Culture, Music

Best albums of 2014: top 10

(Clockwise from top left) Damon Albarn, Kelis, St Vincent, Little DragonHere it is. The final countdown. We’ve had club bangers, blazing rap debuts, plenty of pop and atmospheric opuses. But the best is yet to come from albums that challenge the social order, boggle your mind and take you to new plains.

10. Jungle – Jungle
9. MØ – No Mythologies to Follow
8. Essa – The Misadventures of a Middle Man
7. Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
6. Broken Bells – After the Disco
5. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want
4. Neneh Cherry – Blank Project
3. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
2. Kelis – Food
1. St Vincent – St Vincent

Culture, Music

Jungle photo recap

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, LondonJungle, Shepherd's Bush, Oct 30, 2014, Aaron Lee (960x540)Jungle performed at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, on October 30.

Duo behind the band, J and T, are from Shepherd’s Bush, so this was a homecoming gig for them, and they were met by a warm reception.