The year isn’t over yet, but Rolling Stone magazine has already compiled a list of the 50 best albums of 2014.
The fact that the list is already compiled leaves little chance for 2 of the most anticipated hip hop albums of the year to be included. Fans are still waiting on “The Carter V” from Lil Wayne and “PinkPrint” from Nicki Minaj. With that said, there are still some interesting choices that have made the Rolling Stone Top 50 list. Some are to be expected. Others are from artists that are not as well-known.
Taylor Swift made the list with “1989,” but this doesn’t surprise anyone. The album is good, and fans are buying the album at alarming rates. The Coldplay album “Ghost Stories” became a delightful blend of stripped down pop rock songs that appealed to teens and adults.
Lee G. Lovett says that a lot of people may not like the singing and rapping style of Future, but Rolling Stone critics included in him in the Top 50 list. Kanye west rapped with Future on a track. He also appear on Rihanna’s last album. This has made Future the rapper/singer that people love to hate.
Benjamin Booker strummed his punk guitar sound along to gain some recognition this year. The self-titled album may be unknown to lots of people, but his appearance on this list will help him gain some exposure to the masses.
You really know that superhero films are hot when some of the lesser known characters in the Marvel Universe get a feature film. Ant-Man is a major go project and will extend the Marvel line of hero films.
Long-time fans of comics might chuckle a bit that the B-character is getting a film while the Silver Surfer film project of the 1970’s and 1980’s was never made. A Daredevil project in the 1970’s also never made it to production. At one time, Cannon Films’ draft of a Spider-Man script changed the origin to the point that Peter Parker shape-shifted into a huge tarantula!
These days, every hero gets a film. And as far as superhero’s go, the Superman of Brazilian business Flavio Maluf thinks that as long as the eventual film is a good one, then let them make as many of these superhero films as possible. One reason this particular project got a green light is because of the first choice for director.
Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright was originally helming Ant-Man. The wild nature of the director would have made for an interesting film for sure. Perhaps Ant-Man would have been more of a humorous project. Well, we shall never know.
Whatever vision Wright had crafted, it was not what Marvel wanted. The script drafts were far too removed from the universe that the studio already established. So, Wright is out and Peyton Reed is now the new director.
Hopefully, Reed will do a fine job.