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Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 40 Albums - Part Four: The Top Ten!

And we have arrived at the top ten! What an incredible year for music it's been, especially on the album front. We're excited to have so many Australians make the top ten, including our number one! But we won't spoil it for you... head through the top ten after the jump! And if you missed any of the past album lists, head to the end of the piece for links to the rest of the series...

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 40 Albums - Part 3: 20-11

We waste no time and continue our top 40 list, looking back at what our contributors have voted as the best albums of 2014. We start off with a little known band from the UK... In case you missed it, look back at our choices for 30-21 and 40-31.

Best of 2014: Karl S Williams on his favourite moments of 2014 and the best record of the year...

the AU review's Larry Heath sits down with Karl S Williams backstage at Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, NSW, to find out his highlights of 2014 and his favourite record of the year, Sharon Van Etten's Are We There.

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 40 Albums - Part 2: 30-21

Yesterday we kicked off our best albums of 2014 countdown, and today we continue, starting things off with Michael Gira's iconic group at number 30...

Best of 2014: 5 Best Film Soundtracks

Kat Czornij counts down her five favourite motion picture soundtracks of 2014. To avoid any confusion, this list only takes into account the original soundtracks - the ones that feature the film scores and original compositions - rather than the soundtracks inspired by a motion picture. You know, the one that has 14 tracks that probably weren't in the film. This is the music that made the film...

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 40 Albums - Part 1: 40-31

Now that we've brought our best songs of 2014 countdown to an end, it's time to get to the albums. And what an incredible year it's been for the album - this was definitely the harder of the two lists to put together. Both at home and across the globe, 2014 was an amazing year for the record. And this list will prove why... We start our list in New Orleans:

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 40 Songs - Part Four: The Top Ten!

Today we conclude our list of best songs of 2014, as voted by the AU's amazing group of contributors... in case you haven't been keeping up to date on where we've gotten to so far, you can check out 40-31, 30-21 and 20-11.

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 40 Songs - Part 3: 20-11

We continue on with our best songs of 2014, as voted by the AU's amazing group of contributors... in case you haven't been keeping up to date on where we've gotten to so far, you can check out 40-31 and 30-21.

Best of 2014: Top 50 Hip Hop and R&B songs of 2014 (Part Five: 10-1)

2014 closes in a matter of weeks, and with its end comes a myriad of reflective best of lists that serve as a good way to round up the array of sounds that really made an impact this year. Undoubtedly you'll be seeing a bunch of these lists published on the AU in the coming weeks, but I wanted to kick mine off with a round up of 50 tracks I feel were the best moments of hip hop and R&B - what some people call 'urban music' - this year.

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 40 Songs - Part 2: 30-21

Following on from yesterday's first ten tracks, today we bring you the next ten songs that have been voted as the best of the year by the AU review contributors. So, without any wasted time...

Best of 2014 Countdown: Top 40 Songs - Part 1: 40-31

It's that time of the year again when the AU team vote on their favourite songs of the year, resulting in our annual top 40 song list... taking in a mix of local and international music that we haven't gotten enough of this year. We start things local though at number 40...

Best of 2014: Top 50 Hip Hop and R&B songs of 2014 (Part Four 20-11)

2014 closes in a matter of weeks, and with its end comes a myriad of reflective best of lists that serve as a good way to round up the array of sounds that really made an impact this year. Undoubtedly you'll be seeing a bunch of these lists published on the AU in the coming weeks, but I wanted to kick mine off with a round up of 50 tracks I feel were the best moments of hip hop and R&B - what some people call 'urban music' - this year.

Best of 2014: Top 50 Hip Hop and R&B songs of 2014 (Part Three: 30-21)

2014 closes in a matter of weeks, and with its end comes a myriad of reflective best of lists that serve as a good way to round up the array of sounds that really made an impact this year. Undoubtedly you'll be seeing a bunch of these lists published on the AU in the coming weeks, but I wanted to kick mine off with a round up of 50 tracks I feel were the best moments of hip hop and R&B - what some people call 'urban music' - this year.

Best of 2014: Allday picks his favourite Aussie Hip Hop records of the year.

While at Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, we asked Allday to share with us what he reckoned were the best Aussie Hip Hop albums of 2014. Here's what he had to say:

Best of 2014: Top 50 Hip Hop and R&B songs of 2014 (Part Two: 40-31)

2014 closes in a matter of weeks, and with its end comes a myriad of reflective best of lists that serve as a good way to round up the array of sounds that really made an impact this year. Undoubtedly you'll be seeing a bunch of these lists published on the AU in the coming weeks, but I wanted to kick mine off with a round up of 50 tracks I feel were the best moments of hip hop and R&B - what some people call 'urban music' - this year.