We've certainly had an impressive first quarter of 2014 with new releases. Who's your front runner so far for Album of the Year? What albums have you connected with from January, February, or March of this year? Have there been releases that have flown under the radar that you want to share? Head to the replies for a discussion about everything you've loved about 2014 so far and make sure you return tomorrow for a special treat!
Edit: Head over to our special edition of the AbsolutePlaylist featuring some of our favorites from the past quarter.
The new albums from Hundreds, Warpaint, and Cherry Glazerr have been replaying constantly on my iPod, and I'm thoroughly impressed with Taking Back Sunday's latest record. As for EPs, Ladylike Lily's Blueland is a gem and a half.
My top 10 from the first quarter was something like this:
1. Noah Gundersen - Ledges
2. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
3. The Hotelier - Home, Like NoPlace is There
4. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
5. The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams
6. Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes
7. Fireworks - Oh Common Life
8. Twin Forks - Twin Forks
9. Eric Church - The Outsiders
10. William Fitzsimmons - Lions
1. Hailey, It Happens - Under the Brilliant Lights
2. Alex Dezen - The Bedhead Eps 1/4
3. Sleeping At Last - Atlas: Land
The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There
Antarctigo Vespucci - Soulmate Stuff
Hailey, It Happens - Under the Brilliant Lights
Joie de Vivre/Prawn split (mostly the JDV side)
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Seahaven - Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
La Dispute - Rooms of the House
Fireworks - Oh, Common Life
The Appreciation Post - Slip Away
That's definitely the favorite for me so far, although quite a few others (TBS, St. Vincent, La Dispute, The Hotelier, Bayside, Architects, Alcest, Behemoth, Angel Olsen, Periphery, Tides of Man) are pretty great.
The Chain Gang of 1974 - Like Bombay Bicycle Club but better, a little more rocking then aloof.
Seahaven - Might be the beneficiary of recency but so good
Foster the People - They got burned for going in a different direction than the last album but the songwriting i s far superior. Each song seems to be better than the previous, love the back half.
Thanks for the heads up on new Johnny Foreigner, yeah I didn't even know it was out
1. La Dispute- Rooms of the House
2. The Hotelier- Home, Like Noplace is There
3. Manchester Orchestra- Cope
4. Against Me!- Transgender Dysphoria Blues
5. Seahaven- Reverie Lagoon
6. Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else
7. Modern Baseball- You're Gonna Miss it All
8. The Hold Steady- Teeth Dreams
9. Fireworks- Oh, Common Life
10. Taking Back Sunday- Happiness Is...