In a year where I was blasting Taylor Swift like it was my job…1989 is my favorite album of the year. I admit it. I can’t deny that I like to “Shake It Off” and have a dance party in my house every day of the week. This is the one album I can say I never skip a track, I always need to play it in full and usually after CLEAN finishes blasting my ears off I need to go for a round two and “Welcome To New York” is starting again haha! That is not to say I haven’t loved other LP’s this year. I have and I would say they are great but they aren’t 1989. I’ve always liked Tay Tay (hey I am not ashamed to say RED was blasted like no other too) but in 2014 Taylor kind of just blew me away. I never expected to be as obsessed as I am with 1989. We all need an album that just connects with us at a point in our lives and well this did it for me.
I don’t want this to become a Taylor gush fest so let me get to other fave albums this year which include:
Sharon Van Etten/Are We There
STARS/No One Is Lost
Lykke Li/I Never Learn
Iggy Azalea/The New Classic
Sylvan Esso/Sylvan Esso
This post I want to dedicate to not just albums but to my 50 favorite songs of 2014. And yes “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” and all of 1989 could be on here. So could top 40 hits like Charli XCX‘s “Boom Clap,” SIA‘s “Chandelier,” Coldplay‘s “Sky Full Of Stars,” Ariana Grande ft The Weeknd’s “Love Me Harder,” Maroon 5‘s “Animals” (don’t judge me haha), anything by Iggy Azalea, or Nick Jonas‘ “Jealous” (again don’t judge me here).
I wanted this compilation of my fave jams of the year to be the songs that didn’t get as much radio play or radio play at all. They were the songs that kept me sane this year, delighted my world and inspired me. They are the reason I want to and love to blog about music.
The artists and bands you will find on my fave jams of 2014 playlist include Future Islands, Banks, Beck, Zola Jesus, Sharon Van Etten, CYHSY ft Matt Berninger, Twin Shadow, Lykke Li, Chet Faker, STARS, Sylvan Esso, Kate Boy, White Sea, Say Lou Lou, HAERTS, BATHS, CARIBOU, Little Daylight, The Preatures, BROODS, The Drums, Small Black ft Frankie Rose, Lust For Youth, M83, Cut Copy, Electric Youth, Ballet School, Wildcat! Wildcat!, GEMS, Woman’s Hour, Torres, terror pigeon!, CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice, PAPA, Delta Spirit, Kevin Drew, Planningtorock, Wye Oak, Diplo ft Edward Droste and Rostam, Fences ft Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Cold War Kids, Jenny Lewis, Mikky Ekko, Young Ejecta, George Maple, Vita Bergen, Made In Heights, Pink Feathers ft SPEAK and last but not least Indiana! So what are you waiting for…get in the end of the year greatness spirit and stream the delightful as fuck jams below: