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

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2014

02 December 2014

Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2014

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

  1. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  2. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  3. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  4. Wye OakShriek
  5. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  6. White LungDeep Fantasy
  7. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  8. Nux VomicaNux Vomica
  9. FKA twigsLP1
  10. MerchandiseAfter the End
  11. YOBClearing the Path to Ascend
  12. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  13. SwansTo Be Kind
  14. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  15. YGMy Krazy Life
  16. EMAThe Future’s Void
  17. Jenny LewisThe Voyager
  18. Eric ChurchThe Outsiders
  19. Real EstateAtlas
  20. Strand of OaksHEAL
  21. Rich GangTha Tour Part 1
  22. Taylor Swift1989
  23. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  24. ChumpedTeenage Retirement
  25. Woods of DesolationAs The Stars
  26. Jessie WareTough Love
  27. Cloud NothingsHere and Nowhere Else
  28. Fucked UpGlass Boys
  29. Ariel PinkPom Pom
  30. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  31. Ty SegallManipulator
  32. Future IslandsSingles
  33. Aphex TwinSyro
  34. How to Dress Well“What Is This Heart?”
  35. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!
  36. The MenTomorrow’s Hits
  37. MitskiBury Me at Makeout Creek
  38. HorrendousEcdysis
  39. CaribouOur Love
  40. TinasheAquarius
  41. Vince StaplesHell Can Wait
  42. TriptykonMelana Chasmata
  43. Lvl UpHoodwink’d
  44. Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds In Country Music
  45. You Blew It!Keep Doing What You’re Doing
  46. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  47. ThouHeathen
  48. TOPSPicture You Staring
  49. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  50. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal