“And so, the time is near – and so I face the final curtain…”

Yes 2014 is over, but just because it’s long gone, it doesn’t mean we forget about all the great things that happened? No, we’re here to celebrate all of the great music that came out in such a fruitful year. 10 songs each from the three of us, is your song in the mix? Let us know in the comments section below!



Well I made it my point to discover new music, new artists with new ideas. The cool kids, if you will. The American/British hybrid Drowners definitely meet this criteria and after that it seems like girls demanded most of my attention (as usual) this year. I’ve gone for the original version of Tove Lo’s smash club hit (boring me), her compatriots First Aid Kit, Aussie Iggy Azalea, Scots Honeyblood and the very English band up-and-coming Wolf Alice fronted by Ellie Rowsell. Finally, I couldn’t not include a track from Jimi Goodwin’s debut solo album. There’s always a lot of love for Doves on this website. Check it out.

01. Long Hair – Drowners

02. Habits (Stay High) – Tove Lo (Queen of the Clouds)

03. (I’d Rather Be) Anywhere But Here – Honeyblood (Honeyblood)

04. My Silver Lining – First Aid Kit (Stay Gold)

05. Kathleen – Catfish and the Bottlemen (The Balcony)

06. Trainwreck 1979 – Death from Above 1979 (The Physical World)

07. Fancy – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX (The New Classic)

08. Everlasting Light – Dry The River (Alarms in the Heart)

09. Moaning Lisa Smile – Wolf Alice (Creature Songs EP)

10.Keep My Soul In Song – Jimi Goodwin (Odlulek)



I had a nostalgic year as some of my old favourites delivered some awesome new music, in most cases unexpectedly! Johnny Marr was a real standout with deserved solo success, Kasabian continue to kick ass and The Courteeners underlined their dominance of the Manchester music scene with another cracking album, one of mature tones and catchy riffs. To be honest, 10 isn’t enough but unfortunately we live in a democratic world where we have to learn to share and play fair.

11. Summer – The Courteeners (Concrete Love)

12. eez-eh – Kasabian (48:13)

13. 20-20 – Gaz Coombes (Matador)

Stepping out of the shadow of Supergrass hasn’t proved as difficult as one might think. The minute you leave the band you’re best associated with, you don’t just lose your talent like that. You get the feeling Gaz Coombes is here for the long haul (Edit – Mercury Music Prize nominee for this album in 2015).

14. Easy Money – Johnny Marr (Playland)

15. Coming of Age – Foster the People (Supermodel)

16. The Upsetter – Metronomy (Love Letters)

17. Magic – Coldplay (Ghost Stories)

18. Control – Broken Bells (After the Disco)

19. Let Me Down Easy – Paolo Nutini (Caustic Love)

20. It Takes A Lot To Know A Man – Damien Rice (My Favourite Faded Fantasy)



“I have to what now? Come up with my favourite 10 tracks? Why? Because the people want it? They demand it? Can I keep asking more questions? Who’s going into my list? Well it depends on who the other 2 have picked, we have similar tastes. I’ll go last. But right now I’m bopping to Zhu, so that’s going in there for sure. I can guarantee my 10 will be better than those 2 boring fuckers.”

21. Faded – Zhu (The Nightday)

22. Busy Earnin’ – Jungle (Jungle)

23. Right on Satellite – Superfood (Don’t Say That)

24. Happy – Pharrell Williams (G I R L)

25. Back to the Shack – Weezer (Everything Will Be Alright in the End)

26. Chandelier – Sia Furler (1000 Forms of Fear)

27. Pray to God – Calvin Harris featuring Haim (Motion)

28. Moonage Daydream – David Bowie (Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Vol. 1 [soundtrack])

29. Move with the Season – Temples (Sun Structures)

30. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (Uptown Special)

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