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The Top 5 of Everything - 2014

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As we all look back on the past year - and ahead to the next - it's customary to produce lists. These lists can be made for many reasons. They can be lists of resolutions, lists of achievements, lists of Christmas presents we need to return. And then there are the Best Of... lists. Having a toddler around the house, I can't claim to have listened to enough music, or watched enough films, or read enough books to make a truly informed decision about what was great in 2014. But there were a few things that made the year a little bit brighter and more exciting for me. So here are my favourite five things of 2014, in no particular order: Best Album - The War on Drugs, 'Lost in the Dream' I'd never heard of TWoD before 2014, and their discovery was a slow-burner. At first this album seemed like a mashup between Dire Straits and Bob Dylan, but the more I listened to it, the more I loved it. Now I can't go a few days without a fix. Combine that with their awe-