'Rolling Stone' Says U2 and Bruce Springsteen Dropped the Year's Best Music
Is the aging music giant really so out of touch?
Music appreciation is perhaps the most subjective of all critical fields. Maybe that's why your favorite music tends to say more about you than, say, your favorite movies or TV shows. So what does it say about Rolling Stone that they placed U2 and Bruce Springsteen at the top of their "50 Best Albums of 2014" list?
In a move that makes the aging giant of music journalism seem more out of touch than ever, Rolling Stone ranked U2's Songs of Innocence number one, and Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes number two on their list.
To be fair, the rest of the top 50 looks very similar to what a lot of other publications will have on their lists. St. Vincent, Taylor Swift, and hip-hop duo Run the Jewels all made the top ten. But you can't ignore the symbolic old-white-dude-ness of saying Bono and co. topped them all, and Bruce Springsteen's collection of his "best unreleased material from the past decade" was a close second.
You can check out the full list here. This is the top ten.