Best Albums of 2014
as selected by Peter Krogholm

Brother North <BR>“Brother North”

Brother North
“Brother North”

Icelandic/Swedish duo Brother North have been making music together for a decade with the culmination so far being the release of their great folk and post-rock self-titled debut last year.

♪♫ Listen: “Northbound

Brother North on Soundcloud, Facebook, YouTube.

Label: Mess Productions



About eight years in making, “Innhverfi” is the debut solo album from multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Björn Ólafsson well-known for fans of Sigur Rós, Emiliana Torrini, múm or Jóhann Jóhannsson. Austere, but rich.

♪♫ Listen: “Rétt Eða Rangt?

Óbó on Facebook + beehype interview.

Label: Morr Music

Singapore Sling <BR>“The Tower of Foronicity”

Singapore Sling
“The Tower of Foronicity”

Bleak psych-post-punk-ness with a catchy pop hook added here has Singapore Sling’s eight album rubbing me just the right way in just the right places.

♪♫ Listen: “You Drive Me Insane

Singapore Sling on Facebook, Myspace.

Label: Fuzz Club Records

Sóley <BR>“Kromantik”


As an overture to the release of her second album this year Sóley released this mini-album sporting seven short, almost-all-piano instrumentals, which really is something different. Something quite special.

♪♫ Listen: “Krómantik

Sóley on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter.

Label: Morr Music