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December 11, 2014

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists

I will aggregate essential and most interesting "best of 2014" year-end music lists as I have in past years, and update this post regularly.

Revisit the lists for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, 2000-2009 (best of the decade lists), 2010, 2011, and 2012, and 2013.

The 405 (best album covers)
The 405 (best EPs)
The 405 (best free albums and mixtapes)
The 405 (best songs)
The 405 (top music videos)
A.V. Club (least essential albums)
Ad Hoc (best reissues and compilations)
All Songs Considered - Bob Boilen (top albums)
All Songs Considered - Robin Hilton (top albums)
AllMusic (music)
Alt.Latino (favorite Latin music)
Amazon (best albums)
Amazon (best music)
Amazon (best songs)
American Songwriter (top albums)
Amoeba Music (essential albums)
Aquarium Drunkard (albums)
Captain's Dead (favorite albums)
Clash (top albums)
A Closer Listen (top experimental albums)
CMJ (best music videos)
CMJ (best songs)
Cosy Catastrophes (best songs)
Cover Me Songs (best cover albums)
Deceptive Cadence (best classical albums)
DJ Magazine (singles)
Drowned in Sound (albums)
Drowned in Sound (best ambient albums)
Drowned in Sound (best black metal)
Drowned in Sound (essential compilations)
Drowned in Sound (favourite songs)
Drowned in Sound (psychedelic albums)
Drowned in Sound (staff favourite albums)
Dummy (best music)
Earbuddy (albums)
Exclaim! (best EPs)
FACT (best music)
The Fader (best songs)
FasterLouder (best albums)
Flavorwire (best albums)
Flavorwire (songs)
Folk Alley (top folk and Americana albums)
Glide (best albums)
Gorilla vs. Bear (best albums)
Gorilla vs. Bear (best songs)
Guardian (best albums)
Heavy Blog Is Heavy (best debut albums)
Hype Machine (most blogged songs)
Impose (best music writing)
Insider Monkey (best music mashups)
Jim DeRogatis (top albums)
Juno Plus (top cassettes)
Juno Plus (top labels)
KEXP (DJs' favorite albums)
LA Music Blog (top albums)
LA Music Blog (top musical moments on Twitter)
LA Music Blog (top singles)
The Line of Best Fit (best songs)
The Line of Best Fit (top albums)
Louder Than War (albums)
Magnet (top albums)
Metacritic (top albums)
Metal Sucks (best metal lists)
MIkethatmiller (best albums)
MOJO (best albums)
New York Times (best albums)
Nialler9 (music videos)
Noisey (top albums and singles)
NPR Music (breakout artists)
NPR Music (best global music)
NPR Music (favorite albums)
NPR Music (favorite songs)
Paste (best albums)
Paste (best box sets)
Paste (best new bands)
Paste (best songs)
Pigeons and Planes (best music videos)
Pigeons and Planes (best new artists)
Pitchfork (best albums)
Pitchfork (best music videos)
Pitchfork (best songs)
Pitchfork (contributors' top music lists)
Pitchfork (top album covers)
PopMatters (best music)
Pretty Much Amazing (top EPs)
Q Magazine (top albums)
The Quietus (albums)
The Quietus (best hip hop albums)
The Quietus (best metal albums)
The Quietus (songs)
The Quietus (top R&B singles and albums)
RA (top albums)
RA (top DJs)
RA (top mixes and compilations)
The Record - Ann Powers (top albums)
Rolling Stone (top albums)
RPM (best indigenous Australian music)
SPIN (best albums)
SPIN (best songs)
Stereogum (best albums)
Stereogum (best metal albums)
Stereogum (best rap albums)
Stereogum (favorite songs)
Textura (favourite labels)
Thump (best albums)
Tiny Mix Tapes (favorite music releases).
Tiny Mix Tapes (favorite songs)
Treble (top albums)
Treble (overlooked albums)
Triple J (best Australian albums)
Turntable Kitchen (best album covers)
Uncut (best albums)
Under the Radar (top albums)
VICE (albums)
The Vinyl Factory (top vinyl releases)
Wondering Sound (best jazz albums)
Wondering Sound (best metal albums)
Wondering Sound (best songs)
XLR8R (best music)

also at Largehearted Boy:

2013 Year-End Online Music Lists
2012 Year-End Online Music Lists
2011 Year-End Online Music Lists
2010 Year-End Online Music Lists
2009 Year-End Online Music Lists
2008 Year-End Online Music Lists
2007 Year-End Online Music Lists
2006 Year-End Online Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Music Lists

Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists

other lists at Largehearted Boy
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Daily Downloads (free & legal mp3 downloads)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews