And so arrives the first Chart Shaker countdown of the year, starting with a retrospective look at some of 2014’s most underrated gems, from artists and bands that you need to be keeping an eye on.
It’s not an exhaustive list. I am but one guy with my own taste and a bad memory. But if you’re a regular reader of my blog, then I can assure you that you’ll find something to enjoy below but, if you don’t, throw your suggestions in to the comments box.
Like last year, I’ve shortlisted the 52 songs below by choosing tracks that didn’t break the Top 75 in either the UK or on Billboard’s Hot 100. But this time round, I have also removed anyone who has already had a single or an album achieve that same feat. This really is a non-prioritised role call of brilliant up-and-coming talent who continued to deliver the goods over the past twelve months.
Click on the title to find out more about the artist and the track, and scroll down to the very bottom of the post for a perfectly coordinated Soundcloud playlist.
30. Priory – Weekend
38. VÉRITÉ – Weekend
40. SVE – Riot
42. Allie X – Prime