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.

Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2014

05 December 2014

Jim DeRogatis: Top 40 Albums of 2014, as published by WBEZ and aired on Sound Opinions

[see also 2019, 2018, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  2. Ex HexRips
  3. Le ButcherettesCry is for the Flies
  4. Aphex TwinSyro
  5. ShellacDude Incredible
  6. The GotobedsPoor People Are Revolting
  7. Fucked UpGlass Boys
  8. KelisFood
  9. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal
  10. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  11. TV on the RadioSeeds
  12. TweensTweens
  13. Big FreediaJust Be Free
  14. Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
  15. The New PornographersBrill Bruisers
  16. Lucinda WilliamsDown Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
  17. Ty SegallManipulator
  18. Martin CarrThe Breaks
  19. Sinead O’ConnorI’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss
  20. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  21. Tune-YardsNikki Nack
  22. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  23. The MuffsWhoop Dee Doo
  24. The RentalsLost In Alphaville
  25. Jack WhiteLazaretto
  26. PreaturesBlue Planet Eyes
  27. VaselinesV for Vaselines
  28. Syd ArthurSound Mirror
  29. Eno • HydeSomeday World
  30. Edvard Graham LewisAll Under
  31. Got A GirlI Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now
  32. WeezerEverything Will Be Alright In the End
  33. Olivia JeanBathtub Love Killings
  34. Bob MouldBeauty & Ruin
  35. Lydia LovelessSomewhere Else
  36. Broken BellsAfter the Disco
  37. Black LipsUnderneath the Rainbow
  38. Lykke LiI Never Learn
  39. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  40. Leonard CohenPopular Problems