2014 Albums I Should Revisit

by Deanna Chapman

There were several albums that I only gave one or two listens to and I’m not entirely sure why. I decided to compile a list of the albums I plan to revisit in order to give them a fair chance despite already having my year end list completed. Below you’ll find 5 albums and one EP that I will give another chance to sometime in the near future.

The Hotelier – Home Like Noplace Is There
This album got a ton of attention since it’s release. I recall listening to it once, but then I didn’t really give it much thought after despite all of the hype surrounding it. It wasn’t that I didn’t think it was good on that initial listen, it just didn’t catch on as much as some others did right away. Hype tends to be something I’m neutral about, but after seeing this album on so many year end lists, I think it deserves to be revisited and maybe the second time around, it’ll stick with me.

Yellowcard – Lift A Sail
Lift A Sail seemed to get a lot of mixed reviews from my friends and from industry people I follow. Some enjoyed it, a good amount hated it, and my initial reaction to it was fairly indifferent. It’s a rock album, and shys away from the band’s pop punk roots. LP wasn’t on this album, so maybe that had something to do with it. I listened a few times, but this is another I need to revisit mainly so I can have a better idea of how I really feel about it even though I did take some time to review the album.

Taylor Swift – 1989
Taylor’s last two albums haven’t received a whole lot of attention from me. I listened to this through once and wrote my initial thoughts on Ms. Swift’s transition to pop. It’s by all means a good pop album, I just can’t decide how I feel about Taylor actually being pop and leaving the country realm behind. I’ve really only revisited some of the singles and “Bad Blood” (which I think is possibly the best song on the album). I’m going to change that, though, and give the full album another shot.

Ed Sheeran – X
Love this guy. I replayed + countless times. For some reason, I didn’t do the same with this album and I highly regret that because I do believe it deserved a whole lot more attention than what I gave it. Ed Sheeran would perform on awards show or what have you and I was disappointed with myself that I actually didn’t know the words to some of the songs. I’ll be making sure that changes and that it changes soon.

Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All
I went to school with these guys and listened to Sports when it came out. Not to say I listened to it a whole lot, but I did enjoy it quite a bit. Much like The Hotelier, this album had a lot of hype, especially at Drexel. Maybe I was busy the week it came out, maybe I wasn’t. But for some reason, I didn’t get around to listening to it a whole lot despite the fact nearly everyone around me was raving about it. Let’s hope the guys don’t hate me now. I do plan on coming back to this soon so I can see what all the rage was about.

The Front Bottoms – Rose
This is the only EP on this list. And it’s here because I actually don’t remember listening to it at all. And it’s the only EP on my list of ones I listened to that I have no memory of doing so. I can’t name a song on this and I have no good explanation as to why. Considering how much I enjoyed the two LPs, I absolutely need to revisit this and figure out what the hell is wrong with me for not listening to it more.