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.

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Laura’s Top Albums of 2014

Guest Post By: Laura

Laura’s Top 25 Albums of 2014:

25. Mary Lambert: Heart on My Sleeve


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Mary Lambert Official Site


24. The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt



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23. Jamie T: Carry On the Grudge

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22. Ed Sheeran: X



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21. John Newman: Tribute



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20. Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues

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19. Shakey Graves: And the War Came

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18. July Talk: Guns & Ammunition

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17. James Bay: Let It Go

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16. You + Me: Rose Avenue



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15. Spoon: They Want My Soul



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14. FKA Twigs: LP1

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13. Johnny Marr: Playland

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12. Cold Specks: Neuroplasticity



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Cold Specks Official Site


11. St. Vincent: St. Vincent

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St. Vincent Official Site


10. Neon Trees: Pop Psychology



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Neon Trees Official Site


9. Banks: Goddess



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Banks Official Site


8. Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways



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Foo Fighters Official Site


7. Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Neverland



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Counting Crows Official Site


6. First Aid Kit: Stay Gold

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5. Damien Rice: My Favourite Faded Fantasy



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4. Hozier: Hozier

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3. Jack White: Lazaretto



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2. Jenny Lewis: The Voyager



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1. Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams



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Read more of Laura’s reviews at her music blog Lyrique Discorde

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