Recap: The Albums and Gigs of 2014

This is just a summary list of the albums I have reviewed and the gigs I went to this year.  Please visit the previous posts if you want to read what I said and listen to select tracks.  If not…then this post winds it up (almost…).

The Top 10 Albums

10. Sounds Like the End of the World: Stages of Delusion

9. John Wesley: Disconnect

8. Knifeworld: The Unravelling

7. Rival Sons: Great Western Valkyrie

6. Tuber: Desert Overcrowded

5. The Pineapple Thief: Magnolia

4. Tune: Identity

3. Katatonia: Kocytean

2. Seven Impale: City of the Sun

1. Salt of the Chief Cornerstone: Intelligent Design

The Gigs of the Year

1.  Apocalyptica/Salt of the Chief Cornerstone: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Aug 7

2a. Steve Hackett: Massey Hall, Dec. 2

2b. Riverside/Crippled Black Phoenix (pre-shows): Balver Hohle, August 16

3. VNV Nation: Phoenix Concert Theatre, May 2

4. Rival Sons: Mod Club, July 3

5. Gary Numan: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Mar. 27

6. The Reign of Kindo: Hard Luck, Apr. 21

7. Opeth: Kool Haus, Dec. 21

8. Russian Circles: Lee’s Palace, Sept. 15

9. Ghost: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Apr. 17

10. Riverside/Crippled Black Phoenix (show): Balver Hohle, August 16