2013 – Top 50

Dec 17 2013

It gets increasingly hard to narrow these down… But I’ve managed to limit myself to 50 once more.

Once again presented without comment, here are 50 of my favourite songs of the year. As ever, there is no attempt to claim any kind of objectivity with this list. And as ever, one track only per lead artist.

50. JEWEL – Gold & Youth
49. ALL YOU’RE WAITING FOR – Classixx
48. RENAISSANCE GIRLS – Oh Land
47. TEENAGE – Veronica Falls
46. FEEL THIS WAY – Tangerine
45. WHEN YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW – Ariana & the Rose
44. BIPP – Sophie
43. I WON’T BE LONG – Beck
42. WHO HAVE I BECOME? – Best Coast
41. LOOM – Sky Larkin

40. OH FUTURE – Philco Fiction
39. OYSTER – Nothankyou
38. PENDULUM – Pure Bathing Culture
37. WARSONGS – No Ceremony
36. IT ALL FEELS RIGHT – Washed Out
35. GA FOR LANGT – Alina Devecerski
34. FEEL LIKE MOVIN – The Juan Maclean
33. BROS – Wolf Alice
32. THE LEAD IS GALLOPING – Au Revoir Simone
31. LOVE IS A BOURGEOIS CONSTRUCT – Pet Shop Boys

30. PILGRIM – MO
29. GAMES – Claire
28. CLARITY – Zedd (ft. Foxes)
27. IMAGINE IT WAS US – Jessie Ware
26. SWEETEST THING – Lulu James
25. WHOREHOUSE – CEO
24. DON’T ASK FOR MORE – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
23. NEW SCENE – Felix Cartal (ft. Ofelia)
22. GMF – John Grant
21. YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH – Blood Orange

20. ALL THAT WE HAD IS LOST – Postiljonen
19. THE LIGHT – Stars
18. EVEN WHEN THE WATER’S COLD – !!!
17. JEREMIAH (THE DENIER) – Ejecta
16. OH SAILOR – Mr. Little Jeans
15. TWO CHORDS – Summer Camp
14. SLOW LOVE – Pawws
13. THE SOCIALITES (JOE GODDARD REMIX) – Dirty Projectors
12. AURORA I – Sunless ’97
11. FAGELSANGEN – JJ

10. COOL LIKE ME – Fryars
9. HOLD THIS MOMENT – Vanbot
8. OUT OF YOURSELF – Truls (Not on Spotify)
7. WE CAN’T STOP – Miley Cyrus
6. ELASTIC HEART – Sia (ft. The Weeknd/Diplo)
5. I WAS A FOOL – Tegan & Sara
4. NEW SUMMER – Young Galaxy
3. FLATLINE – Mutya Keisha Siobhan
2. MIRRORS – Justin Timberlake
1. TETHER – CHVRCHES

Spotify playlist is here.

For the record, I turned 30 this year, which means I’m getting old and should therefore probably do an albums list, particularly as somehow I’ve neglected to include any Daughter in my top 50 tracks (“Youth” was clearly a 2012 song, even though I missed it last year)…

10. ONE BREATH – Anna Calvi
9. BITTER RIVALS – Sleigh Bells
8. BLOODSPORTS – Suede
7. ADAM GREEN & BINKI SHAPIRO – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
6. THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE – Chvrches
5. NO CEREMONY – No Ceremony
4. SKYER – Postiljonen
3. DOMINAE – Ejecta
2. HEARTTHROB – Tegan & Sara
1. IF YOU LEAVE – Daughter

Bye for another year!

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