Top Albums of 2014

RankAll Time
1 226 The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream Heartland Rock, Indie Rock
2 314 St. Vincent St. Vincent Art Pop
3 328 FKA Twigs LP1 Alternative R&B, Art Pop
4 332 Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 Hardcore Hip Hop
5 405 Sun Kil Moon Benji Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
6 532 Swans To Be Kind Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
7 580 Caribou Our Love Deep House
8 605 Aphex Twin Syro IDM
9 617 Flying Lotus You're Dead! Jazz Fusion, Nu Jazz, Wonky
10 669 D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah Neo-Soul
11 769 Sharon Van Etten Are We There Singer/Songwriter
12 786 Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
13 898 Mac DeMarco Salad Days Jangle Pop, Psychedelic Pop
14 937 Perfume Genius Too Bright Art Pop
15 950 Spoon They Want My Soul Indie Rock
16 984 Future Islands Singles Synthpop
17 1017 Beck Morning Phase Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
18 1018 Todd Terje It's Album Time Electro-Disco, Nu-Disco
19 1144 Damon Albarn Everyday Robots Art Pop, Downtempo
20 1508 Wild Beasts Present Tense Art Pop
21 1609 Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
22 1638 Ty Segall Manipulator Psychedelic Rock
23 1681 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piñata Gangsta Rap
24 1728 Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence Art Pop, Dream Pop
25 1769 Real Estate Atlas Jangle Pop
26 1815 Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused Drone Metal, Experimental Rock
27 1854 Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
28 1940 Jack White Lazaretto Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter
29 1957 Ariel Pink Pom Pom Hypnagogic Pop, Psychedelic Pop
30 2025 Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal Indie Rock
31 2067 Arca Xen Glitch Hop, Wonky
32 2115 Lykke Li I Never Learn Indie Pop
33 2127 Sleaford Mods Divide and Exit Art Punk, Post-Punk, Synth Punk
34 2141 Taylor Swift 1989 Electropop, Synthpop
35 2148 Andy Stott Faith in Strangers Electronic
36 2176 Owen Pallett In Conflict Art Pop, Chamber Pop
37 2207 Ben Frost A U R O R A Electronic, Industrial
38 2217 Ought More Than Any Other Day Art Punk, Post-Punk
39 2231 Grouper Ruins Ambient, Singer/Songwriter
40 2322 alt-J This is All Yours Art Pop, Indietronica
41 2323 Pallbearer Foundations of Burden Doom Metal
42 2388 Neneh Cherry Blank Project Art Pop
43 2412 Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues Punk Rock
44 2470 tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack Art Pop
45 2594 Temples Sun Structures Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
46 2609 Leonard Cohen Popular Problems Singer/Songwriter
47 2679 First Aid Kit Stay Gold Folk Pop, Indie Folk
48 2768 Metronomy Love Letters Art Pop, Indietronica
49 2836 Behemoth The Satanist Death Metal
50 2848 The Bug Angels & Devils Grime, UK Bass
51 2876 Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music Outlaw Country
52 2992 Jenny Lewis The Voyager Pop Rock

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Alvvays Alvvays Twee Pop
Robert Plant Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar Folk Rock, Progressive Folk
Strand of Oaks Heal Indie Rock
YG My Krazy Life Gangsta Rap
Royal Blood Royal Blood Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread Americana, Contemporary Country
East India Youth Total Strife Forever Art Pop, Synthpop
Ryan Adams Ryan Adams Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Antlers Familiars Art Pop, Dream Pop
Clark Clark IDM, Techno
Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right Garage Punk, Post-Punk
The Black Keys Turn Blue Alternative Rock, Garage Rock
Azealia Banks Broke With Expensive Taste Hip House
Young Fathers Dead Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, UK Hip Hop
Warpaint Warpaint Dream Pop
Steve Gunn Way Out Weather Folk Rock
Jessie Ware Tough Love Contemporary R&B, Smooth Soul
Kate Tempest Everybody Down UK Hip Hop
How to Dress Well "What is This Heart?" Alternative R&B
Interpol El pintor Post-Punk Revival
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun Progressive Metal, Stoner Metal
Ex Hex Rips Indie Rock, Power Pop
La Roux Trouble in Paradise Synthpop
Timber Timbre Hot Dreams Contemporary Folk
Elbow The Take Off and Landing of Everything Art Rock, Indie Rock
Mogwai Rave Tapes Post-Rock
Liars Mess Alternative Dance, Electro-Industrial
Jungle Jungle Funktronica, Smooth Soul, Synth Funk
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Indie Pop, Power Pop
EMA The Future's Void Art Pop, Indie Rock
Shellac Dude Incredible Math Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
Manic Street Preachers Futurology Alternative Rock
Dean Blunt Black Metal Art Pop
Actress Ghettoville IDM
SOHN Tremors Alternative R&B, Art Pop
YOB Clearing the Path to Ascend Doom Metal
The Hotelier Home, Like Noplace is There Emo, Pop Punk
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything Art Rock, Post-Rock
Ja, Panik Libertatia Indie Rock
Fennesz Becs Ambient, Electroacoustic, Glitch
Marissa Nadler July Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Total Control Typical System Post-Punk, Synth Punk
Morrissey World Peace is None of Your Business Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Lucinda Williams Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone Alt-Country, Americana, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Miranda Lambert Platinum Contemporary Country
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté Toumani & Sidiki Mande Music
TV on the Radio Seeds Indie Rock
Tinashe Aquarius Alternative R&B
Perfect Pussy Say Yes to Love Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
Vessel Punish, Honey Electronic, Industrial
Kelis Food Neo-Soul
Goat Commune Psychedelic Rock
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso Electropop
Banks Goddess Alternative R&B
Tweedy Sukierae Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
White Lung Deep Fantasy Noise Rock, Punk Rock
Chet Faker Built on Glass Alternative R&B, Indietronica
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land Future Garage
Pharmakon Bestial Burden Death Industrial
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast Alternative Rock
Objekt Flatland IDM
Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Lee Gamble KOCH Ambient Techno, Outsider House
Merchandise After the End Indie Rock
Hozier Hozier Pop Soul
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo Southern Hip Hop
Future Honest Pop Rap, Trap Rap
Avi Buffalo At Best Cuckold Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal
Hurray for the Riff Raff Small Town Heroes Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk
Moodymann Moodymann Deep House
Clipping CLPPNG Industrial Hip Hop
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Hypnotic Eye Heartland Rock
Hookworms The Hum Psychedelic Rock
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait EP Gangsta Rap
Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Raül Fernández Miró Granada Contemporary Folk
The Notwist Close to the Glass Indietronica
No Mythologies to Follow Alternative R&B, Electropop
Schoolboy Q Oxymoron Gangsta Rap
Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers Americana
Jenny Hval & Susanna Meshes of Voice Art Pop
Triptykon Melana Chasmata Doom Metal
Kindness Otherness Sophisti-Pop
Death from Above 1979 The Physical World Dance-Punk
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains Piano Ombre Indie Pop