Top 89 of 2014: The Current Staff Picks

Top 89 of 2014: Staff Picks
Here's what The Current staff thought of the year in music for 2014. (MPR Graphic)

What are your favorite songs of the past year? That's the big question to ask yourself — it's time to vote on your Top 89 of 2014!

Music isn't like the film industry, where all the award-worthy stuff is released at roughly the same time of year; great music comes out all year round. And there has been so much amazing music released in 2014, it might seem like a daunting task to try to narrow it all down now that it's time to vote.

That's where The Current's staff can help. Because they sample a huge pool of music every year, The Current's staffers' lists of favorite songs might help remind you of great tunes and albums as you get ready to pick your faves.

As we celebrate the best music of 2014 with your votes, we'll be unveiling each of The Current staffers' picks here. We hope you find these lists helpful and entertaining as you get ready to cast your votes in our biggest poll of the year.

On Air Hosts

Barb Abney, host

David Campbell, host

Bill DeVille, host

Jacquie Fuller, host of Teenage Kicks

Jade, host and producer

Kelsey, music assistant and host

Lindsay Kimball, assistant program director and host

Mary Lucia, host

Jim McGuinn, program director and host

Sean McPherson, Trivia Mafia and host

John Moe, host of Wits

Jill Riley, host

Jake Rudh, host of Transmission

David Safar, music director and host

Steve Seel, host

Mark Wheat, host

Mac Wilson, host


Jay Gabler, digital producer

Leah Garaas, digital producer

Daniel Nass, digital producer

Matt Perkins, marketing manager

Nate Ryan, multimedia producer

Andrea Swensson, blogger

Luke Taylor, digital producer


Kayla Culver, college contributor

Austin Gerth, college contributor

Cecilia Johnson, college contributor

Andy Moe, college contributor

James Norton, Morning Show contributor

Michael Rand, Morning Show contributor

Lillian Speakman, college contributor

Kristoffer Tigue, college contributor

We'll reveal new staff picks here in the coming days, so check back for the complete list.

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