Best Albums of 2014

2014 may not have been a year where something comes out of nowhere or a particular album grabs the cultural zeitgeist while at the same time appealing to my sensibilities, but it did reconfirm certain artists who have crafted terrific work in the past as well as introduced me to a few under the radar gems. So, without further ado, I entreat you to indulge in the auditory smorgasbord that is my favorite 25 albums of 2014! The year has come and gone, but the music lingers.

by Jericho Cerrona
January 12, 2015

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Run the Jewels 2 Run the Jewels
Deviously entertaining, brilliantly fractured, and urgently topical, MC Killer Mike and producer ELP's sophomore effort is a comic blast of hip-hop swagger. The chemistry between Mike's verbal gymnastics and ELP's glitchy production is on point, as is the album's combination of humor and sociopolitical content; resulting in the year's most cathartic hip-hop record. Hard-edged and hilarious.
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