Monday, December 15, 2014

Top 100 Songs of 2014

Weird year for songs. 2014 felt like a solid year for well rounded and interesting albums, but less so for stand out on their own type tracks. At least more than last year perhaps.

That said, there were still some really fantastic songs written in 2014. I had planned to double or triple up on songs by certain artists, rather than having 100 songs by 100 different artists on this list, but opted for the latter after all.

Probably more songs over 5 minutes than I have had on here in any previous years, but let's not overthink that bit.

This list is also compiled as a playlist here for Rdio users.

99Hang UpPeter Murphy
96FeelThe Soft Moon
95AloneThe Foreign Resort
94Feel RealMovement
93CastlesGlass Towers
92Silly GamesTricky
91Two WeeksFKA Twigs
90Turn Me UpTwin Shadow
89Deep In My HeartThe Drums
88Shelter SongTemples
87WaterfallFear of Men
86Paper HeartChloe Howl
85TribeTheophilus London
84IllumeLust For LIfe
83You've Got A Lot On Your MindSloan
82Frozen BritainJames
81Pony RideNeil Finn
80You & I (Forever)Jessie Ware
79Frequent FlyerChromeo
78MikoThe Chain Gang of 1974
77Fall In LovePhantogram
76Every StoneManchester Orchestra
75Trainwreck 1979Death From Above 1979
73Left Hand Freealt-J
72Simple and SureThe Pains of Being Pure At Heart
71Figure It OutRoyal Blood
70Are You Gonna Be Someone?Knight
69LunaBombay Bicycle Club
68Coming Up For AirZoot Woman
67Dancehall DomineNew Pornographers
66Forever BeKelis
65D.R.E.A.M.Phraroahe Monch
64minipops 67Aphex Twin
63Coming DownClap Your Hands Say Yeah
62Garden GraysWIldcat! Wildact!
61Here So RainBlack Submarine
58Daddy's CarEno - Hyde
56This HazePatterns
55ParadiseWhite Hex
54After The DiscoBroken Bells
53West CoastLana Del Rey
52Land Of The BlindInformation Society
50Climb To MePattern is Movement
49ParisLittle Dragon
45Close Your Eyes (and Count To Fuck)Run The Jewels
44I Try To Talk To YouHercules & Love Affair
43Mess On A MissionLiars
42Love Stops HereThe Juan MacLean
41Uptight DowntownLa Roux
40Heavy Seas of LoveDamon Albarn
39Feels Like FireRyan Adams
38Boys In Her FanclubSweet Apple
37Don't WannaHowler
36DynamoJohnny Marr
35MilwaukeeThe Both
34WeightlessNeneh Cherry
33In InfancyMuseum of Love
32Do It AgainRoyksopp & Robyn
31Uptown FunkMark Ronson
30Dress UpSchool Of Language
29A Million VoicesEngineers
28Time BetweenBear In Heaven
27FaustI Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
26GougeEternal Summers
25fuckmylife666Against Me!
24GodivaEugene McGuinness
23I Don't Know You AnymoreBob Mould
22SprinklesWe Are Scientists
21Tough LuckEagulls
20Long HairDrowners
19Happy IdiotTV On The Radio
18Rimbaud EyesDum Dum Girls
17Do YouSpoon
16New York MorningElbow
15Digital WitnessSt. Vincent
14Can't Do Without YouCaribou
13It's Been So LongToy
12DrippingBlonde Redhead
11The Bullfighter DiesMorrissey
10DovesFuture Islands
8Broken Glass ParkSimple Minds
7Got Well SoonBreton
5Unkinder (A Tougher Love)Thumpers
4The MistakesArmy Navy
3A Simple Beautiful TruthWild Beasts
2Like An AnimalCymbals
1So Now You KnowThe Horrors

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Top 100 Albums of 2014

So I was only going to do a top 50 this year.

My list honestly started as a top 50 this year.

As with every year, the top 50 is really what was going to count this year.

People have been asking when I will be posting my top 100 this year.

I listened to a whole lot of cool new music again this year.

Looks like my list is a top 100 once again this year.


Nina PerrsonAnimal Heart
99Information Society_hello world
98MogwaiRave Tapes
97Pure XAngel
95BeckMorning Phase
94Sweet AppleThe Golden Age of Glitter
93The Pains of Being Pure At HeartDays of Abandon
92FKA TwigsLp1
91Hercules & Love AffairThe Feast Of The Broken Heart
90TrickyAdrian Thaws
89The New PornographersBrill Bruisers
88Neil FinnDizzy Heights
87Clap Your Hands Say YeahOnly Run
86Maximo ParkToo Much Information
85Pattern Is MovementPattern Is Movement
83Pharoahe MonchePTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
82EMAThe Future's Void
81New BuildPour It On
80Bryan FerryAvonmore
76TemplesSun Structures
75Philip SelwayWeatherhouse
74Theophilus LondonVibes
73Alt-JThis Is All Yours
72MonomythSaturnalia Regalia!
71Young LiarsTidal Wave
70MerchandiseAfter The End
69Ryan AdamsRyan Adams
68Lust For YouthInternational
67Fear Of MenLoom
66I Break HorsesChiaroscuro
65Jessie WareTough Love
64White HexGold Nights
63The DrumsEncyclopedia
62Her Name Is CallaNavigator
61Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
60Zoot WomanStar Climbing
58Echo & The BunnymenMeteorites
57Blonde RedheadBarragan
56The War On DrugsLost In The Dream
55Run The JewelsRun The Jewels 2
52Todd TerjeIt's Album Time
51School Of LanguageOld Fears
50Johnny MarrPlayland
49AsgeirIn The Silence
47Little DragonNabuma Rubberband
46EngineersAlways Returning
45A Sunny Day In GlasgowSea When Absent
43LambBackspace Unwind
41Aphex TwinSyro
40ToyJoin The Dots
39RoyksoppThe Inevitable End
38Thom YorkeTomorrow's Modern Boxes
37TV On The RadioSeeds
36SpoonThey Want My Soul
35Wildcat! Wildcat!No Moon At All
34ElbowThe Take Off & Landing of Everything
32Bob MouldBeauty & Ruin
31Black SubmarineNew Shores
30The AcidLiminal
29Eugene McGuinnessChroma
28Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
26ErasureThe Violet Flame
25The Juan MacleanIn A Dream
24Neneh CherryBlank Project
22Museum Of LoveMuseum Of Love
21St. VincentSt. Vincent
20I Love You But I've Chosen DarknessDust
19Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
17Simple MindsBig Music
16We Are ScientistsTv En Francais
15InterpolEl Pintor
14La RouxTrouble In Paradise
13CaribouOur Love
12Dum Dum GirlsToo True
11The HorrorsLuminous
10MorrisseyWorld Peace Is None of Your Business
9PatternsWaking Lines
7BretonWar Room Stories
6Future IslandsSingles
4CymbalsThe Age Of Fracture
3Bear In HeavenTime Is Over One Day Old
2Army NavyThe Wilderness Inside
1Wild BeastsPresent Tense