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.

Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2014

01 December 2014

Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. U2Songs of Innocence
  2. Bruce SpringsteenHigh Hopes
  3. The Black KeysTurn Blue
  4. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  5. Miranda LambertPlatinum
  6. Charli XCXSUCKER
  7. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  8. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  9. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days
  10. Taylor Swift1989
  11. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!
  12. Foo FightersSonic Highways
  13. OughtMore Than Any Other Day
  14. WeezerEverything Will Be Alright In the End
  15. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  16. FKA twigsLP1
  17. Jenny LewisThe Voyager
  18. Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds In Country Music
  19. Jackson BrowneStanding In the Breach
  20. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  21. Eric ChurchThe Outsiders
  22. SkrillexRecess
  23. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  24. Leonard CohenPopular Problems
  25. YGMy Krazy Life
  26. Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersHypnotic Eye
  27. alt-JThis Is All Yours
  28. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal
  29. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  30. Thom YorkeTomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  31. Young Thug & Bloody JayBlack Portland
  32. Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
  33. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth TigerMidnight Sun
  34. PrinceArt Official Age
  35. Lenny KravitzStrut
  36. AlvvaysAlvvays
  37. Benjamin BookerBenjamin Booker
  38. Hurray for the Riff RaffSmall Town Heroes
  39. CaribouOur Love
  40. Jack WhiteLazaretto
  41. Aphex TwinSyro
  42. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  43. FutureHonest
  44. InterpolEl Pintor
  45. EMAThe Future’s Void
  46. TweedySukierae
  47. Gary Clark Jr.Gary Clark Jr. Live
  48. ColdplayGhost Stories
  49. TinariwenEmmaar
  50. YOBClearing the Path to Ascend