1. Taylor Swift - Blank Space*

2. Hozier - Take Me To Church

3. Sam Smith - Stay With Me

4. Nicki Minaj - Anaconda

5. Sia - Chandelier

6. Beyonce - Seven eleven

7. Taylor Swift - Shake it off*

8. Charli XCX - Boom Clap

9. Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better

10. Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX - Fancy

11. Taylor Swift - Style*

12. Ariana Grande - Break Free [ft. Zedd]

13. Drake - 0 To 100

14. St Vincent - Digital Witness

15. Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)

16. Weezer - Back to the Shack

17. Bobby Shmurda - Hot N*gga

18. Grimes - Go

19. Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

20. Tinashe - 2 On

21. Kiesza - Hideaway

22. Against me! - True trans soul rebel

23. Jack White - High Ball Stepper

24. ILOVEMAKONNEN feat. Drake - Tuesday

25. Modern Baseball - Your Graduation

26. Beck - Blue Moon

27. Troye Sivan - Happy Little Pill

28. Milky Chance - Flashed Junk Mind

29. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes

30. Caribou - Can’t Do Without You

31. Fall Out Boy - Centuries

32. ODESZA - Say My Name

33. Bleachers - Rollercoaster

34. Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source Field Mix]

35. Sylvan esso - Coffee

36. Spoon - Do You

37. Vic Mensa - Down on My Luck*

38. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Thuggin

39. Jamie xx - Sleep Sound

40. Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me

41. St. Vincent - Rattlesnake/Huey Newton

42. New Found Glory - Selfless

43. swans - oxygen

44. Beartooth - Body Bag

45. Spoon - Inside Out

46. Jungle - Busy Earnin

47. Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne

48. Panda Bear - Mr Noah

49. Iceage - Forever

50. Real Estate - Beneath The Dunes

51. Perfume Genius - Queen

52. rich gang - life style

53. Common - Kingdom (Feat. Vince Staples)

54. Wild Beasts - Wanderlust

55. Future - Move that Dope

56. The Antlers - Palace

57. Vince Staples - Blue Suede

58. Jessie Ware - Tough Love

59. Tycho - Spectre (Bibio Remix)

60. ††† - Bitches Brew

61. Ariel Pink - Put Your Number In My Phone

62. Sohn - Artifice

63. The New Pornographers - Dancehall Domine

64. EMA - Neuromancer

65. SBTRKT - The Light

66. Wye Oak - Glory

67. How To Dress Well - Face Again

68. Marmozets - Why Do You Hate Me?

69. Parquet Courts - Black And White

70. Yumi Zouma - The Brae

71. A.G. Cook - Beautiful

72. Giraffage - Tell Me

73. Benjamin Booker - Violent Shiver

74. Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat

75. Shakey Graves - Dearly Departed

*Song not available on Spotify. 

What the hell did you listen to this year?

We surveyed a panel of music bloggers to narrow down the best albums, songs and videos from 2014. Now it’s your turn to bring this home and create the final list. Please go here and take a few minutes to pick your favs. If you don’t see yours in the drop-down, just write it in.

You have until Thursday, December 18, to make a difference before 3000 closes the poll and goes back to wearing normal clothes. 

To recap, here’s what you picked in 2013 (hint: no repeats this year). 

Tell your friends.

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We covered ‘Colors’ by Halsey and we have a special announcement for you! (also bonus just watch us be dumb and laugh for 5+ minutes)


Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) - Emily Browning

How to make a solid mixtape:

1. When making a mixtape you should know what the person likes. i.e musical interests, art interests, interests in school. (Joshua Hayward is partly influence by physics when creating sounds for The Horrors.)

2. Please, for the love of god do us all a favor and leave out The Smiths/Morrissey. (Johnny Marr is fine.)

3. Make it fluid and have it tell a story. Be dynamic when positioning songs. No one enjoys a scatter brained playlist. Think of it this way, bands put songs in the order they think flows well as well as in a manner which tells a story. i.e Deerhunter

4. Don’t forget to include songs you enjoy but don’t overwhelm the playlist with your taste.

5. Expose them to new music within the genres they enjoy. Expose yourself to new music.

6. Make sure that whatever you make you enjoy. Because, if you don’t enjoy it, why are you making it?

7. Do not make the mistake of not listening to it before you hand it off.

8. If you’re going to use Spotify, YouTube, etc., make sure that you use specific versions of the track you want to include and that the manner in which you are making this playlist has those songs. i.e Pavement’s “Here” from Slanted and Enchanted is very different from the version of “Here” on their Peel Session.

9. If you are introducing them to a genre, DO NOT START WITH DEEP CUTS, NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEY ARE. DON’T YOU DARE. DON’T. Entry level stuff, but interesting stuff. Go from McIntosh Plus to Lux Elite to James Ferraro. Shoegaze: MBV to Swirlies to Drop Nineteens to This Scarlet Train to Should. Country: Johnny Cash or Dolly Parton to Tom Paxton. Etc. Work up to it.

10. Have good cover art and a good title. Some previous titles I have used, please feel free to use them: Requiem of a Wedding, Fuck Brooklyn (I love Brooklyn. This is a Captured Tracks playlist. Kind of.), Sessions of a Cowboy Killer,  Phunk, Songs that Have Saved the Minds of Many, We All Hate Each Other (It was a noise and hardcore mixtape. Do not judge Me.), I Love You (And so does this tape), and, lastly, Hello.

There you go, live long and prosper friends.

By Nicholas M. Hodges