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The Highest Rated Albums of 2014


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1. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

St. Vincent - St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
Art Pop
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
23 reviews

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2. Swans - To Be Kind

Swans - To Be Kind
May 13, 2014
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
22 reviews

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3. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
March 18, 2014
Folk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on
22 reviews

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4. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
May 27, 2014
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
19 reviews

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5. FKA Twigs - LP1

FKA Twigs - LP1
August 12, 2014
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
24 reviews

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6. Wild Beasts - Present Tense

Wild Beasts - Present Tense
February 25, 2014
Art Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
17 reviews

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7. Sun Kil Moon - Benji

Sun Kil Moon - Benji
February 11, 2014
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
18 reviews

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8. Perfume Genius - Too Bright

Perfume Genius - Too Bright
September 23, 2014
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
5 reviews

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9. Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
August 19, 2014
Doom Metal
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
10 reviews

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10. Pere Ubu - Carnival of Souls

Pere Ubu - Carnival of Souls
September 8, 2014
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
5 reviews

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11. East India Youth - Total Strife Forever

East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
January 13, 2014
Art Pop
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
13 reviews

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12. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness

Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness
February 18, 2014
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
22 reviews

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13. Todd Terje - It's Album Time

Todd Terje - It's Album Time
April 8, 2014
Nu-Disco
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
18 reviews

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14. tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack

tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack
May 6, 2014
Art Pop
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
20 reviews

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15. Neneh Cherry - Blank Project

Neneh Cherry - Blank Project
February 25, 2014
Art Pop
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
20 reviews

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16. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
April 1, 2014
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
17 reviews

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17. Jenny Hval & Susanna - Meshes of Voice

Jenny Hval & Susanna - Meshes of Voice
August 19, 2014
Art Pop
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
5 reviews

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18. Ben Frost - A U R O R A

Ben Frost - A U R O R A
May 26, 2014
Dark Ambient
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on
12 reviews

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19. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else

Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
April 1, 2014
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
20 reviews

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20. Ought - More Than Any Other Day

Ought - More Than Any Other Day
April 29, 2014
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
8 reviews

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21. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
July 29, 2014
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
18 reviews

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22. Esben and the Witch - A New Nature

Esben and the Witch - A New Nature
September 9, 2014
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
6 reviews

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23. Future Islands - Singles

Future Islands - Singles
March 25, 2014
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
18 reviews

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24. Woods of Desolation - As the Stars

Woods of Desolation - As the Stars
February 14, 2014
Black Metal
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
4 reviews

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25. Carla Bozulich - Boy

Carla Bozulich - Boy
March 3, 2014
Slowcore
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on
9 reviews

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