Friday, November 21, 2014

100 Songs for 2014: Outtakes, Day Five

100 Songs for 2014 will be released on Monday, December 8. In the meantime, we're taking a look at some great songs that didn't make the cut.


One of two things happened this year: either music, across the board, got weirder, or I got older. A lot of Pitchfork-y, super-hype stuff didn't resonate with me at all this year. Here are a few that I liked, but not as much as people who actually get paid to write about music on the internet.

FKA Twigs - "Two Weeks"

"If FKA twigs doesn't get the respect she deserves from earthly residents, her exquisite brand of uncanny pop will certainly find a warm welcome on other planes of reality." (Best New Track)

Perfume Genius - "Queen"

"On 'Queen', Hadreas unifies his lyrical and musical ambitions into the most forthright, ornate, lustrous and 'pop' moment of his career." (Best New Track)

Future Islands - "Seasons (Waiting on You)"

"These songs finally invite us to participate in Herring’s world, one shaped by geological heartbreak events and their epochal reflection periods, told with nothing more than the simple truth." (Singles)

Jessie Ware - "Tough Love"

A Pitchfork Best New Track like the rest, but the most excited they get is calling it "an enticing taste while we wait to hear what else Ware has up her sleeve this time around."

Sofi de la Torre - "Vermillion"

Barring a miracle, this will be 2014's highest rated song on my favorite music site, The Singles Jukebox, by a significant margin. Six perfect scores! Not sure what I'm missing.

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