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

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2014

20 December 2014

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2014

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

  1. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  2. Leonard CohenPopular Problems
  3. Aphex TwinSyro
  4. FKA twigsLP1
  5. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  6. Robert Plantlullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar
  7. Hiss Golden MessengerLateness of Dancers
  8. Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
  9. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  10. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  11. Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki DiabatéToumani & Sidiki
  12. CaribouOur Love
  13. Ty SegallManipulator
  14. Real EstateAtlas
  15. Rosanne CashThe River & the Thread
  16. Gruff RhysAmerican Interior
  17. Lucinda WilliamsDown Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
  18. SwansTo Be Kind
  19. Hurray for the Riff RaffSmall Town Heroes
  20. Stephen Malkmus and the JicksWig Out At Jagbags
  21. EarthPrimitive and Deadly
  22. BeckMorning Phase
  23. Ariel PinkPom Pom
  24. TweedySukierae
  25. Sleaford ModsDivide and Exit
  26. Steve GunnWay Out Weather
  27. Ben WattHendra
  28. The Black KeysTurn Blue
  29. Jack WhiteLazaretto
  30. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  31. Tune-YardsNikki Nack
  32. MerchandiseAfter the End
  33. Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds In Country Music
  34. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel BandIntensity Ghost
  35. Drive-By TruckersEnglish Oceans
  36. La RouxTrouble in Paradise
  37. Willie NelsonBand of Brothers
  38. FenneszBécs
  39. Future IslandsSingles
  40. Lee Bains III & The Glory FiresDereconstructed
  41. Mark Lanegan BandPhantom Radio
  42. MogwaiRave tapes
  43. East India YouthTotal Strife Forever
  44. Thom YorkeTomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  45. Kate TempestEverybody Down
  46. Willie WatsonFolk Singer, Vol. 1
  47. Allah-LahsWorship the Sun
  48. MorrisseyWorld Peace Is None Of Your Business
  49. Robyn HitchcockThe Man Upstairs
  50. Wild BeastsPresent Tense
  51. Jenny LewisThe Voyager
  52. LiarsMess
  53. GoatCommune
  54. Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersHypnotic Eye
  55. Scott Walker & Sunn O)))Soused
  56. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  57. The DelinesColfax
  58. Jamie TCarry On the Grudge
  59. Roddy FrameSeven Dials
  60. Frazey FordIndian Ocean
  61. The Afghan WhigsDo to the Beast
  62. Paolo NutiniCaustic Love
  63. Gazelle TwinUnflesh
  64. King CreosoteFrom Scotland With Love
  65. The New PornographersBrill Bruisers
  66. Thurston MooreThe Best Day
  67. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  68. Lydia LovelessSomewhere Else
  69. GulpSeason Sun
  70. First Aid KitStay Gold
  71. Bob MouldBeauty & Ruin
  72. Dan Michaelson and The CoastguardsDistance
  73. Dave Alvin & Phil AlvinCommon Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy
  74. TemplesSun Structures
  75. Richard ThompsonAcoustic Classics