Headphone Nation’s Year In Review: 2014

Headphone Nation’s Year In Review: 2014


What better way to end 2014 than to give out some superlatives? As with any sort of end-of-year review, these awards reflect my personal taste and shouldn’t be taken as the final say on the year. Really my hope is that you’ll check out some new music that that you’d otherwise miss.

Also, make sure to click on the album cover for a link to a song off that album.

Alright, let’s begin.


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My 25+ Favorite Songs of 2014 (with Spotify Playlist)

My 25+ Favorite Songs of 2014 (with Spotify Playlist)


Another year, another playlist of my favorite songs of the year. This year’s playlist has a particular mix of random greatness, from gloriously loud guitar rock to jazzy electronics and everywhere in between. This year wasn’t as full of epic pop songs as last year, but there are still plenty of quality songs to hear from 2014.


*p.s., as time goes on I’ll add other great songs from…

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On His Solo Debut, Gerard Way Trades In My Chemical Romance For Britpop and Shoegaze

On His Solo Debut, Gerard Way Trades In My Chemical Romance For Britpop and Shoegaze


When My Chemical Romance broke up last year, it was the end of an era for the once beloved and always ambitious New Jersey band, whose 2004’s Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge became one of the most popular albums of the MTV2/emo era and 2006’s The Black Parade being one of the best (and only) epic mainstream rock albums of the last decade.

But now, after a year of silence, former MCR frontman…

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