Sensible Reason’s Tracks of the Year

Another year for music has come and gone, and it left a remarkable impression. From Sam Smith catching the world’s attention with his heartbreaking songs to Taylor Swift having the first platinum album in late 2014, it’s been an interesting year for music. With the year closing soon, we would love to show our readers the tracks that made our year memorable.

We present to you…
Sensible Reason’s Tracks of the Year.

Andie Castillo: Kylie Minogue — “Into the Blue”

I love it. It’s euphoric and inspiring and served as my theme as I navigated a turbulent year.

 

Ali McGhee: Popcaan — “Where We Come From”

The title track off of the Jamaican dancehall phenomenon’s first LP perfectly captures the feel of the whole album, which delivers withering social critique, sex-feuled fantasies, and national pride, all set to the exuberant beats of a late-night street party.

 

Jabari Kefele: ODESZA — “Sun Models”

The first single off of the sophomore album from the Seattle natives perfectly embodies their uplifting and spell binding style. UNICEF also used this song in their World AIDS day campaign.

 

Joey Zoldan: Jamie xx – “All Under One Roof Raving”

Jamie xx is best known for his role in minimal art rock band The xx, but his solo output as an electronic producer and DJ is just as notable. This track sounds like it’s been around for years while evoking nostalgia for a time and place I’ve never known. For best results, listen to it in the context of a DJ set Jamie xx did for Boiler Room on the rooftop of his record label in true Brit fashion. Stay tuned for his upcoming solo debut album next year.

Lauren Sadowsky: Govinda feat. Blind Boys of Alabama — “Don’t Worry”

Kristen Grennan: Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS – “Gold Skies ft. Aleesia”

This track is absolutely my favorite track of 2014 and was basically my summer soundtrack. I interviewed DVBBS at Mysteryland right after it released and then Sander van Doorn at the end of the summer and both were excited by how the track came out. It is a total curveball for DVBBS, who are most known for their much heavier “Tsunami” track. This one is way more emotional and light and the music video is just so beautiful– the cinematography is amazing and the storyline is impactful and emotional. Definitely a major 2014 track that everyone will fall in love with over and over again.

Ashley Cizek: Phantogram — “Black Out Days”

David Blechman: The Raveonettes — “Sisters”

Erin Cronan: Rüfüs — “Sarah”

Greg Sarafan: Conspirator – The Hudson Project Presents: Conspirator – Up

I was so excited when this came out. Finally, Conspirator with its current lineup released a full set in what I believe to be the best incarnation of the band since its inception as a group of revolving musicians centered around Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits.

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