SONGS of the YEAR 2013

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I lost the time, energy, and desire to consistently maintain PHW this year, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t listening.  Here are my 50 favorite songs of the year, one song per artist.  Hope the spotify playlist works, never tried embedding one before…

 

1.       Volcano Choir – “Byegone”

2.       Ginnels – “Bateau” (go listen)

3.       Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”

4.       The National – “Graceless”

5.       Iceage – “Morals”

6.       Arcade Fire – “Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)”

7.       Yo La Tengo – “Ohm”

8.       Vampire Weekend – “Step”

9.       Jason Isbell – “Relatively Easy”

10.   Burial – “Come Down To Us”

11.       Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”

12.       Deafheaven – “Dream House”

13.       Califone – “Movie Music Kills A Kiss”

14.       Autre Ne Veut – “Play by Play”

15.       Youth Lagoon – “Mute”

16.       The Men – “Electric”

17.       Deerhunter – “Pensacola”

18.       Courtney Barnett – “Avant Gardner”

19.    Kurt Vile – “Girl Called Alex”

20.       Frog Eyes – “Seven Daughters”

21.       California X – “Lemmy’s World”

22.       Haim – “The Wire”

23.       Kanye West – “New Slaves”

24.       Blood Orange – “Time Will Tell”

25.       Connections – “On Your Mind”

26.       Caitlin Rose – “Only A Clown”

27.       Mariah Carey/Miguel – “#Beautiful”

28.       Okkervil River – “White

29.       Mikal Cronin – “Weight”

30.       Night Beds – “Ramona”

31.       My Bloody Valentine – “Who Sees You”

32.       Camera Obscura – “Do It Again”

33.       Chvrches – “Recover”

34.       Rhye – “Open”

35.       Feather Beds – “Airbrushed”

36.       Theo Verney – “Dead N’ Bones”

37.       Frightened Rabbit – “Acts of Man”

38.       Wooden Shjips – “Back to Land”

39.       Mutual Benefit – “Advanced Falconry”

40.      Gregory Alan Isakov – “St. Valentine”

41.       Neko Case – “City Swans”

42.       No Age – “I Won’t Be Your Generator”

43.       Scot Drakula – “Ain’t Scared”

44.       The Strokes – “Tap Out”

45.       Free Time – “Nothin’ But Nice”

46.       Tim Hecker – “Amps, Drugs, Harmonium”

47.       John Wesley Coleman – “Trans Am Summer Blues”

48.       The Mantles – Don’t Cross Town”

49.       Merchandise – “Anxiety’s Door”

50.       Camperdown & Out – “Down and Out”

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