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.
  1. Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2014
  2. Drowned in Sound: 51 Favourite Albums of 2014
  3. A.V. Club: The 50 Best Albums of the 2010s
  4. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2014
  5. Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2014
  6. Courtney E. Smith: The 10 Best Albums Of The Decade
  7. Rolling Stone: 50 Best Albums of 2014
  8. Slant: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  9. Guardian: 40 Best Albums of 2014
  10. A.V. Club: 20 Best Albums of 2014
  11. Time Out London: 30 Best Albums of 2014
  12. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2014
  13. Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  14. Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s
  15. Stereogum: 50 Best Albums of 2014
  16. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
  17. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2014
  18. NME: Greatest Albums of the Decade
  19. Uproxx: The Best Albums of the 2010s
  20. Paste: The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
  21. Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s