When it comes to albums that turn 10 in 2024, a surprising theme is “returns.” A number of artists released an album in 2014 that marked their first album in many years.

For example, Pink Floyd released The Endless River. The album was the band’s final studio album and their first studio album release since 1994’s The Division Bell. The album is made up of mostly instrumental tracks and features the posthumous appearance of keyboardist Richard Wright.

AC/DC released Rock or Bust in 2014. It was their first studio release since 2008’s Black Ice. It was the first album without Malcolm Young, who retired due being diagnosed with dementia. Filling in on rhythm guitar was his nephew, Stevie Young.

Making a similar return was Judas Priest. They released Redeemer of Souls in 2014, their long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s Nostradamus. Redeemer of Souls was the first Priest album without founding member/guitarist K.K. Downing and the first to feature guitarist Richie Faulkner.

In 2014, Bob Seger released Ride Out, which came eight years after his 2006 album, Face the Promise. Also making a return in 2014 was Billy Idol. He released Kings & Queens of the Underground, which was the follow-up to 2005’s Devil’s Playground.

Perhaps the most emotional return of 2014 came from Slipknot. The metal band released their fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter. It was the band’s first new studio album since 2008’s All Hope is Gone and the first release since the death of founding bassist Paul Gray.

Many other artists had big years in 2014. The Pretty Reckless broke through in a big way with their second studio album Going to Hell. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers finally scored a No. 1 album with Hypnotic Eye.

Keep scrolling to see more albums that turn 10 in 2024!

  • Pink Floyd - ‘The Endless River’

    The Endless River is the final studio album from Pink Floyd. It was released on November 7, 2014. The album is made up of mostly instrumental tracks leftover from the recording sessions of 1994’s The Division Bell. It also features the posthumous appearance of keyboardist Richard Wright.

  • Royal Blood - ‘Royal Blood’

    Royal Blood’s self-titled debut album was released on August 22, 2014. It features the tracks “Out of the Black,” “Figure It Out” and “Little Monster.”

  • Slipknot - ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’

    Slipknot released their fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, on October 17, 2014. The album was the band’s first LP following the death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010. It features “The Negative One,” “The Devil in I” and “Custer.”

  • Bruce Springsteen - ‘High Hopes’

    Bruce Springsteen released his eighteenth studio album, High Hopes, on January 14, 2014. The album is comprised of various covers, outtakes and reworked versions of previous tracks.

  • Beck - ‘Morning Phase’

    Beck’s Morning Phase, his twelfth studio album, was released on February 21, 2014. The album was a critical hit and won three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.

  • The Pretty Reckless - ‘Going to Hell’

    Going to Hell is the second studio album from The Pretty Reckless. Released on March 12, 2014, the album features “Heaven Knows,” “F-d Up World” and “Follow Me Down.”

  • Judas Priest - ‘Redeemer of Souls’

    Judas Priest released Redeemer of Souls in July 2014. It was the long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s Nostradamus. It’s the first album from the iconic metal band without founding member/guitarist K.K. Downing and the first to feature guitarist Richie Faulkner.

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - ‘Hypnotic Eye’

    Hypnotic Eye was released on July 28, 2014. It’s the only album from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to top the Billboard 200 album chart. It would be their final studio album following the death of Petty in October 2017.

  • Robert Plant - ‘Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar’

    Robert Plant’s tenth solo album, Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar, was released on September 8, 2014. Featuring the backing band the Sensational Space Shifters, notable tracks include “Little Maggie” and “Rainbow.”

  • Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators - ‘World on Fire’

    World on Fire was released on September 10, 2014. It’s Slash’s third solo album and the second featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. In addition to its title track, the album also features “Bent to Fly.”

  • Bob Seger - ‘Ride Out’

    Bob Seger released Ride Out, his seventeenth studio album, on October 14, 2014. It was his long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s Face the Promise.

  • Billy Idol - ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground’

    Billy Idol released Kings & Queens of the Underground on October 17, 2014. It was his eighth studio album and his first new album since 2005’s Devil’s Playground.

  • Foo Fighters - ‘Sonic Highways’

    Sonic Highways, the Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album, was released on November 10, 2014. The making of the album was chronicled on the HBO series Foo Fighters: Soni Highways. The album features a number of notable guests including Rick Nielsen, Zac Brown, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Walsh and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

  • AC/DC - ‘Rock or Bust’

    AC/DC released their sixteenth studio album, Rock or Bust, on November 28, 2014. It was the first album without Malcolm Young, who retired due being diagnosed with dementia. Filling in on rhythm guitar was his nephew, Stevie Young.

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