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Best of 2014 Playlist

It has been a struggle to assemble a mix-track playlist representing 2014, because most of my favorite new music from this year is best experienced in the context of a fully considered album. This is especially true with Lana Del Rey’s arresting “Ultraviolence”, Beck’s “Morning Phase”, and D’Aneglo’s just-barely-2014 release, “Black Messiah” — all three records I’m still listening to from start to finish.

Top 10 Albums of 2014

Beck – Morning Phase
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Jack White – Lazaretto
Perfume Genius – Too Bright
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
Spoon – They Want My Soul
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
D’Angelo – Black Messiah
Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso