Welcome to our regular early run down of the best albums released from January through to the end of May. This year we have our first live album to make one of our best of lists and just one debut album with the bulk of our list taken up by more established acts, who have either returned to form or never lost it. To read a full review of each album click on their title. So without further ado, settle back and enjoy 2014’s best albums…so far.
Compiled by Joe Lepper and Dorian Rogers.