Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2014
Rolling Stone magazine stopped being relevant some time ago and I assume the reason for their number one choice for Best Album of 2014 is to not only reassure their subscribers that there is music out there today that sounds like the music of their youth, but to get people talking by causing controversy.
But I think Rolling Stone pushed it a little too far on this list and went from making it controversial to having it mocked.
What comes after irrelevant? Well that’s Rolling Stone magazine now.
U2’s Songs of Innocence is Rolling Stone magazine’s #1 choice for it Best Albums of 2014 list.
Maybe the most hated album of all time – but it’s a U2 album none the less and therefore, Rolling Stone thinks it’s relevant, just like they think they still are.
Coming in second on the list is Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes, which isn’t really an album; it a collection of B-sides and covers — not to mention the magazine had previously given Springsteen their lowest rating for that record in years.
Here are the top 10 albums on Rolling Stones Best of 2014 list – what do you think of it:
10. Taylor Swift, ’1989′
Foo Fighters — Sonic Highways placed #12
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers — Hypnotic Eye placed #26
Lenny Kravits — Strut placed #35
Jack White — Lazaretto placed # 40
This is what some people on twitter had to say about the Top 50 list:
U2 actually just appeared on the Rolling Stone AOTY list and RS didn't know how to delete it off of their list.— Melody Yoncé Lau (@melodylamb) December 1, 2014
Everything about contemporary music summed up by Rolling Stone picking as 2014 #1 album the U2 album everyone deleted from their iPhone— Jack Womack (@jwomack) December 1, 2014
Hahahaha Rolling Stone named U2's spam garbage iPhone record the #1 album of the year?!— Odd Hack (@Odd_Hack) December 1, 2014
U2 fronted by Springsteen & Chris Martin at Times Square tonight. If they do a live album, it's a lock at #1 for @RollingStone's 2015 list.— Richard Trapunski (@trapunski) December 1, 2014
U2 could record Bono’s flatulence and Rolling Stone would call it one of the year’s best albums. http://t.co/GVpSl43ihK— David Roberts (@drgrist) December 1, 2014
Rolling Stone named U2’s “You Do Not Want This Free Album” their album of the year. Of the year. The year. Album of the year. The whole year— THE Lance Arthur (@thelancearthur) December 1, 2014
Guys lay off, it's not Rolling Stone's fault that their new CMS came with the U2 album in the first slot in the template.— Evie Nagy (@EvieN) December 1, 2014
If there was ever a sign of @RollingStone's irrelevance in music criticism, ranking U2's album as #1 in 2014 surely must be its death rattle— Derek Rambeau (@rambeau) December 1, 2014