8. Run the Jewels, 'Run the Jewels 2'
El-P and Killer Mike made 2014's greatest hip-hop record. Guest shots flare in the avant-noise darkness: Zack de la Rocha riffs on Philip K. Dick; Gangsta Boo flips a porn-rap script. But it's the chemistry between Mike's on-the-ground Dirty South flow and El's big-picture indictments that lights this up like a Brooklyn bridge.