Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Top 25 Tracks Of 2014

Chosen by KevW

We couldn't finish off the year without the annual rundown of great music that we've been championing either on here or elsewhere, and of course, things wouldn't be complete without the unveiling of the Obligatory Record Of The Year! You can check back over our Scottish correspondent's lists and also the top 10 albums of 2014, but now it's time for the best tunes. For a full playlist of all the songs together, just scroll to the bottom of the page. Hopefully there's plenty here for you to enjoy!


25) Tyburn Saints - With The Night In Our Eyes




Tyburn Saints' website

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24) Simian Ghost - Echoes Of Songs (For Trish Keenan)




Simian Ghost's website

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23) Pretties For You - Talk

 


Pretties For You's website

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22) Soft Science - Feel




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21) JJ - All White Everything

 


JJ's website

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20) When Nalda Became Punk - Song For Carrie Mathison




When Nalda Became Punk's website

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19) The Heartbreaks - Hey, Hey Lover




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18) The Walking Who - With Roses


 
The Walking Who's website

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17) Ummagma - Lama

 


Ummagma's website

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16) The Popguns - Lovejunky

 


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15) Gold-Bears - Hey, Sophie

 


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14) Sheepy - Another Day




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13) Wonderful Humans - Edge Of The Night

 


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12) The Persian Leaps - Sleepless

 

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11) Dignan Porch - Harshed




Dignan Porch's website

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10) The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Until The Sun Explodes




The Pains Of  Being Pure At Heart's website

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9) Withered Hand - Horseshoe

 


Withered Hand's website

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8) The Tablets - Tablets

 


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7) East Brunswick All Girls Choir - West Brunswick




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6) Buffalo Sunn - By Your Side




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5) Spiritualized "Mississippi Space Program" - Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)




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4) The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Eurydice

 


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3) The Raveonettes - Sisters

 


The Raveonettes' website

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2) Elephant - Elusive Youth

 


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OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE YEAR

Broken Records - I Won't Leave You In The Dark


A few years ago, Edinburgh's Broken Records were making intricate baroque-indie that was impressive but unlikely to find mass commercial appeal. There were Arcade Fire comparisons, but really what they were doing was too sparse to become that huge. Until now. For third album 'Weights & Pulleys' the band truly excelled themselves in expanding everything to epic proportions. Had the gloriously massive 'I Won't Leave You In The Dark' been released by The National, The Gaslight Anthem or, yes, Arcade Fire, then this song would have been everywhere this year. The fact that it hasn't been is a crying shame, for if ever a band has shown they can step up a few gears then it's Broken Records, and 'I Won't Leave You In The Dark' is the sound of them doing just that - in triumphant fashion.



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