You might've seen NME's Top 50 Albums Of 2014 and Tracks, by now. Here's the Top 10 individual album picks from NME staff - and listen to a playlist of tracks below. Laura Snapes, Features Editor 1. St Vincent - 'St Vincent' 2. La Roux - 'Trouble In Paradise' 3. Iceage - 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love' 4. Makthaverskan - 'II' 5. Ex Hex - 'Rips' 6. Aphex Twin - 'Syro' 7.
In this week's NME, Alex G tells Radar that he developed his knobbly, homespun indie sound "in a self-taught bubble". Unreleased track 'Soaker' is a perfect example of what the 21-year-old Philadelphian songwriter – whose full name is Alex Giannascoli – means. Recorded in the bedroom in which he made 'DSU', his recently released UK debut, 'Soaker' is pulled along by a soft guitar riff and Alex's conversational lyrics. He says that its "All I ever do is soak through you" line is inspired by frustration: "It's about a relationship where I just couldn't connect with something.
The first trailer for Jurassic World debuted yesterday (November 25), three days earlier than we had been led to expect, and the instant reaction was overwhelmingly positive.
By now you'll have seen the list - the 50 mightiest anthems 2014 had to offer, topped by Future Islands' heartstring-ragging dancefloor lament 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' and propped up by songs from Caribou, Sharon Van Etten, Mac DeMarco, La Roux, FlyLo, Run The Jewels and more. No doubt some of you disagree with our picks and are rattling our inboxes with letters raging at the tracks that didn't make the cut as we speak.
Finally, a fitting way to listen to your Bloc Party vinyl collection. A Korean Lego enthusiast, known on YouTube as Hayarobi, has put together a working turntable using over 2400 Lego pieces. Hot on the heels of a dancing Lego version of Spongebob Squarepants, his creation uses a traditional phono cartridge but, other than that, is pure Lego. Impressive, right? Check it out below.