Shoegaze & Dream Pop Albums On The Radar (2016)

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It’s only April and we’re already making year lists, wtf!? Well… yep, I guess we are! I’m swimming in 2016 releases and decided it was time to take stock of what has been released and what’s coming up. So here’s a list of albums and EPs in the shoegaze, dream pop, psych, jangle pop vein that have been featured on Sounds Better so far this year. There’s also a heap of albums that we know are in the pipeline but haven’t got official release dates for (and/or album artwork), hence the blanks and single art.

This week Lush make their return with the ‘Blind Spot’ EP, plus psych rockers Sulk drop an album along with the ear splitting Bloody Knives! This year there’s been must listens from LSD and the Search for God, Matt BartramCrescendoRev Rev Rev, Dear TracksPinkshinyultrablast and Leave The Planet. Round the corner there’s a handful of anticipated records from Nothing, Pity Sex, Minor Victories, Miserable, Miniatures, Dead Horse One, The Morelings and Airiel. So yes, loads! Any missing? Click through (the logo) and comment.

Shoegaze & Dream Pop Albums On The Radar (2016)

RELEASE DATEARTWORKARTISTALBUMGENRELABEL
TBA AirielMolten Young LoversDream Pop/ShoegazeShelflife Records
TBA Burning HouseAnthropoceneRock/ShoegazeTBA
TBA Dead Horse OneSeason Of MistPsych Rock/ShoegazeRequiem Pour Un Twister/ Dead Bees Records
TBA The EntersTBA [EP]ShoegazeTBA
TBA Hope Sandoval And The Warm InventionsTBA [LP]Dream PopTendril Tales
TBA KigoTBA [EP]ShoegazeS-R
TBA Maria FalseTBA [EP]ShoegazeBeko
TBA MiniaturesJessaminesShoegazeTBA
TBA The MorelingsTBA [LP]Dream Pop/ShoegazeTBA
TBA MumrunnerTBARock/ShoegazeSoliti
TBA Omega VagueObsolescentShoegazeS-R
TBA Tender AgeDebut Album TBAShoegazeSinis Recordings
TBA WhimsicalSleep To DreamShoegaze/Dream PopSaint Marie Records
06-03-16 Minor VictoriesMinor VictoriesDream Pop/Post-RockFat Possum
05-13-16 NothingTired Of TomorrowRock/ShoegazeRelapse Records
04-29-16 Pity SexWhite Hot MoonRock/ShoegazeRun For Cover
04-29-16 MiserableUncontrollableDream PopNative Sound
04-22-16 Plastic FlowersHeavenlyDream PopNative Sound
04-15-16 LushBlind Spot [EP]Dream Pop/RockEdamame
04-15-16 SulkNo IllusionsPsych/ShoegazePerfect Sound Forever
04-15-16 Bloody KnivesI Will Cut Your Heart Out For ThisNoise Rock/ShoegazeSaint Marie Records
04-01-16 Japanese BreakfastPsychopompRock/ShoegazeYellow K
04-01-16 JaguwarIINoise Rock/ShoegazeProspect Records
03-31-16 Hazy MountainsSmall HoursElectronic/ShoegazeS-R
03-28-16 Leave The PlanetNowhere [EP]Dream PopWeiner Records
03-18-16 Telstar Sound DroneMagical Solutions To Everyday StrugglesPsych/ShoegazeBad Afro
03-18-16 Chatnam RiseKXLU In Studio Session For Part Time PunksShoegaze/AmbientPicture In My Ear
03-18-16 The VeldtThe Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation [EP]Dream Pop/R&BLeonard Skully Records
03-18-16 Soft FangsThe LightRock/ShoegazeDisposable America
& Exploding in Sound
03-12-16 RayningSee You Soon [EP]Dream Pop/AmbientS-R
03-04-16 Day WaveHard To Read [EP]Jangle Pop/Dream PopGrand Jury/ Fat Possum/ IOHYOU
03-04-16 Sound Of CeresNostalgia For InfinityPsych Pop/LoungeJoyful Noise
02-26-16 PinkshinyultrablastGrandfeatheredDream Pop/ShoegazeClub AC30
02-26-16 Presents For Sally/
93MillionMilesFromTheSun
An Arms Reach Away/ Darkness Inside [Split]ShoegazeWrong Way Records
02-26-16 Dear TracksSoft Dreams [EP]Jangle Pop/Dream PopTrack & Field/ Furious Hooves
02-19-16 Rev Rev RevDes fleurs magiques bourdonnaientShoegazeNorthern Light/ Custom Made Music
02-19-16 Living HourLiving HourDream Pop/PsychLefse Records
02-19-16 Golden DazeGolden DazePsych/Jangle PopAutumn Tone
02-19-16 CrescendoUnlessJangle Pop/Dream PopWWNBB
02-18-16 CollapseSelf Titled [EP]ShoegazeS-R
02-12-16 Film SchoolJune [EP]Rock/ShoegazeS-R
02-11-16 LacingHoney Glow [EP]Shoegaze/Post-HardcoreS-R
02-09-16 MemoryhouseSoft HateDream Pop/Synth PopBeko
02-05-16 DIIVIs The Is AreJangle Pop/ShoegazeCaptured Tracks
02-05-16 Ulrika SpacekThe Album ParanoiaPsych Rock/ShoegazeTough Love Records
02-02-16 Savage SisterSpeechlessDream Pop/AmbientS-R
02-02-16 Angel Falls…whenShoegaze/RockAngel Falls Music
01-31-16 Soft WoundsSoft WoundsRock/ShoegazeS-R
01-29-16 The Altered HoursIn Heat Not SorryRock/ShoegazeArt For Blind/ Penske Recordings
01-29-16 Matt BartramMoments BeforeShoegazeDrifting Falling
01-15-16 LSD and the Search for GodHeaven Is A Place [EP]Psych Rock/ShoegazeDeep Space Recordings
01-15-16 Indoor VoicesAuratic [EP]ShoegazeHäxrummet Records
01-15-16 WrayHypatiaPost-Punk/ShoegazeCommunicating Vessels
01-11-16 We. the PigsDK31 [EP]Noise Pop/ShoegazeDiscosdekirlian
12-21-15 Foresaken AutumnWhenereShoegazeS-R

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Shoegaze And Dream Pop Albums Of 2015

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The 2015 end of year list is here! This time it’s a jumbo list of 50 favourite albums, as well as an expanded playlist of 90+ songs. So if you don’t find something to listen to over the holidays, there’s something very wrong! It’s never made much sense to include everything in one big list, but well, here we are again. There’s a genre column that’s sortable, that may appease the purists.

First up, the must-listen shoegaze records. Italy’s La Casa al Mare delivered an unforgettable debut in ‘This Astro’, an instant classic. Beliefs returned with their second album ‘Leaper’ and it turned out to be a stunner, even better than expected. Ringo Deathstarr delivered again with ‘Pure Mood’, they could be on top every year! 93MillionMilesFromTheSun gave us the noise/psych crossover ‘Fall Into Nothing’, an epic listen. Cheatahs continued to dish out brilliance with ‘Mythologies’, and Venera 4‘s full length ‘Eidolon’ impressed.

In dream pop land, it’s hard to argue against the beauty of Beach House‘s ‘Depression Cherry’. It’s minimal dream pop at its best. I didn’t expect it, and loved every minute. That’s not to take away from the amazing crossover records by PinkshinyultrablastThem Are Us Too, Wildhoney and The Black Ryder. And also, the stand-out jangle pop records; ‘Jane’s Lament’ by Au.Ra, Day Wave‘s debut and Hibou‘s self/titled, all great.

2015 was another big year for reunions; on the back of Slowdive‘s tour came news of Ride‘s live return, as well as Swervedriver‘s new album and the imminent reunion of Lush! What’s next? Here’s hoping My Bloody Valentine‘s new EP will see the light of day but that’s crossing all fingers and toes! Though it’s not completely improbable, Kevin Shields told NME they were heading back into the studio last October/November to work on it. So who knows?

As 2015 wraps up there’s a number of confirmed releases to look forward to in 2016; like DIIV, NothingLSD And The Search For God, Pinkshinyultrablast, Dear Tracks, The Enters, Dead Horse One, The Morelings and Maria False. Without further preamble, here’s a list of faves from 2015 (combining albums and EPs / excluding 2-3 track singles)…

Shoegaze And Dream Pop Albums Of 2015

#ARTWORKARTISTALBUMGENRELABEL
1 Beach HouseDepression CherryDream PopSub Pop
2 La Casa al MareThis Astro [EP]ShoegazeS/R
3 BeliefsLeaperShoegaze / Dream PopHand Drawn Dracula
4 Ringo DeathstarrPure MoodShoegaze / Noise PopClub AC30 / Vinyl Junkie
5 PinkshinyultrablastEverything Else MattersDream Pop / RockClub AC30 / Shelflife
6 93MillionMilesFromTheSunFall Into NothingShoegaze / PsychS/R
7 CheatahsMythologiesShoegaze / PsychWichita Recordings
8 Them Are Us TooRemainDream Pop / Synth PopDais Records
9 Au.RaJane's LamentDream / Jangle / PsychFelte
10 Venera 4EidolonShoegaze / Dream PopS/R
11 No JoyMore FaithfulShoegaze / Dream PopMexican Summer
12 The Black RyderThe Door Behind The DoorDream Pop / ShoegazeThe Anti-Machine Machine
13 AstrobriteDeluxerShoegaze / Noise RockS/R
14 WildhoneyYour Face Sideways [EP]Dream Pop / RockTopshelf Records
15 SwervedriverI Wasn't Born To Lose YouRock / ShoegazeS/R
16 DeafcultDeafcult [EP]Noise Pop / ShoegazeS/R
17 WildhoneySleep Through ItNoise Pop / ShoegazeDeranged / Forward Records
18 Day WaveHeadcase [EP]Dream Pop / Jangle PopS/R
19 Lightning BugFloatersShoegaze / PsychS/R
20 TrementinaAlmost Reach The SunShoegaze Vinyl Junkie / BYM
21 WestkustLast ForeverNoise Pop / ShoegazeLuxury / Run For Cover
22 Infinity GirlHarmShoegaze / RockTopshelf Records
23 AirsApart [EP]Shoegaze / Dream PopBone Orchard
24 She Bit Her LipViivDream Pop / ShoegazeSeksound Records
25 CloakroomFurther OutShoegaze / Post-HardcoreRun For Cover Records
26 HibouHibouDream Pop / Jangle PopBarsuk Records
27 MumrunnerFull Blossom [EP]Shoegaze / PsychSoliti / Wolves & Vibrancy
28 QuellQuellShoegaze / Post-RockS/R
29 WinterSupreme Blue DreamDream Pop / Indie PopLollipop Records
30 Air FormationWere We Ever Here [EP]Shoegaze / RockClub AC30
31 Flyying ColoursROYGBIV [EP]Shoegaze / Noise PopClub AC30 / Shelflife
32 ForevrDemonstration [EP]Shoegaze / Dream PopS/R
33 Static DaydreamStatic DaydreamNoise Rock / ShoegazeMoon Sounds / Saint Marie Records
34 HelenThe Original FacesShoegaze / RockKranky
35 LustLustShoegaze / Post-HardcoreS/R
36 SourinSourinShoegazeS/R
37 TamarynCranekissDream Pop / New WaveMexican Summer
38 Fever DreamMoyaMoyaNoise Pop / ShoegazeClub AC30
39 SheerUneasyShoegaze / RockThe Native Sound
40 KindlingGalaxies [EP]Shoegaze / RockNo Idea Records
41 Vaadat CharigimSinking As A StoneShoegaze / PsychAnova Music / Burger Records
42 ThreadingYou Are Never Enough [EP]Shoegaze / Post-HardcoreThe Native Sound
43 Maria FalseWhenShoegazeA Quick One
44 White PoppyNatural PhenomenaShoegaze / ExperimentalNot Not Fun
45 This Love Is DeadlyWantShoegaze / Dream PopBekassine / Lovesick
46 Presents For SallyColours & ChangesRock / ShoegazeSaint Marie Records
47 Shana FalanaSet Your Lightning Fire FreeShoegaze / PsychTeam Love Records
48 Everyone But MeEveryone But Me [EP]ShoegazeCustom Made Music
49 Bloodhounds On My TrailEscape II [EP]Dream Pop / ShoegazeMoon Sounds Records
50 Ghost LakeI Feel EverythingShoegazeS/R

Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2015 *UPDATED*

Need more lists? Here’s 2014’s Shoegaze and Dream Pop Albums / Songs to freshen your memory.

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Not Dead Yet! (Sep – Nov Mix Tape)

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SBWR returns from the dead with a mega mix to make amends! A brief “mini break” turned into an unplanned hiatus of several months, hence the radio silence. What the feck happened? Nothing dramatic, just life sucking the minutes away and leaving zero time to post. Blogging is a luxury that sadly doesn’t pay the bills! Despite the unpredictability of late, Sounds Better will keep chugging along in sporadic fashion. There’s been a stupid amount of great tunes released over the September – November period, so let’s recap. Some tunes you’ll know, some perhaps not. If there’s anything worth noting that’s missed, please click through (the image above) and comment at the bottom of the page.

First up, in September the big news broke that British rockers Lush are reuniting for their first show in 19 years at London’s Roundhouse next May. The show sold out in six hours. Six hours! 4AD have since announced a special box set and there’s likely to be plenty more announcements in the months to come. Beach House dropped the surprise album ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ just a few months after delivering their ‘Depression Cherry’ LP. Both are great but ‘Depression Cherry’ is a must listen, one of the best dream pop records I’ve heard in years. In less positive news, Whirr finally pushed the social media envelop too far and have been dropped by their labels for sending transphobic tweets. Reddit users were ravenous!

DIIV fans have finally got their hands on a pair of singles from the band’s forthcoming album (out next February via Captured Tracks). The Brooklyn-based jangle poppers are sounding woozier than ever, and have avoided polishing up their sound (hooray for that). Though the confusing album title (‘Is The Is Are’) may leave some of us opting to call it “the second one” instead! Meanwhile Ringo Deathstarr are set for the release of their new record ‘Pure Mood’ (out November 20 via Club AC30). The Texan shoegazers have so far posted ‘Guilt’, ‘Stare At The Sun’ and a cover of ‘Heart And Soul’ by T’Pau. They’re predictably fantastic, Ringo Deathstarr can do no wrong. Only problem is, the vinyl pre-sale is sold out. Can someone help me? Please! **UPDATE  – Norman records have some here – thanks Moz!**

Heard of Fern? The Sydney-based three piece have delivered their debut single ‘It Comes Slow’, an atmospheric slow burner that hints at big things to come. One to watch, as are Brooklyn collective Ntions (debut album coming this month)! Massachusetts shoegazers Kindling have thrown a right hook with the monster tune ‘Blinding Wave’. Pick up their new EP ‘Galaxies’ from No Idea Records, it’s loads of fun (I promise). Surf Rock Is Dead have wooed the indie press with their new EP ‘SRiD’, the Brooklyn act blend jangle pop and new wave into catchy pop nuggets. The reverb-heavy ‘Never Be The Same’ has racked up a shed-load of plays, and rightly so!

Toronto shoegaze faves Beliefs have returned with their sophomore album ‘Leaper’ (out this month via Hand Drawn Dracula). Lead tracks ‘Tidal Wave’ and ‘1992’ don’t disappoint, so don’t miss it! Next month Aussie duo Forevr are releasing a new 7inch featuring the ‘Contest’. A jaw dropping song – why don’t more ‘gazey songs have tambourines!? The roogaze train keeps rolling with Melbourne’s Crimsonettes. The quartet have delivered their ‘Sickly Sweet’ EP with a dreamy collection of gems.

Wray have kicked off the campaign for their second album ‘Hypatia’ (out early 2016 via Communicating Vessels). The Alabama shoegaze act unveiled their single ‘Mary 23rd’ via COS. Canadian dream pop duo Memoryhouse have returned, three years after their debut LP – wooop! Their second LP is called ‘Soft Hate’ and features the impressive single ‘Dream Shake’. L.A’s Winter have dropped an equally dreamy tune called ‘All The Things You Do’, their first on Burger Records. It follows Winter’s standout album ‘Supreme Blue Dream’.

Cheatahs second album ‘Mythologies’ is out now via Wichita Recordings. Considering the British rockers already delivered two EPs this year, it’s amazing they had the songs to flesh it out. It’s an exciting record, Cheatahs work hard to avoid predictable sounds and song structures, and we’re all the better for it. Wildhoney have unveiled their latest EP ‘Your Face Sideways’ via Topshelf Records. The Baltimore quintet transition from noise pop to dream pop with ease, maintaining their pop appeal while taking another step forward. Can’t wait for another full length!

Air Formation have returned in earnest with their ‘Were We Ever Here’ EP (out now via Club AC30). Since reforming last year the Brighton shoegaze veterans have regained their urgency. The EP features some of their best work to date, ‘The Wasted Days’ effortlessly delivers noise, melody and composure. Not sure how they do it. Speaking of British rock acts, newcomers Colour Of Spring are worth checking out. The Leeds foursome recently posted their second single ‘Grey’, an upbeat slacker-gaze number with a positive feel, no doubt it’ll sound great on tour.

Time to introduce Lazy Legs and their fuzzy first single ‘Lipstick Prick’! The Chicago trio features Laura Wagner, Nick Piontek and Michael Tenzer (also of Savage Sister / Eyes Behind The Veil). Meanwhile, The Native Sound have kept busy with a string of strong releases, including Sheer‘s blistering LP ‘Easy’ and Threading‘s EP ‘You Are Never Enough’. In my opinion Threading deserve a load more attention, they’ve got a cinematic sound that lands somewhere between post rock, hardcore and shoegaze. Plus there’s plenty of stormy vocal melodies to hook you in (stream the rest here).

There’s a heap of other stand out tunes that make up this mix, but I’m going to quit typing before this turns into a novel…

More soon / Not Dead Yet! (Sep – Nov Shoegaze Mix Tape) / Sounds Better With Reverb.

Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2015

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Looking back over 2015 makes you realize how big a year it’s been for reverb-loving music fiends. Of course, this list of songs only accounts for the world of dream pop, shoegaze and noise pop, with a little psych thrown in. But the truth is, I was beginning to think it had been a quiet year… but nope. In fact, a running tally of standout releases already dwarfs 2014. To name a few, we’ve had shoegaze epics from La Casa al Mare, Venera 4, No Joy, 93MillionMilesFromTheSun, Flyying Colours and This Love Is Deadly (among others). Plus jaw dropping dream pop records from Pinkshinyultrablast, The Black Ryder, Winter and Them Are Us Too, and there’s a mountain of full lengths just around the corner.

One word of note; there are a handful of songs not included due to their absence from Soundcloud. So before you spit fire and say, “Buddy where the hell is Astrobrite!? You dirty heathen!”… please double check the cloud. Otherwise, you know the drill, this is a growing list that will evolve until 2016 dawns… and until you remind me I’ve forgotten something (click through via the indulgent gif logo to comment).

Shoegaze And Dream Pop Songs Of 2015

*See 2014’s top shoegaze & dream pop albums / songs here*

More songs in shoegaze and dream pop 2015 @ Sounds Better With Reverb.

Shoegaze And Dream Pop Albums Of 2014

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Time for our annual shoegaze and dream pop albums of the year *drum roll*! It turns out an EP from last year is our top album for this year – ha! Such is the fickle business of list making. To be fair, the EP in question was released worldwide early in 2014 with a pre-release in Japan last December, so we figure it counts. Plus to ignore EPs in this niche would be sacrilegious! Moving on…

2014 began strong with the news of Slowdive‘s reformation and live shows, it ends with a similar announcement from Ride. Can’t get much bigger for reverb fans! Next year the holy trinity of shoegazin’ forefathers will be operational; MBV, Slowdive and Ride. And let’s not forget Swervedriver! The rock gods have been kind. The long awaited ‘Beautiful Noise’ documentary provided a cherry on top, and a reminder of where it all began.

The gluttony of electronic dream pop bands faded this year, replaced by more organic and natural sounding albums, Be Forest‘s ‘Earthbeat’ is at the top. The post-hardcore/punk sound swept into the shoegaze world via Nothing‘s ‘Guilty Of Everything’ and Whirr‘s ‘Sway’ (among others). The former being the obvious people’s choice, the most talked about and probably the most influential album on the list. We may see a swathe of Nothing band clones in 2015!

Ringo Deathstarr managed to add something new to the genre with ‘Gods Dream’, a twist on expectations. And of course, it’s full of brilliant songs. 2014 also gave us some amazing debut releases, Italian shoegaze trio La Casa al Mare are yet to deliver a full length but their singles are jaw droppers. Another point of note was the Aussie “roo gaze” explosion of 2014, with top shelf tunes from Lowtide, Fait, Roku Music, Kigo, Blush Response and Hideous Towns.

DAVE’S SAY: Another banner year for shoegaze and dream pop in the books (what, me biased?). I’ve got to thank my mate Jimmy and SBWR for the shot to be part of it! Both of my standout favorites came via Italy. Because it didn’t find an apt home on our list, let me first call out La Casa Al Mare’s dual two-trackers as the debut of the year; that there wasn’t a full LP release made the task of sorting the crème-de-la-crème for this season’s list a touch easier! Be Forest’s ‘Earthbeat’ was a transporting, impressionistic masterpiece that has gotten better and better, solidifying itself as one of the most beautifully satisfying albums I’ve heard. Lowtide, Bilinda Butchers, Fait, Sounds of Sputnik And Ummagma, ‘APZOO,’ and Imandra Lake’s releases pointed to the impressive diversity and talent represented in “the scene” from every corner of the globe. There were crushingly reverberant singles from Magic Love, The Hours, My Red Dress, Kigo, 93MMFTS, Blood Sister; Louise Trehy’s long hiatus was broken with an under-appreciated success, and Dead Mellotron’s shorter-term hiatus ended with a yuletide treat. There were more top shelf efforts than we could keep track of, a forecast I expect will last through 2015!

Summing up, we’ve compiled a mixed bag of 2014 faves, combining shoegaze and dream pop. A number of stellar albums were left out due to genre lines. For instance, there were strong psych and post rock records from Alcest, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete and Medicine. No doubt, more gems will be discovered in the coming months that should’ve been included, so please make your recommendations in the comments below. Our songs of the year playlist has been reworked, expanded and re-posted underneath. Plus there’s a recap of the best shoegaze and dream pop records of the past few years (according to Sounds Better). Deep breath, here we go…

SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2014

#ArtworkArtistAlbumGenreLabel
1 Ringo DeathstarrGod's Dream [EP]ShoegazeNeon Sigh/Noyes
2 Be ForestEarthbeatDream PopWWNBB
3 NothingGuilty Of EverythingShoegaze/RockRelapse Records
4CheatahsCheatahsShoegaze/RockWichita Recordings
5A Sunny Day In GlasgowSea When AbsentDream PopLefse Records
6 FaitAtmosphere [EP]Shoegaze/InstrumentalSelf R
7 The Bilinda ButchersHeavenDream Pop/ConceptOrchid Tapes/Fastcut
8 The EntersSmall Town Love [EP]ShoegazeSelf R
9 The Mary OnettesPorticoDream Pop/Jangle PopLabrador
10 We Need SecretsMelancholy And The ArchiveShoegazeSaint Marie Records / Noyes
11 WhirrSwayShoegaze/RockGraveface Records
12 Roku MusicColliderShoegazeSonic Masala Records
13 LightfoilsHierarchyDream Pop/ShoegazeSaint Marie Records
14 LowtideLowtideDream PopLost And Lonesome
15Blush ResponseTelltale [EP]ShoegazeSelf R
16 She SirGo GuitarsDream Pop/Jangle PopShelflife Records
17 Imandra LakeAvaneDream Pop/FolkSeksound
18The Death Of PopFifths [EP]Shoegaze/PsychArt Is Hard
19 Kairon; IRSE!UjubasajubaShoegaze/PsychSelf R
20To The WeddingSilver Currents [EP]Dream PopSelf R
21Viscous LiquidSongs for Jealous Lovers [EP]Shoegaze/SurfOne Note Forever
22WildhoneySeventeen Forever [EP]Shoegaze/RockPhotobooth Records
23 AerofallAerofallShoegazeHands And Moment
24 Dead MellotronWinter 2014 [EP]Dream/Jangle/PsychSelf R
25 Nothing/WhirrWhirr/Nothing Split [EP]Shoegaze/RockRun For Cover Records
26 ReighnbeauHandsShoegaze/ElectronicBridgetown Records
27NeivDecades [EP]Shoegaze/Dream PopSelf R
28 Asalto Al Parque ZoológicoHexadecimalShoegazeCasa del Puente Discos
29The Cherry WaveAvalancherShoegaze/RockSelf R
30CeremonyBirds [EP]Noise Rock/ShoegazeEmerald & Doreen Recordings
31Power PyramidPower PyramidShoegaze/RockSelf R
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KigoClose (Enough To Kiss) [EP]ShoegazeSelf R
33Sounds of Sputnik Feat. Ummagma New BornShoegaze/Dream PopEar to Ear Records
34Hideous TownsHideous Towns [EP]Dream PopSelf R
35Elastic SleepLeave You [EP]Dream Pop/ShoegazeBig Tea Records
36 Spotlight KidTen Thousand HoursShoegaze/RockSaint Marie Records
37 TuTYou Got Me When I Stare At YouDream Pop/ShoegazeSelf R
38 SnowbirdMoonDream Pop/ACBella Union
39 Strata FloridaMade Of StarsShoegaze/Dream POpSaint Marie Records
40 MentaleaseIndian SummerShoegaze/RockSelf R

SONGS OF 2014

TOP 20 SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2013 (RECAP)

#ArtworkArtistAlbumGenreYear
1My Bloody ValentineMBVShoegaze2013
2WeekendJinxShoegaze/Post Punk2013
3 MedicineTo The Happy FewShoegaze/Psych2013
4 No JoyWait To PleasureShoegaze/Rock2013
5 Panda RiotNorthern Automatic MusicShoegaze2013
6 Flyying ColoursFlyying Colours [EP]Shoegaze2013
7 Venera 4Deaf Hearts [EP]Shoegaze2013
8 Brothers In LawHard Times For DreamersDream Pop/Jangle Pop2013
9 OvlovAmShoegaze/Rock2013
10 BeliefsSelf TitledShoegaze/Dream Pop2013
11 DråpeCanicular DaysDream Pop/Psych2013
12 Besnard LakesUntil in Excess, Impercetible UFODream Pop/Psych2013
13 CeremonyDistanceShoegaze/Noise Rock2013
14 Candy ClawsCeres & Calypso In The Deep TimeDream Pop/Shoegaze2013
15 White PoppyS/TShoegaze/Instrumental2013
16 KigoSo Lost NowShoegaze2013
17 WhirrAround [EP]Shoegaze/Rock2013
18 Dead Leaf EchoThought And LanguageShoegaze/Dream Pop2013
19 Black Hearted BrotherStars Are Our HomeShoegaze/Psych2013
20 MiniaturesDIS [EP]Shoegaze/Dream Pop2013

TOP 20 SHOEGAZE AND DREAM POP ALBUMS OF 2012 (RECAP)

#ArtworkArtistAlbumGenreYear
1 Dead MellotronGlitter [EP]Shoegaze2012
2 DiivOshinDream Pop/Jangle Pop2012
3 Arc In RoundArc In RoundShoegaze2012
4 Ringo DeathstarrMauveShoegaze2012
5 Echo LakeWild PeaceDream Pop2012
6 TamarynTender New SignsDream Pop/Shoegaze2012
7A Place To Bury StrangersWorshipShoegaze/Noise Rock2012
8Wild NothingNocturneDream Pop/Jangle Pop2012
9SnøskredWhiteoutShoegaze2012
10AirielKid Games [EP]Shoegaze/Dream Pop2012
11 WhirrPipe DreamsShoegaze/Rock2012
12Young PrismsIn BetweenShoegaze2012
13Death And VanillaDeath And VanillaDream Pop/Psych Pop2012
14Frankie RoseInterstellarDream Pop2012
15Beach HouseBloomDream Pop2012
16 Melody's Echo ChamberMelody's Echo ChamberDream Pop/Psych Pop2012
17HighlandsSingularityShoegaze/Psych2012
1893millionmilesfromthesunTowards The LightShoegaze/Noise Rock2012
19Observer DriftCorridorsDream Pop2012
20 ViolensTrueDream Pop/Pop2012

So that’s our Shoegaze And Dream Pop Albums of 2014, but what’s next!? We’re expecting a number of amazing records in 2015, with known releases from The Black Ryder, Tamaryn, Venera 4, Wildhoney, 93MMFTS, La Casa al Mare, Cheatahs, Dead Leaf Echo, She’s So Rad, Pinkyshinyultrablast, Cloakroom and more. See more end of year lists at our Hall Of Fame page/s.