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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

WANTON BISHOPS

Eddy Ghossein

In no particular order:

– Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems
– Hamilton Leithauser: Black Hours
– Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams
– Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots
– Temples: Sun Structures
– Jack White: Lazaretto

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Nader Mansour

In no particular order:

– Brian Jonestown Massacre: Revelation
– Mamani Keita: Kanou
– Majid Bekkas: Al Qantara
– Jack White: Lazaretto
– Dirty Three: Toward The Low Sun
– Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away + Abattoir Blues
– Grinderman: Grinderman 1 + 2
– Soft White Sixties: Get Right
– Tinariwen: Emaar

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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

MASHROU’ LEILA

Firas Aboufakher & Carl Gerges

In no particular order:

– Jungle: S/t
– Sbtrkt: Wonder Where We Land
– Chet Faker: Built On Glass
– Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems
– Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots
– Hans Zimmer: Interstellar OST
– Wild Beasts: Present Tense
– Feu Chatterton: Chatterton
– Azealia Banks: Broke With Expensive Taste
– Taylor Swift: 1989

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Haig Papazian

In no particular order:

– David Byrne & St. Vincent: Love This Giant
– St. Vincent: S/t
– Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots
– Jungle: S/t
– La Roux: Trouble In Paradise
– Lykke Li: I Never Learn
– Wild Beasts: Present Tense
– Owen Pallett: In Conflict
– Christine & The Queens: Chaleur Humaine

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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE

Hassib Dergham

In no particular order:

– Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
– The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream
– Beethoven: Symphony 7, Allegretto (mvt 2)
– David August: Epikur
– Snarky Puppy: We Like it Here
– Tame Impala: Lonerism
– Fat Freddy’s Drop: Slings And Arrows
– Men Without Hats: The Safety Dance
– Sigur Rós: Takk… + The Rains of Castamere + Àra Bàtur at Abbey Road Studios
– Jack White: Lazaretto

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Wassim Bou Malham

In no particular order:

– Arctic Monkeys: AM
– Arctic Monkeys: Humbug
– Isaac Hayes: Black Moses
– Mos Def: The Ecstatic
– Queens Of The Stone Age: Like Clockwork
– Queens Of The Stone Age: Songs For The Deaf
– Various artists: The DFA remixes (Chapter one)
– Various artists: The DFA remixes (Chapter two)

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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Faysal Bibi (Okydoky)

– Den Sorte Skole: Lektion III (album, 2013)
– Tinariwen: Emmaar (album, 2014)
– DJ Umb: Zoukesque Volume 2 (mix, 2013)
– Mafikizolo: Khona (single, 2013)
– RadioKVM: Issrar (album, 2014)
– The Moustache: Wasn’t There (album, 2014)
– Raposo: Viejo (album, 2014)

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densorteskole

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Liliane Chlela

– Eric Holm: Åse
– Killing Sound: S/t
– Koenraad Ecker: One-Eye
– Klara Lewis: Untitled
– Dalhous: DSM-III
– Andy Stott: Faith In Strangers
– Sky Black Horses: Locust
– Goat: Talk To God
– Peder Mannerfelt: Arss
– The Amazing Snakeheads: I’m A Vampire

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blackest030214

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

WAKE ISLAND

Philippe Manasseh

In no particular order:

– Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams
– Bantam Wing: You Keep Going On
– The Notwist: Close To The Glass
– Zaki Nassif: ‘Achikat el Ward
– Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots
– Aphex Twin: Syro
– Sabah & Wadih el Safi: Souvenirs Vol. 1
– Maria Callas: By Request…
– Bear In Heaven: Time Is Over One Day Old
– Yasmine Hamdan: Ya Nass
– Philippe Katerine: Magnum
– Moonface: City Wrecker
– Rodriguez: Cold Fact
– James Irwin: Unreal

Nadim Maghzal

In no particular order:

– Micheal Feuerstack: Tambourine Death Bed
– Youmna Saba: Njoum
– Caribou: Swim /// Our Love
– Country: Failure
– Jerusalem In My Heart: Mo7it el mo7it
– James Irwin: Unreal
– The Notwist: Close To The Glass
– Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams
– Moonface: Julia With Blue Jeans On
– Destroyer: Kaputt
– Erik Hove: Saturated Colour
– Thus Owls: Turning Rocks

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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Ribal Rayess (Escape to Venus)

In no particular order:

– Arthur Satyan: Artology
– RadioKVM: Issrar
– Various artists: Bidia (Al Widad Records)
– Yasmine Hamdan: Ya Nass
– The Beach Boys: Smile
– Pink Floyd: Animals
– Radiohead: Kid A
– Secret Circuit: Tactile Galactics
– Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet: Afro Latin Soul

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