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SPIN’s Top 50 Albums of 2014


SPIN returned with their Top Albums of 2014 list today. It’s got a lot of the indie albums that usually show up on these lists (Caribou, Future Islands, FKA twigs, Parquet Courts, Cloud Nothings, How to Dress Well, Swans, St. Vincent, Real Estate, etc), a handful of rap albums (YG, Young Thug, Shabazz Palaces, Run the Jewels, Schoolboy Q, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, etc), metal (Pallbearer), punk (Against Me!, Joyce Manor), mainstream pop (Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert), and a couple headscratchers (Betty Who at #11?). You-know-who scores the #1 slot once again here. Check it out for yourself below.

SPIN’s Top 50 Albums of 2014
50. Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
49. Tacocat – NVM
48. Ben Frost – A U R O R A
47. TV on the Radio – Seeds
46. Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell
45. Eric Church – The Outsiders
44. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
43. Charli XCX – Sucker
42. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
41. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
40. Real Estate – Atlas
39. Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast
38. Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
37. Cymbals Eat Guitars – LOSE
36. Young Thug & Bloody Jay – Black Portland
35. Homeboy Sandman – Hallways
34. Taylor Swift – 1989
33. Andy Stott – Faith in Strangers
32. Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again
31. Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
30. Ariel Pink – pom pom
29. Flight Facilities – Down to Earth
28. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
27. Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
26. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
25. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
24. Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right
23. Aphex Twin – Syro
22. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
21. FKA twigs – LP1
20. ASTR – Varsity EP
19. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
18. YG – My Krazy Life
17. Swans – To Be Kind
16. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
15. Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
14. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
13. How to Dress Well – “What Is This Heart?”
12. Spoon – They Want My Soul
11. Betty Who – Take Me When You Go
10. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
9. tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack
8. Tinashe – Aquarius
7. Future Islands – Singles
6. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
5. Caribou – Our Love
4. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
3. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
2. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
1. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

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