For the 10th year, we asked you to tell us the best music of the past twelve months. It’s a hallowed family tradition we call The Gummy Awards and by holding it a little later than usual this year, you guys were able to vote for albums like Black Messiah and The Pinkprint that came too late to be considered by most other year-end lists. With only two days of the year left, we can probably consider this a fair Best Of 2014 readers’ poll.
And speaking of Black Messiah, aside from that surprise D’Angelo album your top 10 LP picks were all on our staff list of the year’s 50 best albums. The top 10 song picks will be very familiar to regular readers, too. Honorable mention goes to 311, who received one vote.
And the Gummys go to…
STEREOGUM READERS’ 10 BEST ALBUMS OF 2014
10. Ariel Pink – pom pom (4AD)
09. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
08. Swans – To Be Kind (Young God)
07. Spoon – They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)
06. FKA twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)
05. Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde)
04. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah (RCA)
03. St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Loma Vista)
02. Run the Jewels – RTJ2 (Mass Appeal)
01. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)
STEREOGUM READERS’ 10 BEST SONGS OF 2014