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Some Albums You Won’t See on Pitchfork’s Top 50 of 2014


Yesterday, Pitchfork put out their top tracks of 2014 and today they continue their year-end coverage with their 20 honorable mention albums, a list they say is “not #51 through #70 in our albums poll, but rather, records we thought were exceptional this year and deserved to be highlighted regardless of where they wound up.” They included Against Me!‘s Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and wrote, “Against Me! is a punk band making their most necessary album as they approach 20 years of existence. (The kids I knew in high school never would’ve predicted that.)”

There’s also Frankie CosmosZentropy, which P4k gave plenty of buzz this year, emo revival band The Hotelier‘s Home, Like Noplace Is there, iLoveMakonnen (who did really well in their tracks list), the US release on Run for Cover of Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan‘s 2013 album II, Pallbearer‘s Foundations of Burden (the only metal album to get best new music this year), Protomartyr‘s Under Color of Official Right, rising and BCC Sound of 2015 longlisted Shamir‘s Northtown EP, Sleaford ModsDivide and Exit and more.

Find out who else made the list, below…

Pitchfork’s 20 Honorable Mention Albums of 2014
Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Lydia Ainsworth – Right from Real
Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
Container – Adhesive
Frankie Cosmos – Zentropy
Nils Frahm – Spaces
Future – Honest
M. Geddes Gengras – Ishi
The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There
iLoveMakonnen – iLoveMakonnen EP
Makthaverskan – II
Migos – Rich Nigga Timeline
Objekt – Flatland
Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right
Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
Ricky Eat Acid – Three Love Songs
Shamir – Northtown EP
Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit
Jessie Ware – Tough Love

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