50 Best Albums of 2014

U2 unleashed a brilliant surprise, Bruce Springsteen hit a new peak, St. Vincent made deliciously weird noise and more

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Taylor Swift, '1989'

10. Taylor Swift, '1989'

America's sweetheart has been writing perfect pop tunes since the day she hit Nashville. Yet it's still a delectable shock to hear her ditch the banjos for an album of expert Top 40 gloss – like Dylan going electric, except with more songs about Harry Styles. She sounds right at home over these Max Martin beats, sick and otherwise.

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