New Music for Old People: The 25 Most Appreciated Tracks of 2014

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Hello, my favorite listeners! I wrote 47 columns this year and these were the 25 most talked about tracks in the emails and comments I received from all of you. It makes an interesting list as some of the music is NOT FROM 2014 — but was included in this year's columns. This is where we differ from others. I could feature just music from each year but it wouldn't be as much fun or as listenable, so I act accordingly ... and I don't even play an accordion!

So flip this list on and I promise you'll hear some great tracks even if you missed them the first time. That's why we do this every year. I promise to uphold all my traditions in 2015 as well. See you next week when it's up to me to prove that once again! Happy New Year!

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1. "I Wonder" — Adrian Belew (2:52)

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2. "Ain't Nothin' You Can Do" — Andrew Strong (4:04)

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3. "Back When We Were Beautiful" — Matraca Berg (3:40)

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4. "Set That Baggage Down" — David Crosby (3:30)

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5. "Cigarettes" — Noah Gundersen (5:16)

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6. "Shake Your Hips" — Joan Osborne (2:55)

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7. "She Knows My Name" — The Family Crest (4:01)

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8. "Safe and Sound" (live, 2001) — Sheryl Crow (3:48)

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9. "Love in Motion" — Mayer Hawthorne (2:05)

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10. "Creepin' Midnight" — Seatrain (5:09)

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11. "The Way" — California Breed (3:17)

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12. "Come With Me Now" — KONGOS (2:50)

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13. "All About Me" — New Medicine (2:45)

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14. "Can't She Try" — Dave Barnes (2:58)

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15. "Agatha Chang" — Eels (3:10)

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16. "Carousel Bar" — 7Horse (2:44)

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17. "Slow" — Leonard Cohen (2:14)

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18. "Fresh Street" — Zach Deputy (3:06)

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19. "Ante Up" — Ages and Ages (3:24)

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20. "She" — Marianne Faithfull (2:59)

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21. "Come What May" — Big Wreck (3:02)

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22. "God Only Knows" — Bryan Adams (3:14)

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23. "God's Radar" — The Dixie Hummingbirds (3:12)

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24. "Lonely Woman" — Chris Connor (3:37)

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25. "My Famed Disappearing Act" — Thank You Scientist (3:56)

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