Readers’ Poll Results: The 10 Best Albums Released In 2014, As Chosen By Your Votes

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In early November, we asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums from the first half of 2014, and followed that up two weeks ago with a poll featuring LPs released between July and December. And now the results are in, the numbers have been tallied and we’re presenting you with the 10 Best Albums Of 2014, as chosen by you!

Altogether, nearly 74,000 votes were cast for the 40 albums included on both polls, with each album within the Top 10 racking up at least 1,000 of those votes a piece. Two of the albums represented below even wound up on our own 10 Best Albums Of 2014 list, as chosen by the Idolator editors.

Head below to see the results for which 10 albums were voted by you as the best of the best this year!

10. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence (1,093 votes)

Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence

Abraxas said, “The title track only is sexier than half of the other albums, and deeper and sicker than the other half.”
Anthony Gilbert Aragon added, “Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence is the album I voted for (even though I own and love most of the albums on the list for many different reasons) because it was the most unexpected – she really changed her sound up and didn’t fall in with the trends, while sustaining that invigorating classic Lana Del Rey heartbreak sound.
Tunisa Yvette stated: “You can not vote against Ultraviolence until you actually listen to it. This album is more personal, Lana delivered greatness, Experience it.”
Md offered this: “In all honesty, Lana had the best album in the first half of 2014, possibly the best of the entire year, but unfortunately most of the general public doesn’t have the brain cells or taste to separate art from trash. the fact that 5SOS (who is that?) and Enrique are on this list is appalling anyway… so yeah, Lana, with a close second to Sam Smith and then Michael, that’s my vote.”

9. Betty Who, Take Me When You Go (1,165 votes)

Betty Who Take Me When You Go album cover artwork

Ben asdfg lamented, “How can you possibly make me pick between Sia and Betty Who? Both incredible artist [sic] who released incredible albums this year! Both should have far more votes than they currently do! Taylor Swift and Charlie XCX both get honorable mentions for releasing hella catchy music!”
Jay said, “Sia, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Tinashe, Azealia Banks, Barbra Streisand, fka twigs, and Betty Who all delivered great albums in the second half of the year.”
Victorianight12 added, “Betty who is amazing don’t sleep on her.”

8. Enrique Iglesias, Sex + Love (1,260 votes)

Jimmy Cervantes Cárdenas said, “The Spanish songs are so much better than the English ones. But it’s very complete, His sensuality is on his music. Its full of singles, of guests, of sexiness. Love it!”