Another year over and our Best of 2014 Lists have left us not only with a chance to remind ourselves of the incredible and incredibly diverse projects that have soundtracked our year, but also a chance to right a wrong.

The unifying record for both of us in 2014 was absent from almost all of last year’s and all of this year’s lists due to its December 23rd 2013 release.

However, at Southern Hospitality there’s never any denial and this technicality is secondary to the fact that ‘Journals’ has been the defining album of the year and it would feel wrong to have it anywhere else but on top or, worse, nowhere.

Respect as ever to all who released the amazing music that made these lists and keep us inspired, and the tons of albums/mixtapes and EPs that didn’t quite make it but nonetheless improved our lives.

Davey Boy Smith

1. Justin Bieber – Journals
2. Snootie Wild – Go Mode EP
3. Yung Gleesh – Cleansides Finest 3
4. Ca$h Out – Lets Get It
5. Beat King – Gangsta Stripper Music 2
6. ILoveMakonnen – Drink More Water 4 EP
7. ILoveMakonnen – ILoveMakonnen EP
8. Migos – No Label 2
9. Tinashe – Aquarius
10. Shy Glizzy – Young Jefe
11. DJ Chose – Surveillance
12. Jhene Aiko – Souled Out
13. Father – Young Hot Ebony
14. Shy Glizzy – Law 3
15. Johnny Cinco – John Popi
16. Key! – F Key i EP
17. Kodak Black – Project Baby
18. Rayven Justice – I Have A Dream LP/EP
19. Sauce Twinz – In Sauce We Trust
20. Young Scooter – 80s Baby

Rob Pursey

01. Justin Bieber – Journals
02. Tinashe – Aquarius
03. Tink – Winters Diary 2
04. ILoveMakonnen – ILoveMakonnen EP
05. K Camp – In Due Time EP
06. YG – My Krazy Life
07. Rich Gang – Tha Tour Vol. 1
08. Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House EP
09. ILoveMakonnen – Drink More Water 4 EP
10. Migos – No Label 2
11. Future – No Sleep
12. Dej Loaf – Sell Sole
13. Kodak Black – Project Baby
14. Chris Brown – X
15. E-40 -Sharp On All Corners (Vol. 1 & 2)
16. DJ Quik – The Midnight Life
17. Gangsta Boo & Beatking – Underground Cassette Tape Music
18. Mike-Will-Made-It – Ransom
19. Scotty ATL – Spaghetti Junction
20. Rochelle Jordan – 1021