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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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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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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

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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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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

Khodor Ellaik (Kid Fourteen)

In no particular order:

– Kirin J. Callinan: Embracism (2013)
– Xiu Xiu: Angel Guts Red Classroom (2014)
– Lust For Youth: International (2014)
– Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love Is The Devil (2013)
– Cough Cool: Lately (2011)
– Sleaford Mods: Divide And Exit (2014)
– John Maus: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (2011)
– Permafrost: Dracula Lewis (2012)
– Wild Beasts: Present Tense (2014)
– Rowland S. Howard: Pop Crimes (2009)

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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

SALIM NAFFAH (Loopstache)

In no particular order:

– Mac Demarco: Salad Days
– Beck: Morning Phase
– The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream
– Jack White: Lazaretto
– Spoon: They Want My Soul
– Allah-Las: Worship The Sun

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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

Aziza

In no particular order:

– St. Vincent: S/t
– Sia: 1000 Forms Of Fear
– Fka Twigs: LP1
– Chet Faker: Built On Glass
– Coldplay: Ghost Stories
– Jungle: Jungle
– Alt-J: This Is All Yours
– Banks: Goddess

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