Best of 2014

After only a brief…ummmmm…. 378-Day hiatus, SFP returns better than ever!

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Despite what many are saying out there, 2014 was pretty damn good in terms of music (as far as I’m concerned).  I’ve been reading a lot of things like 2014 sucked for rap (“Hip Hop is Dead” – Again?), but I don’t think that’s correct.  There is honestly too much music to keep up with these days…the internet is FULLY saturated. – and now on any given, day, in any given week or in any given YEAR, I find myself struggling to keep up – often missing entire albums that I wanted to listen to, but never got around to because I was too eager to listen to a new, and more recent album.  For example, I’m still trying to fully get through that new D’Angelo album which is supposed to be the bees knees, but alas, I haven’t gotten to it….yet.  So 2014 was like 2013 where I kept finding myself always forced (albeit with much delight) to catch up with another great album, band, group, song or whatever.Last year, I was able to narrow my favourites down to a Top  90 for Non-Rap songs and Top 70  for Rap (give or take) Songs.  This year, I think I went a little bananas and continued to throw being “choosy” out the window, so the number of songs on my list has expanded yet again – these are big lists..  You’ll most definitely notice that each list will absolutely contain several songs by the same artist, or off the same album: Why? I listened to alot of ALBUMS this year  – and had quite a few artists on repeat…in NR, notably The War on Drugs, Real Estate, Jessie Ware, LDR (still a fan!), Jungle, Robin Schulz, Spoon, RAC (again!), MØ and Broods (amongst many others).  Rap Artist Repeats include favourites such as Kevin Gates, Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples and Cam’ron.

Once again this year, I did not want to, and maybe even could not bring myself to choose just one song from one artist as I found merits to each an every song chosen from a repeated artist – that way, if you yourself are unfamiliar with an artist, you’ll certainly get a good variety on my list of what they are all about beyond one single track..The way I see it, we all come out on top.  And if you want, just delete the songs you don’t like – make a shortlist from my lists! Knock yourselves out!  Dropbox links to each playlist are below, ENJOY!

stressfreeparking’s Top (96?) Non-Hip Hop Songs of 2014:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kqraudvwab8aaf2/AADOS4oiXWeD9exq17eL8s4Ja?dl=0

stressfreeparking’s Top (81?) Hip-Hip Songs of 2014:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2j8qoa2ahg0g246/AABefTW8J7zjPThJcAJVioqOa?dl=0

…And speaking of shortlists, stay tuned over the next few days as I provide my Top 5 songs form each list…! Happy Listening. SFP

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