The Highest Rated Albums of 2014

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1. D'Angelo - Black Messiah

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D'Angelo - Black Messiah
December 15, 2014
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
93
25 reviews

2. Swans - To Be Kind

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Swans - To Be Kind
May 13, 2014
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
88
28 reviews

3. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

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St. Vincent - St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
Art Pop
Critic Score
87
34 reviews

4. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

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Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
October 28, 2014
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
26 reviews

5. Aphex Twin - Syro

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Aphex Twin - Syro
September 23, 2014
IDM
Critic Score
87
31 reviews

6. Lee Ann Womack - The Way I'm Livin'

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Lee Ann Womack - The Way I'm Livin'
September 23, 2014
Country
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

7. FKA Twigs - LP1

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FKA Twigs - LP1
August 12, 2014
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
86
35 reviews

8. 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
Critic Score
86
32 reviews

9. Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine

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Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine
May 19, 2014
Electropop
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

10. Perfume Genius - Too Bright

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Perfume Genius - Too Bright
September 23, 2014
Art Pop
Critic Score
85
31 reviews

11. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

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Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
May 27, 2014
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
85
29 reviews

12. Sun Kil Moon - Benji

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Sun Kil Moon - Benji
February 11, 2014
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

13. Shellac - Dude Incredible

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Shellac - Dude Incredible
September 16, 2014
Noise Rock
Critic Score
85
8 reviews

14. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

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Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
October 7, 2014
Electronic
Critic Score
84
33 reviews

15. Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused

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Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused
October 21, 2014
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

16. Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

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Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
August 19, 2014
Doom Metal
Critic Score
84
13 reviews

17. Pere Ubu - Carnival of Souls

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Pere Ubu - Carnival of Souls
September 8, 2014
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

18. Angaleena Presley - American Middle Class

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Angaleena Presley - American Middle Class
October 14, 2014
Country
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

19. Behemoth - The Satanist

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Behemoth - The Satanist
February 3, 2014
Death Metal
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

20. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

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Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
July 29, 2014
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
27 reviews

21. Jennifer Castle - Pink City

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Jennifer Castle - Pink City
September 2, 2014
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

22. The Gloaming - The Gloaming

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The Gloaming - The Gloaming
January 20, 2014
Folk
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

23. Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers

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Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers
November 18, 2014
Electronic
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

24. Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Toumani & Sidiki

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Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté - Toumani & Sidiki
May 5, 2014
World
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

25. tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack

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tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack
May 6, 2014
Art Pop
Critic Score
82
27 reviews


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