Media Binge – My Favorite Music of 2014

It’s time for another edition of “NOW… That’s What Dwain Calls Music, 2014 edition”

As per usual, these are the songs (20 this year) that I was obsessed with. They are in playlist order, not in any sort of 1-20 ranking.

  1. “Digital Witness” by St. Vincent (I could’ve chosen almost song from this album, and nearly also included “Rattlesnake” and “Birth in Reverse” on this list)
  2. “Wait for a Minute” by Tune-Yards
  3. “To The Top” by Twin Shadow
  4. “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” by Sharon Van Etten
  5. “So Good at Being in Trouble” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra (a great find from SXSW a few years ago. This is off their 2013 album II that I didn’t get around to listening to much until 2014)
  6. “I Miss Your Bones” by Hospitality (saw them open for Jenny Lewis over the summer, which of course leads to…)
  7. “Just One of the Guys” by Jenny Lewis (love this song despite because of it’s moroseness)
  8. “Dancehall Domine” by The New Pornographers (this begins the dance-y part of the playlist)
  9. “Tears of Joy” by Slow Cub
  10. “Carousel Ride” by Rubblebucket
  11. “Human Contact” by Catey Shaw
  12. “Don’t Wanna Dance” by Elle Varner (but Elle, the song is so danceable!)
  13. “Reflections” by MisterWives (I have a feeling that this band will really breakout in 2015. They also doa great cover of Vance Joy’s “Riptide”)
  14. “Dead Air” by CHVRCHES (from the most recent Hunger Games soundtrack)
  15. “Needle and a Knife” by Tennis (one of the last additions to the playlist; added in Dec)
  16. “Latch” by Sam Smith (I spent a lot of time listening to my cousin Sam’s In the Lonely Hour album in 2014)
  17. “James Dean” by Dale Earnhardt JR JR
  18. “Beware the Dog” by The Griswolds (my pick for song I love in 2014 but will probably hate in 2015)
  19. “Zombie” by Jamie T (award for song that sounds the most like an old Rancid song)
  20. “Everyday Robots” by Damon Albarn


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