1. Joris Voorn – Nobody Knows
In an era where singles are too often stitched together in a Frankenstein amalgam and christened an album, 2014’s top EDM album pick eschews the approach entirely. The Dutch artist’s third full-length album is a carefully crafted atmospheric masterpiece that sacrifices club relevancy for conceptual identity. Focusing on songwriting and recording many of its elements live, Voorn channels indie and abstract electronica influences in lush and melodic arrangements that manage to mesh together despite the album’s diverse list of collaborators (including Kid A, Matthew Dear, and Voorn’s own father).
See Billboard’s list of the 10 best electronic/dance songs here