Top 89 Staff Picks: David Campbell, host

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Almost 15 of my favorite songs of 2014:

Spooky Black - "Without You" off Black Silk
Sun Gods to Gamma Rays - "The Water, The Wave" (Grant Cutler Remix) from The Water, The Wave Remix EP Sun Gods to Gamma Rays perform live in The Current studio
Future Islands - "Seasons (Waiting On You)" off Singles
Tiny Deaths - "Ocean" and "January" off Tiny Deaths EP
Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good" off XSCAPE (Deluxe)
Lizzo - "Paris" from Lizzobangers v. 2.0 Lizzo performs live in The Current studio
Temples - "Shelter Song" off Sun Structures Temples perform live in The Current studio
Ray Lamontagne - "Drive-In Movies" off Supernova
Fort Wilson Riot - "Something Left Alive" off trIllIun Fort Wilson Riot perform live in The Current studio
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Lariat" off Wig Out at Jagbags Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks perform live in The Current studio
Real Estate - "Talking Backwards" off Atlas Real Estate perform live in The Current studio
Jenny Lewis - "Just One of the Guys" off The Voyager
Hozier - "Jackie and Wilson" off Hozier
Atmosphere - "Flicker" off Southsiders Atmosphere perform live in The Current studio

Top 10ish local songs (that didn't make my other list):

Toki Wright - "Pangaea" off Pangaea Toki Wright and Big Cats perform live in The Current studio
Haley Bonar - "Kill The Fun" off Last War Haley Bonar performs live in The Current studio
Hippo Campus - "Little Grace" off Bashful Creatures EP Hippo Campus perform live in The Current studio
Tropical Depression - "I Got You With My Camera" off Tropical Depression
Tickle Torture - "Would I Love You" off Spectrophilia EP
Allan Kingdom - "Wavey" (feat. Spooky Black) off Future Memoirs Allan Kingdom performs live in The Current studio
Heiruspecs - "Been Around" off Night Falls Heiruspecs perform live in The Current studio
Little Man - "Face" off Original Face
Jeremy Messersmith - "Bubblin'" off Heart Murmurs Little Man performs live in The Current studio
SCRNS - "TTYN" (I know. Oct. 30, 2013. That's pretty much 2014, right? R.I.P. OG SCRNS.) SCRNS perform live in The Current studio

Some mostly local LPs and EPs that I liked from 2014:

Rupert Angeleyes, Young Sunset
Mac Demarco, Salad Days
Tropical Depression, Tropical Depression
Tiny Deaths, Tiny Deaths EP
Hippo Campus, Bashful Creatures EP Hippo Campus perform live in The Current studio
Fort Wilson Riot, trIllIun Fort Wilson Riot perform live in The Current studio
Black Diet, Find Your Tambourine Black Diet perform live in The Current studio
Toki Wright and Big Cats, Pangaea Toki Wright and Big Cats perform live in The Current studio
Buffalo Moon, Machista Buffalo Moon perform live in The Current studio
Haley Bonar, Last War Haley Bonar performs live in The Current studio
Hollow Boys, Believe in Nothing Hollow Boys perform live in The Current studio
The Cactus Blossoms, Live At the Turf Club The Cactus Blossoms perform live in The Current studio

Other 2014 national releases that I liked quite a bit:

Black Keys - "Fever" off Turn Blue
Zeus - "Miss My Friends" off Classic Zeus
Jungle - "The Heat" off Jungle Jungle perform live in The Current studio

Other local releases that I like quite a bit from 2014:

Sonny Knight and the Lakers - "Hey Girl" off I'm Still Here Sonny Knight and the Lakers perform live in The Current studio
Road Flares - "Cross" off Demolition
Deep Pool - "Fresh Country" off Something in the Eye
K.Raydio & Psymun, LucidDreamingSkylines
K.Raydio & O-D, One Drop
PaviElle, Fear Not
Thestand4rd, Thestand4rd
Prince - "Breakdown" off ART OFFICIAL AGE
Phantom Tails - "All Your Cities" off Rides Battalion
Trampled By Turtles - "Wild Animals" off Wild Animals
Stereo Confesssion - "Video Games" off No Coast Stereo Confession perform live in The Current studio
Alpha Consumer - "Brain Doctor" off Meat Alpha Consumer perform live in The Current studio
Mike Mictlan - "Less' Talk" feat. Aby Wolf off HELLA FRREAL Mike Mictlan performs live in The Current studio
Prof - "Farout" (single)
Dem Atlas - "All We Got" (single)

Some interesting reissues/compilations/unearthed releases that I liked quite a bit from 2014:

Dave Ray, Legacy
The Jayhawks, Sound of Lies, Smile, Rainy Day Music The Jayhawks performs live in The Current studio
Beachwood Sparks, Desert Skies (Originally recorded in 1997. Finally released. Still awesome.)

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