By: Sam Murray

So here we are again in the words of John Lennon ‘another year over, a new one just begun’ as we collide into 2015. But what of the year that was? All the writer’s here at Secretly Rad have been spending these past December weeks painstakingly reviewing our personal listening catalogues, and seeing which albums have excited us in 2014. Here is my meagre yet controversial offering to the dialogue a list of records that I with pride say are my favourites.

10. Jenny Lewis – Voyager
9. MØ – No Mythologies to Follow
8. Tony Allen – Film of Life
7. Quantic – Magnetica
6. The Common Linnets – The Commons Linnets
5. U2 – Songs of Innocence
Yes really this is not a joke!
4. Jens Lekman – WWJD Mixtape
3. Luisa Sobral – Lu-Pu-i-Pi-Sa-Pa
2. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Emma Jean
1. Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business
My 11-25 – For the extended listener
11. D’Angelo Black Messiah
12. Frazey FordIndian Ocean
13. LyyLyy
14. Lily and MadelineFumes
15. Various ArtistsEurovision Song Contest 2014
16. Hollie CookTwice
17. Ági SzalókiKorfogas
18. Sam LachowHuckleberry
19. Alexandre Desplat + Various Artists – The Grand Budapest Hotel OST
20. Architecture in HelsinkiNow + 4eva
21. Lake Street Dive Bad Self Portraits
22. Sam AmidonLily-O
23. Jolie HollandWine Dark Sea
24. Ingrid MichaelsonLights Out
25. The Hold SteadyTeeth Dreams