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The 50 Best Albums of 2014

It's Album List Time

With the Salad Days of 2014 long gone, we’re looking back on the music that defined the past 12 months. We’ve already counted down the year’s 101 Best Songs, and now we’ve rounded up the 50 Best Albums. Expect to find our favorite Nikki Nacks and Brill Bruisers; a two-stepping, fire-spitting MC from Harlem; Los Angeles’ principal lo-fi auteur; a bird-flipping British upstart; a number of literary post-punks; and the most bankable ’80s baby. Brace yourselves: We’re going 50 to 1, real quick.