Best Albums of 2014

Listed below are the best albums of 2014 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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10,681
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4,150
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3,758
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3,292
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2,554
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Best Albums of 2014 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Unwound 3 0%
Eno • Hyde 2 0%
Future 2 0%
Vince Staples 2 0%
John Coltrane 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 185 19%
Canada 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 37 4%
Sweden 27 3%
Germany 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 29 3%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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