10 Best Cassettes of 2014

R.I.P. to the iPod — long live the boombox!

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Joanna Gruesome & Trust Fund

8. Joanna Gruesome & Trust Fund

A split release, with three songs per side from each artist. Trust Fund is either a dude or a band, but definitely from England and definitely into the Pixies. (Maybe also in need of a hug.) Joanna Gruesome are the masterful Welsh noise-pop ruffians, a year after their much-loved debut Weird Sisters. "Coffee Implosion" catches them in a low-fi mood — so intimate, you can practically count the holes in their cardigans.

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