Best CDs of 2014

1. St. Vincent "St. Vincent"
2. The Suburbs "Si Sauvage"
3. Negativland "It's All In Your Head"
4. Uncle Bonsai "The Grim Parade"
5. Damien Rice "A Favorite Faded Fantasy"
6. Beck "Morning Phase"
7. (tie) FKA Twigs "LP1"/ Caribou "Our Love"
8. (tie) Bob Mould "Beauty & Ruin"/ Cloud Nothings "Here And Nowhere Else"
9. (tie) The Notwist "Close To The Glass"/ Future Islands "Singles"
10. (tie) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart "Days of Abandon"/ The War On Drugs "Lost In The Dream"
Cibo Matto "Hotel Valentine"
The Delines "Colfax"
Sean Nelson "Make Good Choices"
Parquet Courts "Sunbathing Animal"/ "Content Nausea"
The New Pornographers "Brill Bruisers"
tUnE-yArDs "Nikki Nack"
The Faint "Doom Abuse"
Damon Albarn "Everyday Robots"
Sloan "Commonwealth"
Spoon "They Want My Soul"
Markéta Irglová "Muna"
The Drowners "Drowners"
Bryan Ferry "Avonmore"
Toad The Wet Sprocket "New Constellation"
Jackson Browne "Standing In The Breach"
Bleachers "Strange Desire"
The Ting Tings "Super Critical"
Pink Floyd "The Endless River"
Futureheads "Rant"
Self "Super Fake Nice"
Jill Sobule "Dottie's Charms"
Taylor Swift "1989"
The Rentals "Lost In Alphaville"
Thompson "Family"
Kooks "Listen"
Tori Amos "Unrepentant Geraldines"
Elbow "The Take Off And Landing Of Everything"
Kaiser Chiefs "Education, Education, Education & War"
Stars "No One Is Lost"
Rancid "...Honor Is All We Know"
The Hold Steady "Teeth Dreams"
Prince "Art Official Age"/"PlectrumElectrum"
Robyn Hitchcock "The Man Upstairs"
Woodkid "The Golden Age" (would have been one of the best of the year in 2013, but I didn't hear it until this year!)

Best Techno CDs of 2014

1. RuPaul "Born Naked"
Hirsute Pursuit "Revel In Your Ability To Accessorize My Pleasure"
Todd Terje "It's Album Time"
Deadmau5 "While(1<2)"
Hercules & Love Affair "Feast of the Broken Heart"
Kele "Trick"
Thom Yorke "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes"
Air "Music For Museum"
Plaid "Reachy Prints"
The 2 Bears "Lambs Bread and Weepers EP"/ "The Night Is Young"
Various Artists "Here Lies Love: The Remix Collection"
Aphex Twin "Syro"
Röyksopp and Robyn "Do It Again"/ "The Inevitable End"

Best CD Reissues of 2014

1. Scruffy The Cat "The Good Goodbye: Unreleased Recordings 1984-1990"
The Unicorns "Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?"/ "2014"
Nine Inch Nails "Recoiled"
Richard Thompson "Acoustic Classics"
Underworld "Dubnobasswithmyheadman"
XTC "Drums And Wires: The Surround Sound Series"
Various Artists "Songs for Slim: Rockin Here Tonight"
Superdrag "Jokers W/ Tracers"
They Might Be Giants "Idlewild: A Compilation"
Great Big Sea "XX"
Various Artists "Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell"

Worst CDs of 2014

1. U2 "Songs Of Innocence"
2. Bruce Springsteen "High Hopes"
3. Michael Cera "True That"
4. Skrillex "Recess"
5. Beck "Song Reader"/ Various Artists "Peter Gabriel: And I'll Scratch Yours"
6. Tears For Fears "Ready Boys & Girls?"
7. OK Go "Hungry Ghosts"
8. Weezer "Everything Will Be Alright In The End"
9. Coldplay "Ghost Stories"
10. Alexis Taylor "Await Barbarians"/ Holly Johnson "Europa"
The Vines "Wicked Nature"
Duck Sauce "Quack"
Basement Jaxx "Junto"
Information Society "_Hello World"
Kasabian "48:13"
The Vines "Wicked Nature"
Julian Casablanas + the Voidz "Tyranny"
Andrew Bird "Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…"
The Drums "Encyclopedia"
Annie Lennox "Nostalgia"

Best CD Cover of 2014

Weezer "Everything Will Be Alright In The End"
Information Society "_hello world"
Broken Bells "After The Disco"
Coldplay "Ghost Stories"
Jack White "Lazaretto" (especially LP)
The Gloaming "The Gloaming"
Liars "Mess"
Swans "To Be Kind"
Arca "Xen"
SIGHS "Easy to Forget EP"
clipping. "CLPPNG"

Worst CD Cover of 2014

The Faint "Doom Abuse"
Pharoahe Monch "P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)"
Final Conflict "Ashes to Ashes"
Doug Benson "Gateway Doug"/ "Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun"
First Aid Kit "Stay Gold"
Blood Orange "Cupid Deluxe"
Run The Jewels "Run The Jewels 2"
The Roots "...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"
U2 "Songs Of Innocence"
Kasabian "48:13"

Best Movies of 2014

1. Boyhood
2. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
3. G. B. F.
4. A Field In England
5. 22 Jump Street
6. Love Is Strange
7. (tie) Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012/ Obvious Child
8. (tie) Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow/ Jack Reacher: Shadow Recruit
9. (tie) The Double/ Enemy
10. (tie) Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries And Mentors Of Ricky Jay/ Tim's Vermeer
11. (tie) The Thousand Foot Journey/ Chef
12. (tie) The Lego Movie/ Planes: Fire & Rescue
13. (tie) Under The Skin/ Only Lovers Left Alive
14. (tie) Mr. Nobody/ The Zero Theorem
15. (tie) The Act Of Killing/ Jodorowsky's Dune
We Are The Best!
John Wick
The Congress
Venus In Fur
Magic In The Moonlight
Dumb and Dumber To
The Overnighters
The Imitation Game
Blue Ruin
The Skeleton Twins
The Conspiracy
Stranger By The Lake
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Banshee Chapter
The Book Of Life
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Worst Movies of 2014

1. Under the Electric Sky
2. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
3. Admission
4. The Signal (2014)
5. Transcendence
The Counselor
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Goodbye To Language 3D
Nymphomaniac: Volume II
Some Awful Movies From Last Year I Finally Saw
Ender's Game
The Wolf of Wall Street
Visitors (2013)
A Good Day to Die Hard
Oldboy (2013)

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