by / December 18th, 2014 /

Best of Lists: State’s Albums of 2014

We began the year with Stephen Malkmus’ marvellous Wig Out At Jag Bags and ended it yesterday with the equally engaging Pinkprint from Nicki Minaj, along the way reviewing all the major (and many not so major) album releases of 2014. It’s time for the State writing team to offer their top fifty records of the year and, as ever, we’re delighted to bring you as diverse a selection as you could wish for. Encouragingly – and completely in keeping with our own outlook – there’s a healthy slice of homegrown music on offer, proof that Ireland is still punching above our weight. Time to move forward now but, before we do, enjoy one last long, lingering look to the past twelve months….

50. MogwaiRave Tapes
49. HookwormsThe Hum

48. ClarkClark
47. BanksGoddess
46. Azealia Banks Broke With Expensive Taste
45. iamamiwhoamiBlue
44. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness

43. THE GOASTTMidnight Sun
42. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
41. RoyksoppThe Inevitable End
40. Little DragonNabuma Rubberband
39. CaribouOur Love

38. DelorentosNight Becomes Light
37. The MinutesLive Well, Change Often
36. Lykke LiI Never Learn
35. Wye OakShriek
34. LuciusWildewoman

33. The Hot SprocketsBrother Nature
32. Royal BloodRoyal Blood
31. Catfish & The BottlemenThe Balcony
30. Hamilton LeithauserBlack Hours
29. KormacDoorsteps
28. WarpaintWarpaint
27. Taylor Swift1969
26. Malibu Shark Attack!Malibu Shark Attack!

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