Muruch’s Top Albums of 2014

It’s that time of year again! This year brought us several astoundingly brilliant releases (especially my #1-5), a shockingly pleasant surprise from a formerly disliked artist (#18?!?) and even more shocking disappointments from formerly beloved ones (Charlie XCX, Foxygen, Leela James, Lia Ices, Gerard Way). Here are the 20 albums I enjoyed most this year. Click the album titles for my original reviews. And you can listen to the albums in this Spotify playlist.

Muruch’s Top 20 Albums of 2014…

20. Queen Esther: The Other Side




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Queen Esther Official Site


19. Prince: ART OFFICIAL AGE



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Prince Official Site


18. Taylor Swift: 1989




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Taylor Swift Official Site


17. Hozier: Hozier





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Hozier Official Site


16. St. Paul & the Broken Bones: Half the City




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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Official Site


15. St. Vincent: St. Vincent




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St. Vincent Official Site


14. Nicki Minaj: The Pinkprint



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Nicki Minaj Official Site


13. The Strypes: Snapshot




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The Strypes Official Site


12. Mirah: Changing Light




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Mirah Official Site


11. Damien Rice: My Favourite Faded Fantasy




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Damien Rice Official Site


10. Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines




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Tori Amos Official Site


9. Allison Crowe: Newfoundland Vinyl II




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Allison Crowe Official Site


8. Highasakite: Silent Treatment




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Highasakite Official Site


7. Kate Miller-Heidke: O Vertigo!




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Kate Miller-Heidke Official Site


6. DeLooze: Glass Army




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DeLooze Official Site


5. Goodnight Texas: Uncle John Farquhar




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Goodnight Texas Official Site


4. D’Angelo: Black Messiah


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D’Angelo Official Site


3. Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions




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Mary J. Blige Official Site


2. Mary Lambert: Heart on My Sleeve




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Mary Lambert Official Site


1. Lucette: Black is the Color




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Lucette Official Site