The Best Albums Of 2014 – The Uncut Top 75

The current issue of Uncut features our albums of the year list, compiled by the Uncut team, along with the best reissues and compilations of the year, and the best films and books.

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The current issue of Uncut features our albums of the year list, compiled by the Uncut team, along with the best reissues and compilations of the year, and the best films and books.

You can read new assessments of the albums in the issue, but below is the full list. Click on the links to read the original Uncut reviews… and as always let us know in the comments or on Facebook what would make your Top 75.


Uncut’s Top 75 Albums Of 2014 are:

75 Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics (Beeswing)

Read John Mulvey’s piece about Richard Thompson’s Acoustic Classics here…


74 Temples – Sun Structures (Heavenly)

73 Dave & Phil Alvin – Common Ground (Yep Roc)

Read Uncut’s review of Common Ground here…

72 Dan Michaelson – Distance (The state51 Conspiracy)

Read Uncut’s review of Dan Michaelson’s Distance here…

71 Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin (Merge)

Read Uncut’s review of Bob Mould’s Beauty & Ruin here…

70 First Aid Kit – Stay Gold (Columbia)

Read Uncut’s review of First Aid Kit’s Stay Gold here…

69 Gulp – Season Sun (Sonic Cathedral)

68 Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else (Bloodshot)

67 Perfume Genius – Too Bright (Turnstile)

66 Thurston Moore – The Best Day (Matador)

Read Uncut’s piece about Thurston Moore live here…

65 The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers (Matador)

64 King Creosote – From Scotland With Love (Domino)

Read Uncut’s review of King Creosote’s From Scotland With Love here…

63 Gazelle Twin – Unflesh (Anti Ghost Moon Ray)

62 Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love (Atlantic)

61 Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast (Sub Pop)

Read Uncut’s review of Afghan Whigs’ Do To The Beast here…

60 Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean (Nettwerk)

Read John Mulvey’s review of Frazey Ford’s Indian Ocean here…

59 Roddy Frame – Seven Dials (AED)

58 Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge (Virgin EMI)

57 The Delines – Colfax (Décor)

56 Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)

55 Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused (4AD)

Read Uncut’s review of Scott Walker and Sunn O)))’s Soused here…

54 Tom Petty – Hypnotic Eye (Reprise)

Read Uncut’s review of Tom Petty’s Hypnotic Eye here…

53 Goat – Commune (Rocket)

Read Uncut’s review of Goat’s Commune here…

52 Liars – Mess (Mute)

51 Jenny Lewis – The Voyager (Warner Bros)

50 Wild Beasts – Present Tense (Domino)

Read Uncut’s review of Wild Beasts’ Present Tense here…

49 Robyn Hitchcock – The Man Upstairs (Yep Roc)

Read Uncut’s review of Robyn Hitchcock’s The Man Upstairs here…

48 Morrissey – World Peace Is None Of Your Business (Harvest)

Read Uncut’s review of Morrissey’s World Peace… here

47 Allah-Las – Worship The Sun (Innovative Leisure)

Read Uncut’s review of Allah-Las’ Worship The Sun here…

46 Willie Watson – Folk Singer, Vol. 1 (Acony)

45 Kate Tempest – Everybody Down (Big Dada)

44 Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (self-released)

Read John Mulvey’s review of Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes here…

43 East India Youth – Total Strife Forever (Stolen Recordings)

42 Mogwai – Rave Tapes (Rock Action)

41 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio (Flooded Soil/Vagrant/Heavenly)

Read Uncut’s review of Mark Lanegan’s Phantom Radio here…

40 Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Dereconstructed (Sub Pop)

Read John Mulvey’s review of Lee Bains III here…

39 Future Islands – Singles (4AD)

38 Fennesz – Bécs (Editions Mego)

37 Willie Nelson – Band Of Brothers (Sony Legacy)

Read Uncut’s review of Willie Nelson’s Band Of Brothers here

36 La Roux – Trouble In Paradise (Polydor)

35 Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans (ATO)

Read Uncut’s review of the Drive-By Truckers’ English Oceans here…

34 Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Intensity Ghost (No Quarter)

Read John Mulvey’s piece about Chris Forsyth here…

33 Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (Loose)

Read Uncut’s review of Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds… here

32 Merchandise – After The End (4AD)

31 Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack (4AD)

30 Spoon – They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)

Read Uncut’s review of Spoon’s They Want My Soul here

29 Jack White – Lazaretto (Third Man/XL)

Read Uncut’s review of Jack White’s Lazaretto here…

28 The Black Keys – Turn Blue (Nonesuch)

Read Uncut’s review of The Black Keys’ Turn Blue here…

27 Ben Watt – Hendra (Unmade Road)

Read Uncut’s review of Ben Watt’s Hendra here…

26 Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather (Paradise Of Bachelors)

Read John Mulvey’s review of Steve Gunn’s Way Out Weather here…

25 Sleaford Mods – Divide And Exit (Harbinger Sound)

24 Tweedy – Sukierae (DBPM/Anti-)

Read Uncut’s review of Tweedy’s Sukirae here…

23 Ariel Pink – Pom Pom (4AD)

22 Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol)

Read Uncut’s review of Beck’s Morning Phase here…

21 Earth – Primitive And Deadly (Southern Lord)

20 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags (Domino)

Read Uncut’s review of Stephen Malkmus’ Wig Out At Jagbags here…

19 Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes (ATO)

Read John Mulvey’s review of Hurray For The Riff Raff’s Small Town Heroes here…

18 Swans – To Be Kind (Young God/Mute)

Read Uncut’s review of Swans’ To Be Kind here…

17 Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (Highway 20)

Read Uncut’s review of Lucinda Williams’ Down Where The Spirit… here

16 Gruff Rhys – American Interior (Turnstile)

15 Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread (Decca)

Read Uncut’s review of Rosanne Cash’s The River & The Thread here…

14 Real Estate – Atlas (Domino)

Read Uncut’s review of Real Estate’s Atlas here…

13 Ty Segall – Manipulator (Drag City)

Read Uncut’s review of Ty Segall’s Manipulator here…

12 Caribou – Our Love (City Slang)

11 Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté – Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit)

Read Uncut’s review of Toumani & Sidiki here…

10 Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)

Read John Mulvey’s review of Sun Kil Moon’s Benji here…

9 St Vincent – St Vincent (Loma Vista/Republic)

8 Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots (Parlophone)

Read Uncut’s review of Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots here…

7 Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers (Merge)

Read Uncut’s review of Hiss Golden Messenger’s Lateness Of Dancers here…

6 Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)

Read Uncut’s review of Robert Plant’s lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar here…

5 Sharon Van Etten – Are We There (Jagjaguwar)

Read Uncut’s review of Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There here…

4 FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)

3 Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)

2 Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems (Sony)

Read Uncut’s review of Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems here…

1 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)


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