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NPR’s Top 50 Albums of 2014


NPR have posted their Top 50 Albums of 2014, and like it usually is, it’s one of the more diverse year-end lists we’ve seen so far. There’s a lot of the indie that shows up on many of these lists (The War On Drugs, St. Vincent, Spoon, Perfume Genius, Angel Olsen, etc), the hip hop (Run the Jewels, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, YG, Isaiah Rashad, etc), the big-name pop (Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige, Miranda Lambert), the metal (Pallbearer) and plenty of others, as well as classical, jazz, world music, a Latin funk band with an album’s worth of Black Sabbath covers, and still more.

Check out their full list in alphabetical order below…

NPR’s Top 50 Albums of 2014
Alt-J – This Is All Yours
Ana Tijoux – Vengo
Angaleena Presley – American Middle Class
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Aphex Twin – Syro
Augustin Hadelich – Ades/Sibelius: Violin Concertos
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band – Landmarks
Brownout – Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath
Ceci Bastida – En La Edad De La Violencia
FKA twigs – LP1
Fred Hersch Trio – Floating
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
The Gloaming – The Gloaming
Grouper – Ruins
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
Jeff Ballard Trio – Time’s Tales
Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
Jorge Drexler – Bailar En La Cueva
Joyce Didonato – Stella di Napoli
Kassem Mosse – Workshop 19
Leon Fleisher – All The Things You Are
Los Lobos – Si Se Puede: Los Lobo And Friends
Luluc – Passerby
Marc Ribot Trio – Live At The Village Vanguard
Martha – Courting Strong
Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions
Miranda Lambert – Platinum
Moodyman – Moodyman
Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni
Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
Perfume Genius – Too Bright
Popcaan – Where We Come From
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra/Prague Philharmonic Choir – Leos Janacek, Glagolitic Mass
Robert Ellis – The Lights From The Chemical Plant
Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar
Run the Jewels – RTJ2
Seattle Symphony – John Luther Adams, Become Ocean
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – A Long Way To The Beginning
Spoon – They Want My Soul
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Stromae – Racine Caree
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
T.I. – Paperwork
Taylor Swift – 1989
Teyana Taylor – VII
Ty Dolla $ign – SIgn Language
The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream
YG – My Krazy Life

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