The crew here at ABOGpod has collaborated on our favorite albums released in 2014. Initially we were going to banter and possibly argue back and forth until we came up with our favorites but then we decided it would be a lot easier if each crew member (there are three of us) took 8 choices each, and the 25th we chose together.
This time of year it seems everyone and their grandma is doing a top albums of the year list but we think ours is slightly different. We choose our favorites rather than the best and honestly we believe these are two distinctly different things.
An album considered to be the best could be a musical accomplishment that demands accolades while also being an album that isn't listened to very often. It's great but maybe it's something to appreciate in small doses. Choosing a favorite means it's an album we both love to listen to and also consider to be one of the better albums this year. It's as if we factor in how many times we've actually listened to a record because don't we all listen to our favorites over and over and over again?
OK I think I've made my point and now it's time to share our top 25 favorite albums released in 2014. Be sure to listen to our upcoming podcast episode 55 as we'll each reveal our #1 favorite of the year. Ep55 will also contain our favorite song of the year, gig, album art, colored vinyl and more.
ABOG's top 25 favorite albums of 2014
Band of Horses Acoustic at The Ryman
Beck Morning Phase
Black Stone Cherry Magic Mountain
Chris Cresswell One Week Record
Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
Death From Above 1979 The Physical World
Deep Sea Diver Always Waiting EP
First Aid Kit Stay Gold
Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt
Jack White Lazaretto
Joseph Huber The Hanging Road
Manic Street Preachers Futurology
Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies Are We Not Men? We Are Diva
Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal
Robert Plant Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Seether Isolate and Medicate
Slash Wolrd On Fire
Steel Panther All You Can Eat
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
The Delegators All Aboard (vinyl version released in 2014)
The Pretty Reckless Going to Hell
This Wild Life Clouded