As is my tradition, here’s a collection of stuff I’ve been listening to this year.
Travel affected my listening habits in rather unexpected ways. Sadly, I never did glean off any music during my West Africa trip that I could identify and search upon my return, beyond a bit of highlife and Ghanaian variants of the “al-Qaeda” dance. Instead, in my panic to re-learn French before heading to Togo and Benin, I ended up listening to a lot of French-Canadian music. That in turn led me to dig a bit through more Canadian music in general, regardless of language. It’s pretty great. It also let me jam a lot to whatever I could recognise on the radio during the Quebec roadtrip. Whoo.
The list below doesn’t feature everything I’ve been listening to, nor is it limited to music released in 2014. It does veer away from this year’s hype machine a bit, but it’s music that I feel deserves a few sentences of attention.
Here’s a YouTube playlist of all the linked tracks.