Best Albums of 2014

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The Top Ten

1 Awakening - Jackie Evancho

Hello, world... Prepare to get blown out of your socks!

The single from the Awakening album, "The Rains of Castamere" (from Game Of Thrones) will be released on iTunes and amazon.com Tuesday, June 10th. It's already on yahoo music and YouTube in lower resolution, and it sounds great! Go, Jackie!

Sure to earn a Grammy nomination!

This list sucks. Why aren't albums by bands such as Mayhem, Judas Priest, Mastodon etc, not in the top ten? - IronSabbathPriest

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2 The Hunting Party - Linkin Park

I sort of like listening to this album when there is nothing else to do.

This album is very listening.

Finally we can look forward to good Linkin Park albums again

This is Linkin Park's hardest album and I like the new direction

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3 To Be Kind - Swans

Why are Linkin Park, Taylor Swift & Jackie Evancho above this? Those albums aren't bad, but they're nothing compared to To Be Kind. - djpenquin999

Absolutely fantastic album! Should be in the top 5! - JackRodriguez

This album, apart from the first half, literally has zero flaws. Best album of 2014, hands down. - SwagFlicks

OH MY GOD YES

I was NOT expecting this to be in the top 20, let alone the top 3.

To Be Kind changed the way I see music. I'm not kidding. It displays a complete mature, controlled mastery of musical tension and release, one that cannot be found in any metal album. This is not a metal album, this is an experiment in rock music, and it is absolutely fantastic.

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4 Rock or Bust - AC/DC

AC/DC has never gone anywhere groundbreaking with their sound, but it works for them, and while this album doesn't look like we'll remember it like the other classic AC/DC albums, it delivers. It certainly doesn't deserve to be this high up on the list.

"Play Ball", is my new favorite AC/DC song. - Caleb9000

Best album of the DECADE. play ball is a masterpiece. - gemcloben

5 The Endless River - Pink Floyd

Amazing album! Another masterpiece by Pink Floyd. best album of the year, the second best is To Be Kind - Swans.

Pink Floyd are legends - gemcloben

Their last album ever. Truly a masterpiece.

Wonderful way to finish

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6 1000 Forms of Fear - Sia

This is the best album of 2014 and I don't care what anybody has to say about it. Sia is one of the only singers that know how to sing soulful yet pop music nowadays.

7 Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels

The only GOOD album that year had to offer. 8/10 - AlphaQ

Uhhh, undoubtedly the best hip hop album of 2014 sits at 43, behing rick ross, sage the gemini, and shady xv. This list is pretty awful

I'm sorry, but how on earth is this album below Shady XV, I am an Em fan, and that album was just mediocre, Run The Jewels is a masterpiece, EL-P's production is otherwordly, and the 1 2 punch of Killer Mike and El-p in the mic is incredible

8 1989 - Taylor Swift

I can truthfully say I am not disappointed with her album, as I originally thought I would be. All the songs sound like future ballads and even one of the bonus tracks is one of my favourite songs. I think Taylor did a good job on this one.

Each track is memorable and beautiful. 1989 is a to-be classic hit with the hottest break up and love songs. Love love love. I don't know if anyone in the USA has not heard a song from the album!

A genius album, her second best album tied with "Red", behind "Speak Now." Really shows how mature Taylor's become.

It's decent but still easily one of the best. 6/10 - AlphaQ

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9 Trigga - Trey Songz
10 X - Ed Sheeran

Confused as to how this hasn't made it to number 1 yet, let alone be added to the list at all? Gosh

Music by Gingers should be banned.

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The Newcomers

? I Am King - Code Orange

The Contenders

11 V - Maroon 5
12 St. Vincent - St. Vincent

Should be higher on the list. This album was great. - SomePeopleHaveRealProblems

13 My Own Lane - Kid Ink
14 X - Chris Brown

Chris Brown is not in prison only because he is a popular social figure, which is not a valid reason. He needs to go to jail and learn that beating up women is not OK.

This album is just amazing beyond belief

WHAT AN ALBUM!

Chris Brown the BOSS

15 Black Messiah - D'angelo and the Vanguard
16 Mandatory Fun - "Weird Al" Yankovic

This album is going go down as his best albums it has tacky foil word crimes and many more amazing songs

17 Sonic Highways - Foo Fighters

What needs to be said

18 Ultraviolence - Lana del Rey

The best album of 2014. Lana delivered an instant rock classic album. Beautifully put together & gorgeous vocals / lyrics.

Um no1 please! The top ten should have been. The worst of the year! *walks of singing ultraviolence *

19 Shady XV - Shady Records

Incredibly underrated... Em, Slaughterhouse and Yela KILL their tracks/verses; so do Sean and Danny on DvE. Guts Over Fear, Detroit vs. Everybody, Y'all Ready Know, Psychopath Killer, ShadyXV, Vegas, Fine Line... All of them are so good. Compilation Record Label album is the only reason it hasn't gotten as much attention.

20 Hozier - Hozier
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