Celebrating the best movies and albums from 1984 and 1974

29Dec14

Best movies 1974

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  1. ”Chinatown”, Roman Polanski
  2. ”The Conversation”, Francis Ford Coppola
  3. ”Hearts and minds”, Peter Davis
  4. ”The Godfather, part II”, Francis Ford Coppola
  5. ”Edvard Munch”, Peter Watkins
  6. ”A Woman under the influence”, John Cassavetes
  7. ”Kaspar Hauser”, Werner Herzog
  8. ”Fear eats it soul”, RW Fassbinder
  9. ”Alice doesn’t live here anymore, Martin Scorsese
  10. ”Mahler”, Ken Russell
  11. ”The Phantom of liberty”, Luis Buñuel
  12. ”We who loved each other so much”, Ettore Scola
  13. ”Harry & Tonto”, Paul Mazursky
  14. ”The Parallax view”, Alan J. Pakula
  15. ”Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia”, Sam Peckinpah

Best albums 1974

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  1. Harmonia – Musik von Harmonia
  2. Klaus Schulze – Blackdance
  3. Philip Glass – Music in twelve parts, vol. 1 & 2
  4. Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
  5. Cluster – Zuckerzeit
  6. Richard & Linda Thompson – I want to see the bright lights tonight
  7. Robert Wyatt – Rock bottom
  8. Steve Reich – Music for mallet instruments, voices and organ/Six pianos
  9. Kraftwerk – Autobahn
  10. Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain (by stragedy)
  11. Gene Clark – No other
  12. Edgar Froese – Aqua
  13. Genesis – The Lamb lies down on Broadway
  14. Popol Vuh – Einsjäger und Siebenjäger
  15. Big Star – Radio city
  16. David Bowie – Diamond dogs
  17. Neil Young – On the beach
  18. John Cale – Fear
  19. Jackson Browne – Late for the sky
  20. The Residents – Meet the Residents
  21. Sensation’s Fix – Fragments of light
  22. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread
  23. Weather Report – Mystic traveller
  24. Jimmy Webb/Glen Campbell – Reunion
  25. Jerry Goldsmith – Chinatown OST

Best movies 1984

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  1. ”Paris, Texas”, Wim Wenders
  2. ”Voyage to Chytera”, Theo Angepolous
  3. ”Birdy”, Alan Parker
  4. ”Under the volcano”, John Huston
  5. ”Meantime”, Mike Leigh
  6. ”Kaos”, Vittorio & Paolo Taviani
  7. ”This is Spinal Tap”, Rob Reiner
  8. ”Amadeus”, Milos Forman
  9. ”Gremlins”, Joe Dante
  10. ”Blood simple”, Joel & Ethan Coen
  11. ”A Sunday in the country”, Bertrand Tavernier
  12. ”Love streams”, John Cassavetes
  13. ”Terminator”, James Cameron
  14. ”Nightmare on Elm Street”, Wes Craven
  15. ”Mannen på taket”, Bo Widerberg

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Best albums 1984

  1. R.E.M. – Reckoning (Athens/USA)
  2. Arvo Pärt – Tabula rasa (Paide/Estland)
  3. Manuel Göttsching – E2-E4 (Berlin/Tyskland)
  4. Felt – The Splendour of Fear (Birmingham/England)
  5. David Sylvian – Brilliant Trees (Kent/England)
  6. Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Geschenk des Augenblicks (Berlin/Tyskland)
  7. Television Personalities – The Painted Word (England)
  8. Tim Story – Untitled (Philadelphia/USA)
  9. The Go-betweens – Spring Hill Fair (Brisbane/Australien)
  10. The Smiths – The Smiths (Manchester/England)
  11. Harold Budd/Brian Eno/Daniel Lanois – The Pearl (USA/England/Kanada)
  12. Cocteau Twins – Treasure (Falkirk/Skottland)
  13. Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean rain (Liverpool/England)
  14. The Waterboys – A Pagan Place (Edinburgh/Skottland)
  15. Bruce Gilbert – This way (England)
  16. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Rattlesnakes (England)
  17. Siouxsie and The Banshees – Hyena (London/England)
  18. Penguin Café Orchestra – Broadcasting from home (England)
  19. Moebius & Beerbohm – Double Cut (Tyskland)
  20. Arthur Russell – Instrumentals, vol 2 (Iowa/USA)
  21. Dead Can Dance – Dead Can Dance (Australien)
  22. 22. Laurie Anderson – Mister Heartbreak (Illinois/USA)
  23. Coil – Scatology (London/England)
  24. Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward (Basildon/England)
  25. The Lotus Eaters – No sense of sin (Liverpool/England)


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