103 minutes, 18 seconds

Up for Discussion

1. Introduction with Corey Pierce and Nicole Bontoft

– Our Top Five of 2014 –

2. THE FIVES (2:52)
3. THE FOURS (19:49)
4. THE THREES (30:15)
5. THE TWOS (45:07)
6. Past Guests Return with Their Top Picks (1:05:20)
7. THE ONES (1:12:20)


(00:00) “Fever” by The Black Keys
(03:44) “Left Hand Free” by Alt-J
(06:27) “That Black Bat Licorice” by Jack White
(10:01) “Sugar Daddy” from the revival of Hedwig and The Angry Inch
(14:16) “Water Fountain” by tUnE-yArDs
(17:03) “Ain’t That Easy” by D’Angelo
(21:34) “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
(25:12) “Rattlesnake” by St. Vincent
(28:35) “Pressure” by Jhene Aiko
(32:25) “How Can You Really?” by Foxygen
(35:44) “Happy Idiot” by TV On The Radio
(38:40) “Physical World” by Death From Above 1979
(42:11) “Stranger to My Happiness” by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
(45:26) “Therapy” by Mary J. Blige
(48:46) “Bang Bang” by Ariana Grande
(52:01) “Do It Again” by Röyksopp & Robyn
(56:37) “Red Eyes” by The War on Drugs
(1:01:22) “Pressure” by Jhene Aiko…again
(1:05:24) “After The Disco” by Broken Bells
(1:08:58) “Holding On to Life” by Broken Bells
(1:12:20) “Every Breaking Wave” by U2
(1:16:25 “Do You” by Spoon
(1:19:45 ) “Two Weeks” by FKA Twigs
(1:23:43) “Love Gone Wrong” by you + me
(1:27:35) “Marry Me Archie” by Alvvays
(1:30:35) “Time Forgot” by Conor Oberst
(107:20) “Skeleton Key ” by Dessa
(1:35:02) “My Silver Lining” by First Aid Kit
(1:38:17) “Waking Life” by Beck

Thoughts from your host…

What a year.

Perhaps what amazes me more than the stellar crop of films that we bring up in this episode is the amount of stellar films that dropped in 2014 that didn’t get mentioned by the four of us. THE BABADOOK, BIG HERO 6, CITIZENFOUR, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, FORCE MAJEURE, FOXCATCHER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THE IMITATION GAME, THE IMMIGRANT, INHERENT VICE INTERSTELLAR, LIFE ITSELF, MOMMY, A MOST WANTED MAN, MR. TURNER, NYMPHOMANIAC, ROSEWATER, SNOWPIERCER and others that all could, should, and will make other people’s top lists, but all get left aside.

Mainly? There were so damned man great films this year that the list of also-ran’s is pretty damned spectacular itself.

It’s been a great year at the movies, folks, and it’s time to put it to bed and get the place ready for Doc and Marty when they get here in November.

As usual, if you’re curious about the songs used as bed music, the track list can be found below in the show notes.

As mentioned within the introduction, if you find the bed music distracting, a music-free version of this episode can be found here.

Thanks for tuning in to episode one-hundred-and-twenty-seven…


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