2014 seemed to be the most challenging year for our journalists to select albums from. Much discussion and consideration was given to choosing just three works to showcase what represented 2014 for them personally. It’s always there in the back of our minds throughout the year, and here, for the fourth year running, we present our rundown of the works that affected us the most through the difficulties and high points of the last twelve months – however moderate or biased that balance was.
1. Ne Obliviscaris – “Citadel”
If you’ve not kept up with the progressive metal scene these last few years, here are the Cliff Notes: there is Ne Obliviscaris, and then there other bands being ritually humiliated by Ne Obliviscaris. Following the jaw-dropping debut “Portal of I,” my pick for the best album of 2012, the Aussies returned with a follow-up that’s more concise in…