers top 20. Read TLMT’s full review here.


15. Sleep Thieves – You Want The Night
Sleep Thieves mood filled album You Want The Night saw the Dublin trio provide some of this year’s most engrossing music. Read TLMT’s review here.

14. I Heart the Monster Hero – Rhythm & Pals
Psych-pop outfit I Heart the Monster Hero’s joyously inventive debut Rhythm & Pals takes the number 14 spot on our top 20. Read TLMT’s full review here.

13. Groom – Bread and Jam
Indie-pop band Groom delivered a hook filled L.P. with Bread and Jam including the brilliant ‘Colours’. Read TLMT’s full review here.

12. Staring At Lakes – Warm Wars
Staring at Lakes post-rock inflected debut Warm Wars proved to be a breakthrough for the group. Read TLMT’s full review here.

11. The Shaker Hymn – Rascal’s Antique
The Shaker Hymn made a confident and energetic first impression with their L.P. Rascal’s Antique. Read TLMT’s review here.


10. The Revelator Orchestra – The Brotherhood of the Flood
The Revelator Orchestra’s fiercely singular album The Brotherhood of the Flood begins our readers top 10 albums of 2014. Read TLMT’s full review here.

9. The Hot Sprockets – Brother Nature
The Hot Sprockets made a bone rattling return with their sophomore album Brother Nature. Read TLMT’s full review here.

8. Kevin Nolan – Fredrick & The Golden Dawn
Kevin Nolan’s deeply dramatic and alternative edged solo record Fredrick & The Golden Dawn makes the TLMT reader’s top 10. Read TLMT’s full review here.

7. Daithí – In Flight
Electro-pop artist Daithí features in the Last Mixed Tape Reader’s Top 20 Albums with his debut album In Flight. Read TLMT’s full review here.

6. Fia Rua – The Sky Went Low And The Sea Went High
Alternative-folk artist Fia Rua’s third album The Sky Went Low And The Sea Went High found the right blend of traditional, folk and indie sensibilities. Read TLMT’s review here.


5. In The Willows – Before Everybody Disappears
Waterford alternative-folk act In The Willows open our top 5 albums of the year with their debut Before Everybody Disappears. Read TLMT’s review here.

4. Delorentos – Night Becomes Light
Alternative-rock band Delorentos break-out album Night Becomes Light takes the number four spot in the Last Mixed Tapes Readers poll.

3. Youth Mass – Morning Sun | Evening Run
Youth Mass caught the attention of many this year with the release of their debut album Morning Sun | Evening Run. Read TLMT’s review here.

2. Kate’s Party – Hollow
Punk-pop act Kate’s Party made an impact within the Irish indie music scene this year with the release of their debut album Hollow. Read TLMT’s full review here.


1. Oh Boland / Me & My Dog – Delphi
The Last Mixed Tape Reader’s album of the year 2014 comes from two of Ireland’s most promising emerging acts, Oh Boland and Me & My Dog. Released via Popical Island this split album saw alternative-rock act Oh Boland and indie-pop group Me & My Dog collaborate on a record brimming with raw energy and ragged pop glory. A fitting pick for album of the year from the The Last Mixed Tape readers. Read TLMT’s full review here.

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