We’re very proud to present the 2014 contributors choice of best songs 2014! It follows on from out contributor picks for best albums of the year.

At the bottom you’ll find one mega playlist combining ALL our favourite tunes.

These are in no particular order. (That would have been way, way too difficult.)


Lauren Ziegler

Caribou, Back Home
Raury, God’s Whisper
Bon Iver, Heavenly Father
Jack White, Black Bat Licorice
Glass Animals, Gooey
Odesza, White Lies ft. Jenni Potts
Peking Duk, High ft. Nicole Millar
Art of Sleeping, Crazy
Schoolboy Q, Gangsta
Run the Jewels, Love Again

Emma Jones

DZ Deathrays, Black Rat
Flight Facilities, Two Bodies (ft. Emma Louise)
Olympic Ayres, Say My Name
Twin Haus, Blood Tapes
ScotDrakula, O’Clock
Indian Summer, Shiner
Run The Jewels, Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)
SqHoolboy Q, Man Of The Year
Todd Terje, Inspector Norse
Banks, Brain

Sam Weston

Total Control, Flesh War
Clipping. Work Work
Ought, Habit
Rustie (ft. Danny Brown) Attak
Perfume Genius, Queen
Future Islands, Seasons
Adult Jazz, Spook
Sharon Van Etten, Every Time the Sun Comes Up
Sun Kil Moon, Carissa
Flying Lotus (ft. Kendrick Lamar), Never Catch Me

Andrew Adrian

Jungle, Busy Earnin’
Porter Robinson, Flicker
Foster the People, Best Friend
SKATERS, Miss Teen Massachusetts
Movie, Tusk Vegas
Royal Blood, Little Monster
Bombay Bicycle Club, Luna
alt-J, Every Other Freckle
The Kooks, Forgive & Forget
Metronomy, Reservoir 

James Tait

ScHoolboy Q, Break The Bank
DZ Deathrays, Reflective Skull
Stalley, Always Into Something (Ft. Ty Dolla Sign)
Many Things, Chains
Hozier, From Eden
Rick Ross, The Devil Is A Lie (Ft. Jay-Z)
Sticky Fingers, Dreamland
Velociraptor, Ramona
DMA’s, Delete
Future Islands, Seasons (Waiting On You)

Claudia Middleton

Bombay Bicycle Club, Home By Now
Zhu, Paradise Awaits
The Acid, Basic Instinct
Glass Animals, Gooey
TV on the Radio, Happy Idiot
Ryan Hemsworth, Snow in Newark
Mac Demarco, Passing Out Pieces
The War on Drugs, Red Eyes
Robert Delong, Long Way Down
Chet Faker, Gold

Dean Robb

Total Giovanni, Human Animal
Jack White, Lazaretto
Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots
The Steinbecks, I, Radio
Arndales, Two Hour Horse Of The Year Show
Nun, Evoke The Sleep
Teeth & Tongue, Good Man
Tune Yards, Water Fountain
St Vincent, Rattlesnake
Highasakite, Since Last Wednesday

Georgia Bell

BÖRNS, 10,000 Emeralds pools
Dan Croll, From Nowhere
Odezsa, Say My Name (feat. Zyra)
Kilter, Coward (feat. Ngaiire)
Flying Lotus, Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Chrome Sparks, Losing U
George Maple, Vacant Space
Caribou, Can’t Do Without You
Touch Sensitive, Slowments
Chet Faker, Talk is Cheap

Ruby-Rose Pivet

Jamie T, Don’t You Find?
Benjamin Booker, Have You Seen My Son?
Angus & Julia Stone, Heart Beats Slow 
How To Dress Well, Repeat Pleasure
Violent Soho, Saramona Said
Andy Bull, Talk Too Much
Shura, Touch
Odesza, Say My Name (GANZ Remix)
Telana, Gemini 
FKA Twigs, Pendulum

Jack Boronvskis 

Asgeir, Torrent
The Avener, Fade Out Lines
Flight Facilities, Sunshine (ft. Reggie Watts)
Flying Lotus, Never Catch Me (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Hopium, Dreamers (ft. Phoebe Lou)
Interpol, All The Rage Back Home
Jamie xx, Girl
Kite String Tangle, Arcadia
Mathas, Stone Cold Sober (ft. Empty)
Odesza, Memories That You Call (ft. Monsoonsiren)

Evangeline Crowther-Gibson

Glass Animals, Pools
Banks, Brain
Flight Facilities, Apollo
 Alt-J, Bloodflood Pt. II
Shlohmo & Jeremih, Dope
Chet Faker, Talk is Cheap
Sam Smith, Stay With Me
ScHoolboy Q, Break the Bank
The Weeknd, Often (Kygo remix)
Peking Duk, Take Me Over (feat. Safia)

Kathleen Warren

Jungle, The Heat
Sylvan Esso, Hey Mami
SBTRKT, New Dorp New York
Glass Animals, Gooey
The Smith Street Band, Calgary Girls
Childish Gambino, Sober
Chet Faker, 1998
Todd Terje, Inspector Norse
Japanese Wallpaper, Between Friends ft. Jesse Davidson
Alt-J, Every Other Freckle

Cameron Nicholls

Banks, Beggin For Thread
Alt-J, Hunger Of The Pine
Odesza, It’s Only
Safia, Paranoia, Ghosts and Other Sounds
Sia, Burn The Pages
Kimbra, As You Are
First Aid Kit, My Silver Lining
Asgeir, Higher
Kendrick Lamar, i
Mark Ronson, Uptown Funk

Sam Groth

Olympic Ayres, Control
Retiree, Altruisme
I Know Leopard, Daisy Eyes
Hanni El Khatib, Moonlight
The Babe Rainbow, Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest
Real Estate, Had To Hear
Sylvan Esso, Coffee
Fishing, Nineteen/Boy Wunder
Seekae, Boys