Thai Music Favorites 2014
I did discover a lot of good Thai music. One of the problems was that a lot of it was older songs and I wanted these lists to take care of music released in 2014. So…I actually didn’t include some great songs because they were released anywhere from the 90s to 2013.
If you enjoy any of the songs, please support the artists!
So, yes, Instinct x WEAVER makes this playlist, too, solely because it was a Japanese and Thai collaboration. They are my favorite still. I really would like to see more collaborations. You would think it would be awkward with the two languages mixing, but it isn’t at all. The second place wasn’t really my cup of tea, but for some reason the more I listened to it the more I enjoyed it and the more it put me in a good mood.
- Instinct x WEAVER
- Tone Sofa feat. Pear of G-Twenty (เพิ่งรู้ว่ารัก..รัก..รัก; Loved Realized) – iTunes :: YouTube
I decided not to split band and rock band into separate categories this time and just leave them as one. Love the Thai bands I’ve been finding. If you haven’t noticed, Instinct remains a favorite, lol. The only reason they aren’t at the top is because Getsunova’s two singles were just amazing and I really loved ALZHEIMER’s acoustic version of “Lom” from an album that was technically released in 2013, but it was a December release, so I shoved it into the 2014 Best list.
- Instinct (Cross Love) – iTunes :: YouTube
- SPF (ใช้โอกาสเปลือง; Wasted Chances) – iTunes :: YouTube
- Retrospect (เหงายิ่งกว่าเหงา) – iTunes :: YouTube
- Tattoo Colour (หัวใจบ้าบิ่น) – YesAsia :: YouTube
- SOMKIAT (ช่างมัน (WHATEVER)) – YesAsia :: YouTube
- Jeasmine (ประตูมิติ) – iTunes :: YouTube
- Sleeping 8 (หนังสือเดินทาง) – iTunes :: YouTube
Best Female Artist
Fymme has such a gorgeous voice that suits the ballads here well and I’ve always loved Pijika since discovering her a year or two ago. Min Peechaya’s song just has this beautiful and ethereal quality to it.
- Fymme Bongkot
- Zani (ใต้ผ้าห่ม) – YouTube
- Pijika (อยากให้รู้ว่าคิดถึง; I Want You to Know) – iTunes :: YouTube
- Min Peechaya (เพลงนิทรา) iTunes :: YouTube
- Parn Thanaporn (ต่างคนต่างแพ้) – iTunes :: YouTube
Best Male Artist
I think Kacha Nontanun is relatively young and new to the Thai music scene, but don’t quote me on that. There was a lot of good songs to through and I made some great discoveries in soloists last year.
- Kacha Nontanun (ถ้ารู้ก็คงไม่บอก) – YouTube
- Tae Teera (ด้วยมือของเธอ) – iTunes :: YouTube
- Peck Palitchoke
- Mek Jirakit (อย่าตัดสินคนทั้งโลกด้วยผู้ชายคนเดียว) – iTunes :: YouTube
- Mike D. Angelo (Oh Baby I) – iTunes :: YouTube
- Ice Sarunyu (Miss You) – iTunes :: YouTube
- Bird Thongchai – iTunes :: YouTube
- Dome Pakorn Lum (รักแค่ไหน ไม่เคยพอ (Enough)) – iTunes :: YouTube
Best Idol Group
I have enjoyed EvoNine since their song “Batman”. That was a highly addictive song. Even though the second song featured here is a solo by an EvoNine member, I figured I’d leave it in the idol group as a whole instead of moving it up to solo artists.