The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #53: Goat

2014 was quite a year. Not the best of years, on a personal level, but a rather good year from a music standpoint. Having given a listen to record after record after record from the year that was, I’ve pulled together a list of favorites, finding it next to impossible to whittle the list down any further beyond 60 (I tried). In this group of 60 you’ll find records from old, faithful friends, upstart newcomers, and even a headscratcher or two. You’ll probably see some records that were a Big Deal not on this list. I either didn’t bite or didn’t buy the hype. I’m pleased as punch with this list, and I hope you’ll come across something that might have otherwise passed you by. And so, without further ado, my favorite records of 2014.

WHO: Goat

WHAT: Commune

WHEN: September 2014

WHERE: Sub Pop

WHY: Everyone’s favorite Swedish psychedelic tribal tropical groove voodoo band followed up the excellent World Music with Commune. Turns out Commune, just like its predecessor, happens to be another record filled with song after song of spaced out, cosmic jungle beats and wizardry. It’s enough to make you want to put on your favorite hooded robe and dance around a fire chanting a long-dead language at Stonehenge.

My jams: “Words,” “Goatchild,” “Goatslaves,” “Hide From The Sun,” “Bondye,” “Gathering of Ancient Tribes”

[posted 3.14.15]


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