The Guardian's 10 Best Albums of 2014 (so far)

The Guardian's 10 Best Albums of 2014 (so far)

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10. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
June 17, 2014
Critic Score
72
31 reviews

For all the improvements on Born to Die, the problem with Ultraviolence remains the same: Lana Del Rey keeps repeating herself.

9. Wild Beasts - Present Tense

Wild Beasts - Present Tense
February 25, 2014
Critic Score
82
26 reviews

8. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

St. Vincent - St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
Critic Score
87
36 reviews

The music here feels taut and meticulous, devoid of self-indulgence.

7. Sun Kil Moon - Benji

Sun Kil Moon - Benji
February 11, 2014
Critic Score
84
24 reviews

6. Beck - Morning Phase

Beck - Morning Phase
February 25, 2014
Critic Score
78
38 reviews

5. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
April 28, 2014
Critic Score
75
34 reviews

4. James - La Petite Mort

James - La Petite Mort
June 2, 2014
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

1. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
March 18, 2014
Critic Score
85
33 reviews

The decaying guitars and analogue synthesisers create a crepuscular melancholy. These are impassioned songs, but they steer clear of Bruce's bombast or lighters-aloft choruses.

Original Source: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/jul/03/the-10-best-albums-of-2014-so-far
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