2014 Brave Songs: Tricia's Top 35

It 2014 brave songswas, after all, a wonderful year for music. Which you wouldn't know from the hundreds of discarded CDs littering my office right now. But when they were good, they were very, very good. I was in a radio kind of mood this year so I did a top songs list instead of top albums, but rest assured there is an outstanding album behind each and every one of these songs. I'm even pretty confident in the forthcoming Sleater-Kinney album, and so pleased that picking songs instead of albums allowed me to include their single and say how excited I am about their reunion, album, and upcoming tour. Which brings me to the point that it was a very good year for the ladies. Last year I struggled to include five female singers in my Top 35, but this year no less than eleven gals made my list, easily. Go, girls! Anyway, enough talk, start clicking, and listening, the best way is on Spotify, in order just like a radio show, right here:
2014 Brave Songs: Tricia's Top 35 on Spotify. Or you can look them up on your music player of choice, here they are in alphabetical order by artist

[table colwidth="200|200|200"]Artist,Track,Album,
Beautiful Small Machines,Paper Planes,The DJ Stayed Home
Aloe Blacc,Chasing,Lift Your Spirit
Bishop Allen,Start Again,Lights Out
Black English,Leave The Door Wide Open,El Prado
BØRNS,10000 Emerald Pools,Candy
Rosanne Cash,A Feather's Not A Bird,The River & The Thread
Deerhoof,Last Fad,La Isla Bonita
Embrace,Follow You Home,Embrace
Ex Hex,Waterfall,Rips
Fink,Green and the Blue,Hard Believer
Flip Grater,Diggin for the Devil,Pigalle
Glass Animals,Gooey,Gooey
Greyhounds,Whats On Your Mind,Accumulator
Jolie Holland,The Love You Save,Wine Dark Sea
In-Flight Safety,Blue Flares,Conversation
La Sera,Kiss This Town Away,Hour Of The Dawn
Hamilton Leithauser,Alexandra,Black Hours
Luluc,Small Window,Passerby
Stephen Malkmus,Lariat,Wig Out At Jagbags
Steve Mason,A Lot of Love,Monkey Minds in the Devils Time
The New Pornographers,Brill Bruisers,Brill Bruisers
Patrick Park,My Holding Hand Is Empty,Love Like Swords
Protomartyr,Ain't So Simple,Under Color of Official Right
Sea Wolf,The Waters Wide,Song Spells No.1:C
Sleater-Kinney,Bury Our Friends,Bury Our Friends single
Spoon,New York Kiss,They Want My Soul
Chris Staples,Hold Onto Something,American Soft
Strand of Oaks,Goshen '97,HEAL
The Sugar Stems,Baby Teeth,Only Come out at Night
Tacocat,Alien Girl,NVM
Tobacco,Eruption,Ultima II Massage
tUnE-yArDs,Wait for a Minute,niki nack
TV On The Radio,Right Now,Seeds
Tweedy,High As Hello,Sukierae
The War On Drugs,Lost In The Dream,Lost In The Dream

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