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

Flavorwire: 30 Best Albums of 2014

19 December 2014

Flavorwire: 30 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 2015]

  1. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  2. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  3. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  4. EMAThe Future’s Void
  5. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  6. GrouperRuins
  7. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial OrchestraFuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
  8. ArcaXen
  9. Charli XCXSUCKER
  10. Angaleena PresleyAmerican Middle Class
  11. Nicki MinajThe Pinkprint
  12. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  13. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  14. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days
  15. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  16. Azealia BanksBroke With Expensive Taste
  17. Blake MillsHeigh Ho
  18. Owen PallettIn Conflict
  19. Total ControlTypical System
  20. FenneszBécs
  21. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  22. Mary J. BligeThe London Sessions
  23. Marissa NadlerJuly
  24. Young Thug & Bloody JayBlack Portland
  25. The HotelierHome Like Noplace Is There
  26. Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty
  27. White SeaIn Cold Blood
  28. Ariana GrandeMy Everything
  29. LiarsMess
  30. ShamirNorthtown – EP