45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

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

Ben Frost, 'Aurora'
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Courtesy of Mute Records/Bedroom Community1/45

Ben Frost, 'Aurora'

Unrelentingly menacing, Iceland-dwelling composer Ben Frost has created a 40-minute suite of VHS grinding, wistful Blade Runner synths, howling white noise and broken Detroit techno. The human attempts to fight the robots are provided by the junkyard clang of Swans percussion abuser Thor Harris.

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