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The Best of 2014: Phoenix Top 5s

January 15th, 2015
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For our 2014 retrospective, we asked some of our contributors to tell us their top 5 movies, games, books, albums, and songs of the year

 

CAW!

Caw!

Movies (Jeff Bulmer):

  1. 1. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  2. 2. John Wick
  3. 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  4. 4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  5. 5. Nightcrawler

 

 

Dark Souls

A Dark Souls character does what Dark Souls characters do best: die.

Games (Liam Leppard):

  1. 1. Dark Souls 2
  2. 2. Super Smash Bros for Wii U
  3. 3. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  4. 4. Mario Kart 8
  5. 5. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

 

 

ATALE

The cover to Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being , the best book of 2014

Books (Brittni MacKenzie-Dale):

  1. 1. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
  2. 2. The Troop – Nick Cutter
  3. 3. Revival – Stephen King
  4. 4. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
  5. 5. Yes Please – Amy Poehler

 

 

Lana

Lana Del Rey: Still going strong

Albums (Mike Ros):

  1.  1. Ultraviolence - Lana Del Rey
  2.  2. Here and Nowhere Else – Cloud Nothings
  3.  3. Lazaretto – Jack White
  4.  4. Alvvays – Alvvays
  5.  5. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

 

 

 

Songs (Jeff Bulmer):

  1.  1. Love – Sonata Arctica (from Pariah Child)
  2.  2. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (from 1989)
  3.  3. Candyman – Primus (from Primus & the Chocolate Factory)
  4.  4. Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha (from Global Warming)
  5.  5. Killing Strangers – Marilyn Manson (from The Pale Emperor)

 

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