Ah 2014….what can I say about you: a year of emerging female vocalists, dream pop, “feelings” music, deep[er] house w/ a 90’s and 80’s twist, rap always, some good indie rock, more pop/unst unst, and a healthy amount of contemporary/funky/classical beat-making (yum, my fave).
Pharrell’s “Happy” was definitely played at LEAST once at every gathering of any mass of humans, around the world. Go P.W. Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor was “All About That Bass”….yadda yadda yadda…”I am Lorde Ya Ya Ya”…..
But on to the yummy stuff…..
I’ve put together a playlist of 20 songs from my favorite albums, artists, and experiences of 2014: Some songs represent amazing full albums and break out artists you’ll need to check out, while others stand awesomely on their own. A few in there I had to include as they mark significant moments in my year. But all are songs that have been released in 2014. oh, and Drake.
Honorable mention goes to Pharrell’s “Happy”, Kiesza’s “Hideaway”, and Iggy x Charli XCX’s “Fancy” (yea, I had to) as they were undoubtedly significant players this year. I didn’t include them in the playlist, because, well, I just don’t need to make you listen to those songs for the billionth time :)
Without further adieu…..whether you’re turnt, in chill mode, dancing, or crying; I hope you discover something new and for you:
(boring side note: I had to go with Spotify vs. SoundCloud this year because 1. they had more of the songs/artists I wanted to add and 2. SoundCloud appears to have deleted my 2013 playlist (oh the sadness). Of course, as you indie music lovers know, not everything we love and peep on the blog streets through SoundCloud are avail on the law-abiding Spotify; so not ALL my 2014 faves could be in one playlist.)
Thank you all for listening and your support!
It’s been REAL 2014. Peace Out. XOXO
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
Odesza – Sun Models (ft. Madelyn Grant)
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (ft. Emma Louise)
The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure
Kiasmos – Looped
Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (ft. MNEK)
Route 94 – My Love (ft. Jess Glyne)
MADE IN HEIGHTS – Panther
Marlena Shaw (Flume’s Jackin House Mix) – Woman Of The Ghetto
Drake – 0 To 100 / The Catch Up
Tom Misch – Memory
Kele – Humour Me
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
The Magician – Sunlight (ft. Years & Years)
Arms & Sleepers – Mingus Mapps
Doja Cat – So High
Vaults – Lifespan
Broods – Bridges
Max Richter (Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Recomposed by Max Richter) – Spring 1
(In the next few days I will be posting Top 10 of 2014 Lists: Albums and Breakout Artists, so stay tuned!)