Sunday, January 11, 2015

2014 Roundup: Naomi's Music Picks, Pt. 2

In an attempt to get a full picture of the musical year, Naomi completed a listening marathon: she took in album after album, trying to find out what really was the best of the year before crossing that December 31st finish line. She compiled the results in the best-of list you see before you. Behold! The top tracks of last year.

Honorable Mentions

Top 100 Songs of 2014

The Playlist

100.) "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil John - Turn down for what? 
99.) "Cardiac Arrest" by Bad Suns - Same old story since day one, but I’ve got no place to run
98.) "Ancient Ways" by Interpol - Shape the right through sound, become dutifully bound to the ground
97.) "Quartz" by TV On the Radio - Take me nowhere my poor heart can’t follow
96.) "Undone" by the bird and the bee - I wanna be cruel, I wanna be the girl that you wanted in high school
95.) "Lampshades On Fire" by Modest Mouse - This is what I really call a party now
94.) "Sweat Like the Dew" by Say Hi - My girl: big eyes, big lows, big highs
93.) "Make Me Fade" by k.flay - You make me brighter when you make me fade
92.) "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)" by Run the Jewels feat. Zack De La Rocha -
Everything I scribble’s like an anarchist’s cookbook
91.) "Try to Make a Fire Burn Again" by Dawn Landes - Don’t you wanna love me all over again?

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90.) "No Direction Home" by Mirah - This is a sorrow everyone knows
89.) "When I Get My Hands On You" by The New Basement Tapes - Everywhere on Earth you go, you’re gonna have me as your man
88.) "Gimme A Chance" by Azealia Banks - Lamento informarte, no funcionó la brujería
87.) "Problem" by Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - I should be wiser and realize that I’ve got one less problem without ya
86.) "Divisionary (Do the Right Thing)" by Ages and Ages - Do the right thing, do it all the time
85.) "Goddess" by BANKS - She could have done just anything or anyone
84.) "Isaac" by Bear’s Den - With you head pressed against the stone, you look so alone
83.) "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" by Against Me! - You know it’s obvious, but we can’t choose how we’re made
82.) "BO$$" by Fifth Harmony - I’m a Maybach and you’s a Volvo
81.) "Mess Is Mine" by Vance Joy - This mess was yours, now your mess is mine

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80.) "Boom Clap" by Charli XCX - The sound of my heart, the beat goes on and on and on
79.) "Time Forgot" by Conor Oberst - Here we go, man, it’s beautiful, get your trumpet, get your drum
78.) "West Coast" by Lana Del Rey - Down on the west coast, I get this feeling like it all could happen
77.) "Left Hand Free" by alt-J - O-M-G, gee whiz, girl, you’re the one for me
76.) "She’s Not Me" by Jenny Lewis - She’s not me, she’s easy
75.) "Bitter Water" by Big Haunt - Dress me all up in white and put my head low in the black water
74.) "Basic Instinct" by The Acid - Coming up for air
73.) "Summer Dress" by HIGHS - If we meet again, I hope you wear that dress that you wore back then
72.) "Crazy" by Kat Dahlia - I don’t understand how someone just can walk into your life and everything before them you forget
71.) "0 To 100 / The Catch Up" by Drake - I’m only twenty-seven and I’m only gettin’ better

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70.) "Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone" by Lykke Li - There is a war inside my core; I hear it fight, I hear it roar
69.) "Hunger of the Pine" by alt-J - Realization grew on me as quickly as it takes your hand
68.) "The Righteous One" by The Orwells - Smoke in the air, I don’t have a care
67.) "Eyes of the Muse" by King Tuff - There is no other when I am with her
66.) "My Silver Lining" by First Aid Kit - Be it for reason, be it for love, I won’t take the easy road
65.) "I Know Places" by Taylor Swift - Love’s a fragile little flame, it could burn out
64.) "The Father Complex" by Captain - Do you really talk to God? And I wonder what He tells you
63.) "Yellow Flicker Beat" by Lorde - The scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold
62.) "Water Fountain" by tUnE-yArDs - Nothing feels like dying like the drying of my skin and lawn
61.) "Money On My Mind" by Sam Smith - Please, can you make this work for me? ‘Cause I’m not a puppet, I will work against your strings

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60.) "You are the pins in my ears. You are the salt in my eyes." by The Love Junkies - I’m sitting on the fence pleading for some sense from my Lord my Buddha Muhammad Allah
59.) "Hey Mami" by Sylvan Esso - Hey mami, I know what you want, mami
58.) "Your Graduation" by Modern Baseball - Stood out for hours as you complained about how you haven’t seen your friends yet, that you’re too drunk to stand, and you not knowing if you can love him forever
57.) "Body" by Karen O - Gotta make it right for yourself if you love somebody
56.) "My Song 5 (Remix)" by HAIM - Honey, I’m not your honey pie
55.) "Classic" by MKTO - I’m out of my mind, thinking I was born in the wrong time
54.) "Pickles from the Jar" by Courtney Barnett - You like mornings, I like nights; I love you ‘till the day I die
53.) "Paris" by Magic Man - It’s just a fantasy taking over like a disease, pull me out of this
52.) "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj - My anaconda don’t
51.) "Love Ain’t Enough" by The Barr Brothers - Love is enough when you don’t look back

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50.) "All the Rage Back Home" by Interpol - She swore love is never done so easily
49.) "This Is How We Walk On the Moon" by José González - Each step is moving, it’s moving me up
48.) "She Used to Love Me a Lot" by Johnny Cash - She used to love me with a love that wouldn’t die

47.) "Black Me Out" by Against Me! - I don’t want to see the world that way anymore, I don’t want to feel that weak and insecure
46.) "Gold Rush" by Mirah - There’s nothing ever saving us from that we’re gonna die
45.) "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - I’m so fancy, you already know
44.) "Beggin For Thread" by BANKS - Stooped down and out, you got me beggin for thread to sew up this hole that you ripped in my head
43.) "Take Me to Church" by Hozier - If the heavens ever did speak, she’s the last true mouthpiece
42.) "Sanctified" by Rick Ross feat. Kanye West and Big Sean - All I want’s a hundred million
dollars and a bad bitch

41.) "Hard" by SOPHIE - It’s just so hard

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40.) "Archie, Marry Me" by Alvvays - You’ve expressed explicitly your contempt for matrimony - you’ve got student loans to pay and will not risk the alimony
39.) "When You’re Gone" by Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s - When you’re gone, I drink tap water and I sleep on the couch
38.) "Cut Your Bangs" by Radiator Hospital - When you lie to me, it’s in the small stuff
37.) "Girls Chase Boys" by Ingrid Michaelson - All the broken hearts in the world still beat, let’s not make it harder than it has to be
36.) "Say You’ll Be There" by MØ - This time you got to take it easy, throwing far too much
emotions at me

35.) "Heroine" by D W N T W N - Father was a man, was a man of the road
34.) "Moaning Lisa Smile" by Wolf Alice - Scrap the blues if the blues don’t work, flash your teeth, though the inside hurts
33.) "Who Needs You" by The Orwells - Listen up, forefathers, I’m not your son
32.) "i" by Kendrick Lamar - You know the miserable do love company, what do you want from me and my scars?
31.) "Sheezus" by Lily Allen - It makes me angry, I’m serious, but then again I’m just about to get my period

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30.) "Guilt Trip" by PUP - How many bones must I break ‘till all my filaments rust to decay?
29.) "White Fire" by Angel Olsen - I wish sometimes I could take back every word I’ve said
28.) "Ain’t No Sunshine" by Coeur de pirate - It’s not warm whens she’s away
27.) "Fleetfoot Ghost" by Mirah - You are the season I will not find again
26.) "The Greatest Bastard" by Damien Rice - I helped you open out your wings, your legs, and many other things - didn’t I?
25.) "Break the Rules" by Charli XCX - I don’t wanna go to school, I just wanna break the rules
24.) "Work Song" by Hozier - My baby never fret none about what my hands and my body done
23.) "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift - It’s gonna be forever or it’s gonna go down in flames
22.) "Coffee" by Sylvan Esso - I know my words will dry upon the skin just like a name I remember hearing
21.) "Vessel" by Captain - I am a collapsible bridge, a link between rib, and I’ve caved in

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20.) "Covered In Chrome" by Violent Soho - HELL FUCK YEAH!
19.) "Careless" by Alex Winston - Still I feel the weight of every pound like an anchor to the ground
18.) "It’s Alright Now" by Bombay Bicycle Club - It’s alright now, I can wait
17.) "Unfucktheworld" by Angel Olsen - I am the only one now I am the only one now I am the only one now

16.) "Sister" by Kate Nash - There was this cool, cool girl, she was about your age...
15.) "M0rgan Stop" by Kitty - Can you walk on the red seas and see into the dark and make it light again?
14.) "Waiting" by Alice Boman - I want you more than I need you, I need you bad
13.) "New Romantics" by Taylor Swift - Please leave me stranded, it’s so romantic
12.) "Fire Escape" by Foster the People - My spine is made of iron, my heart pumps out old red paint
11.) "Oxen Hope" by Mirah - Did you know you’d struck the final blow to my faithful oxen hope?

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10.) "Blue Moon" by Beck - I’m so tired of bein’ low
9.) "Night at Lake Unknown" by Conor Oberst - I can’t live outside the moment and it keeps leaving me behind
8.) "Dearly Departed" by Shakey Graves feat. Esmé Patterson - You and I both know that the
house is haunted, and you and I both know that the ghost is me

7.) "Cedarsmoke & Young Bodies" by Sea Wolf - This is where I admit I don’t know shit and I never did
6.) "Fine, Great" by Modern Baseball - I hate worrying about the future ‘cause all my current problems are based around the past
5.) "Carissa" by Sun Kil Moon - I’m going out there to get a look at the landscapes, to get a look at those I’m connected by blood and see how it all may have shaped me
4.) "Warm Foothills" by alt-J - I tie my life to your balloon and let it go
3.) "URL Badman" by Lily Allen - I don’t like you; I think you’re worthless, I wrote a long piece about it up on my WordPress
2.) "Habits (Stay High)" by Tove Lo - Spend my days locked in a haze tryin’ to forget you, babe
1.) "Houdini" by Alex Winston - I knew you would leave by the way you grind your teeth in your sleep

That's all, folks.

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