Every year, Apple comes out and names its “Best Of 2014”. The music, movies, TV shows and apps it thinks rose above the competition for a particular year. The list has now been localised for Australia. Here’s what took out top honours in 2014.
In no particular order…
Best artist went to Aussie favourite, Sia; Chet Faker nabbed best album for ‘Built On Glass’; Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ won best song and best new artist went to Aussie baby supergroup, 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Apple also makes the iPad, and there were some pretty stunning apps for that as well. Pixelmator was the app of the year, while Monument Valley was the game of the year. It seems we have an admiration for Monument Valley in common.
Best Australian movie this year was Charlie’s Country, while best family movie came out as The LEGO Movie (take that, Frozen). Richard Linklater won best director for Boyhood while best blockbuster is unarguably Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Podcasts are awesome, and while Serial may have taken out best podcast in the US, Aussie nerds Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer took out best new Australian podcast in Apple’s best of list for their Sleek Geeks show.
Perennial favourites, Hamish and Andy, won best classic podcast for their long-running antics.
What’s your favourite of 2014? Tell us in the comments!