45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

The best rock, hip-hop, EDM and country of this year's first half

Sia, '1000 Forms of Fear'
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Sia, '1000 Forms of Fear'

Australian powerhouse Sia has written hits for Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Rihanna – the vocal dips and midtempo melancholy of “Diamonds” are Sia’s signatures – and this album will likely be just as ubiquitous. Her knack for heart-swelling choruses shines through on a set of tracks you might play while winning a marathon.

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