So last year, we did a Top 20 Albums of 2013. Though to this day we still vehemently stand by our decisions, the selection process was overwhelming. There were many albums that were left off for simply being slept on, leaving us with a lot of last minute catch up listening. Let’s face it. Music production is at an all time high, with new artists crawling out of the woodwork seemingly every day.

Year after year, we listen to a boatload of horrible music, just to stumble upon diamonds in the rough. When we do find those gems it makes all the hours spent behind the scenes worth it, and we’d like to make sure you all aren’t missing out.

This year, we’d like to switch things up and really showcase what it means to cover the amount of music we do, here at The Nation. Like other blogs, we are nothing without our readers and unique submissions. Here’s a look back at those bodies of work that stood out most to us over this past year. In no particular order, here are CLPNation.com’s Top Mixtapes / Albums of 2014. Yes they’re only hip hop. Deal with it! Share and enjoy!

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GET THAT PAPER $ON: NO PRISONERS (ALBUM) BY LEX ONE & MIKE BEATZ

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EGO DIE: STILL HERE (MIXTAPE) BY KAYO DA BEAST

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ME, MYSELF & HIGH: LOTUS (ALBUM) BY VINNY VIRGO

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MICK JENKINS – THE WATERS (MIXTAPE)

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CLP NATION PRESENTS: WE ARE THE NATION 2 BY VARIOUS ARTISTS [#WRTN2]

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SMOKE CURRENTS (ALBUM) BY TANNER

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MAYFLOWER (MIXTAPE) → CHARLI FUNK, THE CHANCELLOR OF COOL

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Run The Jewels 2 – Killer Mike & El-P

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BIG KRIT – CADILLACTICA 

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J. COLE – 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE

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Alright, so how’d we do? Feel like we missed something? Drop us a comment below with your top albums from 2014. As always, we thank you for visiting CLPNation.com daily, and we look forward to another awesome year in music and creative works curating. Share and enjoy!

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