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.

Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2014

15 December 2014

The Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  2. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  3. FKA twigsLP1
  4. Aphex TwinSyro
  5. CaribouOur Love
  6. La RouxTrouble in Paradise
  7. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  8. BeckMorning Phase
  9. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!
  10. Sleaford ModsDivide and Exit
  11. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days
  12. Taylor Swift1989
  13. Kate TempestEverybody Down
  14. Future IslandsSingles
  15. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  16. Wild BeastsPresent Tense
  17. Young FathersDead
  18. Jenny LewisThe Voyager
  19. Jhené AikoSouled Out
  20. Owen PallettIn Conflict
  21. RatkingSo It Goes
  22. MerchandiseAfter the End
  23. Hurray for the Riff RaffSmall Town Heroes
  24. BanksGoddess
  25. ActressGhettoville
  26. TinasheAquarius
  27. KindnessOtherness
  28. Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
  29. Ariel PinkPom Pom
  30. East India YouthTotal Strife Forever
  31. Leonard CohenPopular Problems
  32. Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty
  33. Scott Walker & Sunn O)))Soused
  34. Jamie TCarry On the Grudge
  35. Peggy SeegerEverything Changes
  36. Ex HexRips
  37. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  38. Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki DiabatéToumani & Sidiki
  39. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  40. TrickyAdrian Thaws