Eric Greenman

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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.
9Empire! 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.
8Pink Floyd
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 tears.
7Pianos Become the Teeth
Keep You

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.
6Andrew Jackson Jihad
Christmas Island

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.
5Young 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.
4Childish Gambino

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.
Pale Communion

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.
These Days...

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.
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