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.

Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2014

02 December 2014

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
  2. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  3. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2
  4. King TuffBlack Moon Spell
  5. AlvvaysAlvvays
  6. Sylvan EssoSylvan Esso
  7. BeckMorning Phase
  8. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  9. First Aid KitStay Gold
  10. Courtney BarnettThe Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
  11. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness
  12. SpoonThey Want My Soul
  13. Real EstateAtlas
  14. Ty SegallManipulator
  15. Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds In Country Music
  16. Jenny LewisThe Voyager
  17. The New PornographersBrill Bruisers
  18. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days
  19. Allah-LahsWorship the Sun
  20. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
  21. St. Paul & The Broken BonesHalf the City
  22. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!
  23. Sun Kil MoonBenji
  24. Lykke LiI Never Learn
  25. Future IslandsSingles
  26. CaribouOur Love
  27. Hurray for the Riff RaffSmall Town Heroes
  28. Ages and AgesDivisionary
  29. Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsGive the People What They Want
  30. PhantogramVoices
  31. TweedySukierae
  32. Foxygen…And Star Power
  33. ProtomartyrUnder Color of Official Right
  34. Ryan AdamsRyan Adams
  35. FKA twigsLP1
  36. Drive-By TruckersEnglish Oceans
  37. Reigning SoundShattered
  38. Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty
  39. Strand of OaksHEAL
  40. Jack WhiteLazaretto
  41. Robert EllisThe Lights from the Chemical Plant
  42. Dum Dum GirlsToo True
  43. Total ControlTypical System
  44. TemplesSun Structures
  45. Damien RiceMy Favourite Faded Fantasy
  46. Rosanne CashThe River & the Thread
  47. Cloud NothingsHere and Nowhere Else
  48. Justin Townes EarleSingle Mothers
  49. La DisputeRooms of the House
  50. HospitalityTrouble