By now you’ll have seen the list – the 50 mightiest anthems 2014 had to offer, topped by Future Islands’ heartstring-ragging dancefloor lament ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ and propped up by songs from Caribou, Sharon Van Etten, Mac DeMarco, La Roux, FlyLo, Run The Jewels and more. No doubt some of you disagree with our picks and are rattling our inboxes with letters raging at the tracks that didn’t make the cut as we speak. That’s kinda the beauty of lists like this: everyone’s got their opinions, and amid the constant glut of Music Sales Are Down, The Album Is Dead, Singles Don’t Mean Anything Today, No One Gives A Shit About Music Anymore think-pieces, the furious discussion these things whisk up as people passionately fight the corner of their favourite neglected songs is massive evidence to the contrary.
Anyways, here’s a Spotify playlist of the top 50 for your listening pleasure. Manics’ ‘Futurology’ and Morrissey’s ‘Kiss Me A Lot’ are missing but otherwise, it’s the entire list. Happy to see Future Islands come out on top? Think we got it dreadfully wrong? You know where to find us: firstname.lastname@example.org.