The Best of 2013, part 1: The songs

Welcome to my annual rewind of the year gone by. Up first, songs that were crucial listening this year. Part 2 will feature the best of the best tracks, and Part 3 will cover the best albums of the year. Part 4 or 5 will include what the critics thought and, of course, the year that we wish hadn’t happened.

But lets get rolling with what caught my fancy this year. Again, the best of the best tracks come next, but this is just to get you warmed up.

 

My Bloody Valentine, In Another Way

Medicine, Warm as the Sun

M.I.A., Y.A.L.A

Poliça, Tiff (featuring Justin Vernon)

Primal Scream, It’s Alright, It’s OK

CHVRCHES, Lies

Cults, I Can Hardly Make You Mine

Shout Out Louds, 14th of July

Franz Ferdinand, Right Action

JAY Z, Holy Grail (featuring Justin Timberlake)

Porcelain Raft, The Way Out

Phoenix, Trying to be Cool

Of Montreal, Fugitive Air

Queens of The Stone Age, I Sat By the Ocean

Cut Copy, We Are Explorers

Justin Timberlake, Mirrors

Daft Punk, Lose Yourself to Dance

PJ Harvey, Shaker Aamer

Arcade Fire, Afterlife

CHVRCHES, Recover

Haim, The Wire

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