Top Albums of 2014

Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream Heartland Rock, Indie Rock
D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah Neo-Soul
FKA twigs LP1 Alternative R&B, Art Pop
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 Hardcore Hip Hop
St. Vincent St. Vincent Art Pop
Taylor Swift 1989 Electropop, Synthpop
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Sun Kil Moon Benji Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Sharon Van Etten Are We There Singer/Songwriter
Caribou Our Love Deep House
Swans To Be Kind Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
Aphex Twin Syro IDM
Grouper Ruins Ambient, Singer/Songwriter
Mac DeMarco Salad Days Jangle Pop, Psychedelic Pop
Todd Terje It's Album Time Electro-Disco, Nu-Disco
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence Art Pop, Dream Pop
Flying Lotus You're Dead! Jazz Fusion, Nu Jazz, Wonky
Spoon They Want My Soul Indie Rock
Future Islands Singles Synthpop
Perfume Genius Too Bright Art Pop
Damon Albarn Everyday Robots Art Pop, Downtempo
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piñata Gangsta Rap
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues Punk Rock
Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Outlaw Country
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
Alvvays Alvvays Twee Pop
Ty Segall Manipulator Psychedelic Rock
Beck Morning Phase Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
Ariel Pink Pom Pom Hypnagogic Pop, Psychedelic Pop
The Hotelier Home, Like Noplace is There Emo, Pop Punk
Christine and The Queens Chaleur Humaine / Christine and The Queens Electropop, Nouvelle chanson française
Wild Beasts Present Tense Art Pop
Real Estate Atlas Jangle Pop
Behemoth The Satanist Death Metal
Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal Indie Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ought More Than Any Other Day Art Punk, Post-Punk
The Bug Angels & Devils Grime, UK Bass
Young Thug, Birdman & Rich Homie Quan Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 Pop Rap, Southern Hip Hop, Trap
Sleaford Mods Divide and Exit Art Punk, Post-Punk, Synth Punk
Mica Levi Under the Skin [Original Soundtrack] Drone, Film Score
Royal Blood Royal Blood Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Jenny Lewis The Voyager Pop Rock
Miranda Lambert Platinum Contemporary Country
Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused Drone Metal, Experimental Rock
Metronomy Love Letters Art Pop, Indietronica
Lykke Li I Never Learn Indie Pop
Dean Blunt Black Metal Art Pop
Timber Timbre Hot Dreams Contemporary Folk
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden Doom Metal
Ben Frost A U R O R A Electronic, Industrial
Andy Stott Faith in Strangers Deconstructed Club, UK Bass
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint Pop Rap
Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right Garage Punk, Post-Punk
YOB Clearing the Path to Ascend Doom Metal
Owen Pallett In Conflict Art Pop, Chamber Pop
Jack White Lazaretto Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Temples Sun Structures Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Jessie Ware Tough Love Contemporary R&B, Smooth Soul
Neneh Cherry Blank Project Art Pop
Warpaint Warpaint Dream Pop
Young Fathers Dead Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop
First Aid Kit Stay Gold Folk Pop, Indie Folk
YG My Krazy Life Gangsta Rap
Kate Tempest Everybody Down UK Hip Hop
Liars Mess Alternative Dance, Electro-Industrial
Jungle Jungle Funktronica, Smooth Soul, Synth Funk
alt-J This is All Yours Art Pop, Indietronica
Alex G DSU Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock
Arca Xen Glitch Hop, Wonky
tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack Art Pop
Azealia Banks Broke With Expensive Taste Hip House
Actress Ghettoville IDM
Ratking So It Goes Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
Ja, Panik Libertatia Indie Rock
Robert Plant Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar Folk Rock, Progressive Folk
Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again Indie Rock, Pop Punk
Elbow The Take Off and Landing of Everything Art Rock, Indie Rock
East India Youth Total Strife Forever Art Pop, Synthpop
clipping. CLPPNG Industrial Hip Hop
The Black Keys Turn Blue Alternative Rock, Garage Rock
The Antlers Familiars Art Pop, Dream Pop
Leonard Cohen Popular Problems Singer/Songwriter
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want Funk, Southern Soul
Chet Faker Built on Glass Alternative R&B, Indietronica
Perfect Pussy Say Yes to Love Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
White Lung Deep Fantasy Noise Rock, Punk Rock
How to Dress Well "What is This Heart?" Alternative R&B
Kelis Food Neo-Soul
Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Pharmakon Bestial Burden Death Industrial
Fatima Al Qadiri Asiatisch UK Bass, Weightless
Objekt Flatland IDM
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains Piano Ombre Indie Pop
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun Progressive Metal, Stoner Metal
Mogwai Rave Tapes Post-Rock
Richard Dawson Nothing Important Avant-Folk, Singer/Songwriter
La Roux Trouble in Paradise Synthpop
Manic Street Preachers Futurology Alternative Rock
Kindness Otherness Sophisti-Pop
Banks Goddess Alternative R&B
TV on the Radio Seeds Indie Rock
Clark Clark IDM, Techno
Popcaan Where We Come From Dancehall
Interpol El Pintor Post-Punk Revival
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour Pop Soul
The Horrors Luminous Neo-Psychedelia
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté Toumani & Sidiki Mande Music
Strand of Oaks Heal Indie Rock
Hurray for the Riff Raff Small Town Heroes Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk
Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Raül Fernández Miró Granada Contemporary Folk
Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread Americana, Contemporary Country
Ex Hex Rips Indie Rock, Power Pop
Hozier Hozier Pop Soul
EMA The Future's Void Art Pop, Indie Rock
Gwenno Y Dydd Olaf Indie Pop
The Notwist Close to the Glass Indietronica
Sia 1000 Forms of Fear Electropop
Javiera Mena Otra era Dance-Pop, Synthpop
Iceage Plowing Into the Field of Love Post-Punk
Triptykon Melana Chasmata Doom Metal
Mitski Bury Me at Makeout Creek Indie Rock
Shellac Dude Incredible Math Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
Steve Gunn Way Out Weather Folk Rock
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything Art Rock, Post-Rock
Morrissey World Peace is None of Your Business Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive Conscious Hip Hop
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land Future Garage
Moodymann Moodymann Deep House
SOHN Tremors Alternative R&B, Art Pop
Tinariwen Emmaar Tishoumaren
Total Control Typical System Post-Punk, Synth Punk
No Mythologies to Follow Alternative R&B, Electropop
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Indie Pop, Power Pop
Goat Commune Psychedelic Rock
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso Electropop
Vessel Punish, Honey Electronic, Industrial
Tinashe Aquarius Alternative R&B
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast Alternative Rock
Jamie T Carry on the Grudge Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Tweedy Sukierae Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
Hookworms The Hum Psychedelic Rock
Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Marissa Nadler July Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Glitch Pop
Avi Buffalo At Best Cuckold Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Future Honest Pop Rap, Trap
Fennesz Becs Ambient, Electroacoustic, Glitch
Lucinda Williams Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone Alt-Country, Americana, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Twilight Sad Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave Indie Rock, Post-Punk
Merchandise After the End Indie Rock
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye Heartland Rock
Lee Gamble KOCH Ambient Techno, Outsider House
Rival Sons Great Western Valkyrie Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Little Dragon Nabuma Rubberband Alternative R&B, Synthpop
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World Post-Punk, Shoegaze
Pharrell Williams G I R L Contemporary R&B, Pop Soul
Ian William Craig A Turn of Breath Ambient, Drone
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo Southern Hip Hop
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait EP Gangsta Rap
Lawrence English Wilderness of Mirrors Ambient, Drone
Ed Sheeran X Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Alternative Rock
Schoolboy Q Oxymoron Gangsta Rap
Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers Americana
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard I'm in Your Mind Fuzz Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal
Jenny Hval & Susanna Meshes of Voice Art Pop
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Death from Above 1979 The Physical World Dance-Punk
Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow Indie Pop
A Sunny Day in Glasgow Sea When Absent Dream Pop, Shoegaze
Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker Blues Rock, Garage Rock Revival
Adult Jazz Gist Is Art Pop, Art Rock
Amen Dunes Love Psychedelic Folk
Fear of Men Loom Indie Pop
Kassem Mosse Workshop 19 Outsider House
King Creosote From Scotland With Love Indie Folk
Gazelle Twin Unflesh Art Pop, Electronic, Industrial
Opeth Pale Communion Progressive Rock
Gruff Rhys American Interior Indie Pop
Hundred Waters The Moon Rang Like a Bell Art Pop, Downtempo, Folktronica
Charli XCX Sucker Electropop, Pop Rock
Conor Oberst Upside Down Mountain Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Panopticon Roads to the North Atmospheric Black Metal
A Winged Victory for the Sullen Atomos Ambient, Modern Classical
Cymbals Eat Guitars LOSE Indie Rock
Glass Animals ZABA Downtempo, Indietronica
Wovenhand Refractory Obdurate Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Leon Vynehall Music for the Uninvited Deep House
Woods With Light and With Love Folk Rock
Wye Oak Shriek Indie Pop
Hamilton Leithauser Black Hours Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Traditional Pop
Röyksopp & Robyn Do It Again Electro House, Electropop
Reigning Sound Shattered Garage Rock, Pop Rock, Soul
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Thurston Moore The Best Day Alternative Rock