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.

Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2014

09 December 2014

The Wire: Top 50 Releases of 2014

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

  1. Aphex TwinSyro
  2. Richard DawsonNothing Important
  3. SwansTo Be Kind
  4. Scott Walker & Sunn O)))Soused
  5. ActressGhettoville
  6. Sleaford ModsDivide and Exit
  7. Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty
  8. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  9. Kasai All StarsBeware The Fetish
  10. Fatima Al QadiriAsiatisch
  11. EarthPrimitive and Deadly
  12. Steve GunnWay Out Weather
  13. GrouperRuins
  14. Valerio TricoliMiseri Lares
  15. Eliane RadigueNaldjorlak I, II & III
  16. Marc BaronHidden Tapes
  17. Kevin Drumm and Jason LescalleetThe Abyss
  18. Rhodri DaviesAn Air Swept Clean Of All Distance
  19. Michael PisaroContinuum Unbound
  20. AMMPlace sub. v.
  21. Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek & Tomas FujiwaraThumbscrew
  22. Puce MaryPersona
  23. Cooly GWait ’til Night
  24. SkogenDespairs Had Governed Me Too Long
  25. Carla BozulichBoy
  26. Dean BluntBlack Metal
  27. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  28. Annea LockwoodGround of Being
  29. Wadada Leo SmithThe Great Lakes Suite
  30. Call SuperSuzi Ecto
  31. Steve Gunn & Mike GangloffMelodies for a Savage Fix
  32. Jenny Hval & SusannaMeshes of Voice
  33. Matthew ShippI’ve Been To Many Places
  34. Holly HerndonChorus
  35. Laurence CraneChamber Works 1992-2009
  36. ShackletonFreezing Opening Thawing
  37. Klaus LangSais.
  38. Bitchin BajasBitchin Bajas
  39. Laetitia SadierSomething Shines
  40. DrcarlsonalbionGold
  41. HelmThe Hollow Organ
  42. Joseph HammerRoadless Travel
  43. Oren AmbarchiQuixotism
  44. Laura CannellQuick Sparrows Over the Black Earth
  45. Howard RileyTo Be Continued
  46. Owen PallettIn Conflict
  47. Ariel PinkPom Pom
  48. Akio Suzuki & Aki Ondama ta ta bui
  49. PharmakonBestial Burden
  50. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!