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Not Another (twenty Four)teen List

2014 favz yall + 6 of my favorite EPs at the end. I'm sure there are alot of boring/obvious choices here but rrrrrrrhopefully there are a few surprises as well. =) I love you guys.
60Chon
WooHoo!
59Evian Christ
Waterfall
58Com Truise
Wave 1
57Cloudkicker
Little Histories
56Bonobo
Flashlight
55Baths
Ocean Death


Contains some of what I would consider to be Baths' best material to date. Can't wait for the next full length from this dude.
54Audrey Fall
Mitau
53Fen
Carrion Skies
52Falls of Rauros / Panopticon
Split
51Crosses
Crosses
50Blues Pills
Blues Pills
49Real Estate
Atlas
48The Rosebuds
Sand + Silence
47Trioscapes
Digital Dream Sequence
46Woods of Desolation
As the Stars
45Nothing
Guilty of Everything
44Hiss Tracts
Shortwave Nights
43Future Islands
Singles
42Badbadnotgood
III
41Bast
Spectres
40Boris
Noise
39S. Carey
Range of Light
38Ne Obliviscaris
Citadel
37Tycho
Awake
36Locktender
Rodin
35 Mastodon
Once More 'Round the Sun
34The Antlers
Familiars
33Mimicking Birds
EONS
32Spoon
They Want My Soul
31Chris Letchford
Lightbox
30Mare Cognitum
Phobos Monolith
29Banks
Goddess
28Chevelle
La Gargola
27United Nations
The Next Four Years
26Hark
Crystalline
25Job for a Cowboy
Sun Eater
24Save Us From the Archon
Thereafter
23Animals as Leaders
The Joy of Motion
22Every Time I Die
From Parts Unknown
21Morbus Chron
Sweven
20Death Grips
The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon


It wasn?t until a couple months after the 1st half of Death Grips supposed ?final? album came out that I started to truly appreciate it (and the rest of their discography post ?The Money Store?). The Bjork samples are nothing less than brilliant. MC Ride continues his upward trajectory, effortlessly one upping his last several performances. Apart from the unnecessary redundancy of ?Up My Sleeves?, Niggas on the Moon is another worthy addition to the Death Grips catalogue. If the 2nd half of this was out, it might have made a higher inclusion on this year-end list.
19Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels 2


This album had everything I could?ve asked for in a commercial rap sequel. Better production, dope rhymes, a fantastic guest verse from Zack de la Rocha, and themes worthy of the intellectual merit of these two MCs. This album is well worth the mounds of hyperbolic acclaim it has received.
18Panopticon
Roads to the North


A solid bm output from Kentucky native Austin Lunn. Some great percussion here and his signature melding of bluegrass, folk, and black metal has never sounded better.
17Mick Jenkins
The Water[s]


Jenkins? latest mixtape proves he has the skill to stand tall with the other Chicago up and comers. His lyrics here provide the listener with the kind of positivity you won?t find from any other rapper in the game right now. This was undoubtedly my mixtape of the year due to the refreshing lyrics and above average production quality.
16Aspherium
The Fall of Therenia


Great prog metal record, chock full of tasty instrumentation. It?s spacey. It?s brutal. It?s fun as hell.
15Clipping
CLPPNG


Experimentation with an accessible edge. When I reviewed it I knew it would be a contender for hip hop AOTY and it has only gotten better with repeat listens. Clipping have shown themselves to be THE hip-hop act to watch in 2014 (aside from RtJ), dropping some fantastic singles and a stellar full length. I can?t wait to see what these dudes bring us next.
14Ben Howard
I Forget Where We Were


My first exposure to Ben Howard was on this downtrodden folk record and I gotta say it is some of the best music I?ve heard from the genre in quite some time.
13Submotion Orchestra
Alium


Submo Orchestra continues to improve in all the right areas. Alium is yet another tight, dreamy, jazzy electronic record for cold winter nights.
12Nero Di Marte
Derivae


Dark, atmospheric Italian metal. Sounds a bit like Gojira except better.
11Old Man Gloom
The Ape of God II


Disc 2 of the Ape of God record was undeniably the standout of the two discs, so much so that it almost completely outshines its predecessor. With some great production backing them, these guys have put out one of the best post metal records of the year.
10 Flying Lotus
You're Dead!


FlyLo?s exploration of death created some of his most interesting music since Cosmogramma. The theme helped to make this record a more cohesive whole than UtQC. The guest features here really help elevate the entire experience with an outstanding output from the likes of Kendrick, Snoop, Herbie Hancock, and of course Thundercat.
9Lantlos
Melting Sun


A beautiful, gaze-y metal masterpiece. I am enamored by how well the riffs truly feel like they?re melting into your ears for the duration of this record.
8 Todd Terje
Its Album Time


Nostalgic dance music that puts Random Access Memories to shame. Probably the funnest record you?ll hear all year.
7Casualties of Cool
Casualties of Cool


Spacey folk from Devin Townsend. Sure, he?s not the first to experiment with this sound but still a very notably forward thinking release from Townsend and co.
6Damascus
When Last We Met


The most beautiful post rock record you?ll hear this year. Takes all of the best elements of Heights and pushes them even further.
5Ben Frost
A U R O R A


A fuzzy, monolithic, Blade Runner esque electronic behemoth.
4Perturbator
Dangerous Days


Dark, '80s themed cyberpunk dystopian synthwave. Inspired by a passion for ?80s sci-fi action movies and metal music, Kent?s latest LP takes all of the successful elements of his previous releases and amps up the intensity. From start to finish, this album excels at immersing the listener into the world of Nocturne City.
3Darkspace
Dark Space III I


Dark Space have never sounded this good. The production quality here only serves to highlight the excellence of III I. Gone are the buried vocals and drowned instruments and a newfound clarity gives listeners one of the most harrowing, bleak, and unsettling listening experiences this year.
2The War on Drugs
Lost in the Dream


Slave Ambient feels like an afterthought now that this has dropped. Such a gorgeous album. Adam Granduciel put his heart and soul to tape and it shows on tracks like ?Under the Pressure,? ?Dissapearing? and ?Eyes to the Wind.? This was my most highly anticipated album of 2014 and it did not disappoint in the slightest.
1Thantifaxath
Sacred White Noise


Here it is: my AOTY. This underrated metal gem is the epitome of a downward spiral into the depths of despair. What truly makes this album stand out is the phenomenal guitar leads and the unpredictable nature of these tracks. This is unlike any metal album you'll hear all year. Move over Darkspace, there can be only one reigning metal champion of 2014 and Thantifaxath have murdered all of the competition.
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