The Best Songs of 2014: 400-301

PART 4 of the biggest longest list on this website. After being concerned the years of great music was in the past, and needing substantial influence to write an epic novel, we researched as much music as possible... courtesy of Rate Your Music with their Top 1000 albums that can be customized by the genres (they are not the slightest least bit impressed with this mere list of 666 songs) and that resulted in this big ass list and an 824-page dystopian epic called The Mansion.

Unfortunately, the story cannot be printed on this blog anymore. If you are interested in reading a fake documentary that implies the human race consists of four different species (Cerians, Vestans, Dyptherians, and Dipthongs) that came to Earth via a collision of two planets in the asteroid belt told "Catcher in the Rye" style with slang diction, with other comparisons to Slaughterhouse Five, Infinite Jest, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and Brave New World, then you can buy the book from amazon.

In the meantime, enjoy the music:

400. Posse
"Afraid"  2:44
Soft Opening
Seattle, WA

Indie Rock / Dream Pop

399. XO
"Waste"  2:24
Peach Tree, GA/Long Beach, CA

Shoegaze / Dream Pop

398. Nouns
"Little Slugger"  2:05
Little Rock, AK

Noise Pop / Emo

397. Fossils
"Critical Mass"  2:01
Flesh Hammer

Noise Rock

396. DeGreaser
"Gone Astray"  3:51
Rougher Sqaulor
New York, NY

Noise Rock

395. Alpine Decline
"Walk With Mask"  3:22
Go Big Shadow City
Beijing, China-Los Angeles, CA

Dream Pop/Shoegaze

394. Future Death
"Post-Everything"  3:58
Special Victim
Austin, TX

Garage Punk / Noise Pop

393. Marie Davidson
"Shaky Leg"  3:05
Perte D'identité
Montreal, QC

Experimental / Electronic / Coldwave

392. Black Whales
"Come Get Immortalized"  4:46
Through the Prism, Gently
Seattle, WA

Indie Rock / Lo-Fi Indie

391. The Hold Steady
"Almost Everything"  4:16
Teeth Dreams
New York, NY

Heartland Rock / Indie Rock

390. Lyla Foy
"Only Human"  4:09
Mirrors the Sky
London, England

Dream Pop / Indie Pop

389. Sabina Sciubba
"Cinema"  3:51

Indie Pop / Neo Psych / Art Pop

388. Deerhoof
"Big House Waltz"  3:28
La Isla Bonita
San Francisco, CA

Indie Rock / Experimental Rock

387. Future Islands
"Fall From Grace"  4:16
Baltimore, MD

Synth Pop/Art Pop

386. Painted Palms
"Here It Comes"  3:18
San Francisco, CA

Chillwave/Neo Psych

385. Sylvan Esso
"Coffee"  4:28
Sylvan Esso
Durhan, NC

Electropop / Indietronica

384. Pixie Lott
"Ain't Got You"  4:08
Pixie Lott
London, England

Pop Soul

383. Carne Doce
"Canção de Amor"  3:54
Carne Doce
Goiânia, Brazil

Psychedelic Rock

382. Adult Jazz
"Spook"  9:46
Gist Is
Leeds, England

Art Rock / Prog Pop  /Experimental Rock

381. Pegase
"Old Idol"  3:45
Nantes, France

Synth Pop / Dream Pop

380. Lilies On Mars
"Oceanic Landscape"  3:21
Dot To Dot
London, England

Dream Pop

379. Evvolves
"Melegebb Lesz"  4:02
Warsaw, Poland

Shoegaze/Dream Pop

378. Coves
"Last Desire"  4:35
Soft Friday
Leamington Spa, England

Neo Psychedelia

377. Mile Me Deaf
"Third From The Sun"  5:46
Wien, Austria

Noise Pop

376. Las Robertas
"Inside And Out"  3:10
Days Unmade
San José, Costa Rica

Noise Pop

375. Jozef Van Wissem / SQÜRL
"Funnel of Love (feat. Madeline Follin)"  3:40
Only Lovers Left Alive
New York, NY

Film Score / Noise Rock

374. Control Unit
"Burn"  6:58

Minimal Wave / Noise Rock

373. White Lighters
"Suicidal Wave"  1:48
As Far As You Can As Fast As You Can
Philadelphia, PA

Singer-Songwriter / Dream Pop

372. North Atlantic Oscillation
"A Nice Little Place"  2:59
The Third Day
Edinburgh, Scotland

Dream Pop / Shoegaze

371. Blondfire
"Walking With Giants"  3:28
Young Heart
New York, NY

Synth Pop/Indietronica/Dream Pop

370. Elephant Stone
"Worlds Don't Begin And End With You"  4:27
Three Poisons
Montreal, QC

Psychedelic Rock

369. Lunaire
"The Distance Between Us"  3:21
Dreams and Inbetweens
Melbourne, AU

Dream Pop / Shoegaze

368. Johann Sebastian Punk
"White"  5:24
More Lovely and More Temperate
Bologna, Italy

Art Rock

367. The Soft Hills
"Black Flowers"  3:50
Seattle, WA

Indie Pop / Dream Pop

366. Wild Rocket
"Sulphur Assassins"  5:13
Geomagnetic Hallucinations
Dublin, Ireland

Psychedelic Rock/Space Rock

365. The Brian Jonestown Massacre
"What You Isn't"  5:34
San Francisco, CA

Neo Psychedelia

364. Gruff Rhys
"Tiger's Tale"  3:11
American Interior
Cardiff, Wales

Indie Pop / Neo Psych / Art Pop

363. Anioły Nieba
"Wojny Nie Można Uniknąć"  3:04
Rozmowy z Pouczeniem od Mojich Przyjaciełów iz Wszechświata

Shoegaze / Lo-Fi

362. Douga
"Accidents"  6:47
The Silent Well
Manchester, England

Indie Rock / Art Rock

361. Sebas Honing
"Coral"  8:03
Songs of Seas and Oceans
Breda, Netherlands

Art Rock

360. Joan As Police Woman
"The Classic"  3:24
The Classic
New York, NY

Alternative Singer/Songwriter / Soul

359. The Woodentops
"Take Me Through the Night"  3:14
Granular Tales
London, England

Indie Pop / Jangle Pop

358. The People's Temple
"Male Secretary"  1:54
Musical Garden
Lansing, MI

Garage Rock / Psych Rock

357. Johnny Noise
"Dream In With Her"  3:33
The Day Is Coming
Monterrey, Mexico

Noise Rock / Lo-Fi Indie

356. The Spacelords 
"Synapse"  8:41
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Space Rock

355. White Manna
"Hassan"  7:31
Come Down Safari
Arcata, CA

Psychedelic Rock/Space Rock

354. Mão Morta
"Os ossos de Marcelo Caetano"  4:26
Pelo meu Relógio são horas de Matar
Braga, Portugal


353. Shellac
"Dude Incredible"  6:00
Dude Incredible
Evanston, IL

Noise Rock / Math Rock / Post-Hardcore

352. Gallon Drunk
"The Exit Sign"  5:19
The Soul of the Hour
London, England

Garage Rock / Punk Blues / Noise Rock

351. Esben And The Witch
"Butoh"  9:40
Thought Forms / Esben and the Witch
Brighton, England


350. Seven That Spells
"Io"  12:16
The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock: IO
Zagreb, Croatia

Psychedelic / Space Rock

349. Merkabah
"Hilasterion"  12:16
Warsaw, Poland

Avant-Prog / Free Jazz

348. Now Wakes the Sea
"Prefab Houses"  7:29
Glasgow, Scotland

Jangle Pop/Noise Pop/

347. Noosa
"Sail"  4:46
New York, NY

Electropop/Dream Pop

346. Happyness
"Weird Little Birthday Girl"  8:57
Weird Little Birthday
London, England

Indie Rock/Lo-Fi Indie

345. Thurston Moore
"Speak to the Wild"  8:29
The Best Day
New York, NY/London England...Coral Gables, FL

Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Noise Rock

344. Golden Pelicans
"Turquoise & Silver"  1:31
Golden Pelicans
Orlando, FL

Garage Punk

343. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz
"Business Dog"  2:35
New York, NY

Synth Punk/Neo-Psychedelia

342. Forests
"What'd You Say"  4:13
No Fun
Taipei, Taiwan

Lo-Fi Indie

341. Het Droste Effect
"We Are All Hallucinating"  4:45
We Are All Hallucinating
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Psychedelic Rock/Stoner Rock

340. Poino
"Doom Fist"  4:02
Bon Ick Voyeur
London, England

Math Rock/Noise Rock

339. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
"Get Up and Get Out"  3:27
Give the People What They Want
New York, NY

Soul / Funk / Southern Soul

338. Cocoanut Groove
"Night Walk"  3:45
How to Build a Maze
Umeå, Sweden

Chamber Pop / Neo-Psychedelia

337. Amberjacks
"The Manic"  3:42
Limburg, Netherlands

Psychedelic Rock / Folk

336. Opal Onyx
"Black & Crimson"  3:46
Delta Sands
New York, NY

Art Rock

335. Les Marquises
"Night Falls on the Dale"  3:32
Pensée Magique
Paris, France

Psychedelic Rock / Post-Rock / Math Rock/ Slowcore

334. Sleep Party People
"Only a Shadow"  4:31
Copenhagen , Denmark

Dream Pop

333. Cold Beat
"Rain"  2:16
Over Me
San Francisco, CA

Post-Punk / Indie Pop

332. Lower Plenty
"On the Beach"  3:51
Life / Thrills
Melbourne, AU

Lo-Fi Indie

331. Each Other
"High Noon In The Living Room"  4:44
Being Elastic
Montreal, QC

Indie Rock / Neo-Psychedelia

330. Creative Adult
"Charismatic Leader"  3:36
Psychic Mess
San Francisco, CA

Garage Punk / Noise Rock

329. New Swears
"Main Stream"  2:50
Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Whenever
Ottawa, ON

Garage Punk

328. Naked Naps
"Middle School Inspirational Speaker"  1:47
Ok, Bye
Raleigh, NC

Lo-Fi Indie / MW Emo / Noise Pop

327. Gold-Bears
"Fathers and Daughters"  1:02
Atlanta, GA

Indie Pop / Noise Pop

326. Ultimate Painting
"Talking Central Park Blues"  4:15
Ultimate Painting
London, England

Indie Rock / Jangle Pop

325. Ava Luna
"Sears Roebuck M&Ms"  3:01
Electric Balloon
New York, NY

Pop Soul / No Wave / Experimental Rock

324. Cloud Nothings
"No Thoughts"  3:05
Here And Nowhere Else
Cleveland, OH

Post Hardcore/Indie Rock

323. Perfect Pussy
"Interference Fits"  3:31
Say Yes to Love
Syracuse, NY

Noise Rock/Post Hardcore

322. A Victim Of Society
"Certain Sense"  5:09
Athens, Greece

Psychedelic Rock

321. The Flight Reaction
"Mourning Light"  3:06
The Flight Reaction
Stockholm, Sweden

Garage Rock / Psychedelic Rock

320. VVhile
"Change"  3:40
Beograd, Serbia

Noise Pop / Indie Rock

319. Sexores
"Historias de Frío"  4:33
Historias de Frío
Quito, Ecaudor/Barcelona, Spain

Dream Pop / Shoegaze

318. Papir
"IIII.IIII"  5:15
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jam Band / Psychedelic Rock

317. Wild Ivy
"Thanks"  7:13
Wild Ivy League
New York, NY

Psychedelic Folk / Dream Pop

316. Electric Würms
"The Second Time"  7:21
Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk
Oklahoma City, OK

Neo Psychedelia / Flaming Lips

315. Kaukasus
"Reptilian"  9:10
Trondheim, Norway

Progressive Rock / Art Rock

314. Martin Carr
"Sometimes It Pours"  4:29
The Breaks
Liverpool, England

Psychedelic Pop/Chamber Pop/The Boo Radleys

313. St. Paul & The Broken Bones
"Grass Is Greener"  4:14
Half the City
Birmingham, AL


312. Kogumaza
"Gradualist"  7:41
Nottingham, England

Psychedelic Rock

311. Planning For Burial
"Where You Rest Your Head at Night"  8:20
Matawan, NJ/Wilkes-Barre, PA

Shoegaze / Sludge / Post-Rock

310. Towns
"Mirror Ghost"  4:34
Get By
Weston, England


309. Earthling Society
"Journey Into Satchidananda"  13:03
England Have My Bones
Fleetwood, England

Psychedelic Rock / Space Rock

308. Many Arms
"Surface of Last Scattering"  14:22
Suspended Definition
Philadelphia, PA/New York, NY

Free Improvisation / Noise Rock

307. Sungod
"L'ame De Toute Etoile"  12:24
Austin, TX

Space Rock / Krautrock

306. Teeth Of The Sea
"Whilst We Live In Fear Of Hell"  11:05
A Field In England: Re-Imagined
London, England

Post-Rock / Neo Psychedelia / Electronic

305. Day Old Man
"Burden of Novelty"  13:53
Visual Aids.
Atlanta, GA

Sludge Metal / Psychedelic Rock / Doom Metal

304. Snakecharm
"Mesmerising Sun"  10:11
Tver, Russia

Psychedelic Rock

303. Nibiru
"Qaa-Om Sapah"  13:16
NETRAYONI: ritual I the Kaula's Circle
Torino, Italy

Heavy Psych / Sludge Metal

302. Inutili
"Fry Your Brain"  19:10
Music To Watch The Clouds On A Sunny Day
Teramo, Italy

Psychedelic Rock

301. The Cosmic Dead
"Easterfaust Part 1"  22:32
Glasgow, Scotland

Space Rock / Psychedelic Rock

666-601   600-501   500-401   400-301   300-201   200-101   100-51  50-26  25-#1   


NC-17 SOUNDTRAXXX is being edited, revised, and published. The literature content is gradually being removed for publication or  being transferred to the upcoming site: MHQ HEADQUARTERS. The music countdowns, however, shall remain here.

In the meantime... our first actual book publication, a dystopian epic: The Mansion 

According to the plant and animal life on Earth, which eventually unfriends the human race amidst bold accusations coming from an oddly-shaped row of trees: the concepts of government, religion, and economics were fabricated by the same sources that devised such absurdity as Black Friday sales, fashionable bowling attire, expiration dates for vaginal lube, and marketing strategies to entice specifically targeted mayonnaise consumers … and these sources obviously did not originate on the Planet Earth. From Prohibition to the dystopian future plagued with revolution, animosity towards society, and farming hippos with growth hormones, characters such as Squirrel Abraham and Jimmers Waffles (raccoon) not only challenge the status quo, but also question the entire history that created it.

Compiling 30 Sections and 68 different themes and storylines, which explore topics ranging from concepts of customer service to victimless crimes to a town in West Virginia that repeatedly becomes a ghost town; and featuring guest appearances from the likes of seahorses, dragonflies, praying mantis, chickens, and raccoon, The Mansion chronicles the plight of the human race, where Primitive Man evolved into the species known as Homo Bowler, and set out to destroy the world in a quest for decorative plates, generic shoes, and non-dairy powdered creamer.

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