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The Best Rock Albums of 2014

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock
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    8/10
  1. Pyrrhon: The Mother of Virtues (Relapse)


    7.5/10
  2. Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Interpenetrating Dimensional Express (Golden Lab)
  3. Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso (Partisan)
  4. Khun Narin: Electric Phin Band (Innovative Leisure)
  5. Robin Hayward: Nouveau Saxhorn Nouveau Basse (Pogus)
    7/10
  6. Arca: Xen (Mute)
  7. Valerio Tricoli: Miseri Lares (PAN)
  8. Richard Dawson: Nothing Important (Weird World)
  9. Guardian Alien: Spiritual Emergency (Thrill Jockey)
  10. Los Random: Pidanoma (Las Tias)
  11. Pye Corner Audio: Black Mill Tapes Volumes 1-4 (Type)
  12. Peter Batchelor: Kaleidoscope (Pogus)
  13. Bent Knee: Shiny Eyed Babies (Bent Knee)
  14. Perfume Genius: Too Bright (Matador)
  15. Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence (Interscope)
  16. Jonathan Badger: Verse (Cuneiform)
  17. St Vincent: St Vincent (Loma Vista)
  18. Aphex Twin: Syro (Warp)
  19. Black Dirt Oak: Wawayanda Patent (MIE)
  20. Thou: Heathen (Gilead Media)
  21. Peder Mannerfelt: Lines Describing Circles (Digitalis)

EPs and minis:

  1. Jar Moff: On How To Lubricate Capital's Effect (self) 7.5/10
  2. Frankie Cosmos: Zentropy (Double Double Whammy)
  3. Secluded Bronte: Secluded in Jersey City (Pogus) 7/10
Playlist
  1. Sylvan Esso: HSKT
  2. Black Dirt Oak: Demon Directive
  3. Arca: Sisters
  4. Aphex Twin: Circlont14
  5. The War on Drugs: Red Eyes
  6. Perfume Genius: Grid
  7. Richard Dawson: Judas Iscariot
  8. Andy Stott: Missing
  9. Jonathan Badger: Dotter
  10. Raoul Bjorkenheim: Subterranean Samba
  11. Sun Kil Moon: Truck Driver
  12. Fatima Al Qadiri: Shanghai Freeway
  13. St Vincent: Birth In Reverse
  14. Linda Perhacs: When Things Are True Again
  15. Against Me: Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  16. Run the Jewels: Close Your Eyes
  17. Ben Frost: Nolan
  18. Pharmakon: Body Betrays Itself
  19. Parquet Courts: Black & White
  20. Lana Del Rey: Sad Girl
  21. Amen Dunes: White Child
  22. Arca: Xen
  23. Real Estate: April's Song
  24. Perfume Genius: My Body
  25. Ariel Pink: White Freckles
  26. Aphex Twin: Produk 29
  27. Tuneyards: Left Behind
  28. Sylvan Esso: Coffee
  29. Frankie Cosmos: Buses Splash With Rain
  30. Botanist: Erythronium
  31. New Pornographers: Dancehall Domine
  32. Carla Bozulich: Ain't No Grave
  33. Vince Staples: 65 Hunnid
  34. Mac DeMarco: Passing Out Pieces
  35. Perfume Genius: Fool
  36. Xiu Xiu: Botanica de Los Angeles
  37. Future Islands: Seasons

Extended tracks
  1. Pyrrhon: The Mother Of Virtues
  2. Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Photospheric Composition
  3. Jar Moff: On How To Lubricate Capital's Effect
  4. Guardian Alien: Spiritual Emergency
  5. Los Random: Mee Chango
  6. Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: 101010,000,000
  7. Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band: Show Wong Khun Narin
  8. Swans: She Loves Us
  9. Black Dirt Oak: Crowning The Bard
  10. Pyrrhon: White Flag
  11. Richard Dawson: The Vile Stuff
  12. Valerio Tricoli: Miseri Lares
  13. Robin Hayward: Plateau Square
  14. Peter Batchelor: Arcade
  15. Demdike Stare: Primitive Equations
  16. Dave Phillips: The Less I Know
  17. Michael Pisaro: Anabasis
  18. Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra: What We Loved Was Not Enough
  19. Kasai Allstars: Yangye The Evil Leopard
  20. Katie Gately: Pivot
  21. Steve Gunn: Tommy's Congo
  22. Gnod: 20 Sides A Minute
  23. Earth: Even Hell Has Its Heroes
  24. Roll the Dice: Assembly
  25. Scott Walker: Brando
  26. Steve Gunn & Mike Gangloff: Topeka AM
  27. Dean Blunt: Forever
  28. Shackleton: Freezing Opening Thawing
  29. Thou: Ode To Physical Pain
  30. Man Forever: Clear Realization
  31. Oneohtrix Point Never: I Only Have Eyes For You
Jazz
  1. Sarah Manning: Harmonious Creature (Posi-Tone)
  2. Wadada Leo Smith: The Great Lakes Suite
  3. Fire Orchestra: Enter (Rune Grammofon)
  4. Anthony Davis: Notes from the Underground (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
  5. Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: Double Windsor (Tzadik)
  6. Rob Mazurek: Return The Tides (Cuneiform)
  7. Trio 3 & Vijay Iyer: Wiring (Intakt Records)
  8. Oliver Lake Organ Quartet: What I Heard (Passin' Thru)
  9. Pharoah & the Underground: Spiral Mercury (Clean Feed)
  10. Steve Lehman Octet: Mise En Abime (Pi)
  11. Mitchell/Taborn/Baku: Conversations (Wide Hive)
  12. Tyshawn Sorey Trio: Alloy (Pi)
  13. The Westerlies: Wish the Children Would Come On Home (Songlines)
  14. Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets (Pure Audio)
  15. Sam Newsome: Straight Horn of Africa - A Path of Liberation (Baby)
  16. Farmers By Nature: ove and Ghosts (AUM)
  17. Darius Jones and Matthew Shipp: Cosmic Lieder - The Darkseid Recital (AUM)
  18. Ambrose Akinmusire: The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier to Paint (Blue Note)
  19. Mark Turner Quartet: Lathe of Heaven (ECM)
  20. Kenny Barron & Dave Holland: The Art of Conversation (Impulse)
  21. Battle Trance: Palace of Wind (New Amsterdam)
  22. Chick Corea: Trilogy (Concord Jazz)
  23. Marquis Hill: The Poet (Skiptone)
  24. Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Jazz Racine Haiti (Motema)
  25. Mark Turner: Lathe of Heaven (ECM)
  26. Arve Henriksen: The Nature of Connections (Rune Grammofon)
  27. Unity Group: Kin (Nonesuch Records)
  28. Helen Sung: Anthem for a New Day (Concord Jazz)
  29. Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows (Nonesuch)
  30. Tom Harrell: Colors Of A Dream (HighNote)
  31. Kenny Garrett: Pushing The World Away (Mack Avenue)
  32. Pat Metheny: Tap (Nonesuch)
  33. Joe Lovano: Cross Culture (Blue Note)
  34. Matthew Shipp: I've Been To Many Places

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