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The 20 best albums of 2014

The 20 best albums of 2014

In our SoundCloud age of instantly-leaked singles, remixes and – at the very most – possibly an EP, fully-fledged dance music albums are becoming rarer and rarer commodities. Considering that, for most artists, actually releasing music is a loss leader with the primary purpose of marketing live shows, it’s almost surprising that so many go through the process of carefully putting together the cohesive, flowing collection of songs that we commonly refer to as an album.

That said, this year saw some absolutely stunning releases from the worlds of house, big-room, future-RNB, post-dubstep, disco, prog, Jersey, experimental and the melange of other genre tags that make up the electronic music zeitgeist in 2014. inthemix writers Krystal Rodriguez, Sandro Dallarmi, Jim Poe, Katie Cunningham, Jack Tregoning and Nick Jarvis waded through the year’s releases to pick out our 20 favourites and wax lyrical on their virtues: click through to see if you agree.

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