FasterLouder's 50 Best Albums of 2014

FasterLouder's 50 Best Albums of 2014

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50.

Dan Sultan - Blackbird
April 4, 2014
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

48.

Ball Park Music - Puddinghead
April 4, 2014
Critic Score
70
1 review

47.

June 10, 2014
Critic Score
77
42 reviews

46.

September 19, 2014
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

There are few missteps on Hozier – at its best it stuns and at its worst it’s a pleasant ride. But Hozier’s are not the skills of a one-trick-pony and that may well carry him beyond this very self-assured and solid debut.

45.

Shihad - FVEY
August 8, 2014
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

44.

June 10, 2014
Critic Score
76
30 reviews

43.

July 22, 2014
Critic Score
79
25 reviews

42.

Augie March - Havens Dumb
November 17, 2014
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

41.

September 30, 2014
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

36.

Caitlin Park - The Sleeper
May 2, 2014
Critic Score
80
1 review

34.

November 18, 2014
Critic Score
75
32 reviews

33.

DZ Deathrays - Black Rat
August 18, 2014
Critic Score
72
12 reviews

32.

September 22, 2014
Critic Score
70
35 reviews

30.

June 17, 2014
Critic Score
72
33 reviews

Del Rey sounds alone, which is apt because these are some lonely damn songs. She’s often sung about being stuck with absent, uncaring men and loving them anyway, and Ultraviolence doesn’t change that.

29.

February 25, 2014
Critic Score
79
41 reviews

Though it’s ridiculous to rank an album within an artist’s body of work on the day of its release ... I’m going to go ahead and do exactly that and place Morning Phase on Beck’s top shelf, alongside Odelay! and Sea Change.

27.

January 14, 2014
Critic Score
72
10 reviews

26.

April 22, 2014
Critic Score
74
27 reviews

24.

June 9, 2014
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

22.

October 7, 2014
Critic Score
80
38 reviews

21.

November 18, 2014
Critic Score
73
31 reviews

Sure, this is the wrong album to expect any traditional form of focus from ... but Pink’s continual sleight-of-hand can make him seem less like a unique musical act himself and more like a gifted mimic cycling through colourful dress-ups.

19.

September 23, 2014
Critic Score
84
33 reviews

18.

October 27, 2014
Critic Score
76
30 reviews

14.

February 11, 2014
Critic Score
84
25 reviews
Kozelek’s reflections are profound and arresting, not to mention necessary listening for anyone grappling with their own mortality.

13.

Fishing - Shy Glow
June 6, 2014
Critic Score
80
1 review

11.

October 7, 2014
Critic Score
85
37 reviews

8.

October 28, 2014
Critic Score
87
31 reviews

Run the Jewels 2 takes the collaboration to the next level, establishing the duo as a unit – and one that’s not to be messed with.

7.

August 12, 2014
Critic Score
86
43 reviews

Every note sung on LP1 is delivered with meaning, the clinical production never contaminating the sincerity on offer.

4.

Remi - Raw X Infinity
June 6, 2014
Critic Score
80
1 review

3.

March 18, 2014
Critic Score
84
37 reviews

Like Slave Ambient, the indie-rockers’ third album repeatedly slips in and out of focus, while maintaining the yearning for forward momentum present in all of his work.

2.

February 25, 2014
Critic Score
87
40 reviews

St Vincent may be intimidating in its intelligence, but it remains overwhelmingly accessible.

1.

August 19, 2014
Critic Score
69
14 reviews
Original Source: http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/features/41353/The-50-Best-Albums-of-2014
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