The songs that made my year


Posted on January 1st, by Jack in Blog Posts, JackMcMan.us 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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