Wednesday, 26 November 2014

NME top tracks of 2014. Why?

Well NME has posted it's top 50 tracks of this year. Naturally it failed to match my personal opinion.

Perhaps the worst part about the list is that they've revealed it over a month before the end of the year. December could have some of the greatest music ever, as far as we know, but alas as William Shakespeare said "December aint no part of a year".

NME's top 10 was
1. Seasons (Waiting For You) - Future Islands
2. Can't Do Without You - Caribou
3. Touch The Leather - Fat White Family
4. Red Eyes -  The War on Drugs
5. Blockbuster Night Part 1 - Run The Jewels
6. Eez-Eh - Kasabian
7. Digital Witness -  St Vincent
8. Zombie - Jamie T
9. Little Monster - Royal Blood
10. Chambers Of Reflection - Mac DeMarco

Basically you can separate these songs into a few sections

1. NME's personal addictions (Fat White Family, Kasabian, Jamie T)
2. NME wanting to be Hip (Caribou, Run The Jewels)
3. Popular indie choices (Mac DeMarco, Royal Blood, St Vincent, War On Drugs)
4. Genuine unique tracks (Future Islands)

Now I love some of the tracks they chose, heres my top 10

1. Red Eyes - The War On Drugs
2. Birth In Reverse - St Vincent
3. Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays
4. Next Time - Curtis Harding
5. Violent Shiver - Benjamin Booker
6. Lazaretto - Jack White
7. Love Letters - Metronomy
8. Seasons (Waiting On You) - Future Islands
9. Chamber Of Reflection - Mac DeMarco
10. Grizzly Bear - Angus & Julie Stone