My Album of the Year List: 2014

February 09, 2015

Gonna keep it short and sweet. This is my album of the year list. They’re ranked as most favourite to least favourite and I know I’ve missed some pretty big releases but I didn’t have the time to listen to hundreds of albums and EPs. You probably won’t agree with the ranking but your faves ≠ my faves.

  1. D’Angelo – Black Messiah
  2. Black Milk – Glitches In The Break
  3. Black Milk – If There’s A Hell Below
  4. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
  5. Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser
  6. Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire
  7. Toni Braxton – Love, Marriage & Divorce
  8. Michael Jackson – Xscape
  9. PRhyme – PRhyme
  10. Hozier – Hozier
  11. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
  12. Jonwayne – Cassette
  13. Joe Beck – Get On
  14. Abjo – The Art of Refixing 3.0
  15. Madlib – Rock Konducta
  16. George Michael – Symphonica
  17. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Piñata
  18. Gary Clark Jr– Gary Clark JrLive
  19. Bonobo – Flashlight EP
  20. Scott Xylo – Scott Pilgrim EP
  21. Homeboy Sandman – Hallways
  22. Your Old Droog – Your Old Droog
  23. Jessie Ware – Tough Love
  24. Stanton Moore – Conversations
  25. Tina Dico – Whispers
  26. Aphex Twin – Syro
  27. Scott Xylo – Ridley Scott
  28. Thelonious Martin – Wünderkid
  29. Andreya Triana – Everything You Never Had PtII
  30. Murs – Mursday
  31. Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now
  32. Blake Frederick – Rhythm N’ Beats Vol2
  33. Prince – Art Official Age
  34. Ka and Preservation – 1200 B.C.
  35. Teebs – E s t a r a
  36. Ben Khan – 1992 EP
  37. Zero Simple Science EP
  38. Bläp Dëli – Whispër​.​Më
  39. Jackson Valentine – Date Night
  40. Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – The Abstract Dragon
  41. Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
  42. Fink – Hard Believer
  43. Pharoahe Monch – PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  44. Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita
  45. AFTA-_UNDFND
  46. Knxwledge– Hexual.Sealings.PRT.7.5
  47. Satin Jackets – Foreign Affair EP
  48. Justin Faust – Spellbound
  49. Eric Lau & Tawiah – Love Call
  50. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
  51. Spoon – They Want My Soul
  52. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
  53. Gloam – ▲∴⦿∴▲
  54. Pyramid Vritra – Indra
  55. tay devenny – shrine
  56. Doc Heller – Good Little Automaton Droids
  57. Groove Armada – Love Lights the Undgeround
  58. 3rd Eye Girl – PLECTRUMELECTRUM
  59. Chet Faker – Built On Glass
  60. Bolts – Collecting Dust
  61. Ohbliv – Blk Love Frequency (b)
  62. Slum Village – Vintage
  63. Snarky Puppy – We Like It Here
  64. Caribou – Our Love
  65. Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – Zen Vapors
  66. JMSN – JMSN (Blue Album)
  67. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone Girl OST
  68. Lonesome Shack – More Primitive
  69. Oh No & Prince Po – Animal Serum
  70. Kidkanevil x DZA – Kaiju
  71. Nu:Tone – Future History
  72. ewonee – rejekts
  73. J Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
  74. Bossacucanova – Our Kind Of Bossa
  75. Seun Kuti & Egypt A Long Way To The Beginning
  76. Linda Perhacs – The Soul Of All Natural Things
  77. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek
  78. Tycho – Awake
  79. Real Estate – Atlas
  80. Tarrus Riley – Love Situation
  81. Thievery Corporation – Saudade
  82. Prima Parte – vcr.plus
  83. Willow – III
  84. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
  85. Nir Felder – Golden Age
  86. Chromeo – White Women
  87. Shaun Escoffery – In The Red Room
  88. Lenny Kravitz – Strut
  89. The Souljazz Orchestra – Inner Fire
  90. Nostalgia A Journey Too Far
  91. Takuya Kuroda – Rising Son
  92. Apollo Brown – Thirty Eight
  93. Bebel Gilberto – Tudo
  94. Jonas Bering – Regain
  95. Ryan Teague – Block Boundaries
  96. Julio Bashmore – Simple Love/Rhythm of Auld
  97. Young Fathers – DEAD
  98. Sophie Ellis Bextor – Wanderlust
  99. TV On The Radio – Seeds
  100. VHVL & Ras G – Seat Of The Soul

Honourable mentions: Mya- Sweet XVI, Clarice Assad – Imaginarium, Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear, Jack White Lazaretto, Ólafur Arnalds – Gimme Shelter (OST), Ledisi – The Truth, FKA Twigs – LP1, Kelis – Food, Neneh Cherry – Blank Project

Dishonourable mentions: Soul. Chef – Long Hot Summer, Solex – Smooth Soul, Aer – Aer, Cazzette – Eject