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The ultimate, definitive Best Albums Of 2014

It's the annual ADM Poll of Polls, our roundup of the critics' end-of-year best albums lists - the ultimate, definitive Best Of The Best Ofs, 2014. Recently added sources: The Music, Tiny Mixed Tapes, God Is In The TV, Pitchfork, Beardfood, Sputnik

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We would love to keep the suspense going but with a 94 point gap and most of our sources having posted their end-of-year lists, it's looking like FKA Twigs will top our Poll Of Polls. The race for second spot is still on though with The War On Drugs just ahead of St Vincent.

Swans move into the top 10 for the first time and elsewhere Freddie Gibbs & Madlib and Grouper continue to move up the chart.

We hope to post the final Poll Of Polls list later this week so keep checking in and please spread the word about the Ultimate, Definitive Best Of The Best Ofs.

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  1. 1418 FKA Twigs LP1
  2. 1324 The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream
  3. 1284 St Vincent St Vincent
  4. 1069 Caribou Our Love
  5. 1053 Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 2
  6. 888 Sun Kil Moon Benji
  7. 878 Aphex Twin Syro
  8. 868 Sharon Van Etten Are We There
  9. 788 Flying Lotus You're Dead!
  10. 775 Swans To Be Kind

  11. 736 Future Islands Singles
  12. 714 Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  13. 667 Mac DeMarco Salad Days
  14. 635 Spoon They Want My Soul
  15. 609 Perfume Genius Too Bright
  16. 603 Todd Terje It's Album Time
  17. 573 Beck Morning Phase
  18. 547 Taylor Swift 1989
  19. 477 Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
  20. 477 Wild Beasts Present Tense

  21. 442 Freddie Gibbs And Madlib Piñata
  22. 439 Cloud Nothings Here And Nowhere Else
  23. 430 East India Youth Total Strife Forever
  24. 396 Ought More Than Any Other Day
  25. 381 The Bug Angels & Devils
  26. 374 Grouper Ruins
  27. 366 Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
  28. 311 Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused
  29. 310 Real Estate Atlas
  30. 309 Ariel Pink Pom Pom

  31. 302 Alvvays Alvvays
  32. 294 Sleaford Mods Divid And Exit
  33. 293 Alt-J This Is All Yours
  34. 285 Ben Frost A U R O R A
  35. 280 Jenny Lewis The Voyager
  36. 276 La Roux Trouble In Paradise
  37. 275 Jack White Lazaretto
  38. 273 Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  39. 273 Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty
  40. 265 Andy Stott Faith In Strangers

  41. 252 Lykke Li I Never Learn
  42. 251 Young Fathers Dead
  43. 244 Ty Segall Manipulator
  44. 236 Kate Tempest Everybody Down
  45. 228 Manic Street Preachers Futurology
  46. 224 Owen Pallett In Conflict
  47. 222 Iceage Plowing Into The Field Of Love
  48. 218 Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal
  49. 216 First Aid Kit Stay Gold
  50. 215 Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

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SOURCES: Q, Mojo, Uncut, NME, Rolling Stone, Paste, The Quietus, The Line Of Best Fit, The Skinny, Faster Louder, Time Out, Crack, Pretty Much Amazing, Digital Spy, music OMH, Evening Standard, Pop Matters, AV Club, The 405, Spin, Exclaim, Fact, All Music, Slant, Drowned In Sound, The Digital Fix, Earbudy, The Guardian, Clash, Consequence Of Sound, Under The Radar, Loud & Quiet, Tiny Mixed Tapes, The Music, Pitchfork, God Is In The TV, Sputnik, Beardfood
(50pts are awarded to the album named No.1, 49pts to the No.2 and so on. If any of our sources don't post a numerical list then all available points are shared equally)

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Top 5 from each publication / site:

Q: 1 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 2 This Is All Yours, Alt-J. 3 Everyday Robots, Damon Albarn. 4 Futurology, Manic Street Preachers. 5 Morning Phase, Beck

Mojo: 1 Morning Phase, Beck. 2 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 3 Divide And Exit, Sleaford Mods. 4 Lazaretto, Jack White. 5  St Vincent, St Vincent

Uncut: 1 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 2 Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen. 3 Syro, Aphex Twin. 4 LP1 FKA Twigs. 5 Are We There, Sharon Van Etten

NME: 1 St Vincent, St Vincent. 2 Salad Days, Mac DeMarco. 3 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 4 Syro, Aphex Twin. 5 Our Love, Caribou

Rolling Stone: 1 Songs Of Innocence, U2. 2 High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen. 3 Turn Blue, The Black Keys. 4 St Vincent, St Vincent. 5 Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Paste: 1 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 2 St Vincent, St Vincent. 3 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels. 4 King Tuff, Black Moon Spell. 5 Alvvays, Alvvays

The Quietus: 1 Unflesh, Gazelle Twin. 2 Soused, Scott Walker & Sunn O))). 3 To Be Kind, Swans. 4 Total Strife Forever, East India Youth. 5 Angels & Devils, The Bug

Faster Louder: 1 Kimbra, The Golden Echo. 2 St Vincent, St Vincent. 3 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 4 Raw x Infinity, Remi. 5 Salad Days, Mac DeMarco

The Skinny: 1 Warpaint, Warpaint. 2 Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, The Twilgiht Sad. 3 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 4 St Vincent, St Vincent. 5 Burn Your Fire For No Witness, Angel Olsen

Time Out: 1 Trouble In Paradise, La Roux. 2 Everyday Robots, Damon Albarn. 3 It's Album Time, Todd Terje. 4 Commune, Goat. 5 Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon

Crack: 1 Black Metal, Dean Blunt. 2 Angels & Devils, The Bug. 3 Plowing Into The Field Of Love, Iceage. 4 Present Tense, Wild Beasts. 5 Soused, Scott Walker & Sunn O)))

Pretty Much Amazing: 1 Beyoncé, Beyoncé. 2 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 3 St Vincent, St Vincent. 4 Sun Kil Moon, Benji. 5 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels

The Digital Spy: 1 In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith. 2 1989, Taylor Swift. 3 Royal Blood, Royal Blood. 4 Trouble In Paradise, La Roux. 5 X, Ed Sheeran

musicOMH: 1 St Vincent, St Vincent. 2 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 3 Our Love, Caribou. 4 Are We There, Sharon Van Etten. 5 LP1, FKA Twigs

Pop Matters: 1 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels. 2 Benji, Sun Kil Moon. 3 You're Dead!, Flying Lotus. 4 St Vincent, St Vincent. 5 To Be Kind, Swans

AV Club: 1 Burn Your Fire For No Witness, Angel Olsen. 2 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels. 3 St Vincent, St Vincent. 4 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 5 Are We There, Sharon Van Etten

The 405: 1 LP1 FKA Twigs. 2 You're Dead!, Flying Lotus. 3 Early Riser, Taylor McFerrin. 4 Gist Is, Adult Jazz. 5 Present Tense, Wild Beasts

Spin 1 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 2 Sunbathing Animal, Parquet Courts. 3 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels. 4 The Voyager, Jenny Lewis. 5 Our Love, Caribou

Fact 1 Benji, Sun Kil Moon. 2 Parallel Memories, Mr. Mitch. 3 PC Music x DISown Radio Mix, PC Music. 4 Faith In Strangers, Andy Stott. 5 Superimpositions, Lorenzo Senni

Exclaim (Dance & Electronic) 1 Our Love, Caribou. 2 Syro, Aphex Twin. 3 You're Dead!, Flying Lotus. 4 Wonder Where We Land, SBTRKT. 5 It's Album Time, Todd Terje

Exclaim (Rock & Pop) 1 Salad Days, Mac DeMarco. 2 St Vincent, St Vincent. 3 In Conflict, Owen Pallett. 4 Alvvays, Alvvays. 5 To Be Kind, Swans

Slant 1 St Vincent, St Vincent. 2 They Want My Soul, Spoon. 3 Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey. 4 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 5 Salad Days, Mac DeMarco

Drowned In Sound 1 Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, The Twilight Sad. 2 Are We There, Sharon Van Etten. 3 1989, Taylor Swift. 4 July,  Marissa Nadler. 5  Crosses, Crosses

Earbuddy 1 To Be Kind, Swans. 2 LP1 FKA Twigs. 3 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels. 4 Burn Your Fire For No Witness, Angel Olsen. 5 Piñata, Freddie Gibbs And Madlib

The Guardian 1 St Vincent, St Vincent. 2 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 3 LP1, FKA Twigs. 4 Syro, Aphex Twins. 5 Our Love, Caribou

Clash 1 LP1 FKA Twigs. 2 You're Dead!, Flying Lotus. 3 Dead, Young Fathers. 4 Angels & Devils, The Bug. 5 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels

Consequence Of Sound 1 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 2 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels. 3 Burn Your Fire For No Witness, Angel Olsen. 4 Here And Nowhere Else, Cloud Nothings. 5 Our Love, Caribou

Under The Radar 1 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 2 St Vincent, St Vincent. 3 Singles, Future Islands. Atlas, Real Estate. 5 Burn Your Fire For No Witness, Angel Olsen

Loud And Quiet 1 More Than Any Other Day, Ought. 2 Our Love, Caribou. 3 The Hum, Hookworms. 4 Salad Days, Mac DeMarco. 5 Divide And Exit, Sleaford Mods

The Music 1 Built On Glass, Chet Faker. 2 LP1, FKA Twigs. 3 Our Love, Caribou. 4 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 5 1989, Taylor Swift

Tiny Mixed Tapes 1 Black Metal, Dean Blunt. 2 Ruins, Grouper. 3 Secret Mix, GFOTY. 4 Soused, Scott Walker & Sunn O))). 5 The Abyss, Kevin Drumm / Jason Lescalleet

Pitchfork 1 Run The Jewels 2, Run The Jewels. 2 LP1, FKA Twigs. 3 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 4 Syro, Aphex Twin. 5 Ruins, Grouper

God Is In The TV 1 Rave Tapes, Mogwai. 2 St Vincent, St Vincent. 3 Morning Phase, Beck. 4 Syro, Aphex Twin. 5  Too Bright, Perfume Genius

Sputnik 1 You're Dead!, Flying Lotus. 2 Home, Like No Place Is There, The Hotelier. 3  Are We There, Sharon Van Etten. 4 Holy Vacants, Trophy Scars. 5 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs

Beardfood 1 To Be kind, Swans. 2 Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs. 3 Too Bright, Perfume Genius. 4 What Is This Heart?, How To Dress Well. 5 Present Tense, Wild Beasts

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