I had intended to finish my favorite songs of 2014 list today, listing the final 10 songs, but felt like I needed a bit more time to prepare what I wanted to say about the top 5 songs. Outside of the top 5-7 songs, the songs weren't in any particular order, just grouping them as I saw fit. The top 5-7, a little different, I revisited them quite often, more so than the others. That said, all of the songs and the work the artists put into creating their art means a lot to me. This website wouldn't exist without that passion and dedication, and we are extremely thankful for that. Tonight I'll reveal songs 6 to 10, and then tomorrow I'll show off the top 5.
Once again, thank you for stopping by, stick around for a long look if you like, and I hope you find something magical here. The aim here is to discover and share great music, and if you like what I have to say and share, bookmark us, like us, or follow us, and return. I like return visitors. And if you leave having found something you like, I'd love to hear from you.
Let's get to the songs, here are songs 6 to 10 in our list of 30.
10. Heavy Petting Zoo- 'Crash' - All it took was 5 seconds for Heavy Petting Zoo to set a sinister tone. Waves of darkness crash all over the Welsh band's unrelenting masterpiece, the riffs veer back and forth, nipping and biting, stalking you into an exhausted heap of surrender. It's an insanely magnificent ride. For an extra bit of fun, check out Joe Lay's Tarantino inspired video for the song.
9. Caroline Says - 'Lost Feeling' - Gorgeous, stunning, dreamy, compelling. I'm left in awe with each listen. Warm and inviting, it's the perfect arrangement for late night silent contemplation.
8. Our Girl - 'Our Girl' - Former Hella Better Dancer lead guitarist Soph Nathan channels her creative output into an arresting first effort. It's a song you'll get lost in, a lush array of skyscraping power pop melodies. There was no doubt that it would be this good.
7. Amanda X - 'Parsnip' - Heartbreak songs are vital. Mileage smooths some of the jagged edges, but they are reminders of the lives we used to live. The lives we were supposed to live, but now must work out the reasons why they were cut short and why we have to start over. Amanda X's take teeters on breakdown, and seemingly walks away with some hard earned truths and satisfaction. We all think we finally find peace in such matters, but we often reminisce about the "What if?".
6. Harbors - 'Nevada' - Whether he's writing for himself or his project, Harbors, David Shayne's woeful relationship tales always seem to hit close to home. He's singing as if he's holding on to the last thread of heart coming unwound, but I think he's a man in love with his own misery. He's digging deep, and finding some ugly stuff, but it sure sounds good. This is David's 2nd entry in this list of favorites, he'll be joined tomorrow with another artist with multiple songs on the list.