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The 50 best tracks of 2014

The 50 best tracks from the last 12 months

Caribou: OTR's tune of the year

Tue, Dec 23, 2014, 09:30


Here you go, 50 tracks from the last 12 months which socked it to me right between the ears. Just one note before we go: there’s not a great deal of crossover between the 50 best albums and the 50 best tracks, chiefly because most of the albums made the cut in that category for their overall strength and quality rather than because they had one standout track.

(1) Caribou “Can’t Do Without You” (City Slang)

(2) Kiesza “Hideaway” (Lokal Legend)

(3) Future Islands “Seasons (Waiting On You)” (4AD)

(4) Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk” (Columbia)

(5) Sheppard “Geronimo” (Republic)

(6) Charli XCX “Break the Rules” (Asylum)

(7) Perfume Genius “Queen” (Matador)

(8) Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (Epic)

(9) CuckooLander “Dumb Dee Diddy Dumb” (Self release)

(10) Juce “Call You Out” (Babeology)

(11) Shamir “If It Wasn’t True” (Godmode)

(12) Grimes “Go” (4AD)

(13) Deers “Between Cans” (Lucky Number)

(14) Jessie J “Bang Bang” (Lava/Republic)

(15) Yumi Zouma “The Brae” (Cascine)

(16) The Gloaming “Samhradh Samhradh” (Real World)

(17) Fifth Harmony “Boss” (Epic/Syco)

(18) Jessie Ware “Tough Love” (PMR)

(19) Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (Big Machine)

(20) Jamie XX “All Under One Roof Raving” (XL)

(21) Talos “Tethered Bones” (Feel Good Lost)

(22) Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” (Young Money)

(23) Clipping “Work Work” (Sub Pop)

(24) Dej Loaf “Try Me” (IBGM)

(25) D’Angelo “The Charade” (RCA)

(26) The Juan Maclean “A Place Called Space” (DFA)

(27) Ibeyi “Mama Says” (XL)

(28) The Do “Trustful Hands” (Siamese Squids)

(29) Honne “Warm On A Cold Night” (Super)

(30) King “Mr Chameleon” (King Creative)

(31) Royal Blood “Figure It Out” (Warner Bros)

(32) Route 94 “My Love” (Rinse)

(33) Jungle “Busy Earnin’ (XL)

(34) Sia “Chandelier” (Monkey Puzzle)

(35) QT “Hey QT” (XL)

(36) Bobby Shmurda “Hot Nigga” (GS9)

(37) iLoveMakonnen “Club Goin Up on a Tuesday” (Self release)

(38) Sharon Van Etten “Your Love Is Killing Me” (Jagjaguwar)

(39) Percussions “KHLHI” (Text)

(40) Rae Sremmurd “No Flex Zone” (Eardrummers)

(41) Roisin Murphy “Ancora Tu” (Vinyl Factory)

(42) Röyksopp & Robyn “Do It Again” (Dog Triumph/Wall Of Sound)

(43) Leon Vynehall “Goodthing” (3024)

(44) Kendrick Lamar “i” (Top Dawg)

(45) Sleater-Kinney “Bury Our Friends” (Sub Pop)

(46) Andy Stott: “Faith in Strangers” (Modern Love)

(47) FKA Twigs “Two Weeks” (XL)

(48) Sinkane “Hold Tight” (DFA)

(49) Swans “A Little God In My Hands” (Young God)

(50) Beyonce “7/11″ (Columbia)