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Top Songs of 2014: Honourable Mentions, K-Z

Posted on December 17th, by silentshout in Lists


Year-End 2014: Top 25 Albums // Top 15 EPs // Top 10 Music Videos // Top 10 Album Covers

Top 100 Songs of 2014: Honourable Mention K-Z

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Top 25 // 25-50 // Honourable Mention A-J

Les Passagers have been wiggling our tympanic membranes for a minute with their ear-wormy francophone prog-pop tunes.

Low Factor – Icicle

We’ve long been a fan of Montreal dark pop persona Low Factor, but she’s tightened up her approach and gone full-on pop. Well, full-on pop in an alternate universe.

Heaps of personality and a killer chorus from the Arts & Crafts powerhouse.

A haunting standout from Arbutus’ newest artist, with maximum atmosphere and a beautiful vocal performance.

We were already looking forward to more DeMarco but now it’s reaching fever pitch.

This is epic pop music from Toronto’s Make Haste, featuring guest singers Melissa Ella Warren and Lesley Davies.

Out of the ashes of two great bands comes Memorex. The band is comprised of founding members of two of our favourite goth-tinged electro projects of years past.

One last epic synthpop jam for the dying days of summer, it’s extremely ambitious in its scope but still so so catchy.

It’s new, cool, cold, dark, and spacey and her whispery vocals mesmerize you into submission as they reel you in.

A deep grooving production that’s very direct in its message. Be yourself! Do it today!

Mozart’s Sister has dialed up her sound with more prominent bass and a whack of polish.

This track doesn’t just try new things, it journeys from one new texture to another, in unexpected and fascinating ways.

A deft take on modern electronic dance that reconciles sleek digital production with raw, organic timbres, and mechanistic precision with deep emotional resonance.

Petra’s signature deep, pulsing beats and insistent pummelling vocals remaining shockingly original.

Spaced-out, stumbling beats and hazy synth lines form the backdrop for slightly terrifying pitch shifted vocals and more than decent rhyming and flow.

Vancouver synthy power pop project Rec Centre continues to be full of brilliant gems.

A soulful yelps atop a dark, groovy slice of lofi pop that sounds like a skewed take on ’70s Lennon.

Sweet daydreams and smiling melodies from Nunavut’s best synthpop band.

A grooving version of the Montreal crooner’s greatest song.

An airy track anchored by a blistering arpeggiated bass that might be the song’s star.

Moody and more atmospheric than we’re accustomed to from these guys, this track is buoyed by slick production that elegantly frames a nuanced vocal performance.

They still dark, they still make you wanna dance, they still gooooood.

An effective mix of light and dark – a driving, deep bassline and flourishing high notes – creates a vibrant piece of music.

The new side-project from everyone’s favourite dark-wave mask-enthusiast, and we definitely love what we hear!

A wonderful wonderful electro take on the Strokes’ LP3 single “You Only Live Once.”

Decidedly more EDM than minimal synth, the turn has us super excited for what is to come for Xarah.

Top 100 Songs of 2014:

Top 25 // 25-50 // Honourable Mention A-J
Year-End 2014: Top 25 Albums // Top 15 EPs // Top 10 Music Videos // Top 10 Album Covers