Play 2014 / The Best Of The Year


“Some day music will only be air. There will be no objects to hold or fetishise and people will simply collect lists. No disc, nothing spooled or grooved, no heads to clean, no dust to wipe, no compulsive alphabetising. Nothing to put away in shoeboxes or spare cupboards and be embarrassed about. A chip inside us and inside the chip a route to all the music that there ever was.”


01 BROKEN BELLS “Holding On For Life” From After The Disco February 2014

02 SUN KIL MOON “Ben’s My Friend” From Benji February 2014

03 WAR ON DRUGS “Red Eyes” From Lost In The Dream March 2014

04 SISYPHUS “Calm It Down” From Sisyphus March 2014

05 CLOUD NOTHINGS “Quieter Today” From Here And Nowhere Else March 2014

06 MAC DEMARCO “Passing Out Pieces” From Salad Days April 2014

07 DAMON ALBARN “Lonely Press Play” From Everyday Robots April 2014

08 SLEAFORD MODS “Liveable Shit” From Divide And Exit April 2014

09 THE HORRORS “So Now You Know” From Luminous May 2014

10 JOAKIM “This Is My Life” From Tropics Of Love May 2014

11 JAMIE XX “Girl” From Download May 2014

12 REAL LIES “North Circular” From Download June 2014

13 JUNGLE “Time” From Jungle July 2014

14 THE MEN “Different Days” From Tomorrow’s Hits July 2014

15 SOPHIE “Hard” From Download August 2014

16 THE WYTCHES “Gravedweller” From Annabel Dream Reader September 2014

17 ALT-J “Left Hand Free” From This Is All Yours September 2014

18 SBTRKT “New Dorp New York” From Wonder Where We Land September 2014

19 RYAN ADAMS “Trouble” From Ryan Adams September 2014

20 JENNY HVAL & SUSANNA “I Have Walked This Body” From Meshes Of Voices September 2014