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Playlist: Best Songs of 2014 So Far

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on June 30, 2014

Thee Oh Sees 2014 by Laura Baker-Finch

We're officially half-way through 2014 (well, tomorrow we will be), so it's only fitting we release our first "best of" playlist of the year. With 6 months of killer releases under its belt, 2014 has already been one for the books and whether you want to make sure you haven't missed anything great or just want one place to listen to the year's highlights, this playlist is for you. 

The playlist features tracks from a couple of this year's most-anticipated and well-received releases (Mac Demarco's Salad Days, Jack White's Lazaretto, Future Islands' Singles, and Pharrell Williams' G I R L, to name a few) plus many artists we've already caught on the festival circuit this year. You'll hear The War on Drugs, Perfect Pussy, Thee Oh SeesSharon Van Etten, Syd Arthur, and Courtney Barnett who we caught at Northside Festival; Gov Ball acts Spoon and Banks; and artists from Firefly Festival Bleachers, Broken Bells, Beck, and Phantogram.

With 60+ tracks, this playlist is also the perfect soundtrack for your 4th of July parties and BBQs. Whether it's your own party or you've been allotted music duty by your friends and family, we're totally okay with you pretending you created this playlist and have crazy good knowledge of what's new and hip. Stream the playlist below or open it in a new browser to follow and sync to your own account and devices. Keep scrolling for the tracklist, in alphabetical order. 


Tracklist:
01. ††† (Crosses) - "Bitches Brew"
02. The Afghan Whigs - "Algiers"
03. Against Me! - "Transgender Dysphoria Blues"
04. Angel Olsen - "Forgiven/Forgotten"
05. Banks - "Waiting Game"
06. Beck - "Blue Moon"
07. Black Lips - "Funny"
08. Bleachers - "I Wanna Get Better"
09. Broken Bells - "Leave it Alone"
10. Classixx - "A Stranger Love"
11. Cloud Nothings - "I'm Not Part of Me"
12. Conor Oberst - "Hundreds of Ways"
13. Courtney Barnett - "History Eraser"
14. Damon Albarn - "Everyday Robots"
15. Doe Paoro - "Hypotheticals"
16. EMA - "Neuromancer"
17. Fucked Up - "Paper The House"
18. Future Islands - "Seasons (Waiting on You)"
19. Glass Animals - "Gooey"
20. The Horrors - "So Now You Know"
21. How to Dress Well - "Repeat Pleasure"
22. Hozier - "From Eden" 
23. Hurray For The Riff Raff - "Blue Ridge Mountain"
24. Jack White - "Lazaretto"
25. James Vincent McMorrow - "Cavalier"
26. Jungle - "Busy Earnin'"
27. Kelis - "Rumble"
28. La Roux - "Let Me Down Gently"
29. La Sera - "Fall in Place"
30. Little Dragon - "Paris"
31. LP - "Night Like This"
32. London Grammar - "Devil Inside"
33. Lykke Li - "Gunshot"
34. Mac Demarco - "Let Her Go"
35. Manchester Orchestra - "Top Notch"
36. Meg Myers - "Desire"
37. The Men - "Another Night"
38. The New Pornographers - "Brill Bruisers"
39. PAPA - "I'm Not Sorry"
40. Parquet Courts - "Black And White"
41. Perfect Pussy - "I"
42. Phantogram - "Black Out Days"
43. Pharrell Williams - "Marilyn Monroe"
44. Protomartyr - "Maidenhead"
45. RAC, Kele, MNDR - "Let Go"
46. Real Estate - "Talking Backwards"
47. Schoolboy Q - "Studio"
48. Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time the Sun Comes Up"
49. Sia - "Chandelier"
50. SOHN - "Artifice"
51. Sondre Lerche - "Bad Law
52. Spoon - "Rent I Pay"
53. St. Vincent - "Bring Me Your Loves"
54. Sun Kil Moon - "Carissa"
55. Swans - "Oxygen"
56. Syd Arthur - "Hometown Blues"
57. Sylvan Esso - "Coffee"
58. SZA - "Childs Play (feat. Chance the Rapper)"
59. Thee Oh Sees - "Penetrating Eye"
60. Todd Terje - "Delorean Dynamite"
61. Tokyo Police Club - "Hot Tonight"
62. tUnE-yArDs - "Water Fountain"
63. The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes"
64. White Lung - "Face Down"
65. Woods - "Shepherd"

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