Here we go with another of our optimistically titled Reader’s Choice awards. We’re going to have to make up new definitions for both the words ‘Reader’ and ‘Choice’ at this rate, every year this list get more and more convoluted to compile.
So as you know there’s no poll, in the beginning this category was a straight ranking of download clicks, but as download hosting moved more consistently to SoundCloud and the like it became a hodge-podge of download clicks, click-throughs and post popularity. There’s no science, and really that’s not important. From the analytics that are available to us (and frankly, that leaves a lot of stuff out of the equation) this is what you guys likes this year.
The top post was a massive surprise, Allie X’s Catch was massive ElectroPop tune to kick off 2014 that, surprisingly for American electronic Pop, didn’t fall into the tedious mediocre ‘EBM’ trap. We had a couple more tunes from Allie before she went quiet for the rest of the year, we wonder what 2015 holds for her.
01: Allie X – Catch
…and the rest of the list:
02: AlunaGeorge – Supernatural
♫ AlunaGeorge – Supernatural
04: Chvrches – Get Away
♫ Chvrches – Get Away
05: Allie X – Prime
♫ Dye (Feat. The Egyptian Lover) – She’s Bad
♫ Tensnake (Feat. Nile Rodgers & Fiora) – Love Sublime (Duke Dumont reMix)
09: Tobtok – Savanna
♫ Tobtok – Savanna
♫ Sigma – Nobody To Love (Grum reMix)
As always, you should definitely pick up some of this music, it all comes highly recommended and most can be purchased here: