BEST OF
2014

MUSIC CRITICS' TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

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116 points

2014 YEAR END LISTS

D'Angelo - Black Messiah

D'Angelo

Black Messiah

96
critic score (6)
81
user score (24)
Charli XCX - Sucker

Charli XCX

Sucker

75
critic score (10)
74
user score (17)
Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj

The Pinkprint

69
critic score (9)
61
user score (11)
Jonny Greenwood - Inherent Vice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Jonny Greenwood

Inherent Vice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

85
user score (2)
H Hawkline - Salt Gall Box Ghouls

H Hawkline

Salt Gall Box Ghouls

80
critic score (1)
Laurel - Holy Water

Laurel

Holy Water

80
critic score (1)
82
user score (1)
Krill - Lucky Leaves

Krill

Lucky Leaves

80
critic score (1)
79
user score (2)
Lubomyr Melnyk - Evertina

Lubomyr Melnyk

Evertina

80
critic score (1)
79
user score (1)



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Ghost Culture - Ghost Culture

Ghost Culture

Ghost Culture

Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife

Rae Sremmurd

SremmLife

The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

The Decemberists

What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

74
user score (6)

California X - Nights in the Dark

California X

Nights in the Dark

Justin Townes Earle - Absent Fathers

Justin Townes Earle

Absent Fathers

Dan Mangan & Blacksmith - Club Meds

Dan Mangan & Blacksmith

Club Meds


D'Angelo - Black Messiah
D'Angelo
Black Messiah
96

St. Vincent - St. Vincent
St. Vincent
St. Vincent
88

Swans - To Be Kind
Swans
To Be Kind
88

Aphex Twin - Syro
Aphex Twin
Syro
87

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
The War on Drugs
Lost in the Dream
87

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
The War on Drugs
Lost in the Dream
85

Swans - To Be Kind
Swans
To Be Kind
84

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels 2
84

FKA Twigs - LP1
FKA Twigs
LP1
84

Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
Sharon Van Etten
Are We There
82

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Popular User Reviews
Mirah
Changing Light
tha138
52
Mild songwriting from someone who wants to be older and wiser than she is.
1 Like
Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels 2
ALandofSound
97
They created something better than RTJ, they deserve Hip Hop Album of the goddamn year.
3 Likes
Sam Smith
In the Lonely Hour
Ntando
100
Best Track: Good Thing, Stay With Me, Leave Your Lover, I'm Not The Only One, I've Told You Now, Like I Can, Life Support, Not in That Way, Lay Me Down, La la la & Latch
Worse Track: [non]
Should U Get It?: Heaven Yes!!!
My Comment: One Thing to say! FUCK CRITICS! I mean every album has a point & the point of this one was to be emotional! Why people can't understand that?
2 Likes
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Nikki Yanofsky - Little Secret
Nikki Yanofsky
Little Secret
60
critic score (1)
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Gates
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Musk Ox - Woodfall
Musk Ox
Woodfall
70
critic score (1)
Black Bombaim - Far Out
Black Bombaim
Far Out
80
user score (1)
Jeff Mills - Man From Tomorrow
Jeff Mills
Man From Tomorrow
73
user score (1)
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