Mammal’s Best of 2014: Day 8
As I’ve mentioned to the other Metal State writers, I’m already planning a short article for the end of January or thereabouts on Overlooked Gems of 2014. Although I’m happy with my lists so far, I’ve seen other lists that include albums I want to know better. In addition, there have been a couple of solid releases in the short time since I started posting my Best Of.
When it comes to my Very Best Of, however – including today’s posts – I wouldn’t change or add anything. I’ve done enough of that already while I was sorting out my favourites.
Magazine of 2014
“Foreign Affairs” is as unbiased as I’d hope a magazine published in any country might be. It’s an American title but neither overtly pro-American nor pointedly anti-American. It strives to be impartial in its analyses. Nor is it just about American policy. It looks in some depth at relations between any countries currently in the news or likely to be in the near future.
It’s always worth reading other sources to get a rounded picture of events and situations. For me, “Foreign Affairs” is my go-to starting platform.
Countdown: Metal Albums
9. Aeon Zen – Ephemera
(UK, Progressive Metal)
8. Voyager – V
(Australia, Melodic Metal)
7. Eluveitie – Origins
(Switzerland, Folk Death Metal)
Countdown: Progressive Rock Albums
3. Kaipa – Sattyg
(Sweden, Symphonic Progressive Rock)
Countdown: Jazz & Jazz-Related Albums
3. Masal – Viens des Quatre Vents
(France, Jazz-Prog Fusion)