The Top 10 Albums Of 2014, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

The Top 10 Albums Of 2014, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

—by , January 7, 2015

Dani Tauber

1. The Muffs/Whoop Dee Doo/Cherry Red, Burger

2. Those Mockingbirds/Penny The Dreadful/Independent

3. Crazy & The Brains/Good Lord/Baldy Longhair

4. The Disconnects/Wake Up Dead/Baldy Longhair

5. Dum Dum Girls/Too True/Sub Pop

6. Xiu Xiu/Angel Guts: Red Classroom/Polyvinyl

7. The Horrors/Luminous/XL

8. Ty Segall/Manipulator/Drag City

9. Cold War Kids/Hold My Home/Merge

10. The Brian Jonestown Massacre/Revelation/A

 

Dean Scordilis

1. Crosses †††/Crosses †††/Sumerian

2. Bane/Don’t Wait Up/Equal Vision

3. Being As An Ocean/How We Both Wondrously Perish/InVogue

4. Vanna/Void/Pure Noise

5. alt-j/This Is All Yours/Infectious

6. Code Orange/I Am King/Deathwish

7. Wormburner/Pleasant Living In Planned Communities/Dive

8. Every Time I Die/From Parts Unknown/Epitaph

9. Pianos Become The Teeth/Keep You/Epitaph

10. No Bragging Rights/The Concrete Flower/Pure Noise

 

Giorgio Mustica

1. Sleeping Pulse/Under The Same Sky/Prophecy

2. Alternative 4/The Obscurants/Prophecy

3. Insomnium/Shadows Of The Dying Sun/Century Media

4. Evergrey/Hymns For The Broken/AFM

5. Hozier/Hozier/Rubyworks, Island

6. Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters/Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar/Nonesuch, Warner Bros.

7. Damon Albarn/Everyday Robots/Parlophone, Warner Bros.

8. Pink Floyd/The Endless River/Parlophone, Columbia

9. Boris/Noise/Sargent House

10. JoJo/#LoveJo/Atlantic

 

Hal B. Selzer

1. VHF/Very High Frequency/Mind’s Eye

2. Paul Rodgers/The Royal Sessions/429

3. The Pretty Reckless/Going To Hell/Razor & Tie

4. Flying Colors/Second Nature/Mascot

5. Lacuna Coil/Broken Down Halo/Century Media

6. Brody Dalle/Diploid Love/Caroline

7. Night Ranger/High Road/Frontiers

8. Foster The People/Supermodel/Columbia

9. Steel Panther/All You Can Eat/Universal Republic

10. Tommy Strazza/Songs From The Escape/Red Bug

Jenna Romaine

1. Against Me!/Transgender Dysphoria Blues/Total Treble

2. Taylor Swift/1989/Big Machine

3. Architects/Lost Forever//Lost Together/Epitaph

4. Mastodon/Once More ‘Round The Sun/Reprise

5. Taking Back Sunday/Happiness Is/Hopeless

6. Stevie Nicks/24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault/Reprise

7. Bad Suns/Language & Perspective/Vagrant

8. Ice Nine Kills/The Predator Becomes The Prey/Fearless

9. The Word Alive/Real/Fearless

10. Neon Trees/Pop Psychology/Mercury

 

Mike Greenblatt

1. Various Artists/Boardwalk Empire Volume #3: Music From The HBO Original Series/ABKCO

2. Leonard Cohen/Popular Problems/Columbia

3. Regina Carter/Southern Comfort/Sony MasterWorks

4. David Crosby/Croz/Blue Castle

5. Bruce Springsteen/High Hopes/Columbia

6. Davina & The Vagabonds/Sunshine/Roustabout

7. Dr. John/Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit Of Satch/Proper-Concord

8. Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters/Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar/Nonesuch, Warner Bros.

9. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/Hypnotic Eye/Reprise

10. PF Sloan/My Beethoven/MsMusic

 

Nick Perkel

1. Rigor Mortis/Slaves To The Grave/Rigor Mortis

2. Witchaven/Blood Sacrifice Grey/Haven Media

3. Cemetery Lust/Orgies Of Abomination/Hells Headbangers

4. At The Gates/At War With Reality/Century Media

5. Tankard/RIB/Nuclear Blast

6. Exmortus/Slave To The Sword/Prosthetic

7. Xoth/Hostile Terraforming/Independent

8. Mindmaze/Back From The Edge/Inner Wound Recordings

9. Temple Of Dagon/Rituals Of The Deep/Independent

10. Hessian/Bachelor Of Black Arts/Stormspell

 

Priscilla Cordero

1. Hozier/Hozier/Columbia

2. Ruby Fray/Grackle/K

3. J. Cole/2014 Forest Hills Drive/Roc Nation LLC

4. Ed Sheeran/X/Asylum UK

5. Hurray For The Riff Raff/Small Town Heroes/ATO

6. alt-j/This Is All Yours/Infectious Music Ltd.

7. Slash/World On Fire/Dik Hayd International

8. Azealia Banks/Broke With Expensive Taste/Prospect Park

9. Jessie J/Sweet Talker/Republic

10. Maroon 5/V/Interscope

 

Robert Gluck

1. Mastodon/Once More ‘Round The Sun/Reprise

2. Pallbearer/Foundations Of Burden/Profound Lore

3. Cormorant/Earth Diver/Independent

4. Framework/A World Distorted/Independent

5. Agalloch/The Serpent & The Sphere/Profound Lore

6. Truckfighters/Universe/Fuzzorama

7. Black Label Society/Catacombs Of The Black Vatican/eOne Music

8. Crypt Trip/Crypt Trip/Poisoned Mind

9. Crowbar/Symmetry In Black/eOne Music

10. Foo Fighters/Sonic Highways/RCA

 

Ryan McGrath

1. The Hotelier/Home, Like Noplace Is There/Tiny Engines

2. Hostage Calm/Die On Stage/Run For Cover

3. Braid/No Coast/Topshelf

4. The Menzingers/Rented World/Epitaph

5. Nothing/Guilty Of Everything/Relapse

6. The Lawrence Arms/Metropole/Epitaph

7. I Am The Avalanche/Wolverines/I Surrender

8. Taking Back Sunday/Happiness Is/Hopeless

9. Restorations/LP3/SideOneDummy

10. Have Mercy/A Place Of Our Own/Hopeless

Top 5 EPs

1. Cloakroom/Lossed Over/Run For Cover

2. Gin War/Half Of A Good Plan/American Scream

3. Turnover/Blue Dream/Broken Rim

4. Semiotics/Simple Requests/Independent

5. Basement/Further Sky/Run For Cover

 

Sarah Ciocher

1. Slipknot/.5: The Gray Chapter/Roadrunner

2. Demon Hunter/Extremist/Solid State

3. In This Moment/Black Widow/Atlantic

4. Starset/Transmissions/Razor & Tie

5. Chevelle/La Gárgola/Epic

6. Lacuna Coil/Broken Crown Halo/Century Media

7. Theory Of A Deadman/Savages/Roadrunner

8. Bush/Man On The Run/Zuma Rock

9. Christina Perri/Head Or Heart/Atlantic

10. 311/Stereolithic/311

 

Tim Louie

1. Sixx A.M./Modern Vintage/Eleven Seven Music

2. Black Veil Brides/IV/Motown/Universal

3. Hellyeah/Blood For Blood/Eleven Seven Music

4. Godsmack/1000HP/Universal Republic

5. Sebastian Bach/Give ‘Em Hell/Frontiers Universal

6. Foo Fighters/Sonic Highways/RCA

7. Slash feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators/World On Fire/Dik Hayd Universal

8. KXM/KXM/Rat Pak

9. Don Jamieson/Hell Bent For Laughter/Metal Blade

10. Down/Down IV Part II/Down


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