Top Albums of 2014





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
228
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream Heartland Rock, Indie Rock
2
304
St. Vincent St. Vincent Art Pop
3
312
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 Hardcore Hip Hop
4
332
FKA twigs LP1 Alternative R&B, Art Pop
5
417
Sun Kil Moon Benji Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
6
580
Swans To Be Kind Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
7
616
Caribou Our Love Deep House
8
635
Flying Lotus You're Dead! Jazz Fusion, Nu Jazz, Wonky
9
647
Aphex Twin Syro IDM
10
748
Sharon Van Etten Are We There Singer/Songwriter
11
760
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
12
907
Spoon They Want My Soul Indie Rock
13
977
Mac DeMarco Salad Days Jangle Pop, Psychedelic Pop
14
987
Future Islands Singles Synthpop
15
1058
Perfume Genius Too Bright Art Pop
16
1059
Beck Morning Phase Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
17
1094
Todd Terje It's Album Time Electro-Disco, Nu-Disco
18
1145
D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah Neo-Soul
19
1219
Damon Albarn Everyday Robots Art Pop, Downtempo
20
1529
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
21
1738
Wild Beasts Present Tense Art Pop
22
1768
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence Art Pop, Dream Pop
23
1780
Ty Segall Manipulator Psychedelic Rock
24
1798
Real Estate Atlas Jangle Pop
25
1803
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Pi˝ata Gangsta Rap
26
2006
Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
27
2032
Ariel Pink Pom Pom Hypnagogic Pop, Psychedelic Pop
28
2080
Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal Indie Rock
29
2136
Jack White Lazaretto Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter
30
2194
Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused Drone Metal, Experimental Rock
31
2204
Taylor Swift 1989 Electropop, Synthpop
32
2289
Lykke Li I Never Learn Indie Pop
33
2309
Grouper Ruins Ambient, Singer/Songwriter
34
2406
Arca Xen Glitch Hop, Wonky
35
2432
Owen Pallett In Conflict Art Pop, Chamber Pop
36
2444
alt-J This is All Yours Art Pop, Indietronica
37
2445
Ben Frost A U R O R A Electronic, Industrial
38
2459
Sleaford Mods Divide and Exit Art Punk, Post-Punk, Synth Punk
39
2539
Andy Stott Faith in Strangers Electronic
40
2580
Ought More Than Any Other Day Art Punk, Post-Punk
41
2602
Temples Sun Structures Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
42
2609
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues Punk Rock
43
2772
Neneh Cherry Blank Project Art Pop
44
2780
tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack Art Pop
45
2903
First Aid Kit Stay Gold Folk Pop, Indie Folk
46
2947
Metronomy Love Letters Art Pop, Indietronica
47
2965
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden Doom Metal
48
2983
Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Outlaw Country

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Jenny Lewis The Voyager Pop Rock
Leonard Cohen Popular Problems Singer/Songwriter
Alvvays Alvvays Twee Pop
The Bug Angels & Devils Grime, UK Bass
YG My Krazy Life Gangsta Rap
Christine and The Queens Chaleur Humaine / Christine and The Queens Electropop, Nouvelle chanson franšaise
Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Warpaint Warpaint Dream Pop
The Black Keys Turn Blue Alternative Rock, Garage Rock
Robert Plant Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar Folk Rock, Progressive Folk
Young Fathers Dead Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop
Royal Blood Royal Blood Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
How to Dress Well "What is This Heart?" Alternative R&B
East India Youth Total Strife Forever Art Pop, Synthpop
Azealia Banks Broke With Expensive Taste Hip House
Strand of Oaks Heal Indie Rock
Interpol El Pintor Post-Punk Revival
Kate Tempest Everybody Down UK Hip Hop
Jessie Ware Tough Love Contemporary R&B, Smooth Soul
Clark Clark IDM, Techno
Behemoth The Satanist Death Metal
Ex Hex Rips Indie Rock, Power Pop
Jungle Jungle Funktronica, Smooth Soul, Synth Funk
Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right Garage Punk, Post-Punk
The Antlers Familiars Art Pop, Dream Pop
TV on the Radio Seeds Indie Rock
Liars Mess Alternative Dance, Electro-Industrial
Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread Americana, Contemporary Country
Mogwai Rave Tapes Post-Rock
La Roux Trouble in Paradise Synthpop
Actress Ghettoville IDM
Elbow The Take Off and Landing of Everything Art Rock, Indie Rock
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Indie Pop, Power Pop
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun Progressive Metal, Stoner Metal
Timber Timbre Hot Dreams Contemporary Folk
Steve Gunn Way Out Weather Folk Rock
EMA The Future's Void Art Pop, Indie Rock
Dean Blunt Black Metal Art Pop
Manic Street Preachers Futurology Alternative Rock
YOB Clearing the Path to Ascend Doom Metal
Morrissey World Peace is None of Your Business Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Shellac Dude Incredible Math Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
SOHN Tremors Alternative R&B, Art Pop
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land Future Garage
Perfect Pussy Say Yes to Love Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
Banks Goddess Alternative R&B
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything Art Rock, Post-Rock
Kelis Food Neo-Soul
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast Alternative Rock
Goat Commune Psychedelic Rock
Miranda Lambert Platinum Contemporary Country
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté Toumani & Sidiki Mande Music
White Lung Deep Fantasy Noise Rock, Punk Rock
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso Electropop
Marissa Nadler July Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Chet Faker Built on Glass Alternative R&B, Indietronica
Tinashe Aquarius Alternative R&B
Tweedy Sukierae Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
Vessel Punish, Honey Electronic, Industrial
Objekt Flatland IDM
Avi Buffalo At Best Cuckold Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Total Control Typical System Post-Punk, Synth Punk
Pharmakon Bestial Burden Death Industrial
Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Fennesz Becs Ambient, Electroacoustic, Glitch
The Hotelier Home, Like Noplace is There Emo, Pop Punk
Merchandise After the End Indie Rock
Lucinda Williams Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone Alt-Country, Americana, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Ja, Panik Libertatia Indie Rock
Future Honest Pop Rap, Trap Rap
Lee Gamble KOCH Ambient Techno, Outsider House
Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Raül Fernández Miró Granada Contemporary Folk
Hozier Hozier Pop Soul
Clipping CLPPNG Industrial Hip Hop
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye Heartland Rock
Gwenno Y Dydd Olaf Indie Pop
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait EP Gangsta Rap
Moodymann Moodymann Deep House
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo Southern Hip Hop
Hurray for the Riff Raff Small Town Heroes Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk
Schoolboy Q Oxymoron Gangsta Rap
No Mythologies to Follow Alternative R&B, Electropop
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal
Hookworms The Hum Psychedelic Rock
The Notwist Close to the Glass Indietronica
Kindness Otherness Sophisti-Pop
Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers Americana
Jenny Hval & Susanna Meshes of Voice Art Pop
Triptykon Melana Chasmata Doom Metal
Death from Above 1979 The Physical World Dance-Punk
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains Piano Ombre Indie Pop