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My five fives of 2014

Previous lists for 2013201220112010 and 2009.

Top 5 Films

(Released in UK cinemas in 2014, which I have seen. Links point to IMDb)

  1. Boyhood
  2. 12 Years A Slave
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Only Lovers Left Alive
  5. The Guest

Top 5 Albums

(Released in the UK in 2014, which I have heard. Links point to Spotify)

  1. Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me!
  2. St Vincent by St Vincent
  3. Here and Nowhere Else by Cloud Nothings
  4. LP1 by FKA Twigs
  5. Dangerous Days by Perturbator

Top 5 TV series (non BBC)

(That I watched in 2014. Links point to IMDb)

  1. Hannibal series 2
  2. Game of Thrones series 4
  3. True Detective series 1
  4. Orange Is The New Black series 2
  5. The Americans series 2

Top 5 Books

(That I read in 2014. Links point to Amazon)

  1. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  3. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  4. The Circle by Dave Eggers
  5. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Top 5 Live performances

(That I attended in 2013. Links point to the act’s website)

  1. 65daysofstatic @ Koko
  2. St Vincent @ Primavera Sound
  3. The National @ Primavera Sound
  4. Chvrches @ Somerset House
  5. Arcade Fire @ Primavera Sound

And as a bonus, here is a Spotify playlist of my top 14 tracks of 2014.


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