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

Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2014

17 December 2014

Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2014

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  2. FKA twigsLP1
  3. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  4. Aphex TwinSyro
  5. GrouperRuins
  6. SwansTo Be Kind
  7. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  8. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  9. Ariel PinkPom Pom
  10. CaribouOur Love
  11. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  12. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days
  13. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  14. Real EstateAtlas
  15. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  16. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  17. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!
  18. ArcaXen
  19. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  20. Vince StaplesHell Can Wait
  21. Eno • HydeHigh Life
  22. Future IslandsSingles
  23. Lykke LiI Never Learn
  24. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal
  25. Azealia BanksBroke With Expensive Taste
  26. Ex HexRips
  27. YGMy Krazy Life
  28. PharmakonBestial Burden
  29. How to Dress Well“What Is This Heart?”
  30. IceagePlowing Into the Field of Love
  31. Taylor Swift1989
  32. White LungDeep Fantasy
  33. Rich GangTha Tour Part 1
  34. Cloud NothingsHere and Nowhere Else
  35. Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty
  36. TinasheAquarius
  37. Perfect PussySay Yes To Love
  38. Hundred WatersThe Moon Rang Like a Bell
  39. OughtMore Than Any Other Day
  40. Ty SegallManipulator
  41. Leon VynehallMusic for the Uninvited
  42. Owen PallettIn Conflict
  43. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  44. A Sunny Day In GlasgowSea When Absent
  45. Andy StottFaith In Strangers
  46. Ariana GrandeMy Everything
  47. ShellacDude Incredible
  48. ClarkClark
  49. Mr Twin SisterMr Twin Sister
  50. Ben FrostA U R O R A