the hundred acre woods

Bands/Artists that have influenced me:

The Front Bottoms - “Be Nice To Me”
Front Porch Step - “Run Away”
Modern Baseball - “Your Graduation”
The Story So Far - “Clairvoyant”
Neck Deep - “Head To The Ground”
Watsky - “Sloppy Seconds”
Twenty One Pilots - “The Judge”
Panic! At The Disco - “Sarah Smiles”
Mayday Parade - “Miserable At Best”
Chon - “Can’t Wait”
Kid Cudi - “The Prayer”
The Brobecks - “Love At First Sight”
Knuckle Puck - “In My Room”
Cristin Milioti - “La Vie En Rose”
WILD CHILD - “Someone Else”
The Hundred Acre Wood - “All I Love”

50 Best Songs of 2014 (Thus Far)

From garage rock to “trash pop” to experimental hip-hop, emo, and synth-wave, too many great albums and EPs were released in the first half of 2014 to not make a playlist out of them. Here’s our favorite tracks of the year thus far.

50 Best Songs of 2014
1. Cloud Nothings - “I’m Not Part of Me”

2. Sylvan Esso - “Hey Mami”
3. Future Islands - “Seasons (Waiting On You)”
4. Jamie xx - “Girl”
5. Dub Thompson - “Dograces”
6. The Hotelier - “Your Deep Rest”
7. La Dispute - “Hudsonville, MI 1956”
8. Conor Oberst - “Time Forgot”
9. Skrillex - “All Is Fair In Love And Brostep”
10. St. Vincent - “Birth In Reverse”
11. Swans - “A Little God In My Hands”
12. clipping - “Body & Blood”
13. Saintseneca - “Blood Bath”
14. Modern Baseball - “Rock Bottom”
15. Joyce Manor - “Catalina Fight Song”
16. Eagulls - “Nerve Endings”
17. Lana Del Rey - “Brooklyn Baby”
18. Tweens - “Be Mean”
19. W.C. Lindsay - “Little Ghost”
20. Lily Allen - “Sheezus”
21. Only Real - “Cadillac Girl”
22. Fucked Up - “Sun Glass”
23. MØ - “Fire Rides”
24. The Hundred Acre Woods - “City Lights”
25. Perfect Pussy - “Interference Fits”
26. Speedy Ortiz - “American Horror”
27. Jack White - “Lazaretto”
28. Tycho - “Awake”
29. Mac Demarco - “Salad Days”
30. Nothing - “Dig”
31. You Blew It! - “House Address”
32. Weatherbox - “Bring Us The Head of Weatherbox”
33. The Orwells - “Who Needs You”
34. Tigers Jaw - “Hum”
35. Parquet Courts - “Sunbathing Animal”
36. Iggy Azalea feat Charli XCX - “Fancy”
37. The Menzingers - “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore”
38. Donovan Wolfington - “Sleeping”
39. Seahaven - “Silhouette (Latin Skin)”
40. PUP - “Dark Days”
41. Sorority Noise - “Rory Shield”
42. Tiny Moving Parts - “Swimming Lessons”
43. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - “Crushin’”
44. Frankie Cosmos - “School”
45. tUnE-yArDs - “Water Fountain”
46. Manchester Orchestra - “The Ocean”
47. Die Antwoord - “Happy Go Sucky Fucky”
48. Osoosooso - “Neighbors”
49. Cayetana - “Hot Dad Calendar”
50. OhBree - “Death by Broomstick”

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Sam’s Best of 2014 List

Top 10 Albums:

  1. Home, Like No Place Is There - The Hotelier
  2. We Don’t Have Each Other - Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties
  3. Maybe This Place Is The Same… - Real Friends
  4. Pleasant Living - Tiny Moving Parts
  5. Oh, Common Life - Fireworks
  6. Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only - Seahaven
  7. You’re Gonna Miss It All - Modern Baseball
  8. A Place Of Our Own - Have Mercy
  9. Absent Sounds - From Indian Lakes
  10. Die On Stage - Hostage Calm

Honorable Mention: 

  • More Than You Know - For The Win 
  • Hebrews - Say Anything
  • Never Hungover Again - Joyce Manor
  • Temple Of Plenty - Somos
  • Charmer - Tigers Jaw
  • Rented World - The Menzingers

Top 10 EPs:

  1. Self-titled - It Looks Sad.
  2. While I Stay Secluded - Knuckle Puck
  3. Songs Of - The Story So Far
  4. Rose - The Front Bottoms
  5. Cold In The Morning - The Hundred Acre Woods
  6. Go Down In History - Four Year Strong
  7. Split 7” - A Will Away/Head North
  8. How Tough Are Yah? - xSPONGEXCOREx
  9. Blue Dream - Turnover
  10. All In My Head - Seaway

Best Tracks From Albums That Didn’t Make The Cut:

  • “I Wanna Get Better” - Bleachers
  • “Linda Ronstadt” - Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • “Two Beers In” - Free Throw
  • “Sweet Nothings” - Neck Deep
  • “Dirty Ickes” - Sorority Noise
  • “Warm Foothills” - Alt-J
  • “Stand So Tall” - Driver Friendly
  • “Rittenhouse” - Major League
  • “Over It” - This Wild Life
  • “Sleep Deprived” - Handguns
  • “Toy Guns” - Tokyo Police Club
  • “Rest To Get Better” - Transit
  • “Bad Habits” - Heart To Heart
  • “Paralyzed” - Angels & Airwaves
  • “Cecilia & The Satellite” - Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

2014 was a BEYOND incredible year for music, by far one of the best I’ve ever lived through. Making this list took a lot of time to think out everything because each of these albums, EPs, and tracks mean so much to me and deciding which one to put above the other is tough. However, I knew from the first full listen of Home, Like No Place Is There that it would be The Album Of The Year and it has held its ground since February. I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

With Hands Like These
Old Gray
With Hands Like These

With Hands Like These - Old Gray

I’m not ready to end my life,
I want you to let me live,
but I understand in time,
everything dies.

All I have will fall apart,
but you’ll be okay.
All that’s left inside my heart
will soon decay.

So I wrote this in your bed
while you were fast asleep,
I’m hoping that when you wake up
it wont be the last time we meet.