End of Year Awards!

It’s that time of year, everyone’s dishing out their awards for 2014 and The Colour Of Vinyl is no different…

First thing’s first; Album of the Year 2014. This was a ridiculously hard choice, with so much great new material out in the past 12 months. You can read a more in depth view of this list here –  – but the basic list is as follows:

  1. Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know
  2. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  3. Oxygen Thief – The Half-Life of Facts
  4. Gnarwolves – Gnarwolves
  5. Möngöl Hörde – Möngöl Hörde
  6. The Roughneck Riot – Out Of Anger
  7. Beans On Toast – The Grand Scheme of Things
  8. The Smith St. Band – Throw Me in the River
  9. Moose Blood – I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time
  10. The Retrospective Soundtrack Players – It’s A Wonderful Christmas Carol

Next up, the top EP release of the year:

  1. Brawlers – I Am A Worthless Piece Of Shit
  2. Solemn Sun – Solemn Sun
  3. Apologies, I Have None – Black Everything
  4. Franz Nicolay – Bearing Torches: The Rottingdean Session
  5. The Skints – Short Change
  6. Emily’s Army – Swim EP
  7. Frank Turner – Polaroid Picture
  8. Great Cynics / Muncie Girls – Split
  9. Street Dogs / No!se – Split
  10. Levellers – Carry Me EP (Reissue)

Now for the Best Track of 2014. This is always a crazy-hard category, because the song could be on an album, EP, could be a stand-alone release, anything. With that in mind, here’s TCOV’s faves:

  1. Levellers & Frank Turner – Julie
  2. Brawlers – Instagram Famous
  3. Mongol Horde – Blistering Blue Barnacles
  4. The Skints – The Cost of Living is Killing Me
  5. Fall Out Boy – Centuries
  6. Foo Fighters – In The Clear
  7. Emily’s Army – Aliens Landing
  8. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – On The Radio
  9. Moving Moscow – A Shape Has A Concept
  10. AC/DC – Rock or Bust

The last award of the year now, and it’s for the Best Live Band:

  1. Crazy Arm
  2. Möngöl Hörde
  3. The Computers
  4. Dropkick Murphys
  5. The Bronx
  6. The Dreadnoughts
  7. Flogging Molly
  8. Brawlers
  9. Crowns
  10. Koo Koo Kanga Roo

So that was 2014, it was awesome and here’s to 2015 being even better!

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2 thoughts on “End of Year Awards!

  1. Ben P Scott says:

    Great to see the Levellers win Track Of The Year, I say they should have won Best Live Act as well, truly astonishing.

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