Favorite Songs of 2014 (and Other Stuff)

No particular order outside of “Grand Canyon” which is #1.

Favorite Songs of 2014

“Grand Canyon” – Drive-By Truckers
“Spinners” – The Hold Steady
“The Only Thing” – The Hold Steady
“i” – Kendrick Lamar
“Transgender Dysphoria Blues” – Against Me!
“Fuckmylife666” – Against Me!
“Black Me Out” – Against Me!
“Ain’t Got Nobody” – Weezer
“Go Away” – Weezer
“New York Kiss” – Spoon
“Do You” – Spoon
“Echo Boomer” – Fucked Up
“Glass Boys” – Fucked Up
“Red Eyes” – The War on Drugs
“Under The Pressure” – The War On Drugs
“An Ocean In Between The Waves” – The War on Drugs
“Waste Your Time” – Ex Hex
“Gimme Something Good” – Ryan Adams
“Change Your Mind” – Ryan Adams
“Low Key” – Tweedy
“A Little God In My Hands” – Swans
“She’s Not Me” – Jenny Lewis
“Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” – Run The Jewels
“Blockbuster Night Part 1” – Run The Jewels
“Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” – Run The Jewels
“Bury Our Friends” – Sleater-Kinney
“Afraid of Nothing” – Sharon Van Etten
“Our Love” – Sharon Van Etten
“It’s Time To Come Home” – The Rentals
“Seventeener (17th and 37th)” – The Lawrence Arms
“Beautiful Things” – The Lawrence Arms
“Maidenhead” – Protomartyr
“Trust Me Billy” – Protomartyr
“Break Free” – Ariana Grande & Zedd
“Problem” – Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
“Rattlesnake” – St. Vincent
“I Prefer Your Love” – St. Vincent
“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
“Champions Of Red Wine” – The New Pornographers
“Ain’t That Easy” – D’Angelo
“Make You Better” – The Decemberists
“Can’t Do Without You” – Caribou
“Seasons (Waiting On You” – Future Islands
“Tell You (Today)” (Arthur Russell Cover) – Robyn
“Chandelier” – Sia
“I Wanna Get Better” – Bleachers
“Out of the Woods” – Taylor Swift
“Style” – Taylor Swift
“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
“I”m Not Part of Me” – Cloud Nothings
“Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” – Chromeo
“Two Weeks” – FKA twigs

Favorite Non-2014 Album Discovery

The Long Winters – When I Pretend To Fall

Honorable Mention Albums

D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah (came as I was writing my list)
Swans – To Be Kind
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
Spoon – They Want My Soul

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