Top tracks of 2013

Tracks of the Year

Will there ever be a bad year in music? Probably not. This year more than 500 songs got played on the radio. We’ve seen so many great releases in 2013 we don’t know where to hide, however this is a serious attempt of summarizing it. Enjoy!

Below are nine personal top lists from our editors around the world. The traditional Top 50 list (no ranking) has been made available on Spotify and Soundcloud (7 tracks missing).

Top 50 Tracks of the Year

Tommy Ericsson, Stockholm

  • The Belle Game – River
  • CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
  • Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener
  • Nicole Sabouné – I Surrender
  • Phosphorescent – Song For Zula
  • POLIÇA – Tiff (feat. Justin Vernon)
  • Sibille Attar – Come Night
  • Sivu – Better Man Than He
  • Washed Out – It All Feels Right
  • Savages – Husbands

Sally McMullen, Sydney

  • The Preatures – Manic Baby
  • Shining Bird – Distant Dreaming
  • Vampire Weekend – Hannah Hunt
  • SURES – Waste
  • Lorde – Tennis Court
  • Jenny Broke The Window – Rum ‘n’ Cola
  • Arcade Fire – Reflektor
  • Go Violets – Wanted
  • The Delta Riggs – America
  • Haim – The Wire

Diego Parravano, Berlin

  • No Joy – Lunar Phobia
  • Dirty Beaches – Night Walk
  • Schnauser – Good Looking Boy
  • Jackson Scott – Sandy
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – From The Sun
  • 8X8 – Dr. Winkler’s Hands
  • Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel – Nico
  • La Femme – Sur la Planche 2013
  • Dean Blunt – The Pedigree
  • Candy Claws – Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)

Sunny Eckerle, Brooklyn

  • Hop Along – Sister Cities
  • Mutual Benefit – Strong Swimmer
  • Small Sur – The Salt
  • Woods – It Ain’t Easy
  • Hilang Child – Chaturanga
  • Secret Mountains – High Horse
  • Hospital Ships – Come Back To Life
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
  • Angel Olsen – California
  • Yo La Tengo – Ohm

Karin Fornander, Berlin

  • Molly Nilsson – Hotel Home
  • Phosphorescent – Song for Zula
  • Dagobert – Für Immer Blau (Touchy Mob Remix)
  • MØ – Dark Night
  • RY X – Berlin
  • Rodeo – Way back home
  • Autre Ne Veut – Counting
  • Lightning Dust – Loaded Gun
  • No Joy – Hare Tarot Lies
  • CHVRCHES – Recover

Eric Bullock, San Francisco

  • Head On – Man Man
  • Crocodiles – Cockroach
  • Tuung – The Village
  • Suuns – 2020
  • CHVRCHES – Recover
  • The Embassy – Roundkick
  • Wampire – The Hearse
  • Duellen – Sysslomansgatan
  • Ed Zealous – Medicines
  • Phosphorescent – Song for Zula

Stephanie Aguirre, Mexico City

  • Foals – My Number
  • Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
  • Arcade Fire – Reflektor
  • James Blake – Retrograde
  • Savages – Shut Up
  • Jagwar Ma – Man I Need
  • Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted
  • King Krule – Easy Easy
  • Moderat – Bad Kingdom
  • Vampire Weekend – Ya Hey

Jana Udovenko, Riga/Copenhagen

  • Ski Lodge – Just to Be Like You
  • Bombay Bicycle Club – It’s Alright Now
  • Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile
  • King Krule – Neptune Estate
  • Vampire Weekend – Ya Hey
  • Ducktails – Letter of Intent
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – From the Sun
  • Devendra Banhart – Won’t You Come Over
  • Kissaway Trail – Nørrebro
  • Trentemøller – Never Stop Running feat. Jonny Pierce

Mike Rooseboom, Stockholm

  • Saintseneca – Uppercutter
  • Honeyblood – Bud
  • Iceage – Coalition
  • Könsförrädare – Raging River
  • King Krule – Easy Easy
  • A Grave With No Name – Dig Me Out
  • Kurt Vile – Pure Pain
  • Waxahatchee – Peace and Quiet
  • CHVRCHES – Recover
  • Gold & Youth – Jewel

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