The Best Bits of 2014: Music

As the year draws to the close, with only the final few days left of 2014 to enjoy before 2015 rolls in, it is time to start rounding up my year from all different aspects. Still to come over the next couple of days are my looks at the best bits of fashion, TV, books & film and then there will be my huge personal end of year lookback but before all that we kick off with my best bits of the music world from 2014. Predominantly, I am a music blogger so my round-up of the music scene every year is one of my favourite things to put together. There has been some amazing things happening in the music world this, particularly in the form of brand new artists so I’ve brought together all of my favourite parts from albums and singles to tours and festival performances. Check out my opinions on music in 2014 and let me know your opinions too.

Top 20 Albums

1) Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
2) Thumpers – Galore
3) Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World
4) Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
5) We Are Scientists – TV En Francais
6) Jungle – Jungle
7) Woman’s Hour – Conversations
8) St Vincent – St Vincent
9) The Horrors – Luminous
10) Yumi and the System – Wonders of Origin
11) Tensnake – Glow
12) Slow Club – Complete Surrender
13) Foxes – Glorious
14) Warpaint – Warpaint
15) Canterbury – Dark Days
16) Mogwai – Rave Tapes
17) September Girls – Heartbeats
18) Gabby Young – One Foot In Front of The Other
19) Honeyblood – Honeyblood
20) Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien

Top 5 EP’s

– Glory Glory – So Long
– Swallow and the Wolf – Fire
– Cut Ribbons – Sail
– Morain – Worlds Apart
– To Kill A King – Exit, Pursued By Bear

Tracks of 2014

Top 5 Most Played Songs: Pharrell by Happy, Roar by Katy Perry, Diana by Paolo Nutini, Unkinder by Thumpers, The Wire by Haim

My Favourite New Bands/Artists: Cut Ribbons, As Elephants Are, Coasts, Laurel, Royal Blood, Morain, Young Buffalo

Music Videos of the Year

Comeback of the Year: Mt Wolf

Best Gig I’ve Been To In 2014: Death From Above 1979 at Plug, Sheffield on 24th October 2014

Top 3 Tramlines Performances: Funeral For A Friend at Corporation, Cholombian at The Harley, Talons at City Hall

Top 3 Festival Performances: Paolo Nutini at T In The Park, Biffy Clyro at T In The Park, Metallica at Glastonbury

Albums To Look Forward To Next Year: The Maccabees, Friendly Fires? Cut Ribbons?

Bands/Artists To Look Out For Next Year

Remixes of the Year

Cover of the Year: Royal Blood – Happy

Best Tour Line Up: Kasabian supported by The Maccabees and Thumpers supported by Cut Ribbons

Worst Music Point of 2014: Kids In Glass Houses Farewell Tour and The Blackout announcing their Farewell tour. I’ll miss both bands immensely, my teenage years are well and truly over now.

Credits

Paolo Nutini Album Cover

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