THE OFFICIAL:READER’S CHOICE TOP WHATEVER LIST

THE OFFICIAL: “READER’S CHOICE TOP WHATEVER LIST”

Top (insert #) album of the year lists elicit a lot of opinions. They are loved because it allows listeners to discover new music they may have missed, or take a moment to look back on the music that moved them in the past year. They are hated because everyone has a different opinion on everything (rightfully so) and they often times can be pushing a certain agenda, imagine that!

A few weeks back, Old Rookie named its TOP 30 ALBUMS OF 2014. It was received very positively, but there some glaring omissions without a doubt.  That is what happens when Courtney Barnett is inexplicably forgotten, out of nowhere, D’Angelo pops up after 14 years and J. Cole puts out perhaps the best hip hop record in years a week after the dumb list comes out.

Above all, a sincere thank you to everyone who submitted their top albums of the year. In No particular order, below are some great albums not originally included on the first list. Take a listen. Happy 2015.

THE BARR BROTHERS – SLEEPING OPERATOR

The Barr Brothers - Sleeping Operator

 

 D’ANGELO – BLACK MESSIAH

D'Angelo - Black Messiah

 

 Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End

Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End

 

Courtney Barnett – A Sea Of Split Peas

Courtney Barnett - A Sea Of Split Peas

 

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive

 

Beck- Morning Phase

Beck- Morning Phase

 

Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica

Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams

 

Allah-Las – Worship The Sun

Allah-Las - Worship The Sun

 

Conor Oberst – Upside Mountain

Conor Oberst - Upside Mountain

 

The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes

The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes

 

Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2

 

Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

 

Starlito – Black Sheep Don’t Grin

Starlito - Black Sheep Don't Grin

 

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

St. Vincent - St. Vincent

 

Temples – Sun Structures

Temples - Sun Structures

 

Freddie Gibbs – Pinata

Freddie Gibbs - Pinata

 

Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else

Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else

 

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

First Aid Kit - Stay Golden

Fly Golden Eagle – Quartz

Fly Golden Eagle - Quartz

 

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow

Chet Faker – Built On Glass

Chet Faker - Built On Glass

Lucius – Wildewoman

Lucius - Wildewoman

 

Jungle – Jungle

Jungle - Jungle

 

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