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Old 11-27-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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What are everyone's favorite albums of 2014?

So I wasn't sure if I should start a thread in Bang and Clatter about this topic as I didn't want to seem like I was using up too much space in the forum since I'm still a "newbie".

I really love making lists and at the end of every year I usually reflect back on the music and rank the albums I've purchased.

Thanks for reading guys

Here is a list of the albums I bought this year ranked in order of my Top 20 of 2014:

#1 U2 - Songs Of Innocence

#2 Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes

#3 Spoon - They Want My Soul

#4 The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream

#5 Beck - Morning Phase

#6 The Black Keys - Turn Blue

#7 Pink Floyd - The Endless River

#8 Interpol - El Pintor

#9 Coldplay - Ghost Stories

#10 Embrace - Embrace

#11 Jack White - Lazaretto

#12 Rise Against - The Black Market

#13 Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End

#14 The Arkells - High Noon

#15 The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

#16 Big Wreck - Ghosts

#17 Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

#18 Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

#19 Future Islands - Singles

#20 Lykke Li - I Never Learn
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:15 AM   #2
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Out of 209 albums:

1. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
2. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
3. Beck – Morning Phase
4. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
5. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
6. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
7. The Antlers - Familiars
8. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
9. Spoon - They Want My Soul
10. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent
11. Flying Lotus - You’re Dead!
12. Total Control - Typical System
13. Run the Jewels - RTJ2
14. The Soundcarriers - Entropicalia
15. Have a Nice Life – The Unnatural World
16. Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
17. BADBADNOTGOOD - III
18. Nothing - Guilty of Everything
19. Aphex Twin - Syro
20. Ought - More Than Any Other Day

I give everything I loved throughout the year re-listens in December, so I don't expect that order to stay the same, but I do think all of these are great records.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:18 AM   #3
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Nice LemonMelon, 209 albums! Hey, I think i'll try checking out some of the records on your list that I don't recognize.
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Based on what's on your list, I really think you should check out Wild Beasts (if you liked the chill soundscapes of Endless River and Ultraviolence) and Against Me (Gaslight Anthem, Rise Against) if you haven't already.
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Thanks, I will check out Wild Beasts. Already a fan of Against Me! I only own New Wave and White Crosses though. I must have missed Transgender Dysphoria Blues this year but have just ordered it through Amazon after giving it a sample listen.

Side note: Enjoyed Against Me! on a punk rock bill with Rancid, My Chemical Romance and Blink 182.

Any others on the list I should look at?
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:48 AM   #6
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Can't speak highly enough of Against Me live. I hadn't heard a note of their music before seeing them and immediately dug into their discography.

I totally missed that Future Islands was on your list, I'll add an exclamation point next to my Wild Beasts recommendation. Sonically, they have a lot in common. Also from the list, The Antlers, especially their Burst Apart album.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:11 AM   #7
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The Antlers.....love that name for a band. Very cool. Burst Apart is a interesting album title that calls for a closer look. I am listening to Wild Beasts right now and your right, I do like it and feel it matches with some of the titles on my list. Thanks again.
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Well, I haven't quite got 209, but I've done 120 and these are my favourites thus far - and I'll go on a serious listening binge some time in December I'm sure.

Alphabetical order rather than ranked:

Alcest: Shelter
Agalloch: The Serpent and the Sphere
The Casket Girls: True Love Kills the Fairy Tale
Cheatahs: Cheatahs
La Dispute: Rooms of the House
DZ Deathrays: Black Rat
Eagulls: Eagulls
EMA: The Future's Void
Helms Alee: Sleepwalking Sailors
The Hotelier: Home, Like No Place Is There
Hundreds: Aftermath
Jakob: Sines
Kerretta: Pirohia
Little Daylight: Hello Memory
Lykke Li: I Never Learn
Maybeshewill: Fair Youth
Ne Obliviscaris: Citadel
Nothing: Guilty of Everything
Phantogram: Voices
Robert Scott: The Green House
Shihad: FVEY
Sleepmakeswaves: Love of Cartography
A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent
Tuber: Desert Overcrowded
White Lung: Deep Fantasy
Wolvhammer: Clawing Into Black Sun

It's been a damn good year.
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I've listened to a grand total of 3 albums.

1. U2 - Songs of Innocence
2. Tori Amos - Unrepentent Geraldines
3. Temples - Sun Structures

Will be getting The Endless River very soon.
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Is it just me, or do these year-in-review threads get earlier and earlier each year?
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Favorites
U2 - Songs of Innocence
Coldplay - Ghost Stories
Spoon - They Want My Soul
Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

Others
Imogen Heap - Sparks
Taylor Swift - 1989

Still have a few more to check out.
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Is it just me, or do these year-in-review threads get earlier and earlier each year?
This is a bit of a rogue one, our official one doesn't usually go up until at least mid-December.
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The official one has been popping up pretty early into December, lately, I feel like, but yeah, I don't think RBW realized we do one each year.

So, I'm not going to post my list, because we're so close to the end, and I don't wanna have spoilers .

But, I will second how absolutely fantastic Against Me!'s album is.
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