The Best 35 Releases of 2014. (30-26)

2014 will always be the year that was 2014.
Here is a rundown of The Best 35 Releases of 2014. 

(35-31 is available here)

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The Best 35 Releases of 2014

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30. The Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments To An Elegy.

The Smashing Pumpkins might never escape the shadow of their own past but that doesn’t stop Billy Corgan from pushing the band into a brave new world. Ninth album, Monuments To An Elegy is a direct shot of adrenaline and realised potential as The Smashing Pumpkins finally get the post-reunion balance of nostalgia and relevance perfect. And what more could you want.

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29. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End.

“Go back to sleep honey, everything will be alright in the end,” whispers a dreamlike voice at the start of Weezer’s ninth album and, thirteen tracks later, everything is. Every song is crammed with the kind of lyrics that you tweet whenever shuffle is kind yet they resonate far beyond that instant captivate. Dynamic, ridiculous and making oh so much sense, ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ is a triumphant return to form and timely reminder that genius is rare.

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28. Beartooth – Disgusting.

From the throat-clearing introduction of ‘The Lines’ through the crunch of ‘I Have A Problem’ until the pained cries that bring ‘Sick and Disgusting’ to an end, Beartooth’s debut record is one of intensity and brutality. Every screamed betrayal and painful call to arms comes paired with a shuddering breakdown or glittering pop refrain. Belief and empowerment, ‘Disgusting’ is a powerful album of self.

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27. Architects – Lost Forever//Lost Together.

Clench those fists, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. From the first venomous snarl of Gravedigger, Architects are on the attack. With the same rampant fury of a wounded animal, Architects don’t waste a single second of Lost Forever//Lost Together on the unessceary. Every spat cry and gunshot drum beat is as vital as the arching message that straddles the album. Despite the pain, the anger and the betrayal, there’s hope. And that should never be forgotten.

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26. Post War Glamour Girls – Pink Fur.

Pink Fur starts with a secret but soon whisks you away to a world of ominous dread and enchanting beauty. There are moments of unhinged murmurs and poetic hollers but throughout, Post War Glamour Girls captivate with an almighty sense of style. The contrast between dark and light is striking and the lasting impact is one of vibrancy and danger.

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~ by justdip on 05/01/2015.

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