30 Favorite Songs of 2014 - Playlist

DISCLAIMER: All the following content it's based on my own simple opinion and the list was created on a subjective matter.

At first I thought this year was lacking good songs, but I was clearly wrong. When I started doing research and hearing music from this year, I was left shocked by how many good music we got. There's people wanting to go back in time and live in another generation because of the music, but we are living in the best era ever...yet. We have the music from the past AND we have the music that had just been created this year, it is simply amazing. If this is a year with a "shortage of music", I can't imagine a good year in music.

Today I bring to you a list with my 30 favorite songs of 2014. If you don't want to look trough all the 30 songs, you can listen to the playlist that's on the end of the page. The playlist is not in order from 1st to last, instead I rearrange the songs so you could appreciate the playlist in the best way possible.

30. Under The Pressure - The War On Drugs

29. Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays

28. Seasons (Waiting On You) - Future Islands

27. Move With The Season - Temples

26. Digital Witness - St. Vincent

25. Chamber Of Reflection - Mac DeMarco

24. Rude Boy - Mr. Twin Sister

23. Hot And Cold - Ex hex

22. Little Killer - Merchandise

21. Would You Fight For My Love? - Jack White

20. Lonely Press Play - Damon Albarn

19. Water Fountain - tUnE-yArDs

18. Do You - Spoon

17. Where Is My Knife? - The Amazing Snakeheads

16. Miss Teen Massachusetts - SKATERS

15. All The Rage Back Home - Interpol

14. Left Hand Free - Alt-J

13. Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde

12. Sober - Childish Gambino

11. Chandelier - Sia

10. Lights On - FKA twigs

9. Human Sadness - Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

8. Love Is To Die - Warpaint

7. Trainwreck 1979 - Death From Above 1979

6. Who Needs You - The Orwells

5. West Coast - Lana Del Rey

4. Luv, Hold Me Down - Drowners

3. Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters

Sonic Highways is without a doubt, Dave Grohl's most ambitious project. Visiting cities all over the United States and using their influence to create a song that embodies the sound and feeling of certain city. Now, let me tell you that the Foo Fighters 8th album it's not joking around. Their lead single and first song of the album was recorded in Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studio at Chicago. Something From Nothing is everything you've previously loved from the Foo Fighters plus a little bit of Dio's Holy Diver influence and with some funky synths thrown into the mix. With the song almost reaching the 5 minute mark, you can hear how it just keeps increasing it's sound and it's power making it my 3rd favorite song of the year.

2. Out Of The Black - Royal Blood

One of the biggest surprises from 2014 was this 2-piece band from Brighton. They have been called the new saviors of Rock n' Roll and I'm not sure about that, but they certainly know how to create big and heavy rock songs and Out Of The Black it's not the exception. The way the drum starts the song it's the perfect way to get you pumped and when that riff enters it seems like there was so much energy wanting to be unleashed. The singer's (Mike Kerr) Jack White-esque voice fits perfectly with everything that's happening in the background. This song it's simply an explosion of heavy and melodic raw rock that happens to be my second favorite song of the year.

1. Weight of Love - The Black Keys

This year has been a very tough one for The Black Keys, specially for Dan Auerbach who had to go through a divorce. It is a pretty hard thing for anyone, but he managed to deviate all those feelings into this epic piece of music in which you can clearly hear the angst that's coming from every guitar solo, you can hear the cry for help on every note, you can FEEL. This reason alone is why this song it's in my top spot, it makes me feel what Auerbach wanted to convey while creating this beauty. It has an awesome bass line, the lyrics are simple but perfectly placed and the guitar solos at the 4:40 minute mark are sublime. The only big let down is that this song it's not in Spotify, meaning that it is not in the playlist. Tough luck.

2014 Favorite 30 Songs Playlist

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