Best Albums of 2014

The Top Ten
1 Awakening - Jackie Evancho Awakening - Jackie Evancho Product Image

This is a splendidly-crafted album, with a variety of songs for everyone's tastes. All are more than capably handled by Jackie, who at age 14 when this was recorded, shows maturity, depth and versatility. For fans of classical/devotional songs, there is Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise", Caccini's "Ave Maria", and the Latin "Dormi Jesu". Jackie delivers outstanding covers of pop tunes as well as renditions of original, never-heard-before pieces. My favorite is "Made to Dream", written for Jackie and a very touching, personal statement from the young lady. Auditory bliss.

Can we all say "GRAMMY" Award?! A true work of art from Miss Evancho - one of the best female vocalists to ever grace the stage. This young lady is incredible in so many ways. She is as gifted musically as she is in her physical beauty and spiritual grace. Such a role model for our younger generation.

Awakening will be released as a DVD on June 2, 2015. Jackie hit this one out of the ball park. She shows why her talent is being recognized by the biggest talents in Classical Crossover. Jackie has perhaps the most beautiful voice of this century.

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

2 The Hunting Party - Linkin Park The Hunting Party - Linkin Park Product Image

COME ON guys, It deserves to be at number 1! Awakening is good but The Hunting Party is so much better!

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

Awakening is bad, The Hunting Party is number 1, come on LP fans!

Not really LP's best work, hybrid theory is still the best.

3 To Be Kind - Swans To Be Kind - Swans Product Image


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.

I'm happy this non poppy album is top 3. But it should be number 1 and 3rd best of the decade behind My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and To Pimp A Butterfly (until 2018)

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

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

4 Rock or Bust - AC/DC Rock or Bust - AC/DC Product Image

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.

5 The Endless River - Pink Floyd The Endless River - Pink Floyd Product Image

This album isn't at #1?!
Come on this is one of the best albums ever that released by a legendary band.
A wonderful album that has perfect songs.

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

Final album by one of the best bands of all time, how is it not number 1?

Their last album ever. Truly a masterpiece.

6 1000 Forms of Fear - Sia 1000 Forms of Fear - Sia Product Image

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 1989 - Taylor Swift 1989 - Taylor Swift Product Image

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.

Not bad but where is ariana grande's my everything.

8 St. Vincent - St. Vincent St. Vincent - St. Vincent Product Image

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

9 Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels Product Image

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

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

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

10 .5 the Gray Chapter - Slipknot .5 the Gray Chapter - Slipknot Product Image

Why is Taylor Swift and Sia above this great album by one of the greatest metal bands of this generation? Damn, this album is like a mixtape. It's fire man

The Contenders
11 Mandatory Fun - "Weird Al" Yankovic Mandatory Fun -
12 Everything Will Be Alright In the End - Weezer Everything Will Be Alright In the End - Weezer Product Image

I think everyone can agree with me that if Weezer would have promoted this Album more, they would have easily won Album of the Year, rather than Beck.

13 Ultraviolence - Lana del Rey Ultraviolence - Lana del Rey Product Image

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 *

14 Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest Product Image

Priest never lets you down.

15 Sonic Highways - Foo Fighters Sonic Highways - Foo Fighters Product Image

What needs to be said

16 V - Maroon 5 V - Maroon 5 Product Image
17 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J Cole Product Image

Best album in years. How is it 111?

104? You're kidding right?

18 Big Fat Lie - Nicole Scherzinger Big Fat Lie - Nicole Scherzinger Product Image
19 CLPPNG - Clipping CLPPNG - Clipping Product Image

The production on this is amazing; this is the best hip hop album of 2014 for sure. It's best songs are: Get Up, Inside Out, Story 2.

This album kicked in my door, beat me up, took all the food out of my fridge and left me writhing on the ground. Easily my favorite of the year 9/10

20 The Beauty of Destruction - Devil You Know The Beauty of Destruction - Devil You Know Product Image

There a new band, but still amazing.

21 Citadel - Ne Obliviscaris Citadel - Ne Obliviscaris Product Image
22 Black Messiah - D'angelo and the Vanguard Black Messiah - D'angelo and the Vanguard Product Image
23 Queen of the Clouds - Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds - Tove Lo Product Image
24 Ghost Stories - Coldplay Ghost Stories - Coldplay Product Image

Great album, you get amazing songs like A Sky Full of Stars, Magic, True Love, Midnight, Always In My Head, Ink, and all the other songs on this album! Oh, and the artwork cover for the album is amazing.

25 X - Ed Sheeran X - Ed Sheeran Product Image

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.

This should be #1.

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