Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The 100 Best Songs of 2010-2014


These 100 songs represent the best music of this half of the decade (IMHO, of course). It is in alphabetical order. To avoid overuse of a single album, I am excluding some songs which probably deserve to be on this list but aren't because I included too many other songs from the same album. My rule was no more than 2 songs from 1 album. Listen to the playlist on Spotify, here.

"Acrobat" by Angel Olsen

"All I Want" by LCD Soundsystem

"All Your Gold" by Bat for Lashes

"Bataille" by The Men

"Bathroom Laughter" by Pissed Jeans

"Believer" by John Maus

"Bennington" by John Maus

"Best Night" by The War on Drugs

"Black Ballerina" by Ariel Pink

"Blessa" by Toro Y Moi

"Burning" by The War on Drugs

"Calgary" by Bon Iver

"Can't Do Without You" by Caribou

"Carolina" by Girls

"Chess" by Petite Noir

"Childhood's End" by Majigcal Cloudz

"Clearing" by Grouper

"Cosmic Vibrations" by Foxygen

"County Line" by Cass McCombs

"David De La Hoz" by The Chariot

"Disorderly" by Baths

"Does Not Suffice" by Joanna Newsom

"Dream House" by Deafheaven

"Elli" by Dirty Beaches

"Empty Room" by Arcade Fire

"England" by The National

"Excuses" by The Morning Benders

"Fall Back" by Factory Floor

"Fall Creek Boys Choir" by James Blake & Bon Iver

"Feel My Pain" by Kurt Vile

"Forever" by iceage

"Fright Night (Nevermore)" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

"Godless Brother in Love" by Iron & Wine

"Goldtone" by Kurt Vile

"Green Aisles" by Real Estate

"He Would Have Laughed" by Deerhunter

"Helicopter" by Deerhunter

"Help Me Lose My Mind" by Disclosure, feat. London Grammar

"Helplessness Blues" by Fleet Foxes

"Hidee Ho" by Tapes 'n Tapes

"Hollywood" by Tobias Jesso Jr.

"Holocene" by Bon Iver

"Hot Dreams" by Timber Timbre

"Jasmine" by Jai Paul

"Jesus Fever" by Kurt Vile

"Kill for Love" by Chromatics

"Laura" by Bat for Lashes

"Leave House" by Caribou

"Let England Shake" by PJ Harvey

"Life Round Here" by James Blake

"Like Lust" by Movement

"Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)" by David Bowie

"Manhattan" by Cat Power

"Maxim's I" by Julia Holter

"Melting Sun Vi: Golden Mind" by LantlĂ´s

"Metatron" by Darkside

"Mother of the World" by Swans

"Myth" by Beach House

"Nerve Endings" by Eagulls

"Never Have I Ever" by Nicolas Jaar, feat. Will Epstein

"No Destruction" by Foxygen

"Nothin But Time" by Cat Power

"Ocean Death" by Baths

"Odessa" by Caribou

"Oblivion" by Grimes

"Only in My Dreams" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

"Open" by Rhye

"Open Your Heart" by The Men

"Oxygen" by Swans

"Paper Trails" by Darkside

"Queen" by Perfume Genius

"Reflektor" by Arcade Fire

"Retrograde" by James Blake

"Round and Round" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

"Saint Nothing" by Daniel Rossen

"Say That" by Toro Y Moi

"Smart Flesh" by The Low Anthem

"Sorrow" by The National

"Space Is Only Noise If You Can See" by Nicolas Jaar

"Spare the Dark Streets" by The Music Tapes

"Staircase" by Radiohead

"Still Sound" by Toro Y Moi

"Subway" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"Talking Backwards" by Real Estate

"The Daily Mail" by Radiohead

"The Owl and the Tanager" by Sufjan Stevens

"The Wilhelm Scream" by James Blake

"This Is a True Heart" by Julia Holter

"Too Many Kids Finding Rain in the Dust" by Nicolas Jaar

"True Blue" by Dirty Beaches

"Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix)" by Blood Orange, feat. Robert Owens

"Under the Pressure" by The War on Drugs

"Video Games" by Lana Del Rey

"Wakin on a Pretty Day" by Kurt Vile

"White Fire" by Angel Olsen

"Yet Again" by Grizzly Bear

"Yonkers" by Tyler, the Creator

"You Can't Hide / Shame on You (Live at Madison Square Garden)" by LCD Soundsystem

"You're Not Good Enough" by Blood Orange

"Zebra" by Beach House

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