07/07/2014 11:50 BST | Updated 05/09/2014 06:59 BST

Best Songs of 2014: Soundcloud and Bandcamp Edition

It's not that there are more bands, it's just that the distribution method has evolved. To find new music takes more patience than ever. I find that Bandcamp and Soundcloud as a never-ending treasure island of amazing new music. Some are bands that are the proverbial "one hit wonder", others will clearly grow to be accepted into the alternative music mainstream. Below is a list of the songs that blew me away during the first six months of 2014. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are a bit finicky at times. If you don't see the songs below, do a quick refresh on your browser. Thank me later...

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