20 Most Played Albums and Songs of 2014
Time flies when you have good tunes.
It feels like we’ve been at this forever, but it’s easy to forget we only launched TIDAL last October. Three months down the line, we wanted to check in, say how things are going, and share what you, the listeners, have been jamming out to the most.
We came in as a small fish in a big pond. And though we are still small, we’re growing – and in the best of ways.
We’ve found that people aren’t just listening to music, they’re listening to good music. It’s exciting to see the sweeping variety of music being enjoyed in TIDAL, from modern jazz and rock, to hip-hop, electronica and indie. And though classical music didn’t make it onto our charts, we’re seeing strong numbers in that rich-but-often-forgotten realm as well.
It’s a testament to the quality and variety of interests our listeners have.
We are thrilled to confirm that people are choosing TIDAL for our premium sound and music selection, as well as our passionately curated playlists, articles and recommendations.
Our mission is to curate this world with passion, curiosity and integrity. We’re trying to bring back the human touch – that record store sense of community and integrity – while presenting the art we care about in the quality its creators intended.
We’re going to keep recommending the albums and tracks we sincerely esteem. We’re going to keep lovingly crafting playlists with research and creativity, and publishing articles, features and interviews that heighten your listening experience to a new level.
As we promised when we first opened our doors, We’re here to be different – to be better. Apparently you are too.
We’re here for the same reasons you are: we think the music matters enough to receive the best treatment.
Thanks for listening,
20 Most Played Albums
1. Pink Floyd: The Endless River
2. Ed Sheeran: X
3. Bill Frisell: Guitar In the Space Age
4. D’Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah
5. Röyksopp: The Inevitable End
6. TV On The Radio: Seeds
7. Kiasmos: Kiasmos
8. Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
9. Distance, Light & Sky: Casting Nets
10. Hans Zimmer Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
11. Run The Jewels: Run the Jewels 2
12. GoGo Penguin: v2.0 (Deluxe Edition)
13. She & Him: Classics
14. Sam Smith: In The Lonely Hour
15. J. Cole: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
16. Beck: Morning Phase
17. Annie Lennox: Nostalgia
18. Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
19. The New Basement Tapes: Lost On The River (Deluxe)
20. Daniel Lanois: Flesh And Machine
20 Most Played Songs
1. Hozier: “Take Me To Church”
2. Future Islands: “Seasons (Waiting On You)”
3. SOAK: “B a noBody”
4. Pink Floyd: “Side 1, Pt. 1: Things Left Unsaid”
5. Kiasmo:s “Held”
6. Sam Smith: “Stay With Me”
7. Bill Frisell: “Pipeline”
8. Foo Fighters: “Something From Nothing”
9. Pink Floyd: “Side 1, Pt. 2: It’s What We Do”
10. Sia: “Chandelier”
11. Mark Ronson: “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)”
12. Damien Rice: “My Favourite Faded Fantasy”
13. Lily & Madeleine: “Fumes”
14. TV On The Radio: “Happy Idiot”
15. The Touré-Raichel Collective: “Tidhar”
16. Pink Floyd: “Side 1, Pt. 3: Ebb And Flow”
17. Foo Fighters: “Congregation”
18. Pink Floyd: “Side 2, Pt. 1: Sum”
19. Baauer: “One Touch (feat. AlunaGeorge and Rae Sremmurd)”
20. D’Angelo and The Vanguard: “Ain’t That Easy”
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