QUARTERLY REPORT: Best of 2014 (January-March)

Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs

The first quarter of 2014 closes shortly, which marks the 1 year anniversary of the OK West blog. Thankfully there’s still plenty of good music to talk about, as evident in the past three months offering up such great tracks as Future’s “Move That Dope,” The War on Drugs’ “Under the Pressure,” and Cloud Nothings’ “Psychic Trauma.” Check out my list of the top songs and albums of a busy first quarter of 2014.

All listings are in alphabetical order according to artist name.

top tracks: january-march
1. Amen Dunes, “Lonely Richard”

2. Angel Olsen, “White Fire”

3. Avery Tare’s Slasher Flicks, “Little Fang”

4. Banks, “Brain”

5. Ben Frost, “Venter”

6. Beverly, “Honey Do”

7. Broken Bells, “After the Disco”

8. ceo, “Wonderland”

9. Cloud Nothings, “Psychic Trauma”

10. Damien Jurado, “Silver Timothy”

11. Damon Albarn, “Everyday Robots”

12. EMA, “So Blonde”

13. Evian Christ, “Salt Carousel”

14. Fucked Up, “Paper the House”

15. Future, “Move That Dope” (feat. Pusha T, Pharrell & Casino)

16. Future Islands, “Seasons (Waiting on You)”

17. The Horrors, “I See You”

18. How To Dress Well, “Words I Don’t Remember”

19. Juce, “Call You Out”

20. Jungle, “Busy Earnin’”

21. Kevin Drew, “Good Sex”

22. Låpsley, “Station”

23. Little Dragon, “Klapp Klapp”

24. Mac DeMarco, “Passing Out Pieces”

25. Mas Ysa, “Shame”

26. Mega.., “Forget the World”

27. MØ, “Walk This Way”

28. Naomi Pilgrim, “Rainmakers”

29. Neneh Cherry, “Everything”

30. Perfect Pussy, “Interference Fits”

31. Real Estate, “Crime”

32. Schoolboy Q, “Hoover Street”

33. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, “Stranger to My Happiness”

34. Shura, “Touch”

35. Son Lux, “Easy (Switch Screens)” [feat. Lorde]

36. St. Vincent, “Prince Johnny”

37. Sun Kil Moon, “Ben’s My Friend”

38. Swans, “A Little God in My Hands”

39. Tirzah, “No Romance”

40. Todd Osborne, “5thep”

41. Todd Terje, “Delorean Dynamite”

42. Tomas Barfod, “Pulsing”

43. Trust, “Rescue, Mister”

44. tUnE-yArDs, “Water Fountain”

45. The War on Drugs, “Under the Pressure”

46. Warpaint, “Biggy”

47. Wild Beasts, “Mecca”

48. Woods, “Moving to the Left”

49. YG, “I Really Be (Smokin and Drinkin)” [feat. Kendrick Lamar]

50. Young Thug, “Danny Glover” (Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj]

top albums: january-march
1. Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness

2. Broken Bells, After the Disco

3. ceo, Wonderland

4. Future Islands, Singles

5. MØ, No Mythologies to Follow

6. Neneh Cherry, Blank Project

7. Perfect Pussy, Say Yes to Love

8. Real Estate, Atlas

9. Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron

10. St. Vincent, St. Vincent

11. Sun Kil Moon, Benji

12. Trust, Joyland

13. The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream

14. Wild Beasts, Present Tense

15. YG, My Krazy Life


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