Best Songs of 2014

By Will Oliver, February 20th 2015 — with 1 comment


(artwork by Dana Pacifico)

Apparently I got Chinese New Year confused with the end of 2014, as it took me until now to finally share my list of favorite songs from 2014. It’s late, but you better bet it’s a true indication of my favorite songs of 2014. These are the 100 songs that I played and enjoyed the most and are still playing on regular rotation. They came from the most established artists like Beck, as well as newcomers such as Alvvays, Leon Bridges and Flyte. It’s a bit all over the map stylistically, which is a good thing if you ask me.

I’ve posted the list of songs below from 100-1. I’ve turned the entire list into a spotify playlist (keep in mind some tracks weren’t on spotify so if that’s the case, just come back here and you can click the song it will take you to the tracks soundcloud/youtube page). Head to the bottom of the page for the spotify playlist, or just head here.

With that said, here are my favorite songs that were released in 2014, finally:
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Ed Droste’s Playlist For Refinery29

By Will Oliver, April 15th 2010

Ed Droste, Grizzly Bear’s frontman, is a talented musician. He also has a wonderful taste in music. I have the utmost respect for anything that he recommends.

Refinery29 seems to feel the same way. They asked Mr. Droste himself if he could throw some sunny songs together for a spring playlist, and what a fantastic playlist it is. It includes WAWSTSF favorites Local Natives, The Morning Benders, Beach House, Jónsi, and more, so you know I’m digging it. There is also tons of stuff that I have just discovered for the first time, so it’s a win-win.

You can grab all the mp3’s for free straight from Refinery. If your doing work or doing some spring cleaning, just listen to the entire thing as one big mp3 playlist.

Saturday’s Are Good

By Will Oliver, May 30th 2009 — with 2 comments

I don’t really have too much to say today. I may have to take my mac in for a quick repair. My audio jack got fucked up and obviously that is a big problem for me. A even bigger problem is that they say it may take 3-5 fucking days just to repair this. Something tells me it should not take more than a few hours though….hmmm.

Anyway, if you don’t hear from me for a while remember this! Here are some songs to rock out to this weekend! :

[mp3] : Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps

[mp3] : The Smiths – There is a Light That Never Goes Out

[mp3] : Beastie Boys – So Whatcha Want

[mp3] : Voxtrot – The Start Of Something

[mp3] : Weezer – Tired Of Sex

Lets Reflect

By Will Oliver, May 18th 2009 — with 2 comments

The first monday of my summer is here! It is weird to have all this free time to myself. Since it was my first year in college, it is the first time summer started for me during May rather then the end of June!! I still gotta find a solid job, and get other things figured out. Until then, I will continue enjoying lounging around my house like a bum. I won’t lie, it has been pretty great! Even though I really need $$, spending some time to yourself just relaxing sure is nice!

Lately I have been overwhelmed with how much good music 2009 has brought in. There have been tons of great albums that have come out, and then you throw in all those leaked albums that are in the mix! It is impossible to really give everything a fair listen! So I decided to retreat to some older music that I can just enjoy without worrying about where it fits into the mold. It sounds weird, but you other bloggers may get what I mean. Plus this decade is almost over! We shall reflect!

So without further a-do here are some great songs from earlier this decade. These are songs that will make you smile once you return to them. They just may bring back old memories. It is amazing what kind of memories music can bring out of oneself. I mean it was only a few years ago, but for me those are important years! I am only 18, so this whole decade has consisted of the crafting of my musical taste. Although these songs are unlucky enough to be in an era of a dead radio format and a dying music industry its hard for them to stay relevant. However, for those who really love music these songs will not go anywhere. They are still very relevant in my eyes. And ears!

[mp3] : Annie – Heartbeat

[mp3] : Junior Senior – Move Your Feet

[mp3] : Johnny Cash – Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

[mp3] : The Coral – Pass It On

[mp3] : The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Tonight

[mp3] : The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love

[mp3] : R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)

[mp3] : Outkast – Hey Ya!

[mp3] : The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?

Summer Is Here!! Well for me at least..

By Will Oliver, May 15th 2009 — with 3 comments

Well I am officially done with my freshman year of college! It’s all done with!

Sorry that I did not post much over the last 2 weeks because of finals and other life events. However I am home for months now and will have plenty of more free time. I lost my motivation to post last week, but that does happen every once and a while.

I will try to regain some motivation and make this blog one that you are still willing to shout for. Here are some songs for you to spill your hearts out to.

[mp3] : Robbie Williams – Angels

[mp3] : Interpol – No I In Threesome

[mp3] : Air – Playground Love

[mp3] : Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger

[mp3] : Phoenix – If I Ever Feel Better

I Like Playlists, You Will Too

By Will Oliver, April 29th 2009 — with 3 comments

Life can make you wonder…. Sometimes you just want to change certain things about life. Maybe it is stuff that happened in the past, or things that haven’t happened yet. Maybe you want to change the way you live your life, or your relationships with people. Both friendly and romantic. I don’t know what bugs me more. The waiting for change, or the failure of any change to happen. Sorry I am rambling a bit….

Here are some songs that describe my current state of mind. They are some really good ones. Hope you enjoy:

[mp3] : Panda Bear – Comfy in Nautica

[mp3] : Peter Bjorn and John – Amsterdam

[mp3] : M83 – Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun

[mp3] : The Cribs – Men’s Needs

[mp3] : The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

[mp3] : Thom Yorke – The Eraser

The State Of The Mind

By Will Oliver, April 17th 2009 — with 2 comments

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what is going on in my life and what the hell my future has in store. Things have been sorta weird for me lately. I got a lot of stuff to figure out. Don’t mean to get all personal on you guys. Here are some of my favorite tracks to help describe my mood – sorta:

[mp3] : Doves – There Goes The Fear

[mp3] : Wilco – Jesus, Etc.

[mp3] : Feist – I Feel It All

[mp3] : R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

[mp3] : The Roots – The Seed (2.0)

[mp3] : Sigur Ros – Vaka

Happy Easter!

By Will Oliver, April 12th 2009

Hello everybody! Today is Easter Sunday, so I would like to take some time to say Happy Easter to you and your family! I got a little playlist for you with all different sorts of music, old and new for you. You know, just encase you want to escape your guests for a little bit. Or maybe entertain them!

Enjoy the day, be safe!

[mp3] : Bat For Lashes – Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon Cover)

[mp3] : Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – Nikorette

[mp3] : Kanye West – Gay Fish (From South Park)

[mp3] : Clipse – Mr. Me Too (Feat. Pharrell)

[mp3] : Queens Of The Stone Age – In My Head

[mp3] : My Morning Jacket – Gideon