Best Albums of 2014
as selected by Yeray S. Iborra

Renaldo & Clara <br>“Fruits del teu bosc”

Renaldo & Clara
“Fruits del teu bosc”

Renaldo & Clara charmed beehype team months ago because of their lovely pop, close to Donosti Sound scene. Sweet and timeless.

♪♫ Listen: “Gira-sols”

Renaldo & Clara on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp.

Joana Serrat <br>“Dear Great Canyon”

Joana Serrat
“Dear Great Canyon”

Destiny wanted – considering the content of “Dear Great Canyon” – that Joana Serrat was born in Vic in Catalunya, and not in America. For the roughness of this atmospheric and beautiful folk, Serrat could be some kind of M. Ward’s step-sister.

♪♫ Listen: “Green grass”

Joana Serrat on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud.

Joe La Reina <br>“Bailamos por miedo”

Joe La Reina
“Bailamos por miedo”

A clever little release, with quite recognizable influences (something like progressive rock?) attached to it. Thought to be, maybe, “the next big thing”.

♪♫ Listen: “En una casa junto al mar”

Joe La Reina on Facebook and Twitter.

Esperit! <br>“La lluminosa”

“La lluminosa”

Multi-instrumentalist and outstanding personality of the Catalan music scene, Mau Boada (aka Esperit!) has released, for sure, the best mix of acid folk, psychedelia and pure rock in Southern Europe – or even further!

♪♫ Listen: “Aahhh”

Esperit! on Bandcamp.

Suite Soprano <br>“Domenica”

Suite Soprano

Hip hop with hard and elusive lyrics mixed with famous pre-recorded messages and restful, calm beats. This kind of album that you would hear about from a good friend (or from beehype).

♪♫ Listen: “Sabor a nada”

Suite Soprano on www, Soundcloud, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook.

Pablo Und Destruktion <br>“Sangrín”

Pablo Und Destruktion

As critical and politically committed as Nacho Vegas. A mix of violin and piano, perfectly accompanying tense, dark and brave songs – both in their form and content. The best that the debt crisis has given us.

♪♫ Listen: “Limonov, from Asturias to hell”

Pablo Und Destruktion on Bandcamp, Facebook.

José Domingo <br>“Almería”

José Domingo

José Domingo’s masterpiece after a couple of albums and some collaborations. A CD with precise doses of Mediterranean sound, psychedelia, tex-music and mozarabes winds. Honest and scummy, forever with Domingo!

♪♫ Listen: “Palidez”

José Domingo on YouTube, Vimeo, Bandcamp, Facebook.

Silvia Pérez Cruz & Raúl Fernández Miró <br>“Granada”

Silvia Pérez Cruz & Raúl Fernández Miró

Maybe the best mix of “soft” flamenco and rock after the celebrated “Omega” (1996) by Enrique Morente and Lagartija Nick (introduced earlier on beehype). Detailed, minimal, dark. Well produced and beautifully sung by Silvia Perez Cruz. An epochal album.

♪♫ Listen: “Que me van aniquilando”

Silvia Pérez Cruz on www, Facebook, Twitter.