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
June 17, 2014
Critic Score
72
33 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
February 25, 2014
Critic Score
82
29 reviews

8.

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

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

7.

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

6.

Beck - Morning Phase
February 25, 2014
Critic Score
79
41 reviews

5.

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

4.

James - La Petite Mort
June 2, 2014
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

3.

James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical
January 14, 2014
Critic Score
75
23 reviews

2.

East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
January 13, 2014
Critic Score
80
20 reviews

1.

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
March 18, 2014
Critic Score
84
37 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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