NME Writers Pick Their Top Ten Tracks Of 2014

Looking through NME’s 50 Top Tracks of 2014, one thing is clear: it’s been a life-affirming year for music. From Future Islands’ breakthrough ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ to the emergence of Fat White Family with seedy anthem ‘Touch The Leather, St Vincent’s crystallisation of the modern world in ‘Digital Witness’ to Run The Jewels taking it up a notch with ‘Blockbuster Night Part 1’, the list includes a variety of stone-cold classics to entrants we couldn’t have predicted back in January. The return of Aphex Twin, for example. Caribou’s career highlight album with ‘Our Love’. The return of Sleater Kinney! You can count down the Top 50 list here but here’s what we NME staff picked. Add your Top 10 in the comments below.

David Renshaw, News Reporter

Future Islands – ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’
Rustie feat. Danny Brown – ‘Attak’
Skepta – ‘That’s Not Me’
Caribou – ‘Can’t Do Without You’
FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’
A$AP Mob – ‘Hella Hoes’
Fat White Family – ‘Touch The Leather’
Four Tet – ‘KHLHI’
Sia – ‘Chandelier’
Sophie – ‘Lemonade’

Dan Stubbs, News Editor

Future Islands – ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’
Slaves – ‘Where’s Your Car Debbie’
Kasabian – ‘Eez Eh’
Jungle – ‘The Heat’
The War On Drugs – ‘Red Eyes’
Brody Dalle – ‘Meet The Foetus / Oh The Joy’
Lana Del Rey – ‘Shades Of Cool’
Iggy Azalea – ‘Fancy’
David Bowie – ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’
Juce – ‘Call You Out’

Tom Howard, Assistant Editor

Run The Jewels – ‘Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck’
Fat White Family – ‘Touch The Leather’
Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’
St Vincent – ‘Birth In Reverse’
Slaves – ‘Hey’
Jack White – ‘Lazaretto’
Jack White – ‘High Ball Stepper’
Future – ‘Move That Dope’
Vic Mensa – ‘Down On My Luck’
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)’

Ben Homewood, Reviews Editor

Ariel Pink – ‘Put Your Number In My Phone’
Tobias Jesso Jr – ‘True Love’
Protomartyr – ‘Scum, Rise!’
Caribou – ‘Can’t Do Without You’
Merchandise – ‘Green Lady’
Real Estate – ‘Crime’
Future Islands – ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’
Parquet Courts – ‘Sunbathing Animal’
The War On Drugs – ‘Under The Pressure’
Merchandise – ‘Little Killer’

Rhian Daly, Assistant Reviews Editor

Cherry Glazerr – ‘Had Ten Dollaz’
Wolf Alice – ‘Storms’
Alvvays – ‘Archie, Marry Me’
Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin”
Peace – ‘World Pleasure’
Warpaint – ‘Disco // Very’
SBTRKT – ‘New Dorp New York’
La Roux – ‘Sexotheque’
Interpol – ‘My Blue Supreme’
Twin Peaks – ‘Good Lovin”

Al Horner, Assistant Editor NME.com

Alvvays – ‘Archie Marry Me’
Run The Jewels – ‘Close Your Eyes and Count to Fuck’
Run The Jewels – ‘Blockbuster Night Pt 1’
Mac DeMarco – ‘Let My Baby Stay’
Krill – ‘Fresh Pond’
Future – ‘Move That Dope’
Aphex Twin – ‘aisatsana[102]’
St Vincent – ‘Huey Newton’
Sharon Van Etten – ‘Every Time The Sun Comes Up’
Wye Oak – ‘The Tower’

Laura Snapes, Features Editor

Sleater-Kinney – ‘Bury Our Friends’
La Roux – ‘Cruel Sexuality’
Ex Hex – ‘New Kid’
Torres – ‘New Skin’
Sharon Van Etten – ‘Your Love Is Killing Me’
St Vincent – ‘Birth In Reverse’
Makthaverskan – ‘No Mercy’
Bully – ‘Milkman’
Iceage – ‘Stay’
Angel Olsen – ‘Windows’

Lucy Jones, Deputy Editor NME.com

The War On Drugs – ‘Under The Pressure’
Caribou – ‘Can’t Do Without You’
SIA – ‘Cellophane’
Lana Del Rey – ‘Ultraviolence’
Run The Jewels – ‘Blockbuster Night Pt I’
The War On Drugs – ‘The Haunting Idle’
Pixies – ‘Bagboy’
Stephen Steinbrink – ‘A Simple Armature Of Your Ideal World’
Young Fathers – ‘Get Up’
SBTRKT – ‘Look Away’

Greg Cochrane, Editor NME.com

Sohn – ‘Bloodflows’
Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Overdone’
The Bronze Medal – ‘Tunnels’
Caribou – ‘Can’t Do Without You’
TV On The Radio – ‘Happy Idiot’
Run The Jewels – ‘Blockbuster Night Pt 1’
Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin”
Death From Above 1979 – ‘Crystal Ball’
Alt-J – ‘Hunger Of The Pine’
Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Carry Me’