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WA music doing finely in ‘Best Of 2014′ lists

17 Dec

It’s always a fun time of year when the Best Of 2014 lists come out. For one, you get loaded with new recommendations of tunes, albums and videos that you might have missed throughout the year. But what really excites us here at WAM is to see WA acts doing finely in these lists, holding our own amongst internationals and east coast acts, and 2014 is so far looking like a year where the rest of the world’s smiled a heck of a lot on WA acts. And here’s to enough votes coming through for some WA acts to make the triple j Hottest 100!

As such, we’ve started to compile our own list; a list of media tastemaker’s lists that have featured WA acts. Got some more? Email [email protected] and we’ll add it if the list is solid and solidly features WA acts! Without further ado, click on the following to get the full lists where the below mentioned WA acts have featured.

Ruby Boots track Oh Lover has made an appearance on Timber and Steel‘s Editor In Chief’s top 25.

Kill Your Stereo‘s album of the year winners have been announced with Aveira Skies debut album The Rise of A New Breed making it onto the list.

In The Mix released their top 100’s for 2014 with Slumberjack‘s track Horus making it in at number 88.

WA acts did wamazing in the triple j Unearthed best of lists, taking out both #1 spots –  Most Played Artists (Coin Banks) and Most Played Songs (KUČKA for Unconditional)! Both these artists featured in the Top 50 Most Played Artists list, along with Sable, Slumberjack, Rainy Day Women and Mathas.‘s Top 20 Australian Performances Of 2014 saw both The Love Junkies and Pond featuring, and big WA Music Awards winner Timothy Nelson & The Infidels also took out #16 place in their writer’s Best Albums.

The Love Junkies then featured in Tone Deaf’s Reader’s Poll, Lewis’ inspiring opening up as being transgender earning him/them Hero Of The Year status.

The Ripe‘s Top 100 Australian Songs of the year saw a good smattering of WA acts, Lower Spectrum, Peter Bibby, Pond, Nicholas Allbrook, Crooked Colours, Hamjam and Savoir all with a song each featured.

triple j Unearthed also ran staff lists of their Favourite Unearthed tracks of the year, with Coin Banks, Slumberjack, Leon Osborn, Doctopus, Flower Drums, KUČKA, Lower Spectrum, Scalphunter and The Dianas all making various Top 10s.

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