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The 50 Best Songs of 2014 So Far…!

22 Jun




Been a ton of great new tracks put out this year and we’re only halfway through. So hard to quantify but let’s give it a shot. Hope you find it informative.

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50. Eagulls- Opaque

49. Angel Olsen- High Five

48. Tef Poe- Hennesy

47. Vulture Sh*t- Sweat Lodge

46. Hundred Waters- Murmurs

45. Jessie Ware- Tough Love

44. The Night Party- Look Out!

43. A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera- Say Something

42. Wild Cub- Straight No Turns

41. Childbirth- I Only F*cked You As A Joke

40. Strange Talk- Young Hearts

39. Thou- In Defiance Of The Sages

38. Joanna Gruesome- Graveyard

37. Eels– Lockdown Hurricane

36. Manicanparty- It’s In Her Eyes

35. Ron Little John & The Funk Assembly- Seems Like Yesterday

34. White Lung– Drown With The Monster

33. The Phoenix Foundation- Bob Lennon John Dylan

32. SOHN- Lights

31. Argentina- Bad Kids

30. Tinsley Ellis- Kiss Of Death

29. The Chain Gang 0f 1974- Sleepwalking

28. The Hold Steady- Wait A While

27. Drowners- A Button On Your Blouse

26. Lydia Loveless- Head

25. Nothing- Bent Nail

24. Skating Polly- Alabama Movies

23. Dawn Golden- All I Want

22. Beck- Blue Moon

21. Drive By Truckers- When Walter Went Crazy

20. Wovenhand- Hiss

19. Caribou- Can’t Do Without You

18. Hard Working Americans- Down To The Well

17. St. Vincent- Birth In Reverse

16. The Both- You Can’t Help Me Now

15. Dum Dum Girls- Rimbaud Eyes

14. The War On Drugs- Red Eyes

13.  OFF!- Void You Out

12. Style Of Eye- Kids

11. The Shrine- Bless Off

10. Big Ups- Wool

Punk slowburn buildup with a massive payoff at the end!

9.  The Chainsmokers- Selfie

It’s the Zappa-fied youth bashing “Valley Girl“-ish satire single of the decade with an EDM kick.

8. Wild Beasts- Wanderlust

You may think quaint gentle English indie band but the whole time the lyrics are slicing you apart. It’s definitely not a flesh wound.

7. Protomartyr- Scum, Rise!

There are a thousand bands that will always mine the post punk vibe, but like the band Savages did last year only a few of these bands will do it well. Protomartyr is one of them.

6. Frankie Cosmos- Birthday Song

Gentle short and sweet lo-fi nugget.

5. Tokyo Police Club- Argentina Pts. I, II, III

Eight and half minute mini suite of sugary indie guitar rock from the mighty Tokyo Police Club.

4. Perfect Pussy- Driver

A lot of bands also ride this angular sharp edged all out noisey romps but only a few can harness the rightenergy and playing and keep it tight.

3. Future Islands- Seasons (Waiting On You)

Future Islands are enjoying well deserved attention right now with their excellent new album Singles and über-charisma and dance moves of front man Sam Herring

2. Seahaven- Silhouette (Latin Skin)

Entrancing ballad from this Torrance, CA. quartet from their great new album Reverie Lagoon: Songs For Escapism Only .

1. Mas Ysa- Why

This one will stick in you head, trust me. Also, it’s brutal and tough. We beat each other so bad.