NME Writers List Top Ten Albums Of 2014

You might’ve seen NME’s Top 50 Albums Of 2014 and Tracks, by now. Here’s the Top 10 individual album picks from NME staff – and listen to a playlist of tracks below.

Laura Snapes, Features Editor

1. St Vincent – ‘St Vincent’
2. La Roux – ‘Trouble In Paradise’
3. Iceage – ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’
4. Makthaverskan – ‘II’
5. Ex Hex – ‘Rips’
6. Aphex Twin – ‘Syro’
7. Hiss Golden Messenger – ‘Lateness of Dancers’
8. White Lung – ‘Deep Fantasy’
9. Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’
10. Perfect Pussy – ‘Say Yes To Love’

Rhian Daly, Assistant Reviews Editor

1. Twin Peaks – ‘Wild Onion’
2. Superfood – ‘Don’t Say That’
3. Jamie T – ‘Carry On The Grudge’
4. Interpol – ‘El Pintor’
5. The Vines – ‘Wicked Nature’
6. Alvvays – ‘Alvvays
7. The Orwells – ‘Disgraceland’
8. Black Lips – ‘Underneath The Rainbow’
9. Childhood – ‘Lacuna
10. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – ‘Tyranny’

David Renshaw, News Reporter

1. Caribou – ‘Our Love’
2. YG – ‘My Krazy Life’
3. Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’
4. FKA Twigs – ‘LP1’
5. Merchandise – ‘After The End’
6. Perfect Pussy – ‘Say Yes To Love’
7. Jamie T – ‘Carry On The Grudge’
8. Aphex Twin – ‘Syro’
9. Protomartyr – ‘Under Colour Of Official Right’
10. Future Islands – ‘Singles’

Lucy Jones, Deputy Editor, NME.com

1. The War on Drugs – ‘Lost In A Dream’
2. Caribou – ‘Our Love’
3. Lana Del Rey – ‘Ultraviolence’
4. Aphex Twin – ‘Syro’
5. Thom Yorke – ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’
6. Warpaint – ‘Warpaint
7. clipping – ‘CLPPNG’
8. Todd Terje – ‘It’s Album Time’
9. Shabazz Palaces – ‘Lese Majesty’
10. Stephen Steinbrink – ‘Arranged Waves’

Nick Levine, Writer

1. Sky Ferreira – ‘Night Time, My Time’
2. La Roux – ‘Trouble In Paradise’
3. Tinashe – ‘Aquarius’
4. Jessie Ware – ‘Tough Love’
5. Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’
6. FKA Twigs – ‘LP1’
7. Neneh Cherry – Blank Project’
8. Taylor Swift – ‘1989’
9. Lykke Li – ‘I Never Learn’
10. Brody Dalle – ‘Diploid Love’

Ben Homewood, Reviews Editor

1. Merchandise – ‘After The End’
2. Mac DeMarco – ‘Salad Days’
3. Protomartyr – ‘Under Colour Of Official Right’
4. Real Estate – ‘Atlas’
5. Iceage – ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’
6. Kevin Morby – ‘Still Life’
7. Caribou – ‘Our Love’
8. The War On Drugs – ‘Lost In The Dream’
9. The Oh Sees – ‘Drop’
10. Amen Dunes – ‘Love’


Al Horner, Assistant Editor, NME.com

1. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – ‘Pinata’
2. Ava Luna – ‘Electric Balloon’
3. Caribou – ‘Our Love’
4. Radiator Hospital – ‘Torch’
5. St Vincent – ‘St Vincent’
6. Alvvays – ‘Alvvays’
7. Happyness – ‘Weird Little Birthday’
8. Julian Casablancas + the Voidz – ‘Tyranny’
9. Mac DeMarco – ‘Salad Days’
10. Vincent Vocoder Voice – ‘Vincent Vocoder Voice’

Tom Howard, Assistant Editor

1. Run The Jewels – ‘RTJ2’
2. Kate Tempest – ‘Everybody Down’
3. Sun Kil Moon – ‘Benji’
4. Jack White – ‘Lazaretto’
5. Mac De Marco – ‘Salad Days’
6. Spoon – ‘They Want My Soul’
7. Todd Terje – ‘It’s Album Time’
8. Future Islands – ‘Singles’
9. The War On Drugs – ‘Lost In The Dream’
10. St Vincent – ‘St Vincent’

Dan Stubbs, News Editor

1. The War On Drugs – ‘Lost In The Dream’
2. Avi Buffalo – ‘At Best Cuckold’
3. Lana Del Rey – ‘Ultraviolence’
4. Future Islands – ‘Singles’
5. Kate Tempest – ‘Everybody Down’
6. Lykke Li – ‘I Never Lose’
7. Jungle – ‘Jungle’
8. Sleaford Mods – ‘Divide & Exit’
9. La Roux – ‘Trouble In Paradise’
10. St Vincent – ‘St Vincent’

Greg Cochrane, Editor, NME.com

1. Death From Above 1975 – ‘The Physical World’
2. Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’
3. St Vincent – ‘St Vincent’
4. Sohn – ‘Tremors’
5. The War On Drugs – ‘Lost In The Dream’
6. The Bronze Medal – ‘Darlings’
7. Spoon – ‘They Want My Soul’
8. Caribou – ‘Our Love’
9. Future Islands – ‘Singles’
10. Warpaint – ‘Warpaint’

Read NME’s Top 50 tracks of the year here and stream the list as you’re reading. You can also watch NME writers discuss the list on NME Video. Read NME’s Top 50 albums of the year here.