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.

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2014

12 December 2014

Consequence of Sound: Top 50 Albums of 2014

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010s]

  1. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  2. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  3. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  4. Cloud NothingsHere and Nowhere Else
  5. CaribouOur Love
  6. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  7. FKA twigsLP1
  8. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  9. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  10. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  11. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  12. Owen PallettIn Conflict
  13. Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
  14. Strand of OaksHEAL
  15. Lykke LiI Never Learn
  16. WeezerEverything Will Be Alright In the End
  17. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  18. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  19. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
  20. Lil HerbWelcome to Fazoland
  21. ShellacDude Incredible
  22. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  23. Hiss Golden MessengerLateness of Dancers
  24. Ty SegallManipulator
  25. Schoolboy QOxymoron
  26. PharmakonBestial Burden
  27. Damien RiceMy Favourite Faded Fantasy
  28. SwansTo Be Kind
  29. Together PangeaBadillac
  30. Aphex TwinSyro
  31. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!
  32. Future IslandsSingles
  33. No Mythologies to Follow
  34. The MenTomorrow’s Hits
  35. ArcaXen
  36. YGMy Krazy Life
  37. PUPPup
  38. SBTRKTWonder Where We Land
  39. Modern BaseballYou’re Gonna Miss It All
  40. Cameron EspositoSame Sex Symbol
  41. OughtMore Than Any Other Day
  42. Kool A.D.Word O.K.
  43. Ryan AdamsRyan Adams
  44. PreaturesBlue Planet Eyes
  45. (Sandy) Alex GDSU
  46. Big K.R.I.T.Cadillactica
  47. LowerSeek Warmer Climes
  48. Andy StottFaith In Strangers
  49. WarpaintWarpaint
  50. MerchandiseAfter the End