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EOY 2014 NPR (US)

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So the way this list works is NPR gave an unranked list of their favorite albums of the year, with a standout song included. I'm not sure if the standout songs are going to be included in the EOY songs list, but here you go-

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/ ... ent=202604


Beyonce- Beyonce
Courtney Barnett- Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
St. Vincent- St. Vincent
Sylvan Esso- Sylvan Esso
Sun Kil Moon- Benji
Hurray for the Riff Raff- Small Town Heroes
Beck- Morning Phase
Joe Henry- Invisible Hour
Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
The Antlers- Familiars
FKA Twigs- LP1
Alvvays- Alvvays
Chris Staples- American Soft
Luluc- Passerby
Run the Jewels- RTJ2
Young Fathers- Dead
Taylor Swift- 1989
Weezer- Everything Will Be Alright in the End


Beyonce- XO
Courtney Barnett- History Eraser
St. Vincent- Birth in Reverse
Sylvan Esso- Coffee
Sun Kil Moon- Carissa
Hurray for the Riff Raff- The Body Electric
Beck- Morning
Joe Henry- Sparrow
Sturgill Simpson- Life of Sin
The Antlers- Palace
FKA Twigs- Two Weeks
Alvvays- Archie, Marry Me
Chris Staples- Dark Side of the Moon
Luluc- Small Window
Run the Jewels- Blockbuster Night, Part 1
Young Fathers- Just Another Bullet
Taylor Swift- Blank Space
Weezer- Cleopatra
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Post by Harold »

I don't think this is NPR's actual "Best Albums of 2014" list - if you look at the intro on the site, it indicates that an official list is coming next week. They usually present an unranked top 50.

I hope they include Beyonce on their official list, too. Remember all those sources that published their 2013 lists early and then said they would make up for missing the album by including it on their 2014 lists? It'd be nice if some of them actually did that.
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http://www.npr.org/2014/12/08/368731400 ... ms-of-2014

Alphabetical order :

Alt-J - This Is All Yours
Ana Tijoux - Vengo
Angaleena Presley - American Middle Class
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Aphex Twin - Syro
Augustin Hadelich - Ades/Sibelius: Violin Concertos
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band - Landmarks
Brownout - Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath
Ceci Bastida - En La Edad De La Violencia
FKA twigs - LP1
Fred Hersch Trio - Floating
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
The Gloaming - The Gloaming
Grouper - Ruins
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
Jeff Ballard Trio - Time's Tales
Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
Jorge Drexler - Bailar En La Cueva
Joyce Didonato - Stella di Napoli
Kassem Mosse - Workshop 19
Leon Fleisher - All The Things You Are
Los Lobos - Si Se Puede: Los Lobo And Friends
Luluc - Passerby
Marc Ribot Trio - Live At The Village Vanguard
Martha - Courting Strong
Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions
Miranda Lambert - Platinum
Moodyman - Moodyman
Noura Mint Seymali - Tzenni
Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
Perfume Genius - Too Bright
Popcaan - Where We Come From
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra/Prague Philharmonic Choir - Leos Janacek, Glagolitic Mass
Robert Ellis - The Lights From The Chemical Plant
Robert Plant - lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar
Run the Jewels - RTJ2
Seattle Symphony - John Luther Adams, Become Ocean
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - A Long Way To The Beginning
Spoon - They Want My Soul
St. Vincent - St. Vincent
Stromae - Racine Caree
Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso
T.I. - Paperwork
Taylor Swift - 1989
Teyana Taylor - VII
Ty Dolla $ign - SIgn Language
The War on Drugs - Lost In The Dream
YG - My Krazy Life
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Harold wrote:I hope they include Beyonce on their official list, too.
And...they didn't. Son of a bitch. To add insult to insult, they did include a 2013 release: Stromae's (although that may not have been released in the U.S. until this year, so that might be forgivable).
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Post by Jeff »

I always like the NPR year-end lists since they are among the most eclectic.
granit wrote:Seattle Symphony - John Luther Adams, Become Ocean
This album is highly unusual in that Luther Adams won the Pulitzer for that composition earlier this year. Usually, Pulitzer Prize winning pieces are rarely performed and can take decades to be recorded and released.
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Definitely eclectic. You've got T.I and Taylor Swift there with Janacek and Fred Hersch!
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It appears that NPR has gone a little crazy this year with the year-end stuff. They've posted (and created a shuffling playlist for) their unranked "302 favorite songs of the year."

http://www.npr.org/2014/12/10/369652480 ... gs-of-2014

The 302 songs are divided in categories based on genre:

== Classical ==
A Far Cry - "Hearne: Palindrome for Andrew Norman"
Bang on a Can All-Stars & Trio Mediaeval - "Wolfe: Some Say (from 'Steel Hammer')"
Cameron Carpenter - "Bernstein: Candide Overture"
Conspirare - "Kyr: Transcending: And Love Remains"
Girma Yifrashewa - "Sememen"
The Hilliard Ensemble - "Lullay, I Saw"
Jacaszek - "Kingdom (Les Chênes, Les Bouleaux)"
Jeffrey Zeigler - "Perez Santiago: Glaub"
Jonas Kaufmann - "Schubert: Der Leiermann"
Joyce DiDonato - "Bellini: Dopo l'oscuro nembo"
Latvian Radio Choir - "Falik: Your Temple, Lord"
Leon Fleisher - "Gershwin: The Man I Love"
Nathalie Stutzmann - "Handel: Son qual stanco pellegrino"
Pavel Kolesnikov - "Tchaikovsky: June"
YMusic - "Turner: The Bear & The Squirrel"

== Country / Americana ==
Adia Victoria - "Stuck in the South"
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn - "Shotgun Blues"
David Nail - "The Secret"
Doug Seegers - "Going Down To The River"
Drive-By Truckers - "Grand Canyon"
Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown"
Hurray For The Riff Raff - "The Body Electric"
Jason Eady - "One, Two ... Many"
Kira Isabella - "Quarterback"
Lee Ann Womack - "All His Saints"
Lucinda Williams - "Stand Right By Each Other"
Lydia Loveless - "Wine Lips"
Miranda Lambert - "Bathroom Sink"
Parker Millsap - "Truck Stop Gospel"
Robert Ellis - "Chemical Plant"
Rosanne Cash - "Night School"
Sam Hunt - "House Party"
St. Paul & The Broken Bones - "Call Me"
Sturgill Simpson - "Turtles All The Way Down"
Sunny Sweeney - "Second Guessing"
Willie Nelson - "The Wall"

== Electronic ==
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - "ATOMOS IX"
Afterhours - "Defragment #2"
Andre Laos - "Yield"
Aphex Twin - "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]"
Ben Frost - "Venter"
Bing & Ruth - "The Towns We Love is Our Town"
Caribou - "Our Love"
Ela Stiles - "Drone Transitions"
Factory Floor - "How You Say (Redux)"
Fennesz - "The Liar"
Floating Points - "King Bromeliad"
Gui Boratto - "Joker"
Hudson Mohawke - "Chimes"
Jack J - "Something (On My Mind)"
Kölsch feat. Gregor Schwellenbach - "Cassiopeia"
Moodymann - "Sunday Hotel"
Porter Robinson feat. Amy Millan - "Divinity"
Protect-U - "Time 2 Technique"
Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - "Johnny and Mary"
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - "The Way He Looks At Me"
Ulf Lohmann - "PCC"

== Hip-Hop ==
100s (feat. Redinho) - "Ten Freaky Hoes"
2 Chainz - "Trap Back"
Amber London - "Hard 2 Find"
Azealia Banks - "Idle Delilah"
Baby Ace feat. Rob Gullatte - "I'm Talkin' Bout"
Big K.R.I.T. - "Mt. Olympus"
Bobby Shmurda - "Hot Nigga"
Cam'ron & A-Trak - "Dipshits"
Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment - "Wonderful Everyday: Arthur"
Cormega - "Honorable (feat. Raekwon)"
DJ Quik - "Pet Sematary"
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Never Catch Me"
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib feat. BJ the Chicago Kid - "Shame"
Future feat. Andre 3000 - "Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)"
GoldLink - "CNTRL"
ILOVEMAKONNEN - "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday"
Jay Electronica x Jay Z - "We Made It (Remix)"
Jean Grae - "ARME (take it to the wall.)"
Jeezy feat. Jay Z - "Seen It All"
Kendrick Lamar - "i"
Kevin Gates - "Homicide"
Lil Herb - "4 Minutes of Hell, Part 3"
Logic - "I'm Gone"
Migos - "Fight Night"
OG Maco - "U Guessed It"
Pusha T - "Lunch Money"
Rae Sremmurd - "No Flex Zone"
Rich Gang feat. Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan - "Lifestyle"
Rick Ross feat. Kanye West and Big Sean - "Sanctified"
Run The Jewels - "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)"
Schoolboy Q - "Man Of The Year"
Shabazz Palaces - "Ishmael"
The Underachievers - "Quiescent"
Vic Mensa - "Down On My Luck"
Vince Staples - "Nate"
Your Old Droog - "Loosey In the Store With Pennies"

== Jazz ==
Ambrose Akinmusire feat. Becca Stevens - "Our Basement (Ed)"
Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band - "Ark.La.Tex"
James Brandon Lewis - "Wading Child In The Motherless Water"
James Farm - "Two Steps"
Jason Moran - "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Jeff Ballard Trio - "Beat Street"
Paul Bley - "Pent-Up House"
Zara McFarlane - "Police & Thieves"

== Latin ==
AJ Davila feat. Selma Oxor - "Dura Como Piedra"
Alika Y Nueva Alianza - "Big Up"
Ana Tijoux - "Vengo"
Calle 13 - "Asi De Grande Son Las Ideas"
Ceci Bastida - "Cuando Te Tenga"
Chingo Bling - "Cerveza"
Cilantro Boombox - "Fears Away"
David Lindes - "Caminante Caminando"
Gina Chavez - "Miles De Millas"
Jarina De Marco - "El Venao"
Kali Uchis - "Real"
Karol Conka - "Boa Noite"
La Dame Blanche - "Overdosi"
La Santa Cecilia - "Strawberry Fields Forever"
Las Acevedo - "She Bangs"
Viento Callejero feat. Eddika Organista - "La Burrita"

== Pop ==
The 2 Bears - "Not This Time"
5 Seconds Of Summer - "She Looks So Perfect"
Adanowsky - "Dancing To The Radio"
Ariana Grande (feat. Zedd) - "Break Free"
Beyonce feat. Nicki Minaj - "Flawless (Remix)"
Charli XCX - "Boom Clap"
Chris Brown feat. Usher - "New Flame"
Clean Bandit - "Rather Be"
FKA twigs - "Two Weeks"
Ingrid Michaelson - "Girls Chase Boys"
Jeremih - "Don't Tell 'Em"
Jessie Ware - "Tough Love"
Jungle - "Busy Earnin'"
Michael Jackson - "A Place with No Name"
Nick Jonas - "Jealous"
Nico & Vinz - "Am I Wrong"
Pharrell Williams - "Gush"
Popcaan - "Everything Nice"
QT - "Hey QT"
Röyksopp & Robyn - "Do It Again"
Sam Smith - "Leave Your Lover"
Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"
Shash'U - "Loyal (PWRFNK Remix)"
Sia - "Chandelier"
Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"
Taylor Swift - "Out Of The Woods"
Tove Lo - "Habits (Stay High)"
Usher - "Good Kisser"
Zeds Dead feat. Twin Shadow & D'Angelo Lacy - "Lost You"

== R&B ==
ALTA - "Wash It Down"
Andrew Ashong - "Love The Way"
Ben Khan - "Youth"
Bernhoft - "Come Around With Me"
BJ The Chicago Kid - "Soul Of A Woman"
Christian Rich feat. Angela McCluskey - "Real Love"
Disclosure feat. Mary J Blige - "F For You"
FYFE - "For You"
Gordon Voidwell - "GF Jeans"
J. Cole - "Be Free"
Kelis - "Bless The Telephone"
Kelis - "Breakfast"
Little Dragon - "Pretty Girls"
Low Leaf - "Set Me Free"
Mary J. Blige - "Therapy"
Meshell Ndegeocello - "Comet, Come To Me"
Mick Jenkins feat. NoName Gypsy - "Comfortable"
Mélat x Jansport J - "L.I.P.S."
Nick Hakim - "I Don't Know"
Niia - "Body"
Prince feat. Lianne La Havas - "Clouds"
Shamir - "On The Regular"
Tiffany Gouché - "Fantasy"
Ty Dolla $ign feat. French Montana & Trey Songz - "Paranoid (Remix)"

== Rock ==
The #1s - "Heartsmash"
Afternoons - "Say Yes"
alt-J - "Hunger Of The Pine"
alt-J - "Left Hand Free"
Alvvays - "Archie, Marry Me"
Amen Dunes - "Lonely Richard"
Angel Olsen - "Forgiven/Forgotten"
Angel Olsen - "Unfucktheworld"
The Antlers - "Palace"
Ausmuteants - "Bad Day"
Beach Slang - "Dirty Cigarettes"
Beck - "Morning"
Benjamin Booker - "Have You Seen My Son"
The Black Keys - "Weight Of Love"
The Both - "Milwaukee"
BRONCHO - "Class Historian"
Cayetana - "Scott Get The Van, I'm Moving"
Chet Faker - "1998"
Chris Staples - "Dark Side Of The Moon"
Chumped - "Hot 97 Summer Jam"
Conor Oberst - "Hundreds of Ways"
Damien Jurado - "Silver Timothy"
Damien Rice - "My Favourite Faded Fantasy"
David Bowie - "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)"
Death Vessel - "Ilsa Drown"
Deerhoof - "Paradise Girls"
Dylan Shearer - "Meadow Mines (Fort Polio)"
EMA - "So Blonde"
Eno-Hyde - "DBF"
Ex Hex - "Don't Wanna Lose"
The Family Crest - "Beneath The Brine"
Father John Misty - "Bored In The USA"
First Aid Kit - "Shattered & Hollow"
Future Islands - "Seasons (Waiting On You)"
Gabriel Kahane - "Empire Liquor Mart (9127 S. Figueroa St.)"
Gem Club - "Michael"
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger - "Too Deep"
Greylag - "Yours To Shake"
Grouper - "Clearing"
Herzog - "Full Stick"
Highasakite - "Since Last Wednesday"
Hiss Golden Messenger - "Saturday's Song"
Hospitality - "I Miss Your Bones"
Hozier - "Jackie and Wilson"
Hozier - "Take Me To Church"
Hundred Waters - "Down From The Rafters"
Jack White - "High Ball Stepper"
Jack White - "Lazaretto"
Jenny Lewis - "Slippery Slopes"
Jessica Lea Mayfield - "Do I Have The Time"
Jon Sebastian - "Nightmare Sisters"
Joyce Manor - "Schley"
Kishi Bashi - "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!"
Lake Street Dive - "You Go Down Smooth"
Leonard Cohen - "Born in Chains"
Lost In The Trees - "Past Life"
Luluc - "Small Window"
Martha - "Dust, Juice, Bones and Hair"
Matt Kivel - "The First Time"
Mimicking Birds - "Bloodlines"
My Brightest Diamond - "Pressure"
The New Basement Tapes - "When I Get My Hands On You"
The New Pornographers - "Brill Bruisers"
The Notwist - "Kong"
Owen Pallett - "The Riverbed"
Parquet Courts - "Bodies Made Of"
Perfume Genius - "Queen"
PHOX - "Slow Motion"
Radiator Hospital - "Cut Your Bangs"
Ray LaMontagne - "Ojai"
Real Estate - "Had To Hear"
Restorations - "Separate Songs"
Robert Plant - "Little Maggie"
Rodrigo Amarante - "Nada Em Vão"
Rubblebucket - "Carousel Ride"
Saintseneca - "Happy Alone"
Samaris - "Lífsins ólgusjór"
Sarah Jaffe - "Some People Will Tell You"
Shakey Graves feat. Esmé Patterson - "Dearly Departed"
Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time The Sun Comes Up"
Sharon Van Etten - "Taking Chances"
Sheer Mag - "What You Want"
Sinkane - "How We Be"
Sleater-Kinney - "Bury Our Friends"
Son Little - "The River"
Spoon - "Do You"
Spoon - "Rent I Pay"
St. Vincent - "Digital Witness"
Steve Gunn - "Milly's Garden"
Strand of Oaks - "JM"
Sufjan Stevens - "A Little Lost"
Sun Kil Moon - "Carissa"
Sylvan Esso - "Coffee"
Temples - "Shelter Song"
Thee Oh Sees - "Encrypted Bounce"
Tiny Ruins - "Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens"
Tori Amos - "Wild Way"
TV On The Radio - "Seeds"
Tweedy - "High As Hello"
Ty Segall - "Feel"
The War On Drugs - "Under the Pressure"
Weezer - "Cleopatra"
White Lung - "Wrong Star"
Wild Beasts - "Wanderlust"
Woods - "With Light And With Love"
Zammuto - "Hegemony"
Ásgeir - "King and Cross"

== World ==
Danish String Quartet - "Sonderho Bridal Trilogy Pt. II"
Ibeyi - "River"
Indila - "Dernière Danse"
Kerwin Du Bois - "Too Real"
Majid Bekkas - "Choroq"
Noura Mint Seymali - "Tzenni"
Seun Kuti - "I.M.F."
Stromae - "Sommeil"
Susheela Raman - "Sharabi"
Yasmine Hamdan - "Deny"

== \m/ >_< \m/ == (Metal)
Against Me - "Transgender Dysphoria Blues"
Audrey Horne - "Out of the City"
Godflesh - "New Dark Ages"
Have A Nice Life - "Defenestration Song"
High Spirits - "I Will Run"
Obnox - "Molecule"
Perfect Pussy - "Interference Fits"
Priests - "And Breeding"
Protomartyr - "Come & See"
Scott Walker + Sun O))) - "Brando"
Skull Fist - "Chasing The Dream"
The Soft Pink Truth - "Black Metal"
Vanishing Point - "Distant Is The Sun"
Witch Mountain - "Psycho Animundi"
YOB - "Marrow"
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Re: EOY 2014 NPR (US)

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Updated with the full list (phew). It appears that the lists that Nick has in the opening post are lists solely accumulated by "All Songs Considered," a radio show on NPR. The other two longer lists are by NPR's staff in general.

That's my understanding, anyway. I could be incorrect.
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Post by Marlon »

NPR posted 4 individual Top10 or Top 15 lists and 3 of them include PERFECT PUSSY album, but strangely enough it is not on their joint Top 50 list?
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