You thought I’d forgot? Well not quite, I’m just a bit late to the game for this one.
Still, one of the pluses of being late means that we got a touch more listening done and some of December’s releases got the chance to reer their heads.
Over the next wee bit we’ll be running a list of ravechild’s top tracks, EPs and albums released by Scottish or Scottish based artists in 2014.
The final lists are not a one person effort however, my own opinion may vary from the lists although I did give my input; the final lists reflect the favourites of 15 ravechild contributors who have helped cover some of the best music in Scotland over the last 12 months and kindly given their time to submit their favourite of 2014.
2014 has been crazy one for Scotland with the Commonwealth Games visiting Glasgow for a fun, yet transport disturbed, couple of weeks and we’ll never forget those heart breaking days after September 18th, when Scotland marginally and controversially said no to independence; of course our home city said yes, something surely to still be proud of – even after the horrid scenes the days after – it’s clear hope has not yet faded.
In terms of music the first full year in the life of The Hydro brought some of the world’s biggest names to Scottish shores the highlight, commercially at least, was hosting MTV’s EMAs in November.
In terms of the recorded music we can’t go by without mentioning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers who took home the Mercury Prize to partner their SAY Award.
However, it isn’t all these high profile areas that we aim our focus at, some shining underground talent has emerged in 2014, which is reflected in the lists below: