EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

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EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby granit » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:53 pm

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists ... 4-20141201
50 Yob, 'Clearing the Path to Ascend'
49 Tinariwen, 'Emmaar'
48 Coldplay, 'Ghost Stories'
47 Gary Clark Jr., 'Gary Clark Jr. Live'
46 Tweedy, 'Sukierae'
45 EMA, 'The Future's Void'
44 Interpol, 'El Pintor'
43 Future, 'Honest'
42 Perfume Genius, 'Too Bright'
41 Aphex Twin, 'Syro'
40 Jack White, 'Lazaretto'
39 Caribou, 'Our Love'
38 Hurray for the Riff Raff, 'Small Town Heroes'
37 Benjamin Booker, 'Benjamin Booker'
36 Alvvays, 'Alvvays'
35 Lenny Kravitz, 'Strut'
34 Prince, 'Art Official Age'
33 The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, 'Midnight Sun'
32 Damon Albarn, 'Everyday Robots'
31 Young Thug and Bloody Jay, 'Black Portland'
30 Thom Yorke, 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes'
29 Spoon, 'They Want My Soul'
28 Parquet Courts, 'Sunbathing Animal'
27 Alt-J, 'This Is All Yours'
26 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'Hypnotic Eye'
25 YG, 'My Krazy Life'
24 Leonard Cohen, 'Popular Problems'
23 War on Drugs, 'Lost in the Dream'
22 Skrillex, 'Recess'
21 Eric Church, 'The Outsiders'
20 Sharon Van Etten, 'Are We There'
19 Jackson Browne, 'Standing in the Breach'
18 Sturgill Simpson, 'Metamodern Sounds in Country Music'
17 Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager'
16 FKA Twigs, 'LP1'
15 Against Me!, 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'
14 Weezer, 'Everything Will Be Alright in the End'
13 Ought, 'More Than Any Other Day'
12 Foo Fighters, 'Sonic Highways'
11 Flying Lotus, 'You're Dead!'
10 Taylor Swift, '1989'
09 Mac DeMarco, 'Salad Days'
08 Run the Jewels, 'Run the Jewels 2'
07 Lana Del Rey, 'Ultraviolence'
06 Charli XCX, 'Sucker'
05 Miranda Lambert, 'Platinum'
04 St. Vincent, 'St. Vincent'
03 The Black Keys, 'Turn Blue'
02 Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes'
01 U2, 'Songs of Innocence'

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Nassim » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:11 pm

granit wrote:03 The Black Keys, 'Turn Blue'
02 Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes'
01 U2, 'Songs of Innocence'


I bet no one saw that coming...

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Nick » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:20 pm

A pretty bad list for Rolling Stone, but I'm glad that Weezer's new album is getting some love. But still, their top 3 albums are all mediocre at best.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Harold » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:18 pm

Nassim wrote:
granit wrote:03 The Black Keys, 'Turn Blue'
02 Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes'
01 U2, 'Songs of Innocence'


I bet no one saw that coming...


Oh, I think everyone who knows anything about RS completely saw it coming. I would have been surprised if the results had been any different.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby JR » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:26 pm

I think Nassim may have been utilizing sarcasm. :mrgreen:

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Nassim » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:29 pm

JR wrote:I think Nassim may have been utilizing sarcasm. :mrgreen:


Yes I was, though I would have bet on Lazaretto at #3 if I had to guess.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby PlasticRam » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:40 pm

You're not supposed to list the two worst albums of the year as your top 2...
I feel like that

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby bootsy » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:53 pm

PlasticRam wrote:You're not supposed to list the two worst albums of the year as your top 2...

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby charliepanayi » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:34 pm

PlasticRam wrote:You're not supposed to list the two worst albums of the year as your top 2...


Well, this is Rolling Stone after all.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Kingoftonga » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:53 pm

I'm actually surprised The Endless River didn't make an appearance here.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Listyguy » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:47 pm

I didn't even know Springsteen released an album this year :lol:

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Harold » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:59 pm

Technically, I'm not sure he did - wasn't the album essentially a hodgepodge of polished-up outtakes? It came and went with very little fanfare last spring, but leave it to RS. (Leave it to RS also to give the #1 spot to what may - for reasons beyond the music - have been the most hated album of the year.)

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby charliepanayi » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:53 pm

Harold wrote:Technically, I'm not sure he did - wasn't the album essentially a hodgepodge of polished-up outtakes? It came and went with very little fanfare last spring, but leave it to RS. (Leave it to RS also to give the #1 spot to what may - for reasons beyond the music - have been the most hated album of the year.)


Covers, outtakes and re-recorded songs anyway, but it was still counted as a studio album. It came out back in mid-January, which feels like forever ago now.

I feel a bit sorry for U2, not a fan of their music post-2000, but the way some people go on you'd think Ray Rice was fronting the band or something. They're just a once-great band who now aren't all that.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Rob » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:19 pm

Kingoftonga wrote:I'm actually surprised The Endless River didn't make an appearance here.


No really. Rolling Stone always seems to have at best begrudgingly accepted Pink Floyd. They weren't on their first top 100 artist list for example and probably added during the update because the endless complaints from readers.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby notdarkyet » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:49 pm

Their top 50 songs is out now too but the website is loading horribly in my mobile browser so can't transcribe here now.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Nick » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:45 pm

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/list ... 4-20141203

50. Counting Crows- Dislocation
49. Old 97s- Longer Than You've Been Alive
48. Alex G.- Harvey
47. Real Estate- Talking Backwards
46. Katy B- 5 AM
45. Hospitality- I Need Your Bones
44. St. Vincent- Prince Johnny
43. The New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers
42. FKA Twigs- Two Weeks
41. Ought- Habit
40. Sleater-Kinney- Bury Our Friends
39. Priests- Doctor
38. YG feat. Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan- My Hitta
37. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers- Faultlines
36. Beverly- Honey Do
35. First Aid Kit- Master Pretender
34. Sylvan Esso- Coffee
33. Jackson Browne- The Birds of St. Marks
32. Maroon 5- Animals
31. EMA- So Blonde
30. Coldplay- Magic
29. Miranda Lambert- Smokin' and Drinkin'
28. Prince- This Could Be Us
27. Thurston Moore- Grace Lake
26. Drake- 0 to 100/The Catch Up
25. Caribou- Can't Do Without You
24. The Black Keys- Gotta Get Away
23. Tove Lo- Habits (Stay High)
22. Lana Del Rey- Brooklyn Baby
21. Weezer- Back to the Shack
20. Old Crow Medicine Show- Sweet Amarillo
19. Iggy Azealia feat. Charli XCX- Fancy
18. Bleachers- I Wanna Get Better
17. Rae Sremmurd- No Flex Zone
16. Beck- Blue Moon
15. Sia- Chandelier
14. Grimes- Go
13. Foo Fighters- Outside
12. Sam Smith- Stay With Me
11. Alvvays- Archie, Marry Me
10. Kendrick Lamar- i
9. Future Islands- Seasons (Waiting On You)
8. Sharon Van Etten- Every Time the Sun Comes Up
7. Bruce Springsteen- Frankie Fell In Love
6. Taylor Swift- Blank Space
5. Jenny Lewis- Just One of the Guys
4. Future feat. Pusha T, Pharrell, Casino- Move that Dope
3. U2- Every Breaking Wave
2. DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon- Turn Down for What
1. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z- Drunk In Love

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby JimmyJazz » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:57 pm

Putting Iggy Azealia and, for the love of god WTF!?!, Maroon 5 on a list ultimately negates it, even more than praising crappy work by U2 and Springsteen. It is just a fact. This and the Telegraph lists are complete and total jokes in every way. I have always disliked Rolling Stone lately, but at this point they have officially reached rock bottom. I can't take them seriously as a music publication anymore. I read them for retrospectives on the artists and music they "get", aka 50s and 60s rock music, but that is as far as their importance to me goes.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Luke JR68 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:22 am

I really do like seeing "Move that Dope" get some love, but c'mon, am I the only person who appreciates "Good Kisser"?

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Nick » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:09 am

JimmyJazz wrote:Putting Iggy Azealia and, for the love of god WTF!?!, Maroon 5 on a list ultimately negates it, even more than praising crappy work by U2 and Springsteen. It is just a fact. This and the Telegraph lists are complete and total jokes in every way. I have always disliked Rolling Stone lately, but at this point they have officially reached rock bottom. I can't take them seriously as a music publication anymore. I read them for retrospectives on the artists and music they "get", aka 50s and 60s rock music, but that is as far as their importance to me goes.


I think putting "Turn Down for What" as the number 2 song of the year (technically NUMBER 1 as "Drunk In Love" is a 2013 release) is even more head scratching. It's a fun song, with an admittedly great music video, but I'm not sure how anyone can conclude it's the single best piece of music released in the past 12 months...

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Listyguy » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:30 am

I hate to jump on the "hate on Rolling Stone" bandwagon, but putting "Turn Down For What" as the #2 song of the year is pretty pathetic. At best it's a rave song, and even then it's annoying because you know when the song comes on a bunch of shitty dancers just start going berserk.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby Jeff » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:16 am

Luke JR68 wrote:I really do like seeing "Move that Dope" get some love, but c'mon, am I the only person who appreciates "Good Kisser"?


I like "Good Kisser" too. I think that issue is that it wasn't much of a hit and that's probably why it hasn't been doing well so far.

I would also like to see "Move that Dope" on more lists, but I bet only US lists will have it.

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby JR » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:44 pm

That is an awful No. 2, but it i just a year of bad taste for the critics, or less-than-thrilling material, in general? or a combo of both?

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Re: EOY 2014 Rolling Stone (US)

Postby whuntva » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:41 pm

Turn Down for What at #2?

I had that as my #1 on my fantasy radio station AS A JOKE!!! (For the record, A Little God in my Hands was my real pick.

I liked 2014, but Rolling Stone has terrible taste and is trying way too hard to be hip this year.
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