The songs that made my year

Posted on January 1st, by Jack in Blog Posts, Blog, Uncategorized. No Comments

This year, in lieu of any categorical rankings or countdowns, I’ve simply decided to highlight my favorite music of 2014 by offering a smattering of songs that have been particularly significant to me. I think it’s worth mentioning that not all of these tunes were released this year, it isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, and they’re organized autobiographically (High Fidelity-style). That is, they’re listed in order of when they were significant to me, starting with this Vampire Weekend remix that I discovered on January 2, 2014, and finishing with D’Angelo’s recently released single. All have links to YouTube or Soundcloud where you can hear them.

I hope everyone enjoyed the past year as much as I did. I also hope you’re all as excited for 2015 as I am. We live in a crazy, exciting, unpredictable time — let’s all agree to make the most of every day while we’re all here together. Maybe these songs will help you with that.

Step (Winter Remix), Vampire Weekend
A Portrait Of The Trequartista As A Young Man, Lost Campesinos!
Christ Jesus, Deer Tick
Aquemini, OutKast
Hootie Hoo, OutKast
Crossroad, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
IV. Sweatpants, Childish Gambino
How’m I Doin’, Mountain Man
Crazy For Ya, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Curtain Call, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Good Sex, Kevin Drew
The Devil Went Down To Georgia, TAB
Never Gonna Wake Up (Get Knocked Down) (Nils Mashup), Rick Astley
Neighbor (Live Acoustic), Band of Horses
Twin Size Mattress, The Front Bottoms
Everest, Public Service Broadcasting
Espeon, PHOX
Picture Me Rollin’, 2Pac
Tolerated (feat. Waka Flocka Flame), Girl Talk and Freeway
Hayloft, Nickel Creek
Red Eye, Kid Cudi and Haim
Revolution, Galantis
Where Is My Mind?, Pixies
Mangrove, Young & Sick
Debra, Beck
Feel Pain, Young & Sick
Tennis Court, Lorde
Dress — Sylvan Esso
Uncatena — Sylvan Esso
Team The Best Team — Doomtree
LOW — Young Fathers
Hattie’s Jam > When it Rains It Pours — Twiddle
Leave The Party — Happyness
Pour Cyril — How To Dress Well
Repeat Pleasure — How To Dress Well
Family Tree— Shakey Graves
Doe, Jane — Shakey Graves
Stereotypes of a Blue Collar Male— Shakey Graves
No Handouts — Neffy
Two Fine People, Cat Stevens
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Talking Heads
Paid In Full, Eric B. & Rakim
Come and Get Your Love, Redbone
If I’m Unworthy, Blake Mills
Clean Elvis, Dan Reeder
I Drink Beer, Dan Reeder
Warm Foothills, Alt-J
These Are Your Friends, Mike Doughty
Weeping Mary, Sam Amidon
My Old Friend, Sam Amidon
Circles Around me, Sam Bush
Symmetry Slice, Octave Minds
Done Deal, Octave Minds
Lucky Now, Ryan Adams
You Belong With Avril, David Rees
The Birds, Phish
Why Do You Feel, Flight Facilities
You and Me, You + Me
Say My Name, Flearoy
Sugah Daddy, D’Angelo


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