When I was asked by Andrew Jervis (of Bandcamp Weekly fame) to select 3 tracks from 2014 for a Bandcamp feature called '3 From Me' the euphoric feeling of “sweet, super honoured to have been asked” quickly morphed into an anxiety riddled ”fuck! how am I going to pick just 3?!”as I started going through all the excellent music that came out this year. I've never been good at narrowing musical lists down to a number that you can fit in a small child's hand, so the only way I could coax my decision making off the ledge was to come to the compromise of also putting together a giant list of great tracks that came out on Bandcamp this year.
Since in the past I've put together really big end of year playlists on Spotify which played on the giant number you get by putting an 'X' in the middle of the year that was (i.e. 20 X 13), and since I've sort of stopped using Spotify (and the like) altogether, I figured that this year I would do a 20 times 14 playlist of music that's available on Bandcamp. And because Minilogs is a great way to keep track off Bandcamp tracks in a format that also can be easily listened to, below you'll find 280 excellent tracks that came out on Bandcamp in 2014 (or you can also listen to it over on Minilogs).
Believe it or not, I actually still had some difficulties getting this list down to 280. There was a shit tonne of good music that came out this year, and this playlist (which was result of digging through my Bandcamp collection & wishlist) only scratches the surface. To help with the cutting of some tunes, I have not included any artist more than once (I've also not included the 3 tracks I selected for the Bandcamp feature) and I've not included any track that you can listen to on Bandcamp, but can't purchase there (for example, I really loved Twin Peaks and Tiny Ruins albums this year, but you can't buy their albums on Bandcamp at the moment).
While you're listening, if you hear something that you like, you can click the little 'square with an arrow head on the bottom left corner' icon to visit the artists Bandcamp page and add some goodness to your Bandcamp collection. So why not treat yourself to an early xmas gift (or buy something for someone else).