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.

Les Inrocks: 100 Best Albums of 2014

17 December 2014

Les Inrockuptibles: 100 Best Albums of 2014

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

  1. Christine and the QueensChaleur Humaine
  2. Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
  3. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days
  4. FKA twigsLP1
  5. François & the Atlas MountainsPiano ombre
  6. Florent MarchetBambi Galaxy
  7. MetronomyLove Letters
  8. CaribouOur Love
  9. JungleJungle
  10. Avi BuffaloAt Best Cuckold
  11. Ty SegallManipulator
  12. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!
  13. Ariel PinkPom Pom
  14. Baxter DuryIt’s a Pleasure
  15. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  16. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  17. SBTRKTWonder Where We Land
  18. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  19. MorrisseyWorld Peace Is None Of Your Business
  20. Sébastien TellierL’Aventura
  21. alt-JThis Is All Yours
  22. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal
  23. Julian Casablancas+The VoidzTyranny
  24. The DoShake, Shook, Shaken
  25. FauveVIEUX FRÈRES – Partie 1
  26. Jack WhiteLazaretto
  27. Timber TimbreHot Dreams
  28. YelleComplètement Fou
  29. The Black KeysTurn Blue
  30. How to Dress Well“What Is This Heart?”
  31. JokeAteyaba
  32. MoodoidLe Monde Möö
  33. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  34. Benjamin BookerBenjamin Booker
  35. LiarsMess
  36. Gruff RhysAmerican Interior
  37. Leonard CohenPopular Problems
  38. Real EstateAtlas
  39. Tahiti 80Ballroom
  40. The John Steel SingersEverything’s a Thread
  41. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  42. Dick AnnegarnVélo va
  43. MogwaiRave tapes
  44. MiossecIci-bas, ici même
  45. ÁsgeirIn the Silence
  46. ActressGhettoville
  47. Royal BloodRoyal Blood
  48. TemplesSun Structures
  49. Nick MulveyFirst Mind
  50. Jean-Louis MuratBabel
  51. GoatCommune
  52. Fredo ViolaRevolution Son
  53. Courtney BarnettThe Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
  54. The AcidLiminal
  55. BrigitteÀ bouche que veux-tu
  56. Allah-LahsWorship the Sun
  57. Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty
  58. SwansTo Be Kind
  59. Rodrigo AmaranteCavalo
  60. AquasergeA l’amitié
  61. Deptford GothSongs
  62. The New PornographersBrill Bruisers
  63. BeckMorning Phase
  64. MermonteAudiorama
  65. Bror Gunnar JanssonMoan Snake Moan
  66. Mina TindleParades
  67. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  68. The BugAngels & Devils
  69. Jeanne CherhalHistoire de J.
  70. Ramona LisaArcadia
  71. MockeL’anguille
  72. Camélia JordanaDans la peau
  73. Kate TempestEverybody Down
  74. C.A.R.My Friend
  75. Chet FakerBuilt on Glass
  76. BRNSPatine
  77. SOHNTremors
  78. Pharrell WilliamsGIRL
  79. The Amazing SnakeheadsAmphetamine Ballads
  80. CascadeurGhost Surfer
  81. Bosco DelreyThe Green Tiger’s Alibi
  82. Dorian PimpernelAllombon
  83. Fatima Al QadiriAsiatisch
  84. Jessica93Rise
  85. Thurston MooreThe Best Day
  86. DeerhoofLa Isla Bonita
  87. ChildhoodLacuna
  88. Eno • HydeSomeday World
  89. Aphex TwinSyro
  90. Scott Walker & Sunn O)))Soused
  91. CheveuBum
  92. Ginger BakerWhy?
  93. Noura Mint SeymaliTzenni
  94. Hollie CookTwice
  95. The Roots…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
  96. King CreosoteFrom Scotland With Love
  97. The NotwistClose To the Glass
  98. Marissa NadlerJuly
  99. JJV
  100. Sean RoweMadman