The July Fourth holiday is always a reminder of the year being halfway over and now is as good a time as any to look back at 2014’s releases thus far. Rolling Stone has compiled a list of their 45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far and two of our favorite EDM acts made the cut. Skrillex‘s dexterous sophomore album Recess took the 43rd spot, while being sandwiched between country rock acts Miranda Lambert and Eric Church. A-Trak‘s collaborative project with Armand Van Helden, Duck Sauce, faired a little better as their album Quack came in at #21.

1. Ben Frost, ‘Aurora’
2. White Lung, ‘Deep Fantasy’
3. Ought, ‘More Than Any Other Day’
4. Young Thug and Bloody Jay, ‘Black Portland’
5. Todd Terje, ‘It’s Album Time’
6. Triptykon, ‘Melana Chasmata’
7. Hurray for the Riff Raff, ‘Small Town Heroes’
8. Swans, ‘To Be Kind’
9. Lake Street Dive, ‘Bad Self Portraits’
10. Perfect Pussy, ‘Say Yes to Love’
11. Future Islands, ‘Singles’
12. EMA, ‘The Future’s Void’
13. Sharon Van Etten, ‘Are We There’
14. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, ‘Pinata’
15. Sturgill Simpson, ‘Metamodern Sounds in Country Music’
16. Katy B, ‘Little Red’
17. Old 97’s, ‘Most Messed Up’
18. Parquet Courts, ‘Sunbathing Animal’
19. Tinariwen, ‘Emmaar’
20. YG, ‘My Krazy Life’
21. Duck Sauce, ‘Quack’
22. Lykke Li, ‘I Never Learn’
23. Brody Dalle, ‘Diploid Love’
24. Calle 13, ‘MultiViral’
25. Tune-Yards, ‘Nikki Nack’
26. Conor Oberst, ‘Upside Down Mountains’
27. Sia, ‘1000 Forms of Fear’
28. The Roots, ‘…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’
29. Damon Albarn, ‘Everyday Robots’
30. Toni Braxton & Babyface, ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce’
31. Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues
32. St. Vincent, ‘St. Vincent’
33. Lana Del Rey, ‘Ultraviolence’
34. Schoolboy Q, ‘Oxymoron’
35. Willie Nelson, ‘Band of Brothers’
36. Pharrell Williams, ‘G I R L’
37. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, ‘Wig Out at Jagbags’
38. Future, ‘Honest’
39. The Black Keys, ‘Turn Blue’
40. Beck, ‘Morning Phase’
41. Bruce Springsteen, ‘High Hopes’
42. Eric Church, ‘The Outsiders’
43. Skrillex, ‘Recess’
44. Miranda Lambert, ‘Platinum’
45. Jack White, ‘Lazaretto’

You can see the full list at and we want to know, who do you think is missing from the list? And which albums are you most looking forward to in the latter half of the year?