Featuring the Loud And Quiet Top 40 Albums of 2014, Azealia Banks, Viet Cong, Ought, Silver Apples, Ghost Culture, PCPC and Paul Smith & Peter Brewis, our Dec/Jan double issue is out this weekend


The final issue of Loud And Quiet for 2014 is also the first issue of 2015.

It’s a double bumper issue, in stores and online this Saturday (13 December 2014).

For it, we put together our Top 40 Albums of The Year, met Azealia Banks in New York City and traveled to The Netherlands for Le Guess Who? festival.

We spoke with not one but two excellent Canadian post-punk bands – Ought and Viet Cong, and introduce Ghost Culture, a man who co-wrote one of the best electronic albums from the last 5 years, and who will release his own debut in January.

Paul Smith & Peter Brewis are in conversation, as they discuss the art of modern collaboration, and Silver Apples‘ founder Simeon Coxe recalls the extraordinary tale of his groundbreaking group who were dealt more a few shitty hands in their time.

We also attempted to interview PCPC, the new collaboration between Parquet Courts and PC Worship, and found out just what a waste of time that is.

There’s plenty more besides, like HEALTH‘s yearly roundup of America’s talking points in 2014, while Antony Hegarty fills in our Getting To Know You questionnaire, Reef Younis maps out what Ma$e did next in his Second Life column, and Ian Beale has a flashback to happier Christmases gone by.

On behalf of myself and everyone at Loud And Quiet, thank you for reading in 2014 and Happy Holidays. Now go have a lie down until 2015.

Stuart Stubbs (Editor)