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The WildWorks Best of 2014


Welcome to the year ender countdown. The countdown is slightly shorter in 2014 but I’m still bringing you the best in Canadian music. The countdown is based on the best albums and a few EPs released in 2014.

There’s somewhat to a theme to 2014 as the role of the female was in the media all year round. From female rights to violence against women. The top 10 has half of the music by women.
Due to the rush in creating the year ender, I didn’t look for any Canadian Hip-Hop albums. Apologies on that front.

Here’s the full playlist from the two parter as well as the audio part of the countdown.
Happy New Year!

Part 1 – #40 to #21

Part 2 – #20 to #1

Part 1 of the Best of 2014 Countdown – #40 to #21

#40. Do You See Past – Weaves [Weaves – EP]
#39. Change of Heart – TOPS [Picture You Staring]
#38. Friends Forever – PS I Love You [For Those Who Stay]
#37. Order In The Court – Odonis Odonis [Hard Boiled Soft Boiled]
#36. Don’t Leave It To Me – Mozart’s Sister [Being]
#35. Don’t Wait Up (featuring Little Scream) – Michael Feuerstack [Singer Songer]
#34. Animals – In-Flight Safety [Conversationalist]
#33. Paper The House – Fucked Up [Glass Boys]
#32. Miss My Friends – Zeus [Classic Zeus]
#31. Dancing Underwater – Brave Shores [Brave Shores – EP]
#30. Tokyo Summer – Mounties [Thrash Rock Legacy]
#29. Heart of Stone (featuring Jessica Lee) – Buck 65 [Neverlove]
#28. Hot Tonight – Tokyo Police Club [Forcefields]
#27. War On The East Coast – The New Pornographers [Brill Bruisers]
#26. You Know I’m No Good – Coeur de Pirate [Trauma: Chanson de la serie tele]
#25. Monster – Chad VanGaalen [Shrink Dust]
#24. Saturday Night – The Wooden Sky [Let’s Be Ready]
#23. Differently, Still – BadBadNotGood [III]
#22. Come To Light – Arkells [High Noon]
#21. You In Your Were – Kevin Drew [Darlings]

Burn Your Village to the Ground – A Tribe Called Red

Part 2 of the Best of 2014 Countdown – #20 to #1

#20. Yelling In Sleep – Rich Aucoin [Ephemeral]
#19. Can’t Do Without You – Caribou [Our Love]
#18. Jigsaw Heart – Elliott Brood [Work and Love]
#17. Hot Dreams – Timber Timbre [Hot Dreams]
#16. Waves – Bahamas [Bahamas Is Afie]
#15. Trainwreck 1979 – Death From Above 1979 [The Physical World]
#14. Salad Days – Mac DeMarco [Salad Days]
#13. Stranger In The Night – Jenn Grant [Compostela]
#12. Absisto – Cold Specks [Neuroplasticity]
#11. The Riverbed – Owen Pallett [In Conflict]
#10. The Bells – Lowell [We Loved Her Dearly]
#9. Archie, Marry Me – Alvvays [Alvvays]
#8. Rooftop of Romolos – Motel Raphael [Cable TV]
#7. Sleep In The Wild – Crissi Cochrane [Little Sway]
#6. Love Ain’t Enough – The Barr Brothers [Sleeping Operator]
#5. Not Up To Me – Kandle [In Flames]
#4. Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering) – Hey Rosetta! [Second Sight]
#3. On The Rocks – The Rural Alberta Advantage [Mended With Gold]
#2. From The Night – Stars [No One Is Lost]
#1. Caribou – Tanya Tagaq [Animism]