TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2014

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It’s that time of year again our favorite albums of the year… This is a list of 50 records that we really enjoyed here at The Minimal Beat. We also posted some personal lists on our Facebook page if your interested. So here it is and we’d love to hear your thoughts on anything we might have overlooked… See ya all in 2015!

TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2014

50. Les Sins – Michael (Company)
49. The Horrors – Luminous (XL)
48. Jungle – Jungle (XL)
47. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty (Sub-Pop)
46. Ex Cops – Daggers (Downtown)
45. Warpaint – Warpaint (Rough Trade)
44. Museum of Love – Museum of Love (DFA)
43. DJ Dodger Stadium – Friend Of Mine (Body High)
42. Allah Las – Worship The Sun (Innovative Leisure Records)
41. Cerebral Ballzy – Jaded & Faded (Cult Records)

40. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams (Pax-Am)
39. The Orwells – Disgraceland (Atlantic/Canvasback)
38. Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)
37. Kasper Bjorke – After Forever (HFN Music)
36. FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)
35. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny (Cult Records)
34. Shit Robot – We Got A Love (DFA)
33. White Mystery – Dubble Dragon (Self-Released)
32. Damien Jurardo – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian)
31. Young Fathers – Dead (Big Dada/Anticon)

30. Mac Demarco – Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
29. Banks – Goddess (EMI)
28. Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic (Domino)
27. Ariel Pink – Pom Pom (4AD)
26. Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron (Top Dawg)
25. MOTHXR – Easy/Victim (TMB Limited)
24. Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours (Ribbon Music)
23. Temples – Sun Structures (Heavenly)
22. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Interscope/Polydor)
21. TOPS – Picture You Staring (Arbutus)

20. Baxter Dury – It’s A Pleasure (PIAS Le Label)
19. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (Marathon Artists)
18. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead (Warp)
17. Tweedy – Sukierae (dbpm Records)
16. Parquet Courts – Content Nausea (What’s Your Rature?)
15. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There (Jagjaguwar)
14. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)
13. Spoon – They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)
12. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love (Captured Tracks)
11. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)

10. Future Islands – Singles (4AD)
09. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
08. Sam Roberts Band – Lo Fantasy (Paper Bag Records)
07. St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Loma Vista)
06. YG – My Crazy Life (Def Jam Recordings)
05. Grouper – Ruins (Kranky)
04. Rodrigo Amarante – Cavalo (SLAP)
03. Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)
02. Lolawolf – Calm Down (Innit Recordings)
01. D’Angelo – Black Messiah (RCA)

Listen to a track from each album on Spotify Below.

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