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
In no particular order:
– The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream
– Mac Demarco: Salad Days
– Rachel Glassberg: …And Other Disasters: Home Recordings
– Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
– Sun Kil Moon: Benji
– Robert Leslie: A Shard Of The Mosaic
– Featherweights: S/t
– Youmna Saba: Njoum
– Future Islands: Singles
– Martha Rose: Behind Our Eyes
– Lewis: L’amour (1983)
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ZIAD NAWFAL is a Beirut-based DJ, radio host, music promoter and producer, and the co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured with Lebanese studio owner and engineer Fadi Tabbal.
Nawfal has spent the better part of the last 20 years exposing Lebanon and the world to the special local and regional independent music talent, on his long-running radio shows ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ on Radio-Lebanon 96.2FM.
Since 2010, he is also the managing director of Irtijal, the first and foremost festival for experimental music in Lebanon.
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