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2014 In The Comatorium.

Well last year I waited til about February to post this and it got ignored, so rI'm just gonna jump the gun and make this now, nothing forthcoming is rprobably gonna change my mind, so here it is and shit...
38 Honorable Mentions
(Unranked, alphabetical order)


Albums worth checking out that didn't make my top 14...
37Andrew Jackson Jihad
Christmas Island


Doesn't quite reach the heights of their other work, but still a fun romp through some fuzzy folky tunes.
36Eels
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett


E is back doing what he does best: being a big old bummer.
35Electric Wizard
Time to Die


A welcome return to form after Black Masses. I wanna get high before I die, too, man.
34Fallujah
The Flesh Prevails


I didn't give a shit about Fallujah but the hype convinced me to check this out, and man am I glad I did.
33Gates
Bloom and Breathe


A gorgeous album that compliments a nice, sunny day extremely well. Post rock with some harsher vocals than are typical of the genre.
32La Dispute
Rooms of the House


mewithoutyou's hard as fuck and the album's best moments are the innocuous, low key moments of restraint that harbor some post rock leanings such as the Woman songs.
31Maybeshewill
Fair Youth


Not necessarily disappointing, but this album lacks the balls that made "Sing The Word Hope..." and "I Was Here for a Moment..." such poignant listens
30Pianos Become the Teeth
Keep You


After thoroughly not caring about this band's prior work, the singles attracted my attention more than I had expected. The album turned out to be, in my opinion, the band's finest work, screams or no.
29Pink Floyd
The Endless River


It's obviously not classic Floyd, but for what it is, I'm shocked this didn't turn out to be a pile of dog shit. Actually a really pleasant album with numerous nods to their older works.
28Pixies
Indie Cindy


I really like this album until I listen to any other Pixies album. Bagboy is still ace, though. Remember how excited we were when that song came out? Sigh.
27Rings of Saturn
Lugal Ki En


Ridiculous tweedle dee bullshit about aliens, and it's awesome.
26Secret Band
Secret Band


Dance Gavin Dance minus the gay parts plus a heaping of technicality.
25Thou
Heathen


Dirty, vile, NOLA sludge with monolithic riffs and beastly screams. There's nothing not to love here, except maybe the occasional meandering passage that goes on a bit too long.
24United Nations
The Next Four Years


United Nations finally hits the sweet spot between their vicious powerviolence and Geoff Rickly's past in Thursday.
23 Top 7 EPs/Live/Comps
(Ranked)


Albums or EP's that I really liked but couldn't put on my main AOTY list.
22Between the Buried and Me
Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium


I had the pleasure to see this whole album performed front to back, and this package is a wonderful companion to the studio album.
21Carcass
Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel


Eat shit, At the Gates, we have Carcass.
20Erra
Moments of Clarity


Logic cannot explain my affinity for this EP. I used to love the whole metalcore with soaring cleans but grew out of that and now hate the majority of it, but something about Erra just sits well with me.
19Frank Turner
The Third Three Years


So it's not out yet. It's Frank Turner, and look at that fuckin' tracklist.
18Acres
Solace


Beats out the new Devil Sold His Soul in every way. The Etesian Wind is one of the best songs from this year.
17 Neutral Milk Hotel
MILK97779- Live at Merriweather Post Pavilion


A bootleg of a full NMH full band concert that I made on a whim and ended up one of my most listened to albums of the year. Dropbox link for anyone curious- the sound quality is top notch, except for the first minute or so of Holland. Complete with stoned banter between my friend and I. Link- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8l4b9k4i0gnq1a8/AABxZfIZhDXlkqhW_Qp4-_Zqa?dl=0 Please listen and let me know what you think, if you're interested.
16Cloudkicker
Live with Intronaut


Holy fuck this is amazing. Hearing Ben Sharp backed by Intronaut is a transcendental experience, and the setlist is on point.
15 Top 14 Albums of 2014
(Ranked)


The moment you've all been waiting for... My ranking of 2014's best albums.
14Job for a Cowboy
Sun Eater


It absolutely blows my mind that this is the same band that recorded the Doom EP. A massive slab of death metal with tasteful technical leanings and a delicious bass tone.
13Yellowcard
Lift a Sail


Yellowcard has put together an album of stadium ready rockers, and I love it. I understand the backlash, but I'm more than okay with this not just being another rehash of the pop punk they've been doing for well over a decade.
12Boris
Noise


Boris touches on nearly every cornerstone of their lengthy discography with "Noise," and it's a rollercoaster of a listen. Huge riffs with a consistent shoegaze influence make for Boris's best album in years, which is saying something considering how prolific they are.
11Earth
Primitive and Deadly


Earth gets back to what they do best- Gigantic riffs. The album sounds exactly like the cover art looks, and god damn is it heavy.
10Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence


As someone who didn't give any shits about LDR in the past and actually actively disliked what I'd heard, this album came as a shock to me. A blissful romp through dream pop and less use of electronics make "Ultraviolence" one of 2014's better surprises.
9Manchester Orchestra
Cope


MO takes the sludgey heaviness from moments of "Mean Everything to Nothing," and craft a pummeling album filled with riffs on riffs. A bit monotonous and tiring, but seeing these songs live really brought them to life and made me appreciate them.
8Thomas Giles
Modern Noise


Tommy Rogers' second solo outing surpasses his first in every way imaginable. The album covers blissful electronica (Silent and Wise), metal tinged arena rock (Siphon the Bad Blood), and straight out balls to the wall bangers (I Appear Disappear), to create an engaging and accessible album with some subtle BTBAM vibes.
7American Wolf
My Main Sport


I had never heard American Wolf before this year, and I can't even remember how I found them. All I know is that I'm in love with their lush, ethereal take on shoegazey, dream poppy, post rock and have had most of the songs on this album stuck in my head at one point or another since I got my hands on it.
6Jack White
Lazaretto


While not as immediate and energetic as White's debut solo album, Lazaretto unfolds over time with rich songs varying from mellow country (Temporary Ground), to all out jam sessions (High Ball Stepper), and everything in between (Title track). Would You Fight for My Love is easily one of White's best songs throughout his massive catalog.
5Every Time I Die
From Parts Unknown


Every Time I Die filtered through the lens of Converge, and that's all the fuck you need to know. A vicious album from start to finish.
4Gerard Way
Hesitant Alien


From the moment I heard No Shows for the first time, I knew this album was going to be a good one. The Pixies/Pumpkins/Bowie influence is palpable and tasteful, the whole album an homage to Way's favorite music. Bears little resemblance to anything MCR ever did, which at this point in Way's career, is nice to hear.
3Mongol Horde
Mongol Horde


Frank Turner does hardcore in 2014, 'nuff said.
2Kayo Dot
Coffins on Io


Library Subterranean and The Mortality of Doves were on constant rotation for me leading up to this album's release, and the final product stands as a shining moment in Toby Driver's career. Every song is distinguishable and feels vital to the amazing atmosphere that "Coffins on Io" creates over its runtime. Offramp Cycle, Pattern 22 may be my song of the year. "I push the needle, I push the needle, yeah..." Driver's descriptions of his work can be pretentious drivel, but damn if he didn't nail it for this album. All I wanna do is blare this driving down a highway going a hundred miles an hour under a toxic purple sky that has multiple moons for whatever reason.
1Trophy Scars
Holy Vacants


Album of the year may be an understatement. Trophy Scars' sound is evolved here to its logical conclusion, melding the best parts of their discography with a gripping narrative. The album contains one jaw-droppingly breathtaking moment after another for its whole runtime. It never feels bloated, overdone, or indulgent, though on paper it rightfully should be all of those things. No amount of text can convey my love for this album, and if you haven't listened to 2014's (possibly the whole decade's) best album, you're doing yourself a major disservice and should rectify that right this moment.
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