Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014.
It's time for our final retrospective look at 2014 – this time we're covering all the stuff we missed from last year, whether it's the best hip-hop records, weird album artworks, press onesheet mis-steps, reissues records or new discoveries at Fest. Read on to find out what things passed under your radar in 2014 and see if there's anything you can add to our lists. The Best Hip-Hop Records of 2014 Its unlikely that there's another year-end rap list like this one, as outside of a few guilty pleasures I have little interest in the popular, hook-driven, thinned-out drivel that passes as "hip-hop" these days. Call me a grumpy curmudgeon if you must, but do so ...
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It's been another strong year for music in 2014 just gone – we've seen comebacks, unexpected debuts, strong follow-ups and soon-to-be classics from old and new bands alike. In this, our annual sitewide list, we've averaged and assembled our individual contributor's best-of-2014 lists into one superlist, amalgamating all of our diverse tastes and interests, to give you what we think are the best albums released in 2014. We're sure you're going to disagree with some of our selection and it wouldn't be a SPB year-end list if there wasn't at least one glaring ...
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