Best Albums of 2014 Discussion Thread

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Post by Calfium Jay » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:35 am

OK, I've voted in the poll. Now....to sit back and let the magic do its' business.

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Post by Bill Hilly » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:48 am

1. Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels
2. Morning Phase - Beck
3. Seeds - TV on the Radio
4. lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar - Robert Plant
5. Forward Escape - Tipper
6. 36 Seasons - Ghostface Killah
7. Black Messiah - D'Angelo and the Vanguard
8. The Endless River - Pink Floyd
9. PTSD - Pharoahe Monch
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Re: Best Albums of 2014 Discussion Thread

Post by basejumper » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:12 am

hellboy wrote:Poll is now open for the Fourtheye Readers Best Album of 2014:

http://goo.gl/forms/zdN7mE4v81
When will it be closing?
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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:41 pm

And I’m sure there are many others. Please use the form below to register your entries. Voting closes sometime on New Years Eve!
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Post by hellboy » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:32 pm

UKE is correct - you have plenty of time to submit entries.

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Post by hellboy » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:14 pm

Just listened to Run The Jewels. It's pretty good actually, not top 10 worthy I don't think, but a solid album that's probably one of the best hip hop releases of recent note.

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Post by Bill Hilly » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:57 am

I'd be pleasantly shocked if it made Top 10 on this site.
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Post by hellboy » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:47 am

If the current voting is anything to go by (about 90 entries so far) you won't be shocked...

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:57 am

How many votes does "Deathless" have? I'm guessing 89.
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Post by basejumper » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:13 am

hellboy wrote:... (about 90 entries so far)...
How many entries have you had in previous years? I thought last year was near 150?
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Post by hellboy » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:48 am

230 submissions last year for about 367 unique albums.

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Post by Bill Hilly » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:20 am

I can definitely respect that there were 367 unique albums submitted last year. How many of those were metal or some sub-genre related to metal? From the looks of what I have seen, it looks to be the case this year. Maybe it just hasn't been a great year for new music. I can sort of agree with that. I just hope the top 10 has an eclectic mix of music, as Tool fans are an eclectic mix of people.
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Post by hellboy » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:24 am

Bill Hilly wrote:I can definitely respect that there were 367 unique albums submitted last year. How many of those were metal or some sub-genre related to metal? From the looks of what I have seen, it looks to be the case this year. Maybe it just hasn't been a great year for new music. I can sort of agree with that. I just hope the top 10 has an eclectic mix of music, as Tool fans are an eclectic mix of people.
It's safe to say that probably 300 of those albums were either rock or metal albums.

Here's the entire list from 2013 in alphabetical order:
13 Black Sabbath
13.0.0.0.0 This Town Needs Guns
A Colour Map Of The Sun Pretty Lights
Abandon All Life Nails
Acceptance Speech Dance Gavin Dance
Afraid of Heights WAVVES
AHJ Albert Hammond Jr
All Is One Orphaned Land
All Remixed Up Puscifer
Altered State Tesseract
AM Arctic Monkeys
Amok Atoms for Peace
Amorphis Circle
Anaesthete Rosetta
Anthropormophic Entheogenic
Anything In Return Toro Y Moi
Asymmetry Karnivool
At Home Keep Shelly In Athens
Atlas RUFUS
B-Sides The Mars Volta
Back To Land Wooden Shjips
Ballet The Boxer 1 Ours
Basal Ganglia Mestis
Battlefields Forever Big Business
Beautiful Rewind Four Tet
Beyond Fatal Power Of Death
Big Black Delta Big Black Delta
Big Sur Bill Frisell
Black Cowgirl Black Cowgirl
Black Out The Sun Sevendust
Black Pudding Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
Blood In This Moment
Blood Becomes Fire Beastwars
Blood Drive ASG
Blur The Lines Those Darlins
BOLZER Aura
Book of Souls: Folio A Secret Chiefs 3
Bosnian Rainbows Bosnian Rainbows
Brothers of the 4x4 Hank 3
Burials AFI
Byzantine Byzantine
Chapter And Curse Hell
Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving
Chromanatron Nurse With Wound
Clandestine Blaze Harmony of Struggle
Clean Whores
Climax Beastmilk
Closing The Circle Xabec
Coal Leprous
Colored Sands Gorguts
Comedown Machine The Strokes
Common Courtesy A Day To Remember
Conjure Herd of Instinct
Cosmic Church Ylistys
Crown of Phantoms Chimaira
Crysis 3 Borislav Slavlov
Cultes Des Ghoules Henbane
Damages Jimmy Eat World
Darkness in a Different Light Fates Warning
Darkside Darkside
Dawning Mouth of the Architect
Deceiver of the Gods Amon Amarth
Delta Machine Depeche Mode
Disarm The Descent Killswitch Engage
Divinity of Purpose Hatebreed
Donkey Punch The Night Puscifer
Dream River Bill Callahan
Dream Theatre Dream Theatre
Earth Blues Spiritual Beggars
Earth Rocker Clutch
Echo Street Amplifier
Echogenetic Frontline Assembly
El Libro De Los Soles Gardenia
Ensemble Pearl Ensemble Pearl
EP The Pixies
EP1 Savio Savio
Era Disappears
Event II Deltron 3030
Everblack The Black Dahalia Murder
Everybody Loves Sausages The Melvins
Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Come Jesu
Evil Friends Portugal. The Man
Exai Autechre
Excavation The Haxan Cloak
Failed By Man And Machine Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving
False Idols Tricky
Far West Master Musicians of Bukkake
Fast Loud Death Lost Society
Feelin' Good Nightmares On Wax
Fetch Melt Banana
Filthy Empire Heaven's Basement
Fire At Zero Gravity 40 Below Summer
Floating Coffin Thee Oh Sees
Forever Becoming Pelican
Fortress Alter Bridge
Fragmented Armageddon One Minute Silence
Fuzz Fuzz
Ghost Anup Sastry
Ghost Systems Rave Clouds
Government Plates Death Grips
Grand Blood Doomriders
Grave Upheaval Grave Upheaval
Grieve Life of Refusal
Habitual Levitations Intronaut
Halo of Blood Children of Bodom
Harlequin Drea Boy & Bear
Head In The DIrt Hanni ElKhatib
Head Up High Morcheeba
Heart of Oak Anciients
Heartthrob Tegan & Sara
Hesitation Marks Nine Inch Nails
History of the Visitation Guapo
Holy Fire Foals
Honky Tonk Son Volt
Hubardo Kayo Dot
Hummingbird Local Natives
Hydra Otep
I Hate Music Superchunk
I Love You The Neighbourhood
I Sea Seeweed The Drones
I-event Autechre
If You Have Ghost Ghost
If You Have Ghost Ghost
If You Leave Daughter
II Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Ijime Dame Zattai Babymetal
Illusionary Sea Mary Halvorson
Immunity Jon Hopkins
Impermanent Resonance James LaBrie
In A Tidal Wave of Mystery Capital Cities
In Human Form Grandfather
In The Pines Aroara
In Vain Aenigma
Incitare Volto!
Indicud Kid Cudi
Indigo Meadows The Black Angels
Infestissumam Ghost
Infinitas Circles
Into The Ocean Minora
Introducing Shuggie Otis Shuggie Otis
Irkallian Oracle Grave Ekstasis
Is Survived By Touche Amore
IV Earthtone9
Jamie Lidell Jamie Lidell
Junip Junip
Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy Rotting Christ
Kunst KMFDM
Kveikur Sigur Ros
Last Patrol Monster Magnet
Last Poem/First Light So Hideous
Latched Life 39 Waktu Loopa
Le Ver Dans Le Fruit Nemo
Leg Vacuum 2 Armcannon
Letters Home Defeater
Lift Your Existance Night Verses
Lightning Bolt Pearl Jam
Like Clockwork Queens of the Stone Age
Lingam Download
Live Upon A Blackstar Celldweller
Living Infinite Soilwork
Long Live ASAP ASAP Rocky
Loud City Song Julia Holter
Lousy with Sylvianbriar Of Montreal
Love Has Come For YOu Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Love You Dum And Mad Nadine Shah
Love, Lust, Faith, Dreams 30 Seconds To Mars
Lowlands The Flying Eyes
Magnitudes of Order Globular
Major Arcana Speedy Ortiz
MBV My Bloody Valentine
Mechanical Bull Kings of Leon
Megitsune Babymetal
Melophobia Cage The Elephant
Memorial Russian Circles
Messe I.X-VI.X Ulver
MGMT MGMT
Mier Kvelertak
Migrant The Deer Hunter
Milk Money Dosh
Mind Control Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Miracle Mile Strfkr
MK3 Steam Powered Giraffe
Modern Vampires of the City Vampire Weekend
Monomania Deerhunter
More Constant That The Gods Subrosa
More Light Primal Scream
Mosquito Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Mouth of Swords The Safety Fire
Museum of Consciousness Shpongle
Nations To Flames Storm Of Light
Neccessary Wasted Time The Custodian
Negativity Deer Tick
Night Visions Imagine Dragons
No Answer: Lower Floors Wolf Eyes
No Morrow Shall Dawn Thy Light
Nomad Bombino
Nothing Was The Same Drake
Nothings Matter M.T.void
Oddfellows Tomahawk
Oh Sensibility Domovoyd
Old Danny Brown
Olympia Austra
Once Again I Was An Eagle Laura Marling
One of Us Is The Killer Dillinger Escape Plan
One Thousand Wings White Moth Black Butterfly
Opposites Biffy Clyro
Origin 2.0 Solar Fields
Origins God Is An Astronaut
Orthodox Beware of Darkness
Our Own Masters Valiant Thorr
Outlaw Gentlement & Chady Ladies Volbeat
Outsides John Frusciante
Pain is Beauty Chelsea Wolfe
Palms Palms
Paracosm Washed Out
Paradigm Shift Korn
Paradise Valley John Mayer
Passing Through The Zeros Temple of Thieves
Peace Vista Chino
Peace On Venus Bardo Pond
Pedestrian Verse Frightened Rabbit
Pelagial The Ocean
Phantogram Phantogram
Pike 16 Buckethead
Play Dead Schmieds Puls
Praparat Boris
Prophetic Eternal Rest
Psychic Darkside
Pura Vido Conspiracy Gogol Bordello
Push The Sky Away Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
R Plus Seven Oneohtix Point
Random Access Memories Daft Punk
Rat Farm Meat Puppets
Ready to Die Iggy & The Stooges
Redaction Artifacts East of the Wall
Reel To Reel Sound City
Reflektor Arcade Fire
Regions of Sun And Light Jim James
Remember Your Black Day Vatican Shadow
Repave Volcano Choir
Revocation Revocation
Revolution Rise Kill Devil Hill
Ride Your Heart Bleached
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action Frans Ferdinand
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels
Savages Soulfly
Scale The Summit The Migration
Season of Might Black Thai
Seasons Of Your Day Mazzy Star
Sect Pig Slave Destroyed
Serpents Unleashed Skeletonwitch
Seventh Swamphony Kalmah
Shaking The Habitual The Knife
Shoot EP American Head Charge
Shout! Gov't Mule
Shrine of New Generation Slaves Riverside
Siberia Polvo
Silence Yourself Savages
Silent Queen Silent Queen
Sister Faith Sister Faith
Sky Burial Inter Arma
Slave Vows Icarus Line
Slow Focus Fuck Buttons
Soma Windhand
Something Else Tech N9ne
Songs for Imaginative People Darwin Deez
Specter At The Feast Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Spiritual Beggars Earth Blues
Spiritual Migration Persefone
Splinter Gary Numan
Stitches Califone
Stone And Echo A Perfect Circle
Straight Out Of Hell Helloween
STRGTHS SHXCXCHCXSH
Subsume Cloudkicker
Sunbather Deafheaven
Supercollider Megadeth
Surgical Steel Carcass
Sway Blue October
Tales of Us Goldfrapp
Tape Deck Heart Frank Turner
Target Earth Vovoid
The Afterman: Descension Coheed And Cambria
The Anaesthete Rosetta
The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) Jolly
The Big Wheel and Others Cass McCombs
The Blackest Beautiful Letlive
The Bones of What You Believe CHVRCHES
The Catalyst Fire Dead Letter Circus
The Curse of Marie Antoinette The Legendary Pink Dots
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here Alice In Chains
The Distortion Field Trouble
The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera Dethklok
The Gethsemane Option The Legendary Pink Dots
The House of Gold & Bones Part 2 Stone Sour
The Idler Wheel Fiona Apple
The Inheritance Witherscape
The Ironhearted Flag Vol. 2: Reformation Side Galneryus
The Low Highway Steve Earl
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Eminem
The Mediator Between Head And Hands... Sepultura
The Migration Scale The Summit
The Mountain Haken
The Next Day David Bowie
The North Borders Bonobo
The Painstream End Of Green
The Place Beyond The Pines Mike Patton
The Raven That Refused To Sing Steven Wilson
The Ruins of Beverast Blood Vaults
The Stand In Caitlin Rose
The Sun Never Sets On The British Empire Bovine
The Taking of Blackheart Fire Horse Johnson
The Terror Flaming Lips
The Tide, The Thief and Rivers End Caligula's Horse
The Ultra Electric Mega Glactic The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic
The Vision Bleak Witching Hour
The Watchers James Blackshaw & Lubomyr Melnyk
The Weight of Your Love The Editors
The Winery Dogs The Winery Dogs
The Word As Power Lustmord
There Is Light In The Body, There Is Blood In The Sun Lux Interna
Thick As A Brick 2 Jethro Tull
Three Wolf Moon Three Wolf Moon
Through a Pre Memory AANIPAA
Through The Window Purient
Time Off Steve Gunn
Tomorrow's Harvest Boards of Canada
Tookah Emiliana Torrini
Totale Nite Merchandise
Tres Cabrones The Melvins
Trouble Will Find Me The National
True North Bad Religion
Truth Serum Garlan Jeffreys
Ultraviolet Kylesa
Unborn Six Feet Under
Universal Anathema
Univerzum Zna Consecration
Unstoppable Momentum Joe Satriani
Until In Excess, Imperceptable UFO The Besnard Lakes
Vagrant Stanzas Martin Simpson
Vengence Falls Trivium
Venonous Rat Regeration Vendor Rob Zombie
Venus Star Nigredo Expulsion
Vertikal Cult of Luna
Vexavoid Portal
Violition Protest The Hero
Virgins Tim Hecker
Wakin On A Pretty Daze Kurt Vile
Walk Through Exits Only Phil Anselmo
Warble Womb Dead Meadow
Washed Out Paracosm
We All Get Lighter Raine Maida
Weapon Skinny Puppy
Welcome Oblivion How To Destroy Angels
Whales And Leeches Red Fang
While A Nation Sleeps... Boy Sets Fire
Wild Animals Juliana Hatfield
With Love Zomby
Without a Net Wayne Shorter Quartet
Wolfs Law Joy Formidable
Wonderous Glorious Eels
World Boogie Is Coming North Mississippi Allstars
Yeezus Kanye West
You Are Eternity Dadub
You Must Be This Tall Mike Keneally
Your Itinerary Evan Brewer

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Re: Best Albums of 2014 Discussion Thread

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:56 am

I wonder if the same person who put that KoRn album on their list is also the same person who put Trivium on their list. I'm guessing not.

I wonder how much overlap there is between the fans of those two bands...
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Post by hellboy » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:03 am

Only one person voted for Korn, and they did indeed also vote for Trivium (who got 2 votes). Both of those lists have some quite questionable selections.

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Post by not tyson » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:11 am

No order

Future Islands - Singles
FKA Twigs - LP1
Occupants - Occupants EP
Have a Nice Life - The Unnatural World
Black Messiah - D'Angelo and the Vanguard
TV on the Radio - Seeds
The War on Drugs - Lost in a Dream
ETID - From Parts Unknown
Perfume Genius - Too Bright
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:47 am

Made some changes.


1.) Clearing the Path to Ascend - YOB

2.) Too Bright - Perfume Genius

3.) III - Spectral Lore

4.) The Ape Of God - Old Man Gloom

5.) To Be Kind - Swans

6.) Foundations of Burden - Pallbearer

7.) Deathless - Revocation

8.) The Beast Of Left and Right - Lazer/Wulf

9.) Guilty of Everything - Nothing

10.) Obsolescence - Abysmal Dawn
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Post by basejumper » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:43 am

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Wow! Some really, really good stuff coming from these guys!! Love the ebb and flow of the slow build up drawing you in then just an explosion of acoustic heaven drenching you from head to toe in glorious heavy psychedelic stoner riffs. Give yourself a late Christmas present and listen to the entire 29 minutes of this killer EP.
Have any of you Aussies heard of them? I can't find any info on them other than their Bandcamp page.

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Post by hellboy » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:02 am

Good stuff. They remind me of Karma To Burn. I haven't heard of them.

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Post by fortysixand2 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:31 pm

I enjoyed that Sun of Man EP. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Post by basejumper » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:40 am

I have listened to most all of the suggestions in this thread. Thanks to everyone for their picks, there is a lot of good music in here.
Hellboy, I think we should get 12 picks since there is always a tie and you pick 12 anyway! :lol:

I'll be making my choices in the next day or two. Any last minute dark horses?
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Post by hellboy » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:59 am

Need to set the cut off somewhere - it may as well be 10! I haven't analysed the results much so far, but the ones you'd expect to be near the top (Mastodon, Aphex Twin, Opeth, Pink Floyd). I'd say Old Man Gloom is probably the darkest horse at the moment.

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Post by Ravenpig » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:49 am

Haven't done mind yet but OMG will be on it. Are we counting theirs as one or two albums?
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Post by hellboy » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:03 am

One album

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Post by Ravenpig » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:26 am

Ok thanks
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