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XLR8R's Best of 2014: Readers Poll

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For the past several weeks, our Best of 2014 series has dominated the headlines on XLR8R. Up to this point, most of the selections have been made by our editorial staff, but we also wanted to see what our audience had to say about the year in music. That's why we've once again conducted an official Readers Poll, and now, after tallying the thousands of votes cast by the XLR8R faithful, we've put together lists of their favorite releases, tracks, labels, and new artists of 2014.

Best Releases

1. Aphex Twin Syro
2. Caribou Our Love
3. Flying Lotus You're Dead
4. Leon Vynehall Music for the Uninvited
5. Gidge Autumn Bells
6. Call Super Suzi Ecto
7. Andy Stott Faith in Strangers
8. FKA Twigs LP1
9. Todd Terje It's Album Time
10. Submerse Slow Waves

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Best Tracks

1. Caribou "Can't Do Without You"
2. Akkord "HTH020 (The Haxan Cloak's Cloud of Witness)"
3. Flying Lotus "Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)"
4. Submerse "Approaching Ends"
5. Gidge "Norrland"
6. Aphex Twin "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]"
7. FKA Twigs "Two Weeks"
8. Martyn & Four Tet "Glassbeadgames"
9. Jamie xx "Sleep Sound"
10. Vessel "Red Sex"

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Best Labels

1. Warp
2. Ninja Tune
3. Project: Mooncircle
4. Hyperdub
5. Atomnation
6. Houndstooth
7. PAN
8. L.I.E.S.
9. Young Turks
10. The Trilogy Tapes

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Best New Artists

1. Gidge
2. Bruce
3. Max Graef
4. Seven Davis Jr.
5. Sau Poler
6. A.G. Cook
7. Drippin
8. Jay Daniel
9. Jack J
10. Lnrdcroy

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XLR8R's Best of 2014 coverage will conclude next week, so check back then for our final year-end round-ups. In the meantime, don't forget to take a look at the other Best of 2014 pieces we've posted already:

XLR8R's Best of 2014: Top Downloads (100 - 76)
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Top Downloads (75 - 51)
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Top Downloads (50 - 26)
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Top Downloads (25 - 1)
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Features
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Podcasts
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Gear
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Tracks (50 - 26)
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Tracks (25 - 1)
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Releases (30 - 16)
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Releases (15 - 1)
XLR8R's Best of 2014: New Artists
XLR8R's Best of 2014: Labels