Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
2014 Albums

Drowned in Sound: 51 Favourite Albums of 2014

29 December 2014

Drowned in Sound: 51 Favourite Albums of 2014

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. The Twilight SadNobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
  2. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  3. Taylor Swift1989
  4. Marissa NadlerJuly
  5. ††† (Crosses)Crosses
  6. AlvvaysAlvvays
  7. EagullsEagulls
  8. OughtMore Than Any Other Day
  9. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  10. SwansTo Be Kind
  11. Cloud NothingsHere and Nowhere Else
  12. MogwaiRave tapes
  13. InterpolEl Pintor
  14. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  15. FKA twigsLP1
  16. Keaton HensonRomantic Works
  17. A Winged Victory For The SullenAtomos
  18. HookwormsThe Hum
  19. East India YouthTotal Strife Forever
  20. EMAThe Future’s Void
  21. Future IslandsSingles
  22. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  23. Lykke LiI Never Learn
  24. GrouperRuins
  25. VesselPunish, Honey
  26. Blood Red ShoesBlood Red Shoes
  27. PrinceArt Official Age
  28. [tie] Prince & 3RDEYEGIRLPLECTRUMELECTRUM
  29. I Break HorsesChiaroscuro
  30. EelsThe Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
  31. Pulled Apart By HorsesBlood
  32. Owen PallettIn Conflict
  33. Wild BeastsPresent Tense
  34. KiasmosKiasmos
  35. Manic Street PreachersFuturology
  36. Ben FrostA U R O R A
  37. LiarsMess
  38. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  39. The AntlersFamiliars
  40. The Phantom BandStrange Friend
  41. InvensionsInventions
  42. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  43. Young FathersDead
  44. The RaveonettesPe’ahi
  45. The BugAngels & Devils
  46. Trent Reznor & Atticus RossGone Girl (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
  47. …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of DeadIX
  48. Joyce ManorNever Hungover Again
  49. Aphex TwinSyro
  50. Thom YorkeTomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  51. OwlsTwo