by Kacy Wiggins
Making this list wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. In my mind 2013 was dominated by bands that inexplicably received critical acclaim -- bands like Arcade Fire and the National. Or bands who should probably call it quits like the Pixies. It appeared as if it would have been easier to make a list of worst songs of 2013. Surprisingly, as I sampled the tracks I listened to throughout the year, I wound up having to spend a lot of time editing down to twenty best tracks. They are listed here from favorite to less favorite but the order could easily change based on mood, time of day, or phase of the moon.
You can listen via spotify (minus song #7).
Or via youtube playlist:
1. Minotaur-- Thee Oh Sees.
2. Ripped at the Seam-- Hot Lunch.
3. Hazemaze- Fuzz.
4. Romanticize Me-- Pissed Jeans.
5. The Male Gaze-- Future of the Left.
6. Doubles & Trebles-- Wire.
7. Only Tomorrow-- My Bloody Valentine.
8. Plough-- Speedy Ortiz.
9. Hey Now-- Younger Lovers.
10. Time in the World- Colleen Green.
11. Night Walk- Dirty Beaches.
12. Numbers on the Boards-- Pusha T.
13. Black Skinhead-- Kanye West.
14. From the Sun-- Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
15. Stoned and Starving-- Parquet Courts.
16. Givin Em What They Love (featuring Prince)-- Janelle Monae.
17. Future Folklore-- Crystal Stilts.
18. Sleeping Where I Fall-- Chelsea Light Moving.
19. Happy-- Pharrell Williams.
20. Royals-- Lorde.