Playlist – 2014 (the first half)

My playlist for the first half of 2014 includes two songs I’ve been loving for at least a year, but were never available before now.

California (Cast Iron Soul) – Jamestown Revival

Red Eyes – The War of Drugs

Seasons (Waiting on You) – Future Islands

Take Me to Church – Hozier

Hollywood – RAC featuring Penguin Prison (been trying to get hold of this one for ages, finally released with the album)

Jerk Ribs – Kelis (ditto)

Supernova – Ray LaMontagne

This is the Last Time – The National (yes, the album is last year, but this has got play this year, and so I could sneak it in)

Control – Broken Bells

Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett

Helpless Blues – The Bamboos

Magic – Coldplay (yes, yes I know. Nothing about this album grabs me except this song which won’t get out of my head. There’s one every year.)

Like I Need You – Kan Wakan

Angels of Fire – The Jezabels

Conviction – Meshell Ndegeocello

This Love is Here to Stay – Thomas Dybdahl

Waitress Song – First Aid Kit

Just One of the Guys – Jenny Lewis

Sherman (Animals in the Jungle) – Tom Vek

Cheap Sunglasses – RAC (featuring Matthew Koma)

Coming Down – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (featuring Matt Berninger)

Lazaretto – Jack White



Playlist – 2013

(Belatedly) My final playlist for 2013 ended up like this:

Little Numbers – BOY

Lanterns – Birds of Tokyo

Miracle Mile – Cold War Kids

Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg

Joy to You Baby – Josh Ritter

Time to Run – Lord Huron

Entertainment – Phoenix

Diane Young – Vampire Weekend

Do It Again – Camera Obscura

Oh Sailor – Mr Little Jeans

The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim & the Law

The Woodpile – Frightened Rabbit

I Remember You – Rilo Kiley

Grace for Saints & Ramblers – Iron & Wine

Rumble and Sway – Jamie N Commons

Don’t Swallow the Cap – The National

Hold Me – Tom Odell

Ain’t That the Way – Divine Fits

Head in the Dirt – Hanni El Khatib

Made to Love – John Legend

Strong – London Grammar

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Get Lucky – Daughter

I Sat By the Ocean – Queens of the Stone Age

Elephant – Tame Impala

State of the Art (AEIOU) – Jim James

You Already Know – Arcade Fire

No Destruction – Foxygen

Riptide – Vance Joy

Creep in T-shirt – Portugal. The Man

Right Action – Franz Ferdinand

A Ton of Love – Editors

Come Save Me – Jagwar Ma

Everything – Nine Inch Nails

Dangerous – Big Data

Falling – HAIM

Is This How You Feel? – The Preatures

Do I Wanne Know? – Arctic Monkeys

Birth in Reverse – St Vincent