Pazz + Jop: The Top 50 Albums of 2014

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No. 1: DAngelo - Black Messiah (RCA)
Long live the album cover! Here's a visual guide to 2014's best albums, as voted on by more than 600 music writers in this year's Pazz + Jop poll. (Pore over the results here: villagevoice.com/pazznjop.) Here are the covers for the top 50 albums -- and here are the top singles of 2014.