Monday Playlist: 2014

It’s that time of year where we are being inundated with year-end lists, so why not one more? Whether you fall on the pop side of things, are more of a rap/hip-hop fan, or just pure rock and roll through and through, music fans alike can agree 2014 was a great year for music.

This may be due to how lucky we are to be in this age of music discovery where we can find new music from artists ranging to upstarts and solo artists on independent labels, to artists signed by huge record companies, all for free with a click of the mouse. Streaming services have taken over, much to the chagrin of some record companies and a few artists, i.e. Tay Swiftness, but nonetheless, from the consumer side of things we have to be extremely grateful.

Here’s a playlist celebrating a great year in music. Disclaimer: these are not being presented as the best songs, the best albums, and hopefully not the worst either, but they are from some of the albums that I found myself returning to over the course of the year. Feel free to give a shout out to some of your favorite albums from 2014 in the comments!

1. Against Me! – Black Me Out (NSFW)

2. Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)

3. Strand of Oaks – Goshen ’97

4. The War on Drugs – Red Eyes

5. together PANGEA – Offer (NSFW)

6. Jenny Lewis – She’s Not Me

7. Ex Hex – Waterfall

8. Twin Peaks – Making Breakfast

9. Sylvan Esso – Coffee

10. Spoon – Do You

11. Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good

12. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Lariat

13. TV on the Radio – Happy Idiot

14. Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All The Way Down


  1. Wakana

    December 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Loving the variety on this list!

  2. Lauren S

    December 25, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Twin peaks <3

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