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ICYMI, this week we ranked the 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far. It’s a difficult exercise, and Lazaretto fans will insist we did it wrong, but hopefully it turned you on to some albums you may have overlooked. I can’t wait for December when Mark Kozelek and Taylor Swift battle for AOTY supremacy. As always, you had a lot to say about our countdown. Check out the best and worst of those comments, along with thoughts on Song Of The Summer 2014 candidates, below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 seanpen15 | Jun 16th Score:23

Let Her Go – Mac DeMarco. I would say Passing Out Pieces, but it’s been out for awhile.

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#9

Caps Hammer Caps | Jun 16th Score:26

Spoon- Rent I Pay

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#8

John-Michael Bosman | Jun 16th Score:29

Definitely Do It Again – Robyn & Röyksopp

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#7 raptor jesus | Jun 16th Score:31

Yes! Yes! Yes!

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#6 rhyme_and_punishment | Jun 17th Score:38

salad says, “where is salad days?”

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#5 redorchestra | Jun 16th Score:47

Talking Backwards – Real Estate

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#4

Mike Durkin | Jun 16th Score:50

Len- Steal My Sunshine

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#3

Nick Cain | Jun 16th Score:52

Can’t Do Without You – Caribou

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#2 redfacebageyes | Jun 16th Score:57

The War on Drugs – Red Eyes

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#1

Nick Osborne | Jun 16th Score:100

Seasons (Waiting on You) – Future Islands

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5

Faith Louise Martin | Jun 13th Score:-12

Her whole existance as “Lana Del Ray” is just a character she’s playing until people get bored of that too and she takes up another. Even if “Brooklyn Baby” is part satire, it’s not every good satire.

Posted in: Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
#4 sd | Jun 17th Score:-17

What a really crappy first half year of music.

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#3 songofnow | Jun 16th Score:-18

So many candidates but I think “Chandeliers”. Check out our other candidate songs at www.songofnow.com …

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#2 Elvis vs. Shark | Jun 16th Score:-22

NOTHING.

Seriously. Not a single contender has made any sort of waves yet, and it’s already mid-June. In fact the only song that’s been popular all YEAR(in an all-consuming zeitgeist sort of way) up to this point is Pharrell’s “Happy”- a song from LAST summer. It’s been trending this way for a while, with fewer and fewer big hits each year.

I’m actually in the middle of writing a ~like totally scholarly~ article about why I think music itself, as a commodity, is dying. There aren’t superstars anymore, much less indie/alt/rock stars. There aren’t any hotly anticipated records in the public eye for the rest of 2014. It’s barren and it’s scary. :(

tl;dr- Subjectively speaking, Sia’s Chandelier is the best of the pop offerings, and I am really really loving New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers.

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#1

Trevor Adams | Jun 16th Score:-27

Happy – Pharrell Williams

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

shuffles | Jun 16th Score:22

You mean this won’t be a thing forever? Bummer.

Posted in: Deadmau5 Says EDM Is Dying, Swears Off Music Festivals
 
Comments (13)
  1. Someone makes that “Steal My Sunshine” suggestion every year, and it never ceases to be funny.

    Also, it’s an awesome, awesome song.

  2. ~cuz i’ve been waitin on you-hoo-hoo~

  3. Editor’s Choice, nice! That picture is so EDM. I didn’t realize how huge beads were in that scene.

  4. I think this is the first time in a while that the Top 5 Lowest Rated Comments didn’t include at least one person making some sort of depressingly ignorant or hateful comment.

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