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.

Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2014

07 January 2015

The Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2014

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

  1. Gazelle TwinUnflesh
  2. Scott Walker & Sunn O)))Soused
  3. SwansTo Be Kind
  4. East India YouthTotal Strife Forever
  5. The BugAngels & Devils
  6. Grumbling FurPreternaturals
  7. Katie GatelyPipes
  8. Manic Street PreachersFuturology
  9. PercThe Power and the Glory
  10. Jenny Hval & SusannaMeshes of Voice
  11. FKA twigsLP1
  12. ZamilskaUntune
  13. Innercity EnsembleBlack/White
  14. Cooly GWait ’til Night
  15. BlacknecksBlacknecks 006
  16. English HereticThe Underworld Service
  17. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibPiñata
  18. OAKEAuferstehung
  19. GrouperRuins
  20. Kemper NortonLoor
  21. Maurice LoucaBenhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot)
  22. Andy StottFaith In Strangers
  23. EEKLive At The Cairo High Cinema Institute
  24. Jane WeaverThe Silver Globe
  25. Daniel Patrick QuinnActing The Rubber Pig
  26. The BodyI Shall Die Here
  27. ChrononautzPublic Domain Fuckover Series #1-6
  28. PharmakonBestial Burden
  29. TweedySukierae
  30. ObjektFlatland
  31. Jar MoffFinancial Glam
  32. Willie the Kid & Bronze NazarethThe Living Daylights
  33. Lorenzo SenniSuperimpositions
  34. Electric WizardTime To Die
  35. Klara LewisEtt
  36. Kassem MosseWorkshop 19
  37. Extreme PrecautionsPrecaution One
  38. Kasai All StarsBeware The Fetish
  39. ÅrabrotI Modi
  40. Einstürzende NeubautenLament
  41. The Inward CirclesNimrod
  42. Bohren & Der Club of GorePiano Nights
  43. Future IslandsSingles
  44. Consumer ElectronicsEstuary English
  45. BongStoner Rock
  46. NisennenmondaiN
  47. Wild BeastsPresent Tense
  48. Olga BellKrai
  49. Cut HandsFestival of the Dead
  50. Xiu XiuAngel Guts: Red Classroom
  51. ActressGhettoville
  52. YOBClearing the Path to Ascend
  53. Owen PallettIn Conflict
  54. Puce MaryPersona
  55. DonChristianRenzo Piano
  56. Ibibio Sound MachineIbibio Sound Machine
  57. Lee GambleKOCH
  58. Leyland Kirby Presents V/VmThe Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback)
  59. LaibachSpectre
  60. ShellacDude Incredible
  61. HeteroticWeird Drift
  62. LiarsMess
  63. Stein UrheimStein Urheim
  64. EkoplekzUnfidelity
  65. St. VincentSt. Vincent
  66. Sunn O))) & UlverTerrestrials
  67. Russell Haswell37 Minute Work Out
  68. Noura Mint SeymaliTzenni
  69. Ambarchi / O’Malley / DunnShade Themes from Kairos
  70. Apollo Brown & Ras KassBlasphemy
  71. The Budos BandBurnt Offering
  72. Anat Ben-DavidMelech
  73. YVETTEProcess
  74. MiloA Toothpaste Suburb
  75. MerkabahMoloch
  76. WranglerL.A. Spark
  77. RonikaSelectadisc
  78. Bing & RuthTomorrow Was the Golden Age
  79. Azealia BanksBroke With Expensive Taste
  80. DJ QIneffable
  81. The Soft Pink TruthWhy Do the Heathen Rage?
  82. Vince StaplesHell Can Wait
  83. TinariwenEmmaar
  84. The Juan MacLeanIn a Dream
  85. Aphex TwinSyro
  86. Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki DiabatéToumani & Sidiki
  87. Selim Lemouchi & His EnemiesEarth Air Spirit Water Fire
  88. BehemothThe Satanist
  89. Wrekmeister HarmoniesThen It All Came Down
  90. Fumaça PretaFumaça Preta
  91. Merzbow, Scott Miller & Lee CamfieldNo Closure
  92. Black RainDark Pool
  93. AnthroprophhOutside the Circle
  94. Adult JazzGist Is
  95. GodfleshA World Lit Only by Fire
  96. ObakeMutations
  97. ClarkClark
  98. Joseph CurwenShunned House
  99. Echoes Of YulTether
  100. Good ThrobFuck Off