Across a range of styles and sounds, from slow burners and engaging techno full-lengths to immediate UK cult classics and the most fucked-up genre combinations to date, 2014 had sparks going off across the board. While 2013 had only a handful of records that truly grabbed us and refused to let go (Arctic Monkey‘s AM, Disclosure‘s Settle, Foals‘ Holy Fire and Jon Hopkins‘ Immunity), this year we were inundated. No offence 2013, but 2014 had you caught wanking to Hentai.
There’s a short Spotify playlist with tunes from all of the 20-11 best albums of 2014 too – oh we do spoil you.
20. KiNK – Under Destruction [Macro Recordings] [Buy]
19. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots [Parlophone] [Buy]
18. Max Cooper – Human [FIELDS] [Buy]
17. Dark Sky – Imagin [Monkeytown] [Buy]
16. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! [Warp] [Buy]
15. Glass Animals – Zaba [Kaya Kaya Records] [Buy]
14. Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge [Virgin EMI] [Buy]
13. Aphex Twin – Syro [Warp] [Buy]
12. Wild Beasts – Present Tense [Domino Records] [Buy]
11. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream [Secretly Canadian] [Buy]
Stay tuned on our Facebook page to find out who we name the number one album of 2014 – exciting times. Until then, enjoy this Spotify playlist from our 20-11 picks: