LONDON — Forget streaming, and don’t even think about CDs – in 2014 you needed GIFs, BitTorrent bundles and one-off works of art to stand out from the album release crowd.
This year saw even more artists think outside the jewel case when it came to releasing their latest efforts, and it made for an interesting year for music fans.
Here are a few of the offerings that caught our eye.
Beck’s in-flight treat
In 2012, Beck released his long-awaited follow up to 2008’s Modern Guilt, Song Reader. There was only one catch: it was only available as sheet music. Nevertheless, it made it into Rolling Stone’s albums of the year list. In 2014, he surprised fans again by making his twelfth studio album Morning Phase available on board Gogo flights before its official release. Read more…