HipHopDX's Top 25 Albums of 2014

HipHopDX's Top 25 Albums of 2014

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June 24, 2014
Critic Score
70
19 reviews

November 11, 2014
Critic Score
81
12 reviews
K.R.I.T. isn’t slept on, but he’s proven again that he should have a bigger bandwagon by now.

July 22, 2014
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

Nobody’s Smiling is defiant, as full of commanding musicality as it is of Common’s own provocation. Of his recent output, it deserves to be the most touted since that 2005 darling. 

Cormega - Mega Philosophy
July 22, 2014
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

October 3, 2014
Critic Score
70
1 review

Damani Nkosi - Thoughtful King
June 3, 2014
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

March 18, 2014
Critic Score
80
17 reviews

Piñata’s most obvious accomplishment is as a polished contemporary Gangster Rap album, and it’s a feat in subject as much as sound with Gibbs at his self-reflective best. 

Ghostface Killah - 36 Seasons
December 9, 2014
Critic Score
70
15 reviews

January 28, 2014
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

October 21, 2014
Critic Score
66
7 reviews

August 12, 2014
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

Pharoahe Monch - PTSD
April 15, 2014
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

PRhyme - PRhyme
December 9, 2014
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

Rapsody - Beauty and the Beast
October 7, 2014
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

October 28, 2014
Critic Score
87
31 reviews

The egotistic pairing of KIller Mike and El-P are welcoming the challenge, undergoing the seemingly impossible task of raising their blitzkrieg social onslaught to new heights.

February 25, 2014
Critic Score
76
25 reviews

Given TDE’s ever-increasing appeal, Oxymoron isn’t quite an elite offering, but it meets the difficult task of attracting casual fans without straying too far from the formula that attracted ScHoolboy Q’s core audience.

May 19, 2014
Critic Score
71
22 reviews

And Then You Shoot Your Cousin plays out like a Hip Hop funeral dirge. It is sparse, melancholy and, at certain points, it may be one of The Roots’ most intentionally sonically dissonant albums since Phrenology.

October 7, 2014
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

Hell Can Wait is Vince Staples’ best short release to date and his true-to-form introduction as a Def Jam artist. It’s proof that he can improve for a new audience without compromising to reach them.

March 18, 2014
Critic Score
79
13 reviews
Original Source: https://hiphopdx.com/editorials/id.2686/title.hiphopdxs-top-25-albums-of-2014
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