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Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Rolling Stone

The Best Albums of 2014 lists keep coming, and now Rolling Stone‘s is out. It’s hard to imagine anyone else picking the #1 and #2 they did, but that’s Rolling Stone for you. It’s also hard to imagine a list placing the new albums from Weezer and the Foo Fighters so high, but smacking buzz band Ought right in between them. And it seems random that YOB comes in at #50 when no other metal album makes the list, not even the critically acclaimed one by Pallbearer or any of the hugely acclaimed returns from veteran bands like At the Gates, Godflesh and Electric Wizard. Also, don’t tell Jack White how much higher The Black Keys placed than him.

Check out their top 50 picks for yourself, below…

Rolling Stone‘s Top 50 Albums of 2014
1. U2 – Songs of Innocence
2. Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
3. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
4. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
5. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
6. Charli XCX – SUCKER
7. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
8. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
9. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
10. Taylor Swift – 1989
11. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
12. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
13. Ought – More Than Any Other Day
14. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End
15. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
16. FKA twigs – LP1
17. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
18. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
19. Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach
20. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
21. Eric Church – The Outsiders
22. Skrillex – Recess
23. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
24. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
25. YG – My Krazy Life
26. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
27. Alt-J – This Is All Yours
28. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
29. Spoon – They Want My Soul
30. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
31. Young Thug and Bloody Jay – Black Portland
32. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
33. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger – Midnight Sun
34. Prince – Art Official Age
35. Lenny Kravitz – Strut
36. Alvvays – Alvvays
37. Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker
38. Hurray for the RIff Raff – Small Town Heroes
39. Caribou – Our Love
40. Jack White – Lazaretto
41. Aphex Twin – Syro
42. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
43. Future – Honest
44. Interpol – El Pintor
45. EMA – The Future’s Void
46. Tweedy – Sukierae
47. Gary Clark Jr – Gary Clark Jr Live
48. Coldplay – Ghost Stories
49. Tinariwen – Emmaar
50. Yob – Clearing the Path to Ascend

Watch Rolling Stone’s #1 and #2 play together in Times Square tonight. Their #3 and #4 begin a tour together this week.

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