Best Albums of 2014

Listed below are the best albums of 2014 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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2014 year summaryThe best artists of 2014 were The War On Drugs, Swans, Mark Kozelek, Sun Kil Moon, Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco, St. Vincent, D'Angelo, D'Angelo And The Vanguard and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib.
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2014
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11,042
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5,712
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4,477
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4,226
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3,825
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3,342
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2,587
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2014 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Unwound 3 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Future 2 0%
Parquet Courts 2 0%
Neil Cicierega 2 0%
Queen 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 36 4%
Sweden 27 3%
Germany 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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