I agree that 2014 was incredible for music, IMO one of the best years ever
My top 5:
#4 Royal Blood - Royal Blood
#3 Nickelback - No Fixed Address
#2 Linkin Park - The Hunting Party
#1 DIR EN GREY - ARCHE
And my most anticipated for 2015:
Didn't expect to see Sukekiyo mentioned here! I only found out about them because someone mentioned Chihiro Onitsuka was in a video of theirs, but now I'm a fan. Cool mention.