Happy New Year from the Nilsen Report! With another year in the books, the Nilsen Report Team has submitted its second annual list of the best in sports and entertainment. If you’d like to see how our tastes have evolved (or not) over the past year, you can find the 2013 Year in Review here!

Top Albums

Aaron Nilsen:

Honourable Mention: Coldplay- Ghost Stories
10. The Roots- And Then You Shot Your Cousin
9. Foster The People- Supermodel
8. Taylor Swift- 1989
7. Tokyo Police Club- Forcefield
6. Arkells- High Noon
5. Phantogram- Voices
4. Logic- Under Pressure
3. J. Cole- 2014 Forrest Hills Drive
2. ScHoolboy Q- Oxymoron
1. Hozier- Hozier

Jon Willemsen:

10. Alt-J- This Is All Yours                      
9. Chet Faker- Built on Glass
8. Alvvays- Alvvays
7. Mac DeMarco- Salad Days
6. ScHoolboy Q- Oxymoron
5. The Black Keys- Turn Blue
4. SOHN- Tremors
3. Hozier- Hozier
2. Arkells- High Noon
1. Childish Gambino- STN MTN Mixtape

Braden Young:

Honorable Mentions: Ariana Grande- My Everything, BADBADNOTGOOD-  III, Big K.R.I.T.- Cadillactica, Childish Gambino- STN MTN/Kauai, FKA Twigs- LP1, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib- Pinata, Mac Miller- Faces, Taylor Swift- 1989
10. Arkells- High Noon
9. Vince Staples- Hell Can Wait EP
8. Mac DeMarco- Salad Days
7. War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream
6. Logic- Under Pressure
5. Tokyo Police Club- Forcefield
4. ScHoolboy Q- Oxymoron
3. Isaiah Rashad- Cilvia Demo
2. Flying Lotus- You’re Dead!
1. Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2

Top Movies

A.N.

Honorable Mention: Noah
10. Let’s Be Cops
9. Top Five
8. Edge of Tomorrow
7. 22 Jump Street
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Boyhood
4. Nightcrawler
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
1. Gone Girl

J.W.

10. Divergent
9. Nightcrawler
8. Predestination
7. Gone Girl
6. American Sniper
5. The Imitation Game
4. 22 Jump Street
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
1. Interstellar

B.Y.

10. Neighbors
9. Godzilla
8. The Judge
7. Fury
6. 22 Jump Street
5. Nightcrawler
4. This Is Where I Leave You
3. Chef
2. Boyhood
1. Gone Girl

Top Television Series

A.N.

Honorable Mention: Seinfeld
10. Family Feud
9. The Jerry Springer Show
8. CBC Ottawa News
7. Person of Interest
6. Saturday Night Live
5. Big Brother
4. The League
3. How I Met Your Mother
2. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
1. True Detective

J.W.10. Hannibal

9. Parks and Recreation
8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
7. Community
6. Archer
5. The League
4. The 100
3. How I Met Your Mother
2. Game of Thrones
1. True Detective

B.Y.

Honorable Mentions: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Community, ESPN: 30 for 30, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Suits
10. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
9. Modern Family
8. Parks and Recreation
7. Orange is the New Black
6. House of Cards
5. New Girl
4. Nathan For You
3. Homeland
2. The Newsroom
1. True Detective

Top Athletes

A.N.

Honorable Mention: Bob Sacamano
10. The Iron Sheik
9. LeBron James
8. Alex Rodriguez
7. Daniel Alfredsson
6. Jose Canseco
5. Lou Williams
4. Eugenie Bouchard
3. Jonas Valanciunas
2. Odell Beckham Jr.
1. Derek Jeter

J.W.

10. Maute Bol
9. Pete Weber
8. Cassy Aite
7. Kendrick Perkins
6. Cuba Gooding Jr.
5. Dany Heatley
4. Lil Bow Wow
3. Shaquille O’Neal
2. Gordon Bombay
1. Nick Young

B.Y.

Honourable Mentions: Dez Bryant, Boogie Cousins, Sidney Crosby, Steph Curry, Novak Djokovic, Kevin Durant, Anze Kopitar, Jordy Nelson, Henrik Lundqvist, the Mumps, Jonathan Towes, Stan Wawrinka
T-10. Christiano Ronaldo
T-10. Lionnel Messi
9. Mike Trout
8. Antonio Brown
7. Clayton Kershaw
6. DeMarco Murray
5. Aaron Rodgers
4. Madison Bumgarner
3. Anthony Davis
2. J.J. Watt
1. LeBron James