The Guardian's Top 40 Albums of 2014

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Nel 2013 era stato un plebiscito semi-globale per Kanye West e non mancava neanche l’incoronazione del Guardian che poi piazzava alle spalle John Grant e i Daft Punk. Un anno dopo la medaglia d’oro viene messa al collo di St. Vincent che vince a mani basse (sembra) sugli iper-citati The War On Drugs e sulla rivelazione FKA Twigs.

1. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
2. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
3. FKA Twigs – LP1
4. Aphex Twin – Syro
5. Caribou – Our Love
6. La Roux – Trouble In Paradise
7. Run The Jewels – RTJ2
8. Beck – Morning Phase
9. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
10. Sleaford Mods – Divide And Exit

11. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
12. Taylor Swift – 1989
13. Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
14. Future Islands – Singles
15. Angel Olsen – Burn Your  Fire…
16. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
17. Young Feathers – Dead
18. .Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
19. Jhene Aiko – Souled Out
20. Owen pallett – In Conflict
21. Ratking – So It Goes
22. Merchandise – After The End
23. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
24. Banks – Goddess
25. Actress – Ghettoville
26. Tinashe – Aquarius
27. Kindness – Otherness
28. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
29. Ariel Pink – pom pom
30. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

31. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
32. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
33. Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused
34. Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge
35. Peggy Seeger – Everything Changes
36. Ex Hex – Rips
37. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
38. T. Diabaté and S. Diabaté – Toumani & Sidiki
39. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
40. Tricky – Adrian Thaws

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