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Old 01-01-2015, 08:05 AM   #31
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I can't take a list seriously when it starts like this.
Agreed. The fact that someone would have an opinion on a U2 fan site that U2's new album was the best album of the year is not only shocking but completely unacceptable.

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Old 01-01-2015, 09:46 AM   #32
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I can't take a list seriously when it starts like this.
It's my third favourite U2 record, so in any year something like that drops it's likely to be my favourite for that year. The only thing that came close to that adoration and repeated listening was Beck.

Hey I at least listened to a whole bunch of other records and found some good ones.
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It's my third favourite U2 record, so in any year something like that drops it's likely to be my favourite for that year. The only thing that came close to that adoration and repeated listening was Beck.

Hey I at least listened to a whole bunch of other records and found some good ones.
You shouldn't even have to explain yourself. SOI will be on my list to, possibly #1 tied with War On Drugs. No shame here.

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I can't take a list seriously when it starts like this.

...says the person who listed the new Rancid at #1.
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SOI is a mixed bag, so I'm not sure where I would rank it. But I'll repeat what I've said before: no other artist produced a better 3-song run than what closes that album. Each of the tracks is distinct sonically, with great lyrics and the band performing loose and energetic, moodily atmospheric, and majestic, respectively.
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SOI is a mixed bag, so I'm not sure where I would rank it. But I'll repeat what I've said before: no other artist produced a better 3-song run than what closes that album.
My favorites of the year:

The War on Drugs:

An Ocean In Between the Waves
Disappearing
Eyes to the Wind

D'Angelo:

The Charade
Sugah Daddy
Really Love

Run the Jewels:

Oh My Darling Don't Cry
Blockbuster Night Part 1
Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)

Sun Kil Moon:

I Watched the Film The Song Remains the Same
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...says the person who listed the new Rancid at #1.
Wait, I made a list? I must have missed that.
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I'm not sure where SoI would land for me. Probably somewhere between 15 and 25, a ranking that is helped by the relative weakness of this year (to my tastes at least).
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I was hoping she'd post #3 today.
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:09 PM   #41
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I was going to post #4.8729482 today, actually. I just haven't decided what that might be.


I expect to see the new U2 album turn up in the top 5 somewhere on about half the lists in here, because that's the impression I got as far as how people here viewed it. Not some absolute #1 pick just because it's U2, like a "best albums of 2014" thread in the other place would be. I find it hard to believe in the part of the board where people listen to other music, that the U2 was so universally loved here solely on the basis that this is still a U2 forum.

I probably wouldn't have noticed if mikal had posted his list and had it at #1. But since it came from a guy who 1) only really posts in here in the U2 + 1-2 other threads and 2) half his other posts are all "fuck you pitchfork worshipping clowns," I any take his shit seriously.
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I think SOI is probably U2's best post-Pop album, but no way is it anywhere near my top forty albums of the year. It was good for a few listens and then I moved on. In a year so strong, I felt little urge to dwell on an album by a band that I think is at least two decades past their prime. Still, it was nice to hear a largely competent effort given how significant U2 have been for me, especially a couple of memorable tunes in the form of Cedarwood Road and The Troubles.
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This makes me quite harsh then - my shortlist of 2014 albums before I make a list is only about 20 long and SoI isn't on it.
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Looking forward to these lists as they come in, I think I only listened to 8 2014 releases. Urgh. Stupid Rushmore year of TV taking up all my time.
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iYup, I think I look forward to your write-ups more than anyone else. Great stuff

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