Essential Ukulele Records of 2014

How in the merry hell did it get to be November already? The year is fast disappearing and I’ve got a lot planned so here are my favourite ukulele albums and EPs of the year. Let me know what yours are in the comments.

Note: for the purposes of this post “2014” refers to the time betwen the last time I did this post and now. Which means I’m missing out WIUO’s debut album and Craig Robertson’s Greatest Hats.

If you aren’t satiated by these take a listen to more of this year’s releases in my Ukulele 2014 Spotify playlist.

James Hill – The Old Silo

Who? Canuck uke legend, world’s best ukulelist and and not Alan Sugar’s apprentice.

What? James’s first album with no instrumental tracks at all but plenty of nasty-ass distorted baritone ukulele.

Buy it on iTunes

Keston Cobblers Club – Pocket Guide to Escaping

Who? Instrument swapping folkies coming straight outta Bromley.

What? Another top collection of singalong, foot-stomping, good time music.

Buy it on iTunes

Arroyo Deathmatch – Through the Fear of It

Who? Dethklok when they had to play grandpas’ guitars.

What? “Nocturnal New Mexican Rage Folk” proving acoustic instruments are not just for pussies and grandpas.

Pay what you like for it on Bandcamp

Purple Ferdinand – The Dragonfly EP

Who? London singer songwriter and Ed Sheeran tattooist.

What? Spacey ukulele soul. And it’s free.

Download it on PurpleFerdinand.com

Allo Darlin’ – We Come from the Same Place

Who? Australian songstress who recorded her first record at Duke of Uke.

What? Third album of ukulele indie pop.

Buy it on iTunes

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