Pitchfork Releases 50 Best Albums of 2014

Pitchfork recognizes the best in music from 2014

With the New Year rapidly approaching there has been no shortage of Best Of lists to mark the greatest (and sometimes worst) music of the year. Pitchfork released their top 50 albums of 2014 countdown today and it is a compilation for the ages.

Indie favourites that made the list include St. Vincent’s self titled album at 16, Spoon’s They Want My Soul at 13, Mac Demarco’s Salad Days at 12, and Future Island’s Singles at 22. Representing Canada on the Pitchfork best of list are Owen Pallet’s In Conflict at number 42, and Caribou’s Our Love starting off the top 10 list.

Very best frenemies Sun Kil Moon and The War on Drugs also made the top ten, with The War on Drugs surpassing Sun Kil Moon by four spots-take that Mark Kozelek!

But the most exciting feature on the list goes to the number one pick which crowned Run The Jewels’ Run The Jewels 2 as album of the year. The album has no shortage of anger, profanity, and battling of wits-basically everything you would want from your hip hop and more. Read the full list below or catch the ranking here:

50. Ben FrostAurora
49. Mr Twin SisterMr Twin Sister
48. ClarkClark
47. ShellacDude Incredible
46. Ariana GrandeMy Everything
45. Andy StottFaith in Strangers
44. A Sunny Day in GlasgowSea When Absent
43. Madlib / Freddie GibbsPinata
42. Owen PallettIn Conflict
41. Leon VynehallMusic for the Uninvited
40. Ty SegallManipulator
39. OughtMore Than Any Other Day
38. Hundred WatersThe Moon Rang Like A Bell
37. Perfect PussySay Yes To Love
36. TinasheAquarius
35. ShabazzLese Majesty
34. Cloud NothingsHere and Nowhere Else
33. Rich GangTha Tour Part 1
32. White LungDeep Fantasy
31. Taylor Swift1989
30. IceagePlowing Into the Field of Love
29. How to Dress Well – “What Is This Heart?”
28. PharmakonBestial Burden
27. YGMy Krazy Life
26. Ex HexRips
25. Azealia BanksBroke With Expensive Taste
24. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal
23. Lykke LiI Never Learn
22. Future IslandsSingles
21. Brian Eno / Karl HydeHigh Life
20. Vince StaplesHell Can Wait EP
19. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
18. ArcaXen
17. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!
16. St. VincentSt. Vincent
15. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire for No Witness
14. Real EstateAtlas
13. SpoonThey Want My Soul
12. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days
11. Perfume GeniusToo Bright
10. CaribouOur Love
9. Ariel PinkPom Pom
8. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time
7. Sun Kil MoonBenji
6. SwansTo Be Kind
5. GrouperRuins
4. Aphex TwinSyro
3. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream
2. FKA twigsLP1
1. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2

Until next year, folks.