I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.
— Dolly Parton
The Best of 2014

The Best of 2014

I know it's well into 2015, but I forgot to send this out there. Enjoy, if it's your thing! 

This is the first year I didn't burn any physical CDs, so I've arranged them into four categories but haven't ordered them beyond that. 


  • Deep Blue, Arcade Fire
  • Agape, Bear's Den
  • At Home, Crystal Fighters
  • Keep Your Head Up, Cults
  • Bohemian Like You, The Dandy Warhols
  • We Used to Be Friends, The Dandy Warhols
  • Cool Kids, Echosmith
  • The Take Off and Landing of Everything, Elbow
  • Hero, Family of the Year
  • Emmylou, First Aid Kit
  • Closed Hand, Full of Friends, Foy Vance
  • Hemiplegia, HAERTS
  • Operator (That's Not the Way It Is), Jim Croce
  • I Smile, Kirk Franklin
  • West Coast, Lana Del Ray
  • Circles, Mammals
  • I Spy, Mikhael Paskalev
  • Say You'll Be There, MO
  • King of Diamonds, Motopony
  • Right Time, Nikki Lane
  • Green, Green Rocky Road, Oscar Isaac
  • Fall in Love, Phantogram
  • Brand New, Pharrell with Justin Timberlake
  • Song for Zula, Phosphorescent
  • Talking Backwards, Real Estate
  • Beach, San Cisco
  • Chaghaybou, Tinariwen
  • Cler Achel, Tinariwen
  • Riptide, Vance Joy
  • Red Eyes, The War on Drugs
  • The Ceiling, The Wild Feathers


  • Today I Sing the Blues, Aretha Franklin
  • New York,  The Boxer Rebellion
  • Magic, Coldplay
  • Girl Like You, David Gray
  • Union, Deptford Goth
  • Tracking Aeroplanes, The Echelon Effect
  • I See Fire, Ed Sheeran
  • While You Were Sleeping, Elvis Perkins
  • Ash Wednesday, Elvis Perkins
  • Thinkin Bout You, Frank Ocean
  • Braid, Gem Club
  • Second Chances, Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Repeat Pleasure, How to Dress Well
  • Like Real People Do, Hozier
  • Gold, Interference
  • Say You Love Me, Jessie Ware
  • Then Came the Morning, he Lone Bellow
  • Gunshot, Lykke Li
  • Fare Thee Well, Oscar Isaac and Marcus Mumford
  • Iron Sky, Paolo Nutini
  • I'm Not the Only One, Sam Smith
  • Build Me Up From Bones, Sarah Jarosz
  • Polaroids, Shawn Colvin
  • Coffee, Sylvan Esso
  • Nothing Arrived, Villagers
  • You and Me, You+Me


  • Le soleil est près de moi, Air
  • Tessellate, Alt-J
  • Last Summer, David Gray
  • The Truth, Handsome Boy Modeling School with Roisin and J-Live
  • Take Me to Church, Hozier
  • No Rest for the Wicked, Lykke Li
  • Pull Me Down, Mikky Ekko
  • It Must Be Done, Pete Townshend with Nathan Barr
  • Bill Murray, Phantogram
  • Smug, POLICA
  • Lay Down int he Tall Grass, Timber Timbre
  • Prosthetic Love, Typhoon


  • Fitzpleasure, Alt-J
  • Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High, Arctic Monkeys
  • If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out, Cat Stevens
  • Boom Clap, Charli XCX
  • Over Your Shoulder, Chromeo
  • Play the Fool, Chromeo
  • If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On the Dancefloor), Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jr.
  • Love is All I Got, Feed Me with Crystal Fighters
  • Come Up Man, G. Love and Special Sauce
  • At the River, Groove Armada
  • Are You Listening, Kopecky Family Band
  • Paris, Little Dragon
  • Gunshot, Lykke Li
  • White Lies, Max Frost
  • Love Never Felt So Good, Michael Jackson
  • Never Wanna Know, MO
  • Waste of Time, MO
  • Hurricane, MS MR
  • La La La, Naughty Boy with Sam Smith
  • Who Needs You, he Orwells
  • High, Peking Duk with Nicole Millar
  • Lessons, SOHN
  • I'm a Man, The Spencer Davis Group
  • Shake It Off,  Taylor Swift
  • So Good at Being in Trouble, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The Best of 2015 is well underway! Any suggestions for what I should be listening to?

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