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|Top 10 Biggest 2014 Disappointments |
I sort of debated whether or not to keep this on the list, as I ended up enjoying it a little more
than most people, but I decided to keep it on just for the direction that Eminem seems to be
heading to. He seems to be caring less and less for production quality and staying fresh, and
not that production choice has ever been a strong attribute for Eminem, but it is noticeably
bad on this tape. That along with all the forgettable songs and lack luster guest features really
keep me from returning back to it.
|9||Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)|
You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
This one was also pretty tough to put on here, as I have never listened to the acclaimed debut
LP from the duo, so I really only had what people had said about them to go by. What this LP
gave to me was just by the numbers emo revivalist music with so-so songwriting and pretty
good instrumentation. I wasn't exactly blown away by it, but I am still really looking forward
to finally checking out the debut.
The Endless River
The Endless River ends up low on this list only because, in retrospect, what did I expect? This
band is only a shell of what they used to be, most notably without Waters, and has reached
far beyond their peaking point. That doesn't give them an excuse, however, to put out an
album as boring as this one is. Holy shit. For someone who loves very ambient and
atmospheric music like I do, this album did absolutely nothing for me besides bore me to
|7||Pianos Become the Teeth|
When The Lack Long After came out back in 2011, the album, or at least what the album was
hyped up to be, seemed to be everything that I'd want in an album. While it was very
emotional, heavy, and heart wrenching album to listen too, I couldn't help but feel like it was
lacking a little bit, and failed at really being anything unique. This album, however, seems to
be going in a totally different direction, but in a weak and even more uninteresting way. The
vocals are extremely bland and timid on this album, and the instrumentation also pales in
comparison to The Lack Long After.
|6||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
Andrew Jackson Jihad has always been a hit or miss band for me, and this one definitely goes
down as a miss. With really only a handful of interesting tracks surrounded by extremely
uninteresting ones, it really has me questioning the consistency patterns that this band has
seemed to suffer from.
|5||Young the Giant|
Mind Over Matter
Young the Giant has always been an extremely likable band, and with their debut self-titled
having some of the most memorable songs of the year, this new project had me pretty
pumped. Sadly the band took a much pop music inspired turn on Mind Over Matter, which
while wasn't the worst, it just wasn't for me.
Because The Internet ended up being easily one of my biggest surprises and even one of my
favorite albums of 2013, so when I put on this mixtape and EP from Donald Glover to hear
some of the most uninspired music of 2014, I was disappointed to say the least. The whole
first half (STN MTN) sounded like the most generic Atlanta based trap I've heard in recently
memory, and when the EP had Jaden Smith all over it, I started to wish I had avoided this
whole thing entirely.
Heritage left a pretty sour taste in my mouth, as it was apparent that the band was started to
eliminate the death metal side of them, which is what made them so interesting in the first
place, to become a much more progressive rock oriented band, but this new album was
worse. Pale Communication basically eliminates any shred of death metal left in this band and
instead replaced it with some of the blandest progressive rock I've heard all year. Sad to say,
but I feel like the best of this band is far behind them.
I thought this was the year that Ab-Soul came out as the second biggest artist from TDE, but I
was sorely mistaken, that title belongs to the man of the bounce. What I did get from Ab-soul
this year was an EXTREMELY hit or miss album. This album has some really high highs (e.g.
Stigmata), and extremely low lows (e.g. Twact), and Ab-Soul seemed to be barely improving
what so ever. As bad as this album good be at times, it was still an interesting LP, which
secured it from being number one.
|1|| ||You Blew It!|
Keep Doing What You're Doing
I was so excited for this album. The band's album a couple years back (Grow Up, Dude) ended
up being one of my favorite releases from that year, and this album was nowhere near that
title. This album, outside of the song House Address, was completely generic and uninteresting
all the way through. The band lost the emo charm and instead replaced it with some by the
numbers alternative rock basically, and it was accompanied with some really awful sounding
clean vocals. The instrumentation wasn't all that great either, which was one of my favorite
things about the debut. While this isn't the lowest rated on the list, it was the album that had
squandered its potential the most.
|Dunno why artwork for 1 won't work.|
What are all of you guys' biggest disappointments this year?
|Probably my life : /|
|top 2015 biggest disappointments |
1. this list
|NICE ONE BOGS HIGH FIVE|
|just call me static|
|Can I call you static x|
|yea sure rip wayne static|
|Wait who was the static superhero|
|yeah 9 sucked so hard |
|yeah, keepsake was really the only track I ever returned to.|