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Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:20 pm
by darlenet.
Can't narrow it down to 5, and my favorite depends on my mood. Since Against Me!'s TDB has been out the longest, I have had the most time to bond with it. The Interrupters and Antarctigo Vespucci are a lot of fun.

Against Me!......................Transgender Dysphoria Blues
The Smith Street Band....Throw Me in the River
Chuck Ragan...................Til Midnight
The Interrupters...............The Interrupters
Andrew Jackson Jihad.....Christmas Island
Tim Barry..........................Raising Hell & Living Cheap
Antarctigo Vespucci...........Soulmate Stuff
Cory Branan.....................No Hit Wonder
Lucero.............................. Live from Atlanta
Rancid...............................Honor Is All We Know

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:09 am
by reitzel6570
Rented World, The Menzingers, is also fantastic. They're really good live, too. Check 'em out if you get a chance.

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:55 pm
by fadedskyjeff
In a VERY specific order...

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Whoopty Whoop
The Smith Street Band - Throw Me In The River
Chuck Ragan - Till Midnight
Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy
The Wind and The Wave - From The Wreckage

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:19 pm
by skhmmxi
The Sunshine Underground - The Sunshine Underground
Keeno - Life Cycle
Maybeshewill - Fair Youth
Finch - Back To Oblivion
Mongol Horde - Mongol Horde

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:13 pm
by Kplusc
darlenet. wrote: Rancid...............................Honor Is All We Know

That was THE dissapointment of the year for me...

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:30 am
by Bella
hmmmm tricky...

Against Me - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Billy The Kid - Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Chuck Ragan - Till Midnight
Lamb - Backspace Unwind
Mongol Horde - Mongol Horde

there are a few albums I don't yet own that I suspect if I had them would be on here.... and a few that are new to me but not released in 2014. Really hard to stick to just five!

Bella
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Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:36 am
by DieselBenz
As is often the case I didn't buy a lot of albums in 2014. I have a bit of tunnel vision. I did listen to bits and pieces of a lot of new (to me) things though, and added a lot to my very long "to check out" list.
My favorite of 2014 was very easily Pink Floyd's The Endless River. It was essentially a reprise of The Division Bell, but with some new (old) sounds giving it its own life. It was also a very graceful tribute to Richard Wright, I thought. Autumn '68 is particularly moving, with a recording of Wright playing the organ at RAH. Since I was very young or not born for most Floyd releases, it was nice to have one all these years later.
I also loved Royal Blood. And obviously The Third Three Years.
Thanks to holiday gift cards I will probably pick up Temples' Sun Structures and Interpol's El Pintor soon.

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:35 am
by Sam Weston
The Grand Scheme of Things - Beans on Toast
Carry on the Grudge - Jamie T
Hozier - Hozier
Concrete Love - Courteeners
48:13 - Kasabian

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:04 pm
by petercummins89
The War On Drugs - 'Lost In The Dream'
St Vincent - 'St Vincent'
First Aid Kit - 'Stay Gold'
Kate Tempest - 'Everybody Down'
Sharon Van Etten - 'Are We There'
Caribou - 'Our Love'

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:29 pm
by Tomasz
Gold: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
Silver: Bombay Bicycle Club - So long, see you tomorrow
Bronze: Mongol Horde - Mongol Horde.

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:40 pm
by DTM11
My top 10 in no order because I couldn't decide on 5

The Xcerts - There is only you
Twin Atlantic - The Great Divide
Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter
Union Sound Set - To the wolves
Oxygen Thief - The Half-Life of Facts
Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
Seether - Isolate & Medicate
Fozzy - Do You Want to Start a War?
Dave McPherson - Journal of a Journey Buoy

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:08 pm
by darlenet.
Kplusc wrote:
darlenet. wrote: Rancid...............................Honor Is All We Know

That was THE dissapointment of the year for me...
Ha, you are certainly not the only one. Quite honestly I plead guilty to being totally not objective about Rancid. They are the only band I can say I would listen to ANYTHING they did. I'm unabashedly in love with them for a long time. But I am curious as to what disappointed you about it. It certainly sounds more Tim Timebomb-ish. Also, The Interrupters. But, of course I love them too.

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:36 pm
by Evan
darlenet. wrote:
Kplusc wrote:
darlenet. wrote: Rancid...............................Honor Is All We Know

That was THE dissapointment of the year for me...
Ha, you are certainly not the only one. Quite honestly I plead guilty to being totally not objective about Rancid. They are the only band I can say I would listen to ANYTHING they did. I'm unabashedly in love with them for a long time. But I am curious as to what disappointed you about it. It certainly sounds more Tim Timebomb-ish. Also, The Interrupters. But, of course I love them too.

I thought it was really lame, personally. But to be honest, I feel they have been on a steady decline since And Out Come The Wolves. Each album just seems to be a little bit worse than the previous, with the last few being awful.

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:02 pm
by darlenet.
Evan wrote: I thought it was really lame, personally. But to be honest, I feel they have been on a steady decline since And Out Come The Wolves. Each album just seems to be a little bit worse than the previous, with the last few being awful.
That is the same adjective my friends used "lame." Certainly And Out Came The Wolves was the pinnacle, but...... it's just the minute I hear their guitars and vocals, I feel happy and content. So for me, it remains a favorite, though admittedly not critically acclaimed.

Re: Album of the year - 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:26 pm
by Evan
darlenet. wrote:
Evan wrote: I thought it was really lame, personally. But to be honest, I feel they have been on a steady decline since And Out Come The Wolves. Each album just seems to be a little bit worse than the previous, with the last few being awful.
That is the same adjective my friends used "lame." Certainly And Out Came The Wolves was the pinnacle, but...... it's just the minute I hear their guitars and vocals, I feel happy and content. So for me, it remains a favorite, though admittedly not critically acclaimed.

I just think where once they were exciting they have lost their edge. I still love some of their stuff, but I am not really interested in what they are up to any more.