The 25 Best Songs of 2014 (So Far)


  • Ariana Grande, “Problem”
  • Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
  • Allie X, “Catch”
  • Mø, “Don’t Wanna Dance”
  • Future Islands, “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
  • Rita Ora, “I Will Never Let You Down”
  • Beck, “Blue Moon”
  • St. Vincent, “Digital Witness”
  • Royskopp & Robyn, “Do It Again”
  • Sun Kil Moon, “Carissa”
  • Tove Lo, “Stay High”
  • Chromeo, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”
  • Miguel, “Simplethings”
  • Girls Generation, “Mr. Mr.”
  • Mariah Carey, “Make It Look Good”

On this cut from the Elusive Chanteuse’s 14th studio album, Carey navigates a stuttering, soulful arrangement with her typical vocal agility and lyrical dexterity. Time may have shaved a few notes from the top of her infamous range, but they’re hardly missed here: this is timeless, sweet pop, perfect for summers spent falling in love.

  • Sia, “Chandelier”
  • Michael Jackson, “Love Never Felt So Good”
  • Against Me!, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, “Kelly”
  • Schoolboy Q, “Break The Bank”
  • Real Estate, “Talking Backwards”
  • Lykke Li, “No Rest for the Wicked”
  • Todd Terje, “Delorean Dynamite”
  • Indiana, “Solo Dancing”
  • Future featuring Pusha T and Pharrell Williams, “Move That Dope”

Through The Rain

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