Wednesday, December 10, 2014

65 Best Songs of 2014 from CMJ


Ah, year-end lists. A time for reflection, competition and some good old fashioned favoritism. When it comes to picking the best songs of the year, we’ve got a lot to wade through: singles, album tracks, 7-inches, bedroom cassettes, EPs, SoundCloud loosies. After much struggle, contention and late-night snacking, we’ve narrowed our favorites down to a cool 65. CMJ

Tracklist:
01. Adult Jazz – “Springful”
02. Against Me! – “Transgender Dismorphia Blues”
03. Alvvays – “Marry Me, Archie”
04. Angel Olsen – “Hi-Five”
05. Arca – “Thievery”
06. BANKS – “Beggin For Thread”
07. Chet Faker – “1998”
08. Christopher Owens – “Never Wanna See That Look Again”
09. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part Of Me”
10. Colourmusic – “Horse Race”
11. Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
12. Ex Hex – “Hot And Cold”
13. Fa Bonx – “The Rhinda”
14. Fear Of Men – “Green Sea”
15. FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”
16. Foxes In Fiction – “Shadow’s Song”
17. Freddie Gibbs/Madlib – “Thuggin”
18. Giraffage – “Tell Me”
19. Girlpool – “Plants And Worms”
20. Grimes – “Go” (Feat. Blood Diamonds)
21. Hauschka – “Elizabeth Bay”
22. Hospitality – “Last Words”
23. Iceage – “Forever”
24. Jacques Greene – “No Excuse”
25. La Sera – “Losing To The Dark”
26. Lykke Li – “No Rest For The Wicked”
27. Mac DeMarco – “Passing Out Pieces”
28. Majid Jordan – “Forever”
29. Marianne Faithfull – “Late Victorian Holocaust”
30. Marissa Nadler – “Was It A Dream”
31. Merchandise – “Enemy”
32. Movement – “Ivory”
33. Mr. Twin Sister – “In The House Of Yes”
34. Naomi Punk – “Television Man”
35. New Pornographers – “Brill Bruisers”
36. Nicholas Nicholas – “Meet Me In The Park”
37. Operators – “Start Again”
38. Owen Pallett – “In Conflict”
39. Perfect Pussy – “Interference Fits”
40. Perfume Genius – “Fool”
41. Prince – “This Could Be Us”
42. Priscilla Ahn – “Diana”
43. Pujol – “Pitch Black”
44. Run The Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1″
45. Saint Pepsi – “Fiona Coyne”
46. Scott Walker & Sun O))) – “Bull”
47. Sea Oleena – “If I’m”
48. Shamir – “On The Regular”
49. Sharon Van Etten – “Your Love Is Killing Me”
50. Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”
51. Sohn – “Bloodflows”
52. Sondre Lerche – “Bad Law”
53. Space Raft – “We’re Not Alone”
54. Speedy Ortiz – “American Horror”
55. Spoon – “Do You”
56. St. Vincent – “Birth In Reverse”
57. Swans – “Oxygen”
58. Tei Shi – “Bassically”
59. Tobacco – “Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut At The End Of The Summer)”
60. Todd Terje – “Johnny And Mary” (Feat. Bryan Ferry)
61. Turn to Crime – “Sunday’s Cool”
62. Twin Peaks – “Flavor”
63. White Reaper – “Half Bad”
64. Woods – “Moving To The Left”
65. Zola Jesus – “Dangerous Days”

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