It was, after all, a wonderful year for music. Which you wouldn’t know from the hundreds of discarded CDs littering my office right now. But when they were good, they were very, very good. I was in a radio kind of mood this year so I did a top songs list instead of top albums, but rest assured there is an outstanding album behind each and every one of these songs. I’m even pretty confident in the forthcoming Sleater-Kinney album, and so pleased that picking songs instead of albums allowed me to include their single and say how excited I am about their reunion, album, and upcoming tour. Which brings me to the point that it was a very good year for the ladies. Last year I struggled to include five female singers in my Top 35, but this year no less than eleven gals made my list, easily. Go, girls! Anyway, enough talk, start clicking, and listening, the best way is on Spotify, in order just like a radio show, right here:
2014 Brave Songs: Tricia’s Top 35 on Spotify.
Or you can look them up on your music player of choice, here they are in alphabetical order by artist
Artist Track Album Beautiful Small Machines Paper Planes The DJ Stayed Home Aloe Blacc Chasing Lift Your Spirit Bishop Allen Start Again Lights Out Black English Leave The Door Wide Open El Prado BØRNS 10000 Emerald Pools Candy Rosanne Cash A Feather's Not A Bird The River & The Thread Deerhoof Last Fad La Isla Bonita Embrace Follow You Home Embrace Ex Hex Waterfall Rips Fink Green and the Blue Hard Believer Flip Grater Diggin for the Devil Pigalle Glass Animals Gooey Gooey Greyhounds Whats On Your Mind Accumulator Jolie Holland The Love You Save Wine Dark Sea In-Flight Safety Blue Flares Conversation La Sera Kiss This Town Away Hour Of The Dawn Hamilton Leithauser Alexandra Black Hours Luluc Small Window Passerby Stephen Malkmus Lariat Wig Out At Jagbags Steve Mason A Lot of Love Monkey Minds in the Devils Time The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Brill Bruisers Patrick Park My Holding Hand Is Empty Love Like Swords Protomartyr Ain't So Simple Under Color of Official Right Sea Wolf The Waters Wide Song Spells No.1:C Sleater-Kinney Bury Our Friends Bury Our Friends single Spoon New York Kiss They Want My Soul Chris Staples Hold Onto Something American Soft Strand of Oaks Goshen '97 HEAL The Sugar Stems Baby Teeth Only Come out at Night Tacocat Alien Girl NVM Tobacco Eruption Ultima II Massage tUnE-yArDs Wait for a Minute niki nack TV On The Radio Right Now Seeds Tweedy High As Hello Sukierae The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream Lost In The Dream