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.

Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2014

12 December 2014

Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2014 (as voted by Billboard staff)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. Taylor Swift1989
  2. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  3. Sam SmithIn the Lonely Hour
  4. Jenny LewisThe Voyager
  5. Ed SheeranX
  6. BleachersStrange Desire
  7. Lykke LiI Never Learn
  8. Aphex TwinSyro
  9. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  10. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata