Tag Archives: YEAR-END

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #1: PRINCE – ART OFFICIAL AGE…

Finally… the top of the list! This year it wasn’t easy. In fact there were easily over 50 albums this year that I really liked and had to choose from. There were even a couple that I hadn’t even heard until I had the list completed. But there was one album that topped my favorites, […]

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #2: FOO FIGHTERS – SONIC HIGHWAYS…

Sonic Highways is the most ambitious project the Foo Fighters have pulled off yet. Rather than just repeat what they know, the band set out to do a documentary series about making an album in eight cities. An album fueled by the stories and interviews collected for the documentary. A documentary that ties the rich […]

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #5: PHARRELL WILLIAMS – G I R L…

Pharrell was certainly everywhere this year wasn’t he? From the unexplained monstrous success of his little tune called “Happy”, to being just about everywhere on TV, producing some great songs by Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith, and staying busy as ever. But in there he finally released a solo album worthy of the weight his […]

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #6: WEEZER – EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT IN THE END…

2014 brought the triumphant return of Weezer! Their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End is a return to all the things I love about Weezer. The most important of these is their tightness as a rock & roll band. Sure when you are this far into your career, you are allowed to […]

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #18: FOSTER THE PEOPLE – SUPERMODEL…

This year Foster The People released their second album, Supermodel, which was in some ways a complete left turn from their near-perfect debut Torches. Instead of electronically driven pop hooks and catchy layered harmonies, this album contains… well it still contains layered harmonies, but not as catchy this time. Instead, Mark Foster looks inward and […]