Said the Gramophone: BEST SONGS OF 2014
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“Of these 100 songs, approximately 63 are fronted by men, 37 by women. 44 acts are mostly American, 37 are Canadian, 10 are British, 2 are French, and there is one Belgian, one Dane, one German, one Ghanaian, one Nigerian, one South African and one Swede. This is the way it worked out; it certainly ain’t perfect.
“My favourite songs of the year do not necessarily speak to my favourite albums of the year. Songs and LPs are entirely different creatures. My favourite albums of 2014 were Andy Stott’s Faith In Strangers, D’Angelo’s Black Messiah, Arlt & Thomas Bonvalet’s Arlt & Thomas Bonvalet, Nap Eyes’ Whine of the Mystics and Owen Pallett’s In Conflict.
“Some songs that you heard in 2014 may have been omitted from this tally because I heard them before this year, and included them in my Best of 2013.”
Said the Gramophone’s year-end lists are always a good listen and their preceding write-up captures exactly how I feel about year-end best-of lists.
You can listen to all the tracks on the website. I’ve also made playlists on Rdio and bop.fm.