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MY FAVORITE MUSIC OF 2014
December 11, 2014

If your favorite music didn't make the list, I probably didn't like it very much.

MY FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014
16. "Deadbolt" by SKATERS from the album Manhattan

15. "Burial (feat. Pusha T)" by YOGI from the EP Burial

14. "90s Music" by Kimbra from the album The Golden Echo

13. "Everybody Dies" by THE HELL from the album Groovehammer

12. "Play The Victim" by The Word Alive from the album REAL.

11. "The Parade Of Ashes" by Periphery from the EP Clear

10. "E" by Emmure from the album Eternal Enemies

9. "Hazey" by Glass Animals from the album Zaba

8. "I'm Aquarius" by Metronomy from the album Love Letters

7. "Sellouts (feat. Danny Worsnop)" by Breathe Carolina from the album Savages

6. "Dirty Vibe (with Diplo feat. G-Dragon & CL)" by Skrillex from the album Recess

5. "Millenia" by Crown The Empire from the album The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways

4. "Boss Mode" by Knife Party from the album Abandon Ship

3. "West Coast" by Lana Del Rey from the album Ultraviolence

2. "Christian Bale (feat. Casey Veggies, Knytro, Sway, & KSI)" by YOGI from the EP Burial

1. "Lurk" by The Neighbourhood from the album #000000 & #FFFFFF

MY FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2014:
NUMBER TEN.
Volumes' No Sleep

Djent Metal
The djent sound is tried and true, but production value sets Volumes' sophomore album apart from the rest.
Highlight: "Across The Bed"

NUMBER NINE.
SomeKindaWonderful's SomeKindaWonderful

Indie Rock/Electronic
SomeKindaWonderful introduce electronic melodies to a thirsty alternative rock scene and the result is nothing less than pop perfection.
Highlight: "Reverse"

NUMBER EIGHT.
RiFF RAFF's NEON iCON

Hip-Hop
Lyrics like "Back in eighth grade / Banana berry wrist / Teacher wanna tell me 'be realistic' / That bitch try to tell me 'be realistic' / I pull up five years later in a drop top six" make NEON iCON this year's Yeezus in terms of blatant entertainment value.
Highlight: "Tip Toe Wing In My Jawwdinz"

NUMBER SEVEN.
Blaire Alise & The Bombshells' For My Darlin'

Garage Rock
The throwback style to early garage rock breathes new genre into a stale life. (Related: I'm only like 17% sure this album came out this year.)
Highlight: "I Got Something"

NUMBER SIX.
THE HELL's Groovehammer

Hardcore Punk
If RiFF RAFF endorsed a hardcore band, it would probably be this one. And if I endorsed a rapper, it would probably be RiFF RAFF. F.S. for "fun stuff."
Highlight: "Groovehammer"

NUMBER FIVE.
Emmure's Eternal Enemies

Metalcore
Again, production quality sets Emmure apart in a scene that is fully aware what sells.
Highlight: "Nemesis"

NUMBER FOUR.
Skrillex' Recess

Electronic
Sometimes musicians bless DJs with an album that requires literally no toying with during a set and this would be one of those times.
Highlight: "Stranger (with KillaGraham feat. Sam Dew)"

NUMBER THREE.
Knife Party's Abandon Ship

Electro House
Sometimes albums live up to their hype and that sometimes is now times.
Highlight: "Superstar"

NUMBER TWO.
Glass Animals' Zaba

Trip-Hop/Indie
This is exactly how I would describe "peanut butter vibes" and peanut butter is good so yeah.
Highlight: "Gooey"

NUMBER ONE.
The Neighbourhood's #000000 & #FFFFFF

Indie Rock/Hip-Hop
"The first band to put out a mix tape" combines quality up-and-comers in the hip-hop scene with "flawless" NBHD hooks. Talk about visionaries.
Highlight: "Jealou$y (feat. Casey Veggies & 100s)"

Honorable Mentions
Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6

You're pretty much guaranteed a gem or nine on a new entry in the Punk Goes... series.
Highlight: "Happy (Pharrell Williams)" by Palisades

And finally, MY FAVORITE ALBUMS OF OF 2013 (revised from):
NUMBER TEN. Capital Cities' In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery
NUMBER NINE. Franz Ferdinand's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
NUMBER EIGHT. Kanye West's Yeezus
NUMBER SEVEN. I See Stars' New Demons
NUMBER SIX. Hurts' Exile
NUMBER FIVE. Bring Me The Horizon's Sempiternal
NUMBER FOUR. Senses Fail's Renacer
NUMBER THREE. letlive.'s The Blackest Beautiful
NUMBER TWO. The 1975's The 1975
NUMBER ONE. The Neighbourhood's I Love You.

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