Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. End-of-year lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Category: 2014 Albums

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2014

D'Angelo - Black Messiah

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

  1. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
  2. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
  3. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
  4. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  5. FKA twigs – LP1
  6. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
  7. Taylor Swift – 1989
  8. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  9. Spoon – They Want My Soul
  10. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  11. Ex Hex – Rips
  12. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
  13. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
  14. Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
  15. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  16. Beck – Morning Phase
  17. Aphex Twin – Syro
  18. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
  19. Swans – To Be Kind
  20. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
  21. Caribou – Our Love
  22. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
  23. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
  24. Wussy – Attica!
  25. YG – My Krazy Life
  26. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
  27. Ty Segall – Manipulator
  28. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
  29. Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
  30. Future Islands – Singles
  31. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
  32. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
  33. Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread
  34. Charli XCX – SUCKER
  35. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
  36. Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right
  37. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
  38. Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
  39. TV on the Radio – Seeds
  40. Grouper – Ruins
  41. EMA – The Future’s Void
  42. Real Estate – Atlas
  43. Bob Dylan & The Band – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete
  44. Jack White – Lazaretto
  45. Rich Gang – Tha Tour Part 1
  46. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
  47. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
  48. Alvvays – Alvvays
  49. Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
  50. White Lung – Deep Fantasy
  51. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
  52. Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
  53. Beyoncé – Beyoncé
  54. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
  55. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
  56. Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
  57. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love
  58. Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused
  59. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
  60. Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
  61. Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar
  62. Neneh Cherry – Blank Project
  63. Old 97’s – Most Messed Up
  64. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
  65. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
  66. Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
  67. Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
  68. Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage & Divorce
  69. Angaleena Presley – American Middle Class
  70. U2 – Songs of Innocence
  71. Future – Honest
  72. Open Mike Eagle – Dark Comedy
  73. Tinashe – Aquarius
  74. Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions
  75. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
  76. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers
  77. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
  78. Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
  79. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
  80. Total Control – Typical System
  81. Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather
  82. The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast
  83. Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans
  84. Dean Blunt – Black Metal
  85. Young Thug & Bloody Jay – Black Portland
  86. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
  87. YOB – Clearing the Path to Ascend
  88. Kelis – Food
  89. Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker
  90. Warpaint – Warpaint
  91. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want
  92. Withered Hand – New Gods
  93. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In the End
  94. Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin
  95. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  96. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
  97. Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
  98. Pharrell Williams – GIRL
  99. Shellac – Dude Incredible
  100. Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait

Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2014

The Quietus: Top 100 Albums of 2014

  1. Gazelle Twin – Unflesh
  2. Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused
  3. Swans – To Be Kind
  4. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
  5. The Bug – Angels & Devils
  6. Grumbling Fur – Preternaturals
  7. Katie Gately – Pipes
  8. Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
  9. Perc – The Power and the Glory
  10. Jenny Hval & Susanna – Meshes of Voice
  11. FKA twigs – LP1
  12. Zamilska – Untune
  13. Innercity Ensemble – Black/White
  14. Cooly G – Wait ’til Night
  15. Blacknecks – Blacknecks 006
  16. English Heretic – The Underworld Service
  17. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
  18. OAKE – Auferstehung
  19. Grouper – Ruins
  20. Kemper Norton – Loor
  21. Maurice Louca – Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot)
  22. Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
  23. EEK – Live At The Cairo High Cinema Institute
  24. Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe
  25. Daniel Patrick Quinn – Acting The Rubber Pig
  26. The Body – I Shall Die Here
  27. Chrononautz – Public Domain Fuckover Series #1-6
  28. Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
  29. Tweedy – Sukierae
  30. Objekt – Flatland
  31. Jar Moff – Financial Glam
  32. Willie the Kid & Bronze Nazareth – The Living Daylights
  33. Lorenzo Senni – Superimpositions
  34. Electric Wizard – Time To Die
  35. Klara Lewis – Ett
  36. Kassem Mosse – Workshop 19
  37. Extreme Precautions – Precaution One
  38. Kasai All Stars – Beware The Fetish
  39. Årabrot – I Modi
  40. Einstürzende Neubauten – Lament
  41. The Inward Circles – Nimrod
  42. Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Piano Nights
  43. Future Islands – Singles
  44. Consumer Electronics – Estuary English
  45. Bong – Stoner Rock
  46. Nisennenmondai – N
  47. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
  48. Olga Bell – Krai
  49. Cut Hands – Festival of the Dead
  50. Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom
  51. Actress – Ghettoville
  52. YOB – Clearing the Path to Ascend
  53. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
  54. Puce Mary – Persona
  55. DonChristian – Renzo Piano
  56. Ibibio Sound Machine – Ibibio Sound Machine
  57. Lee Gamble – KOCH
  58. Leyland Kirby Presents V/Vm – The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback)
  59. Laibach – Spectre
  60. Shellac – Dude Incredible
  61. Heterotic – Weird Drift
  62. Liars – Mess
  63. Stein Urheim – Stein Urheim
  64. Ekoplekz – Unfidelity
  65. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  66. Sunn O))) & Ulver – Terrestrials
  67. Russell Haswell – 37 Minute Work Out
  68. Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni
  69. Ambarchi / O’Malley / Dunn – Shade Themes from Kairos
  70. Apollo Brown & Ras Kass – Blasphemy
  71. The Budos Band – Burnt Offering
  72. Anat Ben-David – Melech
  73. YVETTE – Process
  74. Milo – A Toothpaste Suburb
  75. Merkabah – Moloch
  76. Wrangler – L.A. Spark
  77. Ronika – Selectadisc
  78. Bing & Ruth – Tomorrow Was the Golden Age
  79. Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
  80. DJ Q – Ineffable
  81. The Soft Pink Truth – Why Do the Heathen Rage?
  82. Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait
  83. Tinariwen – Emmaar
  84. The Juan MacLean – In a Dream
  85. Aphex Twin – Syro
  86. Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté – Toumani & Sidiki
  87. Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies – Earth Air Spirit Water Fire
  88. Behemoth – The Satanist
  89. Wrekmeister Harmonies – Then It All Came Down
  90. Fumaça Preta – Fumaça Preta
  91. Merzbow, Scott Miller & Lee Camfield – No Closure
  92. Black Rain – Dark Pool
  93. Anthroprophh – Outside the Circle
  94. Adult Jazz – Gist Is
  95. Godflesh – A World Lit Only by Fire
  96. Obake – Mutations
  97. Clark – Clark
  98. Joseph Curwen – Shunned House
  99. Echoes Of Yul – Tether
  100. Good Throb – Fuck Off

Antiquiet: 30 Best Albums of 2014

Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Antiquiet : 30 Best Albums of 2014

  1. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  2. Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World
  3. ††† (Crosses) – Crosses
  4. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  5. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
  6. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
  7. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
  8. Alain Johannes – Fragments and Wholes, Vol.1
  9. ANTEMASQUE – Antemasque
  10. Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments to an Elegy
  11. Warpaint – Warpaint
  12. Jack White – Lazaretto
  13. Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
  14. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
  15. Ume – Monuments
  16. Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas – Secret Evil
  17. ’68 – In Humor and Sadness
  18. Hark – Crystalline
  19. Ty Segall – Manipulator
  20. Nicole Atkins – Slow Phaser
  21. Tuatara – Underworld
  22. various artists – Shady XV
  23. Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter
  24. The Horrors – Luminous
  25. Mariachi El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx (III)
  26. Mogwai – Rave tapes
  27. Fartbarf – Dirty Power
  28. John Garcia – John Garcia
  29. Royal Blood – Royal Blood
  30. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

Sasha Frere-Jones: 50 Most Impressive Albums of 2014

The Natural Order - Fred Frith and John Butcher

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

holy cats

  • Actress – Ghettoville
  • Beck – Morning Phase
  • Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  • Evian Christ – Waterfall – EP
  • Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
  • Mica Levi – Under the Skin
  • Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  • Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit
  • FKA twigs – LP1
  • Cookies – Music for Touching
  • Lee Gamble – KOCH
  • Perfume Genius – Too Bright
  • Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
  • Grouper – Ruins
  • Arca – Xen
  • Fred Frith & John Butcher – The Natural Order
  • D’Angelo – Black Messiah

oh man

  • Moodymann – Moodymann
  • Tinariwen – Emmaar
  • St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  • Leif – Hey
  • EMA – The Future’s Void
  • RATKING – So It Goes
  • Lotic – Damsel in Distress
  • Helado Negro – Island Universe Story Three
  • Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
  • Gabriel Kahane – The Ambassador
  • Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
  • M. Geddes Gengras – Ishi
  • Helado Negro – Double Youth
  • PC Worship – Social Rust
  • Anjou – Anjou
  • Tove Lo – Queen of the Clouds
  • Tinashe – Aquarius
  • Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused
  • DeJ Loaf – Sell Sole
  • Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Intensity Ghost
  • Horse Lords – Hidden Cities
  • Migos – Rich Nigga Timeline
  • Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Aerial
  • Andy Stott – Faith In Strangers
  • ALSO – Ep01
  • Og Maco – OG Maco
  • Micachu – Feeling Romantic Feeling Tropical Feeling Ill
  • Afrikan Sciences – Circuitous
  • Shinichi Atobe – Butterfly Effect

wow

  • Temples – Sun Structures
  • Grumbling Fur – Preternaturals
  • Father – Young Hot Ebony

Cokemachineglow: 10 Albums We Loved Most in 2014

Thirst 48 - Boogie

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.

  • Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
  • FKA twigs – LP1
  • Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  • Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell
  • Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
  • Boogie – Thirst 48
  • Swans – To Be Kind
  • Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
  • Adult Jazz – Gist Is
  • Ian William Craig – A Turn Of Breath

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2014

Run the Jewels 2

Complex: 50 Best Albums of 2014

  1. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
  2. YG – My Krazy Life
  3. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
  4. J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
  5. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
  6. Travi$ Scott – Days Before Rodeo
  7. Ariana Grande – My Everything
  8. Taylor Swift – 1989
  9. Caribou – Our Love
  10. FKA twigs – LP1
  11. Popcaan – Where We Come From
  12. Rich Gang – Tha Tour Part 1
  13. Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait
  14. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
  15. Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
  16. Boosie Badazz – Life After Deathrow
  17. Trey Songz – Trigga
  18. Jeremih & Shlohmo – No More
  19. Jeezy – Seen It All: The Autobiography
  20. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
  21. Gangsta Boo & Beatking – Underground Cassette Tap Music
  22. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  23. Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica
  24. Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
  25. ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
  26. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  27. Jessie Ware – Tough Love
  28. Kehlani – Cloud 19
  29. Ty Dolla $ign – Sign Language
  30. Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
  31. PARTYNEXTDOOR – PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO
  32. Charli XCX – SUCKER
  33. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
  34. Lecrae – Anomaly
  35. Ed Sheeran – X
  36. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
  37. Pharrell Williams – GIRL
  38. Cozz – Cozz & Effect
  39. A$AP Ferg – Ferg Forever
  40. Real Estate – Atlas
  41. Lucki Eck$ – Body High
  42. Migos – No Label II
  43. Arca – Xen
  44. Omarion – Sex Playlist
  45. Logic – Under Pressure
  46. King Louie – Tony
  47. various artists – Shady XV
  48. Tinashe – Aquarius
  49. Low Pros – EP 1
  50. Riff Raff – Neon Icon

Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2014

Beyoncé

Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2014

  1. Beyoncé – Beyoncé
  2. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
  3. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  4. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
  5. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
  6. FKA twigs – LP1
  7. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
  8. Swans – To Be Kind
  9. Aphex Twin – Syro
  10. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
  11. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  12. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
  13. Spoon – They Want My Soul
  14. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
  15. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
  16. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
  17. Taylor Swift – 1989
  18. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
  19. Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love
  20. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
  21. Future Islands – Singles
  22. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
  23. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  24. Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
  25. Mr Twin Sister – Mr Twin Sister
  26. The Antlers – Familiars
  27. Ty Segall – Manipulator
  28. Ought – More Than Any Other Day
  29. Neneh Cherry – Blank Project
  30. Beck – Morning Phase
  31. Strand of Oaks – HEAL
  32. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
  33. Ben Frost – A U R O R A
  34. How to Dress Well – “What Is This Heart?”
  35. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
  36. Grouper – Ruins
  37. Caribou – Our Love
  38. Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
  39. BADBADNOTGOOD – III
  40. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  41. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
  42. White Lung – Deep Fantasy
  43. Real Estate – Atlas
  44. Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell
  45. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
  46. Shamir – Northtown – EP
  47. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
  48. – No Mythologies to Follow
  49. Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
  50. Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
  51. RATKING – So It Goes
  52. Liars – Mess
  53. YG – My Krazy Life
  54. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love
  55. Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World
  56. Ariana Grande – My Everything
  57. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
  58. Trust – Joyland
  59. Chromeo – White Women
  60. ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron

Drowned in Sound: 51 Favourite Albums of 2014

Drowned in Sound: 51 Favourite Albums of 2014

  1. The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
  2. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  3. Taylor Swift – 1989
  4. Marissa Nadler – July
  5. ††† (Crosses) – Crosses
  6. Alvvays – Alvvays
  7. Eagulls – Eagulls
  8. Ought – More Than Any Other Day
  9. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
  10. Swans – To Be Kind
  11. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
  12. Mogwai – Rave tapes
  13. Interpol – El Pintor
  14. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
  15. FKA twigs – LP1
  16. Keaton Henson – Romantic Works
  17. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos
  18. Hookworms – The Hum
  19. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
  20. EMA – The Future’s Void
  21. Future Islands – Singles
  22. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
  23. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
  24. Grouper – Ruins
  25. Vessel – Punish, Honey
  26. Blood Red Shoes – Blood Red Shoes
  27. Prince – Art Official Age
  28. [tie] Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL – PLECTRUMELECTRUM
  29. I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro
  30. Eels – The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
  31. Pulled Apart By Horses – Blood
  32. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
  33. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
  34. Kiasmos – Kiasmos
  35. Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
  36. Ben Frost – A U R O R A
  37. Liars – Mess
  38. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
  39. The Antlers – Familiars
  40. The Phantom Band – Strange Friend
  41. Invensions – Inventions
  42. Spoon – They Want My Soul
  43. Young Fathers – Dead
  44. The Raveonettes – Pe’ahi
  45. The Bug – Angels & Devils
  46. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone Girl (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
  47. …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – IX
  48. Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again
  49. Aphex Twin – Syro
  50. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  51. Owls – Two

Uncut: 75 Best Albums of 2014

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

Uncut Magazine: 75 Best Albums of 2014

  1. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
  2. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
  3. Aphex Twin – Syro
  4. FKA twigs – LP1
  5. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
  6. Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar
  7. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers
  8. Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
  9. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  10. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
  11. Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté – Toumani & Sidiki
  12. Caribou – Our Love
  13. Ty Segall – Manipulator
  14. Real Estate – Atlas
  15. Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread
  16. Gruff Rhys – American Interior
  17. Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
  18. Swans – To Be Kind
  19. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
  20. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags
  21. Earth – Primitive and Deadly
  22. Beck – Morning Phase
  23. Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
  24. Tweedy – Sukierae
  25. Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit
  26. Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather
  27. Ben Watt – Hendra
  28. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
  29. Jack White – Lazaretto
  30. Spoon – They Want My Soul
  31. Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
  32. Merchandise – After the End
  33. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
  34. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band – Intensity Ghost
  35. Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans
  36. La Roux – Trouble in Paradise
  37. Willie Nelson – Band of Brothers
  38. Fennesz – Bécs
  39. Future Islands – Singles
  40. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Dereconstructed
  41. Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio
  42. Mogwai – Rave tapes
  43. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
  44. Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  45. Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
  46. Willie Watson – Folk Singer, Vol. 1
  47. Allah-Lahs – Worship the Sun
  48. Morrissey – World Peace Is None Of Your Business
  49. Robyn Hitchcock – The Man Upstairs
  50. Wild Beasts – Present Tense
  51. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
  52. Liars – Mess
  53. Goat – Commune
  54. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
  55. Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Soused
  56. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  57. The Delines – Colfax
  58. Jamie T – Carry On the Grudge
  59. Roddy Frame – Seven Dials
  60. Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean
  61. The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast
  62. Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
  63. Gazelle Twin – Unflesh
  64. King Creosote – From Scotland With Love
  65. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
  66. Thurston Moore – The Best Day
  67. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
  68. Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
  69. Gulp – Season Sun
  70. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
  71. Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin
  72. Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards – Distance
  73. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy
  74. Temples – Sun Structures
  75. Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics

Flavorwire: 30 Best Albums of 2014

Perfume Genius - Too Bright

Flavorwire: 30 Best Albums of 2014

  1. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
  2. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  3. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
  4. EMA – The Future’s Void
  5. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
  6. Grouper – Ruins
  7. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
  8. Arca – Xen
  9. Charli XCX – SUCKER
  10. Angaleena Presley – American Middle Class
  11. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
  12. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
  13. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
  14. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
  15. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
  16. Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
  17. Blake Mills – Heigh Ho
  18. Owen Pallett – In Conflict
  19. Total Control – Typical System
  20. Fennesz – Bécs
  21. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  22. Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions
  23. Marissa Nadler – July
  24. Young Thug & Bloody Jay – Black Portland
  25. The Hotelier – Home Like Noplace Is There
  26. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
  27. White Sea – In Cold Blood
  28. Ariana Grande – My Everything
  29. Liars – Mess
  30. Shamir – Northtown – EP