Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums And Songs Of 2014

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

Ariel Pink - pom pom10. Ariel Pinkpom pom (4AD)


Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness09. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)


Swans - To Be Kind08. SwansTo Be Kind (Young God)


Spoon - They Want My Soul07. SpoonThey Want My Soul (Loma Vista)


FKA twigs - LP106. FKA twigsLP1 (Young Turks)


Sun Kil Moon - Benji05. Sun Kil MoonBenji (Caldo Verde)


D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah04. D’Angelo & The VanguardBlack Messiah (RCA)


St. Vincent - St. Vincent03. St. VincentSt. Vincent (Loma Vista)


Run the Jewels - RTJ202. Run the JewelsRTJ2 (Mass Appeal)


The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream01. The War On DrugsLost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)





STEREOGUM READERS’ 10 BEST SONGS OF 2014

10. Spoon – “Inside Out”

09. Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”

08. Sia – “Chandelier”

07. Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me”

06. Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)

05. Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

04. The War On Drugs – “Red Eyes”

03. Perfume Genius – “Queen”

02. FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”

01. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting On You)”