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Tastemakers continue to list the best of the best as we wrap up another year of incredible music. See where our Laneway Festival acts land in Hype Machine, The Guardian and Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Best of 2014’ lists below.
Hype Machine’s ‘Most Blogged Artist of 2014’ - Many lists are arbitrary and subjective, but there's no arguing with Hype Machine's Zeitgeist, listing the most blogged artists of the year. A definitive win for Laneway Festivals acts all round, with Angel Olsen, Flying Lotus and BANKS who came out on top spot.
The Guardian’s Best Albums of 2014 - St. Vincent takes #1 in another end of year poll. Also on the list: #3 FKA twigs, #5 Caribou, #9 Flying Lotus, #11 Mac DeMarco, #14 Future Islands, #15 Angel Olsen, #21 Ratking, #24 BANKS
Sydney Morning Herald’s ’20 Albums You Should Listen To Right Now’ - Laneway artists courtney barnett, FKA twigs, Flight Facilities & St. Vincent making the cut for some of the best albums of the year.
Pitchfork also give us a recap of the year in music with their ‘100 Best Tracks of 2014’ feat. Laneway 2015 acts: #1 Future Islands, #3 FKA twigs, #4 Caribou, #23 Flying Lotus, #24 St. Vincent, #25 Vic Mensa #35 FKA twigs, #36 Mac DeMarco, #43 St. Vincent, #44 Angel Olsen, #48 Lykke Li, #53 Perfect Pussy and #78 Rustie. Check out the full list here.
With end of year lists comes the mother of all polls, triple j’s Hottest 100. What are your favourite songs of 2014? Cast your vote and have a say here.
As we mentioned last time, tickets to the sideshows and the festival are flying out the figurative door, with many shows sold out or close to. Get yours this side of the new year to avoid disappointment. Buy now.