There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...
Contactmusic reviewer Jordan Dowling presents his top 10 albums of the year; a very mixed bag which unsurprisingly includes Royksopp's latest release 'The Inevitable End' and Future Islands' 'Singles' collection.
Dom Gourlay went across the musical spectrum when it came to thinking up his top 10 albums of 2014. He reflects over the likes of Temples' 'Sun Structures' and The Twilight Sad's 'Nobody Wants Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave'.
It's been a struggle for reviewer Jim Pusey to come up with just 10 top albums from 2014, but among the eventual candidates are Aphex Twin's long-awaited comeback album 'Syro' and St. Vincent's self-titled release.
FKA Twigs' 'LP1', Maximo Park's 'Too Much Information' and Alt-J's 'This Is All Yours' make it onto Contactmusic reviewer Andrew Lockwood's top 10 albums of 2014 - but who does he think reigns at number one?
Diplo, Flying Lotus and East India Youth make it into Andy Peterson's top 10 albums of 2014 among a variety of other genre-defying gems of the year. But which epic full-length release became this reviewer's number one?
Ahead of the New Year, Ben Walton reflects over some of the best albums of 2014, and among his top 10 are some pretty solid releases including Beck's 'Morning Phase', Manic Street Preachers' 'Futurology' and Ok Go's 'Hungry Ghosts'.
Contactmusic's resident hip hop reviewer Sam Bennett takes on the top 10 albums of the year in that genre alone, with J. Cole's '2014 Forest Hills Drive' way up there alongside Step Brothers' 'Lord Steppington' and Fliptrix's 'Polyhymnia'.
As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course, release dates are subject to change...
Rich Cline looks back over 2014 and shares some of the biggest let downs of the year. Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should know better...
In the palace of Versailles, a tremendous garden is maintained. One day, the builder and head gardener sees an ordinary woman arriving at the palace, and, throwing aside ideas of conformity, chooses to rearrange some of the garden..
Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through his new label deal with Sony Music. He has teamed up with Kevin Parker on his Spring inspired latest track 'Daffodils'.
A young and ambitious playwright in the time of Queen Elizabeth the 1st makes the travel to London to showcase his wares. The young bard's name? Bill. Young Bill has a play in mind that will one day become the...
First Aid Kit cover R.E.M.'s 'Walk Unafraid' for the soundtrack to Reese Witherspoon's forthcoming wilderness drama 'Wild', in which she portrays a real life author on a journey of a lifetime across the Pacific Crest Trail.