Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The 55 Best Albums of 2014 (1-11)

At the end of the day, the top albums came down to the ones I found myself listening to the most.  There were albums I respected but I never had the urge to play, so they ended up lower on the list.  These were the albums that kept finding themselves in my heavy rotation.  These albums deserve top billing. Probably the biggest surprise here is the U2 album.  I have no idea why so many people criticized its delivery method.  People have been complaining that the old system doesn't work anymore; labels and bands need to try new things.  U2 did. They gave the fans exactly what they asked for and the people still complained.  People didn't complain this much about Zooropa (which deserved it). My favorite criticism of the band is now they're corporate.  I hate to break it to you all, any band on a record label is corporate. U2 took a risk and I commend them for it. I'd rather a band take a risk and fail then play it safe and be ordinary.  If people stopped complaining and listened, they might actually be surprised. Here are the 55 Best Albums of 2014 (1-11):
1.  Broken Bells - After the Disco
2.  Antemasque - Antemasque
3.  Eagulls - Eagulls
4.  TV On The Radio - Seeds
5.  White Sea - White Sea
6.  Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
7.  Cheatahs - Cheatahs
8.  Jack White - Lazaretto
9.  James Vincent McMorrow - Post-Tropical
10. Run The Jewels - RTJ2
11. U2 - Songs of Innocence
  Buy all of these albums and more...now!!  


Brian Bkat said...

Really? No Tweedy?

Chris said...

I don't know that I'd say every band that is on a label is corporate.. Small business maybe, but probably not all of them are corporation worthy. Especially if they basically have no contract and it's a hand shake deal. With all these tiny indie bands out there I am positive that shadiness is still happening. I do think it's nice that U2 offered up their album for free, however, choice is still a nice thing. At the point of when it as pushed onto everyone's devices I had already gotten it for free, cause i like free. Sadly, I don't even always listen to albums I get for free. But I don't like to miss opportunities... just in case.

Bi Ph said...

It's 'In Cold Blood' - White Sea
I love that girl

Bi Ph said...

It's 'In Cold Blood' - White Sea
*Love the album