The year 2014 was truly another banner year for soul and R&B music. In a year that saw new artists rise up and established artists step their game up, we enjoyed an embarrassment of riches when it came to good music. For 2014, we were once again faced with the daunting task of narrowing down all of our favorite albums -- and there were many -- down to a compact Hot 16 for this list of SoulBounce's Best Albums of 2014. Our selections represent a cross section of the music that we dig here at SoulBounce, and beyond our 16 favorites is a massive list of Honorable Mentions that are worth a listen as well. Take some time to dive into 2014's best albums, and make some time to discover what 2015 has on the way.