1 Jan 2015, 14:50 by progmetalhead
1 Jan 2015, 05:29 by Kieran0411*According to me.
Didn’t get around to discovering/listening to as many albums as I would normally like to this year. I’m going to be pretty tough on the standouts this year, as a lot of my faves didn’t meet expectations.
In alphabetical order...
THE STANDOUTS (My favourite albums of 2014)http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr313/kieran0411/2014/atwarwithreality_zps3df0d01b.jpg
Artist: At the Gates
Album: At War With Reality
Artist: The Atlas Moth
Album: The Old Believer
Album: Primitive and Deadly
1 Jan 2015, 03:21 by ThePaintedGreyMy list of 2014 albums rated in (relative) order.
My Last.fm Artist Chart for 2014:
1. Machinae Supremacy (391 plays)
2. Voyager (384 plays)
3. Scar Symmetry (230 plays)
4. 放課後ティータイム (230 plays)
5. Agalloch (216 plays)
6. 梶浦由記 (190 plays)
7. Epica (188 plays)
8. Opeth (182 plays)
9. Alcest (182 plays)
10. Nightingale (174 plays)
11. Dark Tranquillity (170 plays)
12. 소녀시대 (164 plays)
13. Sonata Arctica (156 plays)
14. Vienna Teng (136 plays)
15. Insomnium (135 plays)
16. Ayreon (132 plays)
17. Vàli (124 plays)
18. 初音ミク (120 plays)
19. Blue Sky Black Death (117 plays)
20. Adrian Von Ziegler (116 plays)
21. Blind Guardian (107 plays)
22. The Birthday Massacre (103 plays)
23. Jun Maeda (99 plays)
24. Blackmill (96 plays)
25. Iamthemorning (94 plays)
26. Cyntia (92 plays)
27. Devin Townsend Project (91 plays)
28. Valtari (90 plays)
29. "Weird Al" Yankovic (89 plays)
30. 巡音ルカ (87 plays)
My Last.fm Album Chart for 2014:
1. Voyager – V
31 Dec 2014, 18:02 by sing-singhttps://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16132/6455834.63/0_130403_6bd5b64a_orig.jpg
Привет из Петербурга, с Новым годом, например, всем желаю удачи, чудес, и не болеть!
Если вам, как обычно, совершенно нечем заняться в этот вечер, то изучите единственно верный в этой Вселенной список лучших альбомов за 2014 год.)
Notice: Все деления на жанры | места разумеется условны, и наверняка какие-нибудь прекрасные экспериментаторы всё равно потерялись, думаю это было неизбежно - к весне постараюсь устранить пробелы.)
shoegaze | noise pop | dream pop
01. Asalto Al Parque Zoológico - Hexadecimal
02. The Lavender Faction - Take Down the Walls [compilation, 1990-91]
03. Oeil - Myrtle EP
04. Nothing - Guilty Of Everything
05. Whirr - Sway
06. Cigarette in your bed - Darkness
07. Star Horse - Don't Get Closer / 100 Eyes EP
08. Sciflyer - They Only Believe in the Moon
09. magic love - Dawn EP
31 Dec 2014, 12:23 by Afaceisnomore1) Bloodshot Dawn - Demons
2) Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
3) Words of Farewell - The Black Wild Yonder
4) Decadawn - Solitary Confinement
5) Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era
6) Woods of Desolation - As The Stars
7) Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
8) Revocation - Deathless
9) Equilibrium - Erdentempel
10) Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
30 Dec 2014, 14:32 by nassuttaja2It is once again time to list some stuff. It is also once again time for me to wonder why the hell I always leave making this list to the last couple of weeks before the year ends. One would think that I'd learn something from a mistake I have now made for five years in a row... oh well. I recently went through my lists from 2012 and 2013, and I am surprised by how well they still hold up in 2014 (in the lists from 2009 to 2011 things start to get a bit funky). I guess my taste hasn't changed that radically over the last three or so years in terms of disliking things I have liked in the past, but the scale of my listening habits has definitely grown in terms of new interests. As always, this year's list is very much all over the place, but that is how I like it. This is a true representation of the type of stuff that I enjoy listening to on a daily basis. None of the albums listed made it because I thought they deserved to be included, but because I wanted them to be included.
27 Dec 2014, 19:58 by bledsian
27 Dec 2014, 05:11 by solidpandaI know, that's an awfully harsh title. Far harsher than I really mean it to be. I always try to focus more on music I like rather than music I dislike. The latter is just too easy to be of much use. It's more constructive to divine why you like music, in my (not-so-) humble opinion. In any case, I felt the need to write a few words about these albums, mostly to discuss what it was that left me feeling hollow.
Again, Sort Alpha.
Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
These guys can do no wrong in many critical circles. However, something about this album just hasn't clicked with me. Now, I admit I probably haven't given it the time or attention it requires, so perhaps my opinion will change in the coming months. All I know is that, in the months that I've had it, precious little has stayed with me.
Alcest - Shelter
No, it's not what you think. I rather like his shoegaze wanderings. But, as pleasant as this is for background music, there isn't much meat here. …
27 Dec 2014, 04:07 by solidpandaI debated putting this up in several different places, and I've already contributed to a couple of different online best-of lists. And really, deciding what qualifies "best" while arguing with a bunch of other music nerds can get... exhausting. I thought I'd just jot down a few thoughts about my favorite albums from the past year.
Presented in alphabetical order, for fairness.
Accept - Blind Rage
Everybody else has said it, but these guys have been on one hell of a comeback streak. It's not getting much attention on year-end lists, probably because it doesn't sound all that different from many of their other stuff. But few straight-up heavy metal records have gotten as much play in my library this year.
Behemoth - The Satanist
Behemoth has always been a band I wanted to like more than I actually did. I loved their sound, over-produced as it often was, but their albums rarely grabbed me. This one was different. The variety of songwriting and intensity of the…
25 Dec 2014, 22:17 by b4conhttp://i.imgur.com/9FNegH0.jpg
1. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
2. Warpaint - Warpaint
3. Aphex Twin - Syro
4. Future Islands - Singles
5. The Antlers - Familiars
6. Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
7. Cities Aviv - Come to Life
8. Mogwai - Rave Tapes
9. I Break Horses - Chiaroscuro
10. EMA - The Future's Void
11. Seahawks - Paradise Freaks
12. alt-J - This Is All Yours
13. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
14. Young Magic - Breathing Statues
15. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere