the front bottoms 2014

2014

Songs I’ve had on repeat this year

Hey Mami - Sylvan Esso // Jackie And Wilson - Hozier // 1x1 - HalfNoise // I Can Make You Feel Young Again - Copeland // It Takes a Lot To Know a Man - Damien Rice // 10am Gare du Nord - Keaton Henson // Hunger Of The Pine - Alt-j // Bloodlines - Mimicking Birds // Espeon - Phox // Twin Size Mattress - The Front Bottoms // Promises - Ryn Weaver // Grown Woman - Beyonce // Blank Space - Taylor Swift

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Sam’s Best of 2014 List

Top 10 Albums:

  1. Home, Like No Place Is There - The Hotelier
  2. We Don’t Have Each Other - Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties
  3. Maybe This Place Is The Same… - Real Friends
  4. Pleasant Living - Tiny Moving Parts
  5. Oh, Common Life - Fireworks
  6. Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only - Seahaven
  7. You’re Gonna Miss It All - Modern Baseball
  8. A Place Of Our Own - Have Mercy
  9. Absent Sounds - From Indian Lakes
  10. Die On Stage - Hostage Calm

Honorable Mention: 

  • More Than You Know - For The Win 
  • Hebrews - Say Anything
  • Never Hungover Again - Joyce Manor
  • Temple Of Plenty - Somos
  • Charmer - Tigers Jaw
  • Rented World - The Menzingers

Top 10 EPs:

  1. Self-titled - It Looks Sad.
  2. While I Stay Secluded - Knuckle Puck
  3. Songs Of - The Story So Far
  4. Rose - The Front Bottoms
  5. Cold In The Morning - The Hundred Acre Woods
  6. Go Down In History - Four Year Strong
  7. Split 7” - A Will Away/Head North
  8. How Tough Are Yah? - xSPONGEXCOREx
  9. Blue Dream - Turnover
  10. All In My Head - Seaway

Best Tracks From Albums That Didn’t Make The Cut:

  • “I Wanna Get Better” - Bleachers
  • “Linda Ronstadt” - Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • “Two Beers In” - Free Throw
  • “Sweet Nothings” - Neck Deep
  • “Dirty Ickes” - Sorority Noise
  • “Warm Foothills” - Alt-J
  • “Stand So Tall” - Driver Friendly
  • “Rittenhouse” - Major League
  • “Over It” - This Wild Life
  • “Sleep Deprived” - Handguns
  • “Toy Guns” - Tokyo Police Club
  • “Rest To Get Better” - Transit
  • “Bad Habits” - Heart To Heart
  • “Paralyzed” - Angels & Airwaves
  • “Cecilia & The Satellite” - Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

2014 was a BEYOND incredible year for music, by far one of the best I’ve ever lived through. Making this list took a lot of time to think out everything because each of these albums, EPs, and tracks mean so much to me and deciding which one to put above the other is tough. However, I knew from the first full listen of Home, Like No Place Is There that it would be The Album Of The Year and it has held its ground since February. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

As requested by @princestump, here is a Front Bottoms intro post! 

ill include links to full albums, a few of my favorites from each album, and some extras (interviews, acoustics)

Back On Top (2015):

GDP & The Front Bottoms Split EP (Liberty and Prosperity) (2015):

Rose EP (2014):

Talon Of The Hawk (2013):

The Front Bottoms (2011):

My Grandma Vs. Pneumonia (2009):

Brothers Can’t Be Friends (2008):

I Hate My Friends (2008):

Acoustics:

Interviews:

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KEVIN DEVINE covers Rhode Island by The Front Bottoms 

Filmed outside of The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Australia during a tour with Manchester Orchestra,November 2014.

Credit: Take Cover Sessions

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The Front Bottoms performing Tattooed Tears on January 24th, 2014 at Limelight in San Antonio, Texas.