Outstanding Songs of 2014 That You Might Have Missed

Collating any year-end list is no easy task, agreed. But gathering what you enjoyed the most throughout an entire year is more fun than difficult, and gives you a chance to revisit some stellar tunes.

This list adds up to two other year-end lists we published earlier, which you can read here and here. It is by no means a ‘best of’ list but simply a sampling of personal favorites. Although I’m sure I missed some great tracks along the way, I believe I was able to gather most of the songs that stuck with me throughout the year. And needless to say, it is a reflection of my current taste in music: Although post/instrumental/experimental rock makes up a sizable chunk of the list, be ready to hear a variety of music, ranging from ambient, electronic, neoclassical, shoegaze, progressive and psychedelic rock to folk, indie rock and dream pop.

The songs aren’t in ranked in order, but rather listed alphabetically by band name. If you like what you hear, be sure to follow the links under each song to follow and support the artist in any way you can. And if you’re into that type of thing, you can check out our Spotify playlist of all the available songs in this list at the bottom of page 4.

Without further ado, below are 140 terrific songs from 2014 that may have gone under your radar.


2HRS – HOMEGAZER

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Rock, Taiwan
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Website // Facebook

7PARSEC – 40°54’07.8N 14°15’04.7E

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Alternative, Italy
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Soundcloud // Facebook

A CLOUD FOR CLIMBING – MOONTIED

TAGS: Electronic, Instrumental, Post-rock, United States
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Bandcamp // Facebook

A FILM IN COLOR – I

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Drone, United States
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Bandcamp // Facebook

A MODEL KIT – IN SILENCE WE SPEAK

TAGS: Neoclassical, Ambient, Piano, Russia
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Bandcamp // Facebook

A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN – ATOMOS VII

TAGS: Ambient, Neoclassical, Instrumental, United States
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Soundcloud // Facebook

ADEBISI SHANK – BIG UNIT

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Experimental, Math rock, Ireland
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Bandcamp // Facebook

ALCEST – VOIX SEREINES

TAGS: Shoegaze, Post-black metal, Atmospheric rock, France
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Website // Facebook

ALL SHALL BE WELL – I’M A HUNTER, NOT A THIEF

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Cinematic, Netherlands
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Bandcamp // Facebook

AMEN DUNES – LONELY RICHARD

TAGS: Lo-fi, Folk, Psychedelic, United States
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Bandcamp // Facebook

ANATHEMA – THE LOST SONG PART 1

TAGS: Alternative, Progressive rock, Rock, United Kingdom
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Website // Facebook

ANATHEME – BAISERS DE GLASGOW

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Ambient, France
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Bandcamp // Facebook

APPALACHES – NOLA

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Progressive rock, Canada
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Bandcamp // Facebook

APRIL RAIN – ONE IS GLAD TO BE OF SERVICE

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Ambient, Ukraine
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ARCADE MESSIAH – SUN EXILE

TAGS: Progressive rock, Instrumental rock, Stoner rock, United Kingdom
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ARMS AND SLEEPERS – TIGER TEMPO

TAGS: Electronic, Trip hop, Ambient, United States
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ATTU – WE ARE ORDINARY PEOPLE

TAGS: Dream pop, Indie, Alternative, United States
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Soundcloud // Facebook

AUDREY FALL – PETRINA

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Post-metal, Latvia
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Bandcamp // Facebook

BAULTA – STORMCHASER OF THE YEAR

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Ambient, Finland
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BEAR THE MAMMOTH – MOLLY

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Progressive, Australia
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BLACK WALLS – PTSD

TAGS: Drone, Ambient, Shoegaze, Canada
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BLUENECK – BROKEN FINGERS

TAGS: Alternative, Post-rock, Rock, United Kingdom
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BRUNO SANFILIPPO – CLAROSCURO

TAGS: Neoclassical, Piano, Ambient, Spain
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Bandcamp // Facebook

CARTOGRAPHER – A SEA OF SUNSHINE, BUT NONE FOR YOU

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Alternative, Netherlands
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Bandcamp // Facebook

CASSIE – WHITE WAVES

TAGS: Post-rock, Indie, Alternative, Finland
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Bandcamp // Facebook

CAT OR PILLAR – THE LESS YOU SPEAK, THE MORE YOU KNOW

TAGS: Progressive rock, Alternative, Post-rock, Australia
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CATACOMBE – ZENITH

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Alternative, Portugal
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Bandcamp // Facebook

CHASING DREAMS – FORSAKEN AND FROZEN BY TIME

TAGS: Ambient, Cinematic, Shoegaze, Germany
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Bandcamp // Facebook

CLEARCKY – FILTH

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Ambient, Russia
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Website // Bandcamp

CONCORDS – SMOKE COLUMN

TAGS: Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Alternative, United States
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Bandcamp // Facebook

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX – NO! [PART II]

TAGS: Progressive rock, Experimental, Post-rock, United Kingdom
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Website // Facebook

DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL – TIME

TAGS: Post-hardcore, Progressive metal, Atmospheric, United Kingdom
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Bandcamp // Facebook

DIAMOND GLOSS – UPRIGHT PIANO

TAGS: Ambient, Electronic, Neoclassical, Portugal
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Bandcamp // Facebook

EASTWOOD – LANGUAGE OF STARS

TAGS: Post-metal, Post-hardcore, Atmospheric, Russia
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Website // Bandcamp

ECCO – BENEATH THE OPEN SKY

TAGS: Ambient, Post-rock, Indie, United States
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Bandcamp // Facebook

ECHOES – EMPTY LUNGS

TAGS: Post-hardcore, Post-metal, Atmospheric, United Kingdom
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Soundcloud // Facebook

EDWIN HUBBLE – LIBYA

TAGS: Post-rock, Alternative, Experimental, Ukraine
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Soundcloud // Facebook

EYESCREAM – EVERONE

TAGS: Electronic, IDM, Experimental, Russia
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Bandcamp // Facebook

EYOT – NIRVANA

TAGS: Instrumental, Ambient, Jazz, Serbia
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Bandcamp // Facebook

EYRE LLEW – MORTNE

TAGS: Acoustic, Ambient, Atmospheric, United Kingdom
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Bandcamp // Facebook

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