Long live the album cover! Here's a visual guide to 2014's best albums, as voted on by more than 600 music writers in this year's Pazz + Jop poll. (Pore over the results here: villagevoice.com/pazznjop.) Here are the covers for the top 50 albums -- and here are the top singles of 2014.
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King Tuff performed at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana on Jan. 7. White Fang and Feels also performed. All images by Josue Rivas.
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Unwritten Law performed at the Observatory in Santa Ana along with Face to Face on Dec. 28. All images by Micah Wright.
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Skinny Puppy performed at the Fox Theater in Pomona on Dec. 20. Front Line Assembly also performed. All images by Scott Feinblatt.
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