Sound & Silence Best Tracks of 2014 Part 2 of 2


30 December 2014
Chris Robie



Continuing on our promise to fulfill your playlist to bring in the new year. We bring you part 2 of 2 of best tracks of 2014. We didn't limit the list to one track per artist, or per group. The criteria were simple; the song had to have been released in 2014 and the song had to be good. What defines good, well to some level there are certain biases, but to enthusiasts, journalists and those in the industry, good can be defined as the song having some form resonance. Do the vibrational patterns of the song melt together to formulate something more than listenable? Something memorable, unique, relatable, oddities that work, does it make you move your feet, bop your head, come back and listen; does the song make you think, contemplate decisions, life; does the song evoke emotion, do you like the song? If so, it's probably on this list. This list of best tracks of 2014 was more about inclusion rather than our Top 100 of 2014. At the bottom, you have an opportunity to listen to our Mixcloud Best Tracks of 2014 Vol. 2 mix. Check out our Best Tracks of 2014 Part 1 HERE! We hope you enjoy the digs.

King Tuff (Black Moon Spell) –Garage Rock-

Eddie’s Song

Beautiful Thing

Staircase of Diamonds

 

The Knocks (Black Moon Spell) –Electronic/Indie Pop-

Classic (feat. Powers)

 

Koan Sound (Dynasty) –Electronic/Funk/Dubstep-

Infinite Funk

Lost in Thought

 

Lack of Afro (Music for Adverts) –Funk/Soul/Breakbeat-

Making It Right (feat. Juliette Ashby)

Brown Sugar (feat. Herbal T)

The Gypsy (feat. Jack Tyson-Charles)

Here We Go Again (feat. Wax, Herbal T)

 

Lana Del Rey (Ultraviolence) –Pop-

West Coast

 

Landlady (Upright Behavior) –Rock/Pop-

Above My Ground

 

Les Sins (Michael) –Electronic/Funk/House

Why

 

Lily Allen (Sheezus) –Pop-

Close Your Yes

 

Little Dragon (Nabuma Rubberband) –Electronic/Indie-

Pretty Girls

 

Lo-Fang (Blue Film) –Indie Pop-

When we’re Fire

Permutations

 

Lotus (Gilded Age) –Electronic/Indie/Rock

Let Me In

Sunset of the Giant Dipper

 

Luke the Knife (Cash Diamond Rings) –Electronic/Indie-

Cash Diamond Rings (LtK edit)

 

Luke the Knife (Open Season) –Electronic/Indie-

Open Season (LtK Remix)

 

Lykke Li (I Never Learn) –Pop-

I Never Learn

 

Mac DeMarco (Salad Days) –Indie Rock/Lo Fi-

Let Her Go

 

The Mastersons (Good Luck Charm) –Alto Country-

If I Wanted To

 

Medicine (Home Everywhere) –Indie/Dream Pop-

The Reclaimed Girls

Don’t Be Slow

 

Metronomy (Love Letters) –Electronic/Indie-

Month of Sundays

 

Modest Mouse (Strangers to Ourselves) –Indie Rock-

Lampshades on Fire

 

Moodymann (Moodymann) –Funk/Jazz/Soul-

Lyk U Used 2

 

Morgan Delt (Morgan Delt) –Psych Rock-

Obstacle Eyes

 

The Motet (The Motet) –Funk-

Keep On Don’t Stoppin’

 

The Nick Moss Band (Time Ain’t Free) –Rock/Blues-

Fare Thee Well

Walkin’ On a Ledge

Bad N Ruin

 

Neil Finn (Dizzy Heights) –Indie Pop-

Dizzy Heights

Strangest Friends

In My Blood

 

The New Basement Tapes (Lost on the River) –Folk/Rock-

Nothing to It

 

The New Mastersounds (Therapy) –Funk/Psych Rock/Jazz

Stop This Game

Treasure

 

Nick Waterhouse (Holly) –Jazz/Soul/Rhythm & Blues-

It No. 3

This is a Game

Holly

 

Nikki Yanofsky (Little Secret) –Jazz/Pop-

Blessed With Your Curse

 

Ought (More than Any Other Day) –Post Punk/Post Rock-

Today More than Any Other Day

The Weather Song

Clarity!

 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Days of Abandon) –Indie Pop-

Simple and Sure

Beautiful You

Eurydice

 

Pan Astral (Color Field) –Indie/Electronic-

Animal

 

Panda Bear (Mr. Noah) –Electronic/Experimental-

Faces in the Crowd

 

Passenger (Whispers) –Indie Folk-

Coins in a Fountain

Bullets

Thunder

 

Patterns (Waking Lines) – Indie Pop-

This Haze

 

Peaking Lights (Cosmic Logic) –Psych Pop/Electronic-

Bad with the Good

Hypnotic Hustle

Everyone and Us

 

Pendulum (In Silico) –Dance/Drum & Bass/Breakbeat-

Show Down

Granite

 

Perfume Genius (Too Bright) –Indie Pop-

Fool

 

Pixies (Indie Candy) –Indie Rock-

Greens and Blues

 

Phantogram (Voices) –Electronic/Indie-

The Day You Died

 

Pharrell Williams (Girl) –Pop/R&B-

Brand New (feat. Justin Timberlake)

Happy

 

Phish (Fuego) –Psych Rock/Rock-

Devotion to a Dream

Sing Mionica

Waiting All Night

 

Phox (Phox) –Indie Pop/Downtempo-

Slow Motion

Kingfisher

 

Pink Floyd (The Endless River) –Psych Rock-

Surfacing

 

The Polish Ambassador (Pushing Through the Pavement) –Breakbeat/Funk/Electronic/Hip Hop

Vision Fiberoptics (ft. Sean Haefeli)

Gathering of the Tribes (ft. Saqi)

The Juiceman Cometh (feat. Saqi)

Nobody’s Alone (ft. Yarah Bravo)

 

Prince (Art Official Age) –Electronic/Pop-

Clouds

 

Protomartyr (Under Color of Official Right) –Post Punk-

What the Wall Said

 

RAC (Stangers pts 1 & 2) –Electronic/Indie Pop-

Let Go (feat. Kele & MNDR)

Hard to Hold (feat. Tegan & Sara)

405

Cheap Sunglasses

 

Ray LaMontagne (Supernova) –Folk/Rock-

Ojai

Lavender

Airwaves

 

Real Estate (Atlas) –Indie Rock-

Had to Hear

Past Lives

Talking Backwards

The Bend

 

RL Grime (Void) –Electronic/Bass/Trap-

Always

Scylla

Core

 

The Rosebuds (Sand + Silence) –Indie Rock-

In My Teeth

 

Royksopp (The Inevitable End) –Electronic/Pop-

Solid Affair (feat. Man without Country)

 

Rubblebucket (Survival Sounds) –Indie/Electronic-

On the Ground

Carousel Ride

My Life

 

Ryan Hemsworth (Alone For the First Time) –Electronic/Indie-

Snow in Newark (feat. Dawn Golden)

Blemish

Too Long Here (feat. Alex G)

Surrounded (feat. Kotomi, Doss)

 

Saintseneca (Dark Arc) –Indie Folk/Indie Rock-

Daendors

Happy Alone

Falling Off

 

Sam Roberts Band (Lo-Fantasy) –Indie Rock-

Shapeshifters

Metal Skin

 

Sea Wolf (Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke) –Indie Folk-

Young Bodies

The Waters Wide

Whitewoods

Visions

 

Shabazz Palaces (Lese Majesty) –Electronic/Hip Hop-

Dawn in Luxor

Forerunner Foray

Ishmael

Motion Sickness

 

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (Give the People What They Want) – Funk/Soul-

People Don’t Get What They Deserve

Stranger to My Happiness

Making Up and Breaking Up

 

She & Him (Classics) –Indie-

Oh No, Not My Baby

This Girl’s in Love with You

 

Simple Minds (Big Music) –Electronic/Pop-

Blindfolded

 

Slow Club (Complete Surrender) –Alternative/Indie-

Everything is New

The Pieces

 

Snowmine (Dialects) –Alternative/Folk/Indie-

Plans

Columbus

You Want Everything

Glide

 

SOJA (Amid the Noise and Haste) –Reggae/Rock-

I Believe (feat. Michael Franti and Nahko)

Once Upon a Time

Like It Used To (feat. Mala Rodriguez)

 

Spoon (They Want My Soul) –Indie Rock-

Inside Out

Do You

 

St. Paul & the Broken Bones (Half the City) –Rock/Soul/Blues-

Don’t Mean a Thing

Call Me

Sugar Dyed

Half the City

 

The String Cheese Incident (Song in My Head) –Psych Rock-

Let’s Go Outside

Rosie

 

A Sunny Day in Glasgow (Sea When Absent) –Dream Pop/Electronic-

In Love With Useless

MTLOV

The Body, It Bends

Oh, I’m a wrecker

 

Suricato (Sol-Te) –Indie Folk-

Bom Comeco

Eu Nao Amo Todo Dia

Inseparaveis

 

Sylvan Esso (Sylvan Esso) –Electronic/Indie Pop-

Wolf

Dress

Coffee

 

SZA (Z) –Electronic/Soul-

Child’s Play (feat. Leon Ware)

Julia

 

Tauk (Collisions) –Rock/Electronic-

Sweet Revenge

On Guard

 

Tears for Fears (Songs from the Big Chair) –Electronic/Pop-

Shout (Avenue Remix)

 

Tennis (Ritual Repeat)

Never Work For Free

Needle and a knife

 

Thievery Corporation (Saudade) –Bossa Nova/Downtempo-

Firelight (feat. Lou Lou Ghelichkhani)

Claridad (feat. Natalia Clavier)

Le Coeur (feat. Lou Lou Ghelichkhani)

Depth of My Soul (feat. Shana Halligan)

 

Three Legged Fox (We Are Electric) –Rock/Pop-

We Are Electric

 

Tokyo Police Club (Forcefield) –Rock/Pop-

Argentina (Parts I,II,III)

 

Todd Terje (It’s Album Time) –Electronic/Nu Disco-

Strandbar

 

The Tontons (Make Out Kings and Other Stories of Love) –Indie Pop-

Veida

Bones 1

Silverlight

 

Theophilus London (Vibes) –Indie/Hip Hop-

Need Somebody (feat. Leon Ware)

 

Trampled by Turtles (Wild Animals) –Alternative/Bluegrass-

Are You Behind the Shinning Star?

 

Tricky (Adrian Thaws) –Downtempo/Trip Hop-

Something in the Way (feat. Francesca Belmonte)

Keep Me in Your Shake (feat. Nneka)

I Had a Dream (feat. Francesca Belmonte)

 

Turkuaz (Future 86) –Funk/Rock-

X.Y.Z. (Feelin' Tough)

Pickin' up (Where You Left Off)

 

Tweedy (Sukierae) –Folk/Rock-

Flowering

 

Twin Peaks (Wild Onion) –Rock/Garage Rock-

Mirror of Time

Making Breakfast

Good Lovin’

 

Tune-Yards (Nikki Nack) –Indie/Experimental-

Look Around

 

TV on the Radio (Seeds) –Electronic/Alt Rock-

Careful You

Test Pilot

Right Now

 

Tycho (Awake) –Electronic/Downtempo-

Montana

See

Apogee

 

Ty Segall (Manipulator) –Psych Rock/Indie-

Manipulator

Feel

 

Umphrey’s McGee (Similar Skin) –Prog Rock/Psych Rock-

No Diablo

Similar Skin

 

The War on Drugs (Lost in a Dream) –Rock-

Red Eyes

Disappearing

Eyes to the Wind

Burning

Lost in the Dream

 

Warpaint (Warpaint) –Dream Pop/Indie Pop-

Keep it Healthy

Love is to Die

Hi

 

WhoMadeWho (Dreams) –Electronic/Indie Pop-

Dreams

Indian Summer

Your Better Self

 

Wild Beasts (Present Tense) –Electronic/Ambient/Pop-

Sweet Spot

 

The Wild Reeds (Blind and Brave) –Indie Folk-

Where I’m Going

Of All the Dreams

 

Woods (With Light & With Love) –Indie/Psych Rock-

Twin Steps

Full Moon

 

Wunder Wunder (Everything Infinite) –Indie Pop-

Coastline

Hail the Madmen

Midnight Hours

Wonderful Way

 

Wu-Tang Clan (A Better Tomorrow) –Hip Hop-

Preacher’s Daughter

A Better Tomorrow

 

Wye Oak (Shriek) –Indie/Synth Pop-

Before

Shriek

Despicable Animal

Logic of Color

 

Zola Jesus (Taiga) –Electronic/Pop-

Dangerous Days

Dust

 

100s (Ivry) –Hip Hop-

Slide on Ya

Different Type of Love (feat Cherub)

Fuckin Around

 

18+ (Trust) –Electronic/Alt Pop-

Nectar

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