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Best Albums of 2014 Discussion Thread

Post by hellboy » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:45 pm

Run The Jewels is clearly the favorite, as Billy Hill has suggested, but what else is going to be on your shortlist? What albums should we have listened to that we may not have?

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Post by hellboy » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:54 pm

Going by my review threads, my shortlist would include (but probably not limited to):

Skinfather - None Will Mourn
Aborted - The Necrotic Manifesto
Holy Mountain - Ancient Astronauts
Killer Be Killed (though I've cooled on this a bit since my 9/10 review)
Lord Mantis - Death Mask
Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
Misery Index - The Killing God
Young And In The Way - When Life Comes To Death
The Austerity Program - Beyond Calculation
Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
Coffin Birth - Necrotic Liquefaction
Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
Opeth - Pale Communion
Code Orange - I Am King
Trans Am - Volume X
Shellac - Dude Incredible
Lazer/Wulf - The Beast of Left and Right
Iron Reagan - The Tyranny of Will
Philm - Fire From The Evening Sun

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:00 am

These are the albums I'm considering:

Clearing the Path to Ascend - YOB
III - Spectral Lore
Too Bright - Perfume Genius
The Ape Of God - Old Man Gloom
Foundations of Burden - Pallbearer
Deathless - Revocation
The Beast Of Left and Right - Lazer/Wulf
Guilty of Everything - Nothing
Obsolescence - Abysmal Dawn
From All Purity - Indian
Hold It In - Melvins
Savage Gold - Tombs
Wither - Descend
A Skeletal Domain - Cannibal Corpse
Once More 'Round The Sun - Mastodon
Volume X - Trans Am
None Will Mourn - Skinfather
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Post by Calfium Jay » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:48 am

Not sure of the order, however -


O'Malley, Ambarchi, Dunn - Shade Themes From Kairos
Fennesz - Becs
Aphex Twin - Syro
Earth - Primitive And Deadly
Swans - To Be Kind
Sunn O))) & Scott Walker - Soused
Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
Lord Mantis - Death Mask
Liars - Mess
Cut Hands - Festival Of The Dead
Consumer Electronics - Estuary English
Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire
Lussuria - Industriale Illuminata
Croatian Amour - Genitalia Garden
Kevin Drumm / Jason Lescalleet - The Abyss
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Re: Best Albums of 2014 Discussion Thread

Post by petemasterpete » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:42 am

quick list of stuff not listed above off the top of my head (updated)

not likely to be in other top tens, but under consideration from me:

'68
Jakob
Floor - Oblation
Barrows - Red Giant

not really doing it for me, but likely deserving of some love

TV on the Radio - Seeds
Beck - Morning Phase

Because I've seen it flogged by a couple on this site:

The Contortionist

new and (mostly) decent stuff I listened to and remember but maybe not top 10:

Le Butcherettes - Cry is for the Flies
United Nations - The Next Four Years
Agollach - The Serpent and the Sphere
Bastard Sapling - Instinct is Forvever
King Buzzo - This Machine Kills Artists
Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio (+ No Bells on Sunday)
Nadja - Queller
Killer be Killed
Inter Arma - The Cavern
Truckfighters - Universe
Animals as Leaders - The Joy of Motion

Going to make most lists (and likely 4th Eye) because people have horribly generic taste:

The War on Drugs

in all honesty, I think this years' top 10 is gonna be weak with my top 3 or 4 already cemented
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Post by not tyson » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:13 am

Future Islands - Singles
FKA Twigs - LP1
TV on the Radio - Seeds
The War on Drugs - Lost in a Dream
ETID - From Parts Unknown
Perfume Genius - Too Bright

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Post by Ravenpig » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:17 am

This thread is basically a spoiler list for everyone's top 10 AOTY.
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Post by Calfium Jay » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:18 am

Think of this thread as being a teaser trailer.

Of sorts.

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Post by Ettan » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:37 am

Mastadon - Once More 'Round the Sun
Opeth - Pale Communion
Animals As Leaders - Joy of Motion
At The Gates - At War With Reality

Was not thoroughly not impressed with the output of albums this year.

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Post by hellboy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:29 am

Ettan wrote:Mastadon - Once More 'Round the Sun
Opeth - Pale Communion
Animals As Leaders - Joy of Motion
At The Gates - At War With Reality

Was not thoroughly not impressed with the output of albums this year.
If that's the only four you can think of then I'd suggest you need to listen to more music.

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Post by Ettan » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:17 am

Give me some suggestions then.

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Post by hellboy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:20 pm

Ettan wrote:Give me some suggestions then.
hellboy wrote:
Skinfather - None Will Mourn
Aborted - The Necrotic Manifesto
Holy Mountain - Ancient Astronauts
Killer Be Killed (though I've cooled on this a bit since my 9/10 review)
Lord Mantis - Death Mask
Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
Misery Index - The Killing God
Young And In The Way - When Life Comes To Death
The Austerity Program - Beyond Calculation
Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
Coffin Birth - Necrotic Liquefaction
Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
Opeth - Pale Communion
Code Orange - I Am King
Trans Am - Volume X
Shellac - Dude Incredible
Lazer/Wulf - The Beast of Left and Right
Iron Reagan - The Tyranny of Will
Philm - Fire From The Evening Sun

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Post by fortysixand2 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:01 pm

Boris - Noise
††† (Crosses) - ††† (Crosses)
Earth - Primitive and Deadly
Floor - Oblation
Godflesh - Decline and Fall EP
Mamiffer - Statu Nascendi
Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun
Melvins - Hold It In
Mogwai - Rave Tapes
Nadja - Queller
Old Man Gloom - The Ape of God
Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
Trans Am - Volume X
Tweak Bird - Any Ol' Way
Yob - Clearing the Path to Ascend

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Post by joeypants » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:00 pm

I really need some sort of comprehensive "released this year" list or something because I know I'll leave shit out but my longlist in no particular order is something like:

Swans - To Be Kind
Mastodon - Once More Round The Sun
Melvins - Hold It In
Aphex Twin - Syro
Old Man Gloom - The Ape Of God
Jakob - Sines
Teach Me Equals - Knives In The Hope Chest
Lazer/Wulf - The Beast Of Left and Right
Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
Cloudkicker - Live with Intronaut
Mogwai - Rave Tapes
Earth - Primitive and Deadly
Floor - Oblation
Animals as Leaders - The Joy of Motion

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:04 pm

I need to give To Be Kind another listen. Only spun it once, but I never really went back to it.
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Post by petemasterpete » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:14 pm

fortysixand2 wrote: ††† (Crosses) - ††† (Crosses)
Gonna be rough consideration since most of the trax had been released already and the original mixes sounded better. Also messed with the flow of record reorganising the track order
joeypants wrote:Cloudkicker
Been meaning to give that a listen, thanx for the reminder
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Re: Best Albums of 2014 Discussion Thread

Post by joeypants » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:22 pm

petemasterpete wrote:
Been meaning to give that a listen, thanx for the reminder
It only just came out today so you're not exactly slacking, haha.

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Post by basejumper » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:13 pm

joeypants wrote:I really need some sort of comprehensive "released this year" list or something because I know I'll leave shit out ...
That's why I thought this thread would be a good idea. There are at least a dozen or more on here that I have not heard or considered.

Here are a few that are not mentioned that are toying with my top albums this year. I'll add more later

Wo Fat - Conjuring
Angus and Julia Stone - Self titled
Collapse under the Empire - Shoulders and Giants
She Keeps Bees - Eight Houses
Peggy Sue - Choir of Echos

Worth mentioning again...
Truckfighters - Universe
Jakob - Sines
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Post by petemasterpete » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:33 am

joeypants wrote:
petemasterpete wrote:
Been meaning to give that a listen, thanx for the reminder
It only just came out today so you're not exactly slacking, haha.
nice ... just saw that this morning ... I was convinced I'd just forgotten about it
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Post by basejumper » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:35 pm

Calfium Jay wrote:
Fennesz - Becs
This is horrible! :lol:
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Lussuria - Industriale Illuminata Illuminato
This is good but I wouldn't call it music. It's more of a bunch of sounds/notes/noises arranged into a sort of sound-scape.
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Post by dsl » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:09 am

Swans "To Be Kind"
John Frusciante "Enclosure"

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Post by dsl » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:12 am

Oh and "Uurop VIII-XII:Places In Sun And Winter, Son" by The Fall. A rather poor release for THE FALL, but 2014 didn't yield much music I liked.

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Post by hellboy » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:12 am

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

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:15 am

Forget about YOB or Spectral Lore or even Revocation because this jazz cover of Smash Mouth's "Walkin on the Sun" is easily the best thing I've heard this year.

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:37 am

Anyways, here's my top 10:

1.) Clearing the Path to Ascend - YOB
2.) III - Spectral Lore
3.) Too Bright - Perfume Genius
4.) The Ape Of God - Old Man Gloom
5.) Foundations of Burden - Pallbearer
6.) Deathless - Revocation
7.) The Beast Of Left and Right - Lazer/Wulf
8.) Guilty of Everything - Nothing
9.) Obsolescence - Abysmal Dawn
10.) From All Purity - Indian
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