Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 2014

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This is an ordered list of Pitchfork's highest rated albums of 2014. Check out Pitchfork's Year End List.

1. D'Angelo - Black Messiah

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D'Angelo - Black Messiah
December 15, 2014
Neo-Soul
Score
94

2. Swans - To Be Kind

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Swans - To Be Kind
May 13, 2014
Experimental Rock
Score
92

3. Sun Kil Moon - Benji

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Sun Kil Moon - Benji
February 11, 2014
Singer-Songwriter
Score
92

4. William Onyeabor - William Onyeabor

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William Onyeabor - William Onyeabor
November 18, 2014
Score
90

5. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

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Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
October 28, 2014
Hip Hop
Score
90

6. Ariel Pink - pom pom

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Ariel Pink - pom pom
November 18, 2014
Psychedelic Pop
Score
88

7. David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed

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David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed
November 18, 2014
Score
88

8. Captain Beefheart - Sun Zoom Spark: 1970-1972

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Captain Beefheart - Sun Zoom Spark: 1970-1972
November 17, 2014
Score
88

9. Grouper - Ruins

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Grouper - Ruins
October 31, 2014
Ambient
Score
88

10. Sun Ra & His Arkestra - In the Orbit of Ra

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - In the Orbit of Ra
September 23, 2014
Score
88

11. FKA Twigs - LP1

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FKA Twigs - LP1
August 12, 2014
Alternative R&B
Score
88

12. How to Dress Well - What Is This Heart?

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How to Dress Well - What Is This Heart?
June 24, 2014
R&B
Score
88

13. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

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The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
March 18, 2014
Folk Rock
Score
88

14. Real Estate - Atlas

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Real Estate - Atlas
March 4, 2014
Indie Rock
Score
88

15. Aphex Twin - Syro

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Aphex Twin - Syro
September 23, 2014
IDM
Score
87

16. Todd Terje - It's Album Time

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Todd Terje - It's Album Time
April 8, 2014
Nu-Disco
Score
87

17. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else

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Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
April 1, 2014
Indie Rock
Score
87

18. Unwound - No Energy

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Unwound - No Energy
October 14, 2014
Score
86

19. Caribou - Our Love

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Caribou - Our Love
October 7, 2014
Electronic
Score
86

20. Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

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Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
August 19, 2014
Doom Metal
Score
86

21. Spoon - They Want My Soul

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Spoon - They Want My Soul
August 5, 2014
Indie Rock
Score
86

22. White Lung - Deep Fantasy

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White Lung - Deep Fantasy
June 17, 2014
Noise Rock
Score
86

23. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal

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Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
June 3, 2014
Garage Rock
Score
86

24. Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love

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Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love
March 18, 2014
Noise Rock
Score
86

25. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

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St. Vincent - St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
Art Pop
Score
86
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2014.


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