By Allison Johnson
At the end of every year I always dread sitting down and trying to figure out how to somehow put into a short list form all of the incredible albums, songs and artists that have sparked my interest and conversations. However, it is customary to compile such a list, so here are my top 10 songs of 2014 (though they may change within the next hour).
(Click on the images for links to songs)
10. The War on Drugs, “Red Eyes” off Lost in the Dream
This song reminds me so much of “Born to Run”-era Springsteen, so obviously I love it.
7. Mac DeMarco, “Brother” off Salad Days
Overall, I liked “2” a lot more than I like “Salad Days,” but “Brother” is one of my favorite Mac songs. The intro is too groovy!
1. Future Islands, “Seasons (Waiting on You)” off Singles
Samuel Herring drenched in sweat performing this song within feet of me is one of my most cherished memories.
“…Because I’ve been waiting on you
I’ve been weighing on you.”
Last, but certainly not least, here are some honorable mentions: Rae Sremmurd, “No Flex Zone“; Tijuana Panthers, “Cherry Street”; Interpol, “My Desire”; Foxygen, “Cosmic Vibrations”; Taylor Swift, “Shake it Off”; Bobby Shmurda, “Hot N*****”.