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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Thom Yorke, 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes'
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30. Thom Yorke, 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes'

The Radiohead man's second proper solo album got oddly slept on, but these are his most intense songs since In Rainbows. Yorke puts on the chill in "Truth Ray" and "Nose Grows Some" – even when he sings about a dystopian future, the anxious yearning in his voice is all too immediate.

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