45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

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

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Ought, 'More Than Any Other Day'
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Ought, 'More Than Any Other Day'

These Montreal punk upstarts establish their own sound right on their debut album – they're young men in love with their own misery, taking out all their frustrations on their instruments, until every guitar strum feels like a full-blown emotional breakdown. Lead yelper Tim Beeler commands your attention all through the six minutes of "Habit," sounding like David Byrne staring at his own reflection in the bottom of a glass, wondering how it all went so wrong so fast.

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