ABOG's Top 25 Albums of 2014

The crew here at ABOGpod has collaborated on our favorite albums released in 2014. Initially we were going to banter and possibly argue back and forth until we came up with our favorites but then we decided it would be a lot easier if each crew member (there are three of us) took 8 choices each, and the 25th we chose together.

This time of year it seems everyone and their grandma is doing a top albums of the year list but we think ours is slightly different. We choose our favorites rather than the best and honestly we believe these are two distinctly different things.

An album considered to be the best could be a musical accomplishment that demands accolades while also being an album that isn't listened to very often. It's great but maybe it's something to appreciate in small doses. Choosing a favorite means it's an album we both love to listen to and also consider to be one of the better albums this year. It's as if we factor in how many times we've actually listened to a record because don't we all listen to our favorites over and over and over again?

OK I think I've made my point and now it's time to share our top 25 favorite albums released in 2014. Be sure to listen to our upcoming podcast episode 55 as we'll each reveal our #1 favorite of the year. Ep55 will also contain our favorite song of the year, gig, album art, colored vinyl and more.

ABOG's top 25 favorite albums of 2014

Band of Horses Acoustic at The Ryman

Beck Morning Phase

Morning Phase
Capitol Records

Black Stone Cherry Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain
Roadrunner Records

Chris Cresswell One Week Record

One Week
By Chris Cresswell

Damon Albarn Everyday Robots

Everyday Robots
Parlophone UK

Death From Above 1979 The Physical World

Deep Sea Diver Always Waiting EP

Always Waiting EP
Self Released

First Aid Kit Stay Gold

Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt

Jack White Lazaretto

Lazaretto
Third Man Records/Columbia

Joseph Huber The Hanging Road

The Hanging Road
Muddy Roots Music Recordings

Lagwagon Hang

Hang
Fat Wreck Chords

Manic Street Preachers Futurology

Futurology
By Manic Street Preachers

Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies Are We Not Men? We Are Diva

Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal

Sunbathing Animal
What's Your Rupture

Phox Phox

PHOX
PTKF

Robert Plant Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar

Royal Blood Royal Blood

Seether Isolate and Medicate

Isolate And Medicate [Explicit]
The Bicycle Music Company

Slash Wolrd On Fire

World On Fire
Dik Hayd Records

Steel Panther All You Can Eat

Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso

The Delegators All Aboard (vinyl version released in 2014)

All Aboard
By Delegator

The Pretty Reckless Going to Hell

This Wild Life Clouded

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