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The Top 40 Albums of 2014 (20-1)

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A few days ago I posted the first 20 in my “Top 40 Albums of 2014” list (check it out here). Below you will find this year’s edition of what I consider the top 20 albums of the year. You’ll find albums from varying genres and possibly a few albums that are new to you. I think it’s important to note what I define as a top caliber album. Great songs are always a plus, but more important to me is the ability of an artist to create a series of songs that tell a story, that convey an overall theme, that complement each other, and that make the listener think differently about the human experience. We are moving into an age where most consumers are more concerned with hit songs, which is why I feel compelled to highlight those musicians that have stayed honest to the age-old art of The Album and created something that’s about the whole and not a couple catchy songs.

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BDWPS Podcast #31

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In this episode you’ll hear new tracks from Meatbodies, Caribou, Mick Jenkins, Ariel Pink, Young Widows, S. Carey, and Electric Wizard. I also discuss the documentary “The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack” and take a look at the year Bob Dylan broke, 1965. You can now subscribe to BDWPS Podcast on Stitcher (search: BDWPS) and, of course, you can subscribe on iTunes.  You can also listen to it online over at podomatic (click HERE!).

Playlist:

Meatbodies “Wahoo”

Caribou “Can’t Do Without You”

Mick Jenkins “Healer”

Ariel Pink “White Freckles”

Young Widows “Kerosene Girl”

S. Carey “Alpenglow”

Electric Wizard “Sadiowitch”

Bob Dylan “Ballad of a Thin Man”

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