The Top of the List
Man, this year flew by really quickly! I feel like I accomplished nothing and left many goals unfinished. Well, I’m looking at 2015 to be better than 2014. There are many things in the works for me and hopefully I’ll be able to share some of it with you guys. Anyways, the top lists at the end of the year is always tough. There were just so many good releases that I couldn’t even think of which would be the top contender. Well I narrowed them to possibly a three-way tie for number one. These three albums were not stop plays this past year.
Nothing – Guilty of Everything
Angel Dust – A.D.
Cold World – How the Gods Chill
Since their respective release days I don’t think there has been a week that I have not listened to anyone of these albums. They are all just that good. The other albums that made the list were also listened to numerous times in 2014 are as follows.
Herzog – Boys
Give – Electric Flower Circus
Hounds of Hate – Hate Springs Eternal
Protester – 7″
Sweet Jesus – Box
Forced Order – Eternal War
Violent Reaction – Dead End e.p.
Yes, people are going to say why did you leave this off and what not. I understand that there might be a really awesome album that I left off this list. I find that longevity is the key to being on this list. Yes, the new Praise album is amazing but I haven’t listened to it in several months. Sorry.
Also, I didn’t really number any of these as my listening patterns are quite erratic. I just know that week in and week out these albums were always near my turntable ready to be played. I think in 2015 I’ll do a six month split for a top list. This way we’ll see if what I like during the first half of the year holds strong until the end.
While I’ve stated before that I don’t really chase after test pressing, I will not turn away a chance to get one. This being said I acquired fifteen test presses this year, which was a few more than last year. Maybe next year we’ll see an increase.
Well that’s it for this year. Hopefully, there’ll be bigger scores next year. I’ll also be posting a want/need list on the site soon to see if anyone can help me out fill in some gaps or just be able to help me with finding some bigger wants.
Until then Happy New Year!!!