Best of 2014: Listener Poll Results


Image Caption: FUV Listener Poll: The best albums, songs and artist discoveries of 2014.
by WFUV Staff | 09/22/2022 | 9:58am

Here are the results of FUV's Best of 2014 Listener Poll: Your Top 90 Songs (and a Spotify Playlist of them), your Top 50 Albums and your Top 5 New Discoveries of the year.

See: WFUV Staff Picks

Top 90 Songs of 2014

  1. Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
  2. Lake Street Dive, "You Go Down Smooth"
  3. The War On Drugs, "Under The Pressure"
  4. Future Islands, "Seasons (Waiting On You)"
  5. St. Vincent, "Digital Witness"
  6. Field Report, "Home (Leave The Lights On)"
  7. Trigger Hippy, "Rise Up Singing"
  8. Elbow, "New York Morning"
  9. Jenny Lewis, "Just One Of The Guys"
  10. Sylvan Esso, "Coffee"
  11. Beck, "Blue Moon"
  12. Alt-J, "Left Hand Free"
  13. Ryan Adams, "Gimme Something Good"
  14. Conor Oberst, "Zigzagging Towards The Light"
  15. Benjamin Booker, "Violent Shiver"
  16. Spoon, "Do You"
  17. Sam Smith, "I'm Not The Only One"
  18. Real Estate, "Talking Backwards"
  19. Lake Street Dive, "Bad Self Portraits"
  20. Tweedy, "Low Key"
  21. Damien Rice, "I Don't Want To Change You"
  22. Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
  23. Hozier, "From Eden"
  24. Phantogram, "Fall In Love"
  25. First Aid Kit, "Stay Gold"
  26. Bob Mould, "I Don't Know You Anymore"
  27. Sharon Van Etten, "Taking Chances"
  28. Chryssie Hynde, "Dark Sunglasses"
  29. The New Basement Tapes, "Kansas City"
  30. Hozier, "Jackie and Wilson"
  31. The New Pornographers, "Brill Bruisers"
  32. Asgeir, "King and Cross"
  33. Phish, "The Line"
  34. Temples, "Shelter Song"
  35. David Gray, "Back In The World"
  36. The Black Keys, "Gotta Get Away"
  37. Ray LaMontagne, "Drive-In Movies"
  38. Ray LaMontagne, "Supernova"
  39. The New Pornographers, "Champions Of Red Wine"
  40. Robert Plant, "Rainbow"
  41. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, "Fault Lines"
  42. The War On Drugs, "Red Eyes"
  43. Tune-Yards, "Water Fountain"
  44. Damon Albarn, "Lonely Press Play"
  45. Old 97's, "Longer Than You've Been Alive"
  46. Conor Oberst, "Hundreds Of Ways"
  47. Nicole Atkins, "Girl You Look Amazing"
  48. St. Paul and The Broken Bones, "Call Me"
  49. Mike Doughty, "Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In The Future"
  50. Strand Of Oaks, "Shut In"
  51. Elle King, "Ex's and Oh's"
  52. The Both, "Milwaukee"
  53. Parquet Courts, "Black and White"
  54. TV On The Radio, "Happy Idiot"
  55. The Shins, "So Now What"
  56. Ages & Ages, "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)"
  57. Mac DeMarco, "Salad Days"
  58. Nickel Creek, "Destination"
  59. Bear's Den, "Above The Clouds Of Pompeii"
  60. Broken Bells, "Holding On For Life"
  61. Jungle, "Time"
  62. Conor Oberst, "Time Forgot"
  63. U2, "Every Breaking Wave"
  64. Jack White, "Lazaretto"
  65. Alt-J, "Hunger Of The Pine"
  66. Lucinda Williams, "Protection"
  67. The New Pornographers, "Dancehall Domine"
  68. Old Crow Medicine Show, "Sweet Amarillo"
  69. Son Little, "The River"
  70. Cold War Kids, "All This Could Be Yours"
  71. Stars, "No One Is Lost"
  72. Spoon, "Inside Out"
  73. The Afghan Whigs, "Algiers"
  74. The Hold Steady, "Spinners"
  75. Israel Nash, "Rain Plans"
  76. You & Me, "You & Me"
  77. Lana Del Rey, "West Coast"
  78. Jeremy Messersmith, "Ghost"
  79. PHOX, "Slow Motion"
  80. Glass Animals, "Gooey"
  81. FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"
  82. Ben Howard, "Conrad"
  83. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, "Stranger To My Happiness"
  84. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, "U Get Me High"
  85. Perfume Genius, "Queen"
  86. Ryan Adams, "My Wrecking Ball"
  87. Dum Dum Girls, "Are You Ok?"
  88. Jack White, "Just One Drink"
  89. Strand Of Oaks, "Goshen '97"
  90. Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, "Lariat"

Top 90 Songs of 2014: Spotify Playlist


Top 5 New Discoveries of 2014

  1. Hozier
  2. Lake Street Dive
  3. Benjamin Booker
  4. Sam Smith
  5. Courtney Barnett

Top 50 Albums of 2014

  1. Beck, Morning Phase
  2. Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
  3. Hozier, Hozier
  4. The War On Drugs, Lost In The Dream
  5. Lake Street Dive, Bad Self Portraits
  6. Spoon, They Want My Soul
  7. St. Vincent, St. Vincent
  8. Lucinda Williams, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
  9. The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers
  10. Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain
  11. The Black Keys, Turn Blue
  12. Rosanne Cash, The River and The Thread
  13. Jack White, Lazaretto
  14. Alt-J, This Is All Yours
  15. Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots
  16. TV On The Radio, Seeds
  17. Broken Bells, After The Disco
  18. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
  19. Jenny Lewis, The Voyager
  20. Elbow, The Take Off and Landing Of Everything
  21. David Gray, Mutineers
  22. Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
  23. U2, Songs of Innocence
  24. Tweedy, Sukierae
  25. Trigger Hippy, Trigger Hippy
  26. Benjamin Booker, Benjamin Booker
  27. Strand Of Oaks, Heal
  28. Hurray For The Riff Raff, Small Town Heroes
  29. Ray LaMontagne, Supernova
  30. Field Report, Marigolden
  31. Phish, Fuego
  32. Sharon Van Etten, Are We There?
  33. Robert Plant, Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar
  34. Future Islands, Singles
  35. The New Basement Tapes, Lost On The River
  36. Leonard Cohen, Popular Problems
  37. The Both, The Both
  38. First Aid Kit, Stay Gold
  39. Damien Rice, My Favourite Faded Fantasy
  40. Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
  41. Asgeir, In The Silence
  42. Real Estate, Atlas
  43. The Hold Steady, Teeth Dreams
  44. Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin
  45. Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes
  46. Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy
  47. St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Half The City
  48. Tune-Yards, Nikki Nack
  49. Drive-By Truckers, English Oceans
  50. Ben Howard, I Forget Where We Were


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