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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #90 on: January 23, 2015, 11:17:11 AM »
That's the only song I listened to, Tomorrow Man.
I guess I have to do everything around here.
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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #91 on: January 23, 2015, 11:18:26 AM »
You can start by giving me some movie discoveries.

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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #92 on: January 23, 2015, 11:21:22 AM »
The pressure to get images organized is what keeps me out of that thread.
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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #93 on: January 23, 2015, 11:23:55 AM »
It only took me 8 years to get all the pictures.

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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #94 on: February 08, 2015, 08:08:20 PM »
No particular order... since I only  just finalized. Top 100 tracks o-the-year (as made available on spotify... sorry Taylor.)

Youtube, for the most part, sounds terrible from a fidelity standpoint but for ease of use/people who don't spotify.

Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain't With It)


Rodrigo y Gabriela – The Soundmaker


Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry – Johnny And Mary


White Denim – At Night in Dreams


St. Vincent – Digital Witness


Broken Bells – Perfect World


Jungle – Busy Earnin'


Boots – Mercy


Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – I Got U


The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure


Joywave – In Clover


Fat Freddy's Drop – Slings & Arrows


Interpol – All The Rage Back Home


Kendrick Lamar – i


Machinedrum feat. Ango – K.I.L.L.Y.O.U.R.B.O.Y.F.R.I.E.N.D


&Me – After Dark


Duke Dumont – Mumble Man (Original Mix)


Wild Beasts – Wanderlust


How To Dress Well – Words I Don't Remember


Jake Bugg – Messed Up Kids


Father John Misty – Bored In The USA


Goldroom feat. Mammals – Till Sunrise


Constantine – I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)


Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again


Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky


Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High) [Oliver Nelson Remix]


Wave Racer – Streamers


Caribou – Can't Do Without You (Tale of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)


SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig – NEW DORP. NEW YORK


SBTRKT feat Raury – Higher


Beck – Blue Moon


Chela – Zero


Sylvan Esso – Coffee


Chromeo – Old 45's


Handsome Ghost – Blood Stutter


Jessie Ware – Tough Love


Röyksopp – Sordid Affair


Moodymann feat. Andres – Lyk U Use 2


Strand of Oaks – Goshen '97


Strand of Oaks – Same Emotions


clipping – Inside Out


Porter Robinson – Years Of War


The Hics – All We'll Know


Cyril Hahn feat. Ryan Ashley – Open


King Tuff – Black Moon Spell


The New Pornographers – War On The East Coast


Mr. Tophat – Yellow Feather
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Ben Khan – Youth
Beach Slang – Filthy Luck
Ran Salman feat Damon Trueitt – Dirty Love (Original Mix)
TV On The Radio – Happy Idiot
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Canyon Moon
James Blake – 200 Press
Jose Gonzalez – This Is How We Walk On The Moon
Wussy – Rainbows & Butterflies
Maceo Plex – ENTER.Space (Original Mix)
Les Sins – Talk About
Mees Dierdorp – Talkin Bout
Steve Aoki feat Luke Steele – Neon Future
Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants
DJ Dodger Stadium – Love Songs
The Muffs – Take a Take a Me
Ex Hex – Don't Wanna Lose
Lilly Wood and The Prick – Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Kelis – Forever Be
Zhu – Faded
Wussy – Teenage Wasteland
My Brightest Diamond – Pressure
The Afghan Whigs – Algiers
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
Belle & Sebastian – The Party Line
Phantogram – Nothing But Trouble
Mari Kvien Brunvoll – Everywhere You Go (Villalobos Celestial Voice Amnesia Resurrection Mix)
Sun Kil Moon – Carissa
Hozier – Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene
Action Bronson feat Jody Highroller – Easy Rider
Charli XCX – Boom Clap
Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap
Tobacco – Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)
Glass Animals – Gooey
First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining
Tune-Yards – Water Fountain
Run The Jewels – Blockbuster Night Part 1
Sia – Chandelier
Moderat – Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix)
Future Islands – Back in the Tall Grass
Phantogram – Bill Murray
The Snails – Haters Be Learners (Respect My Snail Style)
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks – Little Fang
TV On The Radio – Careful You
Machinedrum – Only 1 Way 2 Know
Cold War Kids – Drive Desperate
Ariel Pink – Picture Me Gone
Kelis – Jerk Ribs
Hot Since 82 – Restless
Blu Mar Ten – In Your Eyes (Ulterior Motive Remix)
Lone – Airglow Fires
Azealia Banks – Chasing Time
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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #95 on: March 09, 2015, 10:55:07 AM »
Dang, how'd I miss this list? Lots to explore, ¡K!
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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #96 on: March 09, 2015, 11:43:15 AM »
It's mostly crap.

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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #97 on: March 09, 2015, 12:50:09 PM »
It's mostly crap.

And to think, I added War on the East coast for you... FOR YOU!

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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #98 on: March 09, 2015, 01:20:05 PM »
Introductory annotations

Believe the Black Messiah hype, people. D’Angelo has returned and his gifts are pure and for always. Three years in a row now somebody has emerged as a contender as the Purple One’s true heir - Blood Orange last year, Frank Ocean the year before that, and now D’Angelo. Ironically Prince himself released two records this year. Despite a stellar SNL performance, neither of his new records registered with me much.
   
This was not a particularly strong Top 40 year for me. I give her due propers for the irresistible “Shake It Off” but having heard the rest of 1989, I remain a TayTay agnostic. In other Top 40 happenings, Katy Perry followed up the super terrific Teenage Dream with a slate of hapless hooks this year, and though Nicki Minaj continues to be a skilled MC and wondrous cartoon character, The Pinkprint was largely unlistenable to my ears. I couldn’t muster the energy to bother with Ariana Grande or Iggy Azalea beyond a few unappealing seconds.     

Though Top 40 may have slumped in 2014, it is nice to see a handful of bonafide rock songs get on my list. Though I suppose my strategy of largely only seeking out bands derivative of Exile-era Stones and pre-fame REM and Replacements is pretty lazy, but I’m cool like that.

My laziness sort of segues into the dad rock question. At this point, while deliberating over The War on Drugs, both fans and haters alike have referenced Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Lindsey Buckingham, Don Henley, Paul Simon, John Cougar Mellencamp, Mark Knopfler, and just about every other male recording artist to get FM (or later light rock) play in the 1970s and 80s. I guess for me, with the exception of Henley, none of those are dirty words, so take a pill, Mark Kozelek. I’m just happy to hear indie rock bands try guitar sounds that aren’t so angular.     
   
It’s interesting that the two sex jams of the year took such divergent paths to success. Jessie Ware’s “Tough Love” was at first a hard sell for me, the restraint at first seemed too dignified and too bordering on something like Sarah McLachlan. But upon repeated listens what at first felt stately, just revealed itself as sad and lusty. FKA Twigs’s “Two Weeks”, on the other hand, achieves its magic through rapturous aggression. It’s new heights in a sex jam being wonderfully drugged out, and a little scary.               

20           Future Islands – Seasons (live on Letterman only)               
19           Superchunk - Come Pick Me Up               
18           Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Robes             
17           Copeland (Ft. Actress) - Advice To Young Girls                                                 
16           New World - We're Gonna Make It (reissue cheat)                                                 
15           Death Grips - Inanimate Sensation                                           
14           Jessie Ware - Tough Love                                           
13           New Dreams Ltd (Vektroid) - Dedication                                   
12           The War on Drugs - Under Pressure           
11           Twin Peaks - I've Found A New Way
10           D'Angelo & the Vangaurd - Ain't That Easy                                             
9             The Men - Pearly Gates                                               
8             Jack J - Something (On My Mind)                                             
7             Taylor Swift – Shake It Off                                                     
6             Wussy – To the Lightning
5             D'Angelo & the Vangaurd – The Charade                                               
4             The War on Drugs - Red Eyes                                     
3             FKA Twigs - Two Weeks                                                     
2             Le Butcherettes – Burn the Scab                                             
1             D'Angelo & the Vanguard – Prayer   
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Re: The Music of 2014
« Reply #99 on: November 09, 2015, 02:11:46 PM »
Late to the party here. I just realised I compiled this and never got around to posting it anywhere. Didn't have time to do write-ups for the top ten, like I have done in previous years, but it seems a little late for that now. So here is my top 50 albums from 2014, presented without comment.


Best Score: Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
Best Soundtracks/Compilation: TIE: Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 / Wild
Best EP: Majid Jordan - A Place Like This

Top 50 Albums of 2014

50. Swans – To Be Kind
49. Common – Nobody’s Smiling
48. Mastodon – Once More Round the Sun
47. Del Barber - Prairieography
46. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
45. David Bazan & Passenger String Quartet – Vol. 1
44. John Mark McMillan - Borderland
43. Antemasque – Antemasque
42. Jack White - Lazaretto
41. Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

40. Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World
39. Coldplay – Ghost Stories
38. You+Me – Rose Ave.
37. Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
36. Sam Amidon – Lily-O
35. James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
34. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
33. Azealia Banks – Broke with Expensive Taste
32. Broken Bells – After the Disco
31. Caribou – Our Love

30. FKA Twigs – LP1
29. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
28. Prince – Art Official Age
27. Copeland - Ixora
26. Alt-j – This Is All Yours
25. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
24. The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams
23. Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
22. Alvvays – Alvvays
21. Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

20. Bahamas – Bahamas Is Afie
19. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
18. Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters – Lullaby & the Ceaseless Roar
17. Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
16. Beck – Morning Phase
15. Hozier - Hozier
14. Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines
13. Jessie Ware – Tough Love
12. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
11. Owen Pallett – In Conflict

10. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
09. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
08. Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity
07. Future Islands - Singles
06. Hey Rosetta – Second Sight
05. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
04. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
03. Tanya Tagak - Animism
02. D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah
01. U2 – Songs of Innocence

 

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