The 10 Best Albums of 2014 So Far
We are 25 percent through 2014 (better get on those taxes), so let's take a step back to assess the great music that has been released to date. The first quarter has been filled with more surprise releases as Skrillex and Kid Cudi "pulled a Beyoncé" and dropped albums online with no notice. You will not be surprised to hear those two did not make this list. Elsewhere, pop singers have gone gothic. Hip-hop has swung back to the West Coast. Alternative stars of the 1990s have come out of slumber with lovely new releases.
The great thing about this list, beyond the music, is that you can catch just about everyone playing in Chicago soon. So study up and stream these top 10 LPs.