Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2014
All Movies Music Books

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2014

13 January 2015

Black Messiah - D’Angelo and The Vanguard

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2014 (an annual poll of critics, published by The Village Voice)

[see also 2018201720162015201320122011]

Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2014

07 January 2015

Unflesh - Gazelle Twin

The Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2014

[see also 2021202020192018201720162015201320122011]

Antiquiet: 30 Best Albums of 2014

05 January 2015

Transgender Dysphoria Blues - Against Me!

Antiquiet: 30 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 20132011]

  1. various artists

New Yorker: Sasha Frere-Jones: 50 Most Impressive Albums of 2014

01 January 2015

Ghettoville - Actress

Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker: 50 Most Impressive Albums of 2014 (listed chronologically within three tiers)

[see also 2018201720162015201320122011]

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Cokemachineglow: 10 Albums We Loved Most in 2014

31 December 2014

Cokemachineglow assembles a variety of ways to find some of the music their staff loved most this year. Below are the albums labeled “Unison” — representing the staff as a whole — but browse also their “Harmony” of individual voices.

[see also 2015201320122011]

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2014

31 December 2014

Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 2021202020192018201720162015201320122011]

  1. various artists

Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2014

30 December 2014

Beyoncé - Beyoncé

Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 2018201720162015201320122011]

Drowned in Sound: 51 Favourite Albums of 2014

29 December 2014

Drowned in Sound: 51 Favourite Albums of 2014

[see also 201820172016201520122011]

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2014

20 December 2014

Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 2022202120202019201820172016201520132012]

Flavorwire: 30 Best Albums of 2014

19 December 2014

Too Bright - Perfume Genius

Flavorwire: 30 Best Albums of 2014

[see also 20182015]