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Best of 2013: 98 Songs We Totally Loved

Posted by December 29th, 2013 3 Comments »

Though you’ll never convince us that the album format is dead (I will die clutching my vinyl copies of Abbey RoadAquemini, In An Aeroplane Over the Sea and The Lonesome Crowded West), the NadaMucho.com team recognizes that the way we consume music is changing – hence the addition of a “favorite songs” category to our year-end coverage in recent years.

One of the best things about compiling Nada’s year-end coverage is the fact that I can quickly and easily take all of the song nominees and put them in to a Spotify play list. It’s an easy way to recall 2013’s warmest musical memories and catch up on a whole host of great songs I missed earlier in the year.

We do not shackle our contributors with the bureaucracy of a decrepit music industry either; we really mean “our favorite songs of the year,” regardless of whether they were proper singles or not.

Here they are, in alphabetical order by artist.

  • Alice the River – “What Women Do”
  • Anatomy of a Habit – “After the Water”
  • Augustines – “Cruel City”
  • Austin Lucas – “Four Wheel”
  • Arcade Fire – “Here Comes the Night Time”
  • Arcade Fire – “Normal Person”
  • Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
  • Autumn Electric – “Orange Stars”
  • Autre Ne Veut – “Counting”
  • Autre Ne Veut – “Play By Play”
  • A$AP Rocky – “Long Live A$AP”
  • Bellamaine – “Single Life”
  • Blood Orange – “Chamakay”
  • Charlie XCX – “Nuclear Season”
  • Chris Malinchak – “So Into You”
  • Chvrches – “Now is Not the Time”
  • Chvrches – “Recover”
  • Chvrches – “The Mother We Share”
  • Ciara – “Body Party”
  • Classixx – “Hanging Gardens”
  • Daft Punk feat. Pharrell, Nile Rodgers – “Get Lucky”
  • Daft Punk – “Instant Crush”
  • Darkside – “Golden Arrow”
  • Deafheaven – “Dream House”
  • Deafheaven – “Irresistible”
  • Deerhunter – “The Missing”
  • Disclosure – “Latch”
  • Don’t Talk to the Cops – “I’m @ the Ocean Kid”
  • Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
  • Duke Damont – “Need U (100%)
  • Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”
  • FIDLAR – “5 to 9”
  • FIDLAR – “Stoked & Broke”
  • Flume, Chet Faker – “Drop The Game”
  • Frightened Rabbit – “Holy”
  • Frontier Ruckus – “I Buried You So Deep”
  • Future of the Left – “French Lessons”
  • Glasvegas – “All I Want is My Baby”
  • Greys – “Carjack”
  • Haim – “The Wire”
  • Hem – “Tourniquet”
  • Hoax – “Intro/Hide”
  • Iceage – “Ecstasy”
  • Iron and Wine – “Caught in the Briars”
  • Isak Dhaaf – “All the Kids”
  • Jagwar Ma – “The Throw”
  • James Blake – “Retrograde”
  • Janelle Monae – “’Givin’ ‘Em What They Love (Feat. Prince)
  • Jay-Z – “Tom Ford”
  • Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie”
  • Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
  • Kanye West – “Blood on the Leaves”
  • Kanye West – “Bound 2”
  • Kanye West – “Guilt Trip”
  • Kanye West – “New Slaves”
  • Kavinski/The Weeknd – “Odd Look”
  • Katy Perry – “Roar”
  • King Krule – “Easy Easy”
  • Lady Gaga – “Do What U Want”
  • Man Plus – “In to the West”
  • Mapei – “Don’t Wait”
  • Matt Zo – “Lucid Dreams”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
  • Mormon Toasterhead – “Life Can Be Cutesuzing”
  • Mudhoney – “I Like it Small”
  • My Bloody Valentine – “Is This and Yes”
  • Neko Case – “City Swan”
  • Neko Case – “Man”
  • Neko Case – “Night Still Comes”
  • Neko Case – “Nearly Midnight, Honolulu”
  • Parquet Courts – “He’s Seeing Paths”
  • Parquet Courts – “Stoned & Starving”
  • Patty Griffin – “Ohio”
  • Pelican Ossman – “The Seven Seas”
  • Pharmakon – “Crawling on Bruised Knees”
  • Phoenix – “Entertainment”
  • Phosphorescence – “Song for Zula”
  • Portugal The Man – “Atomic Man”
  • Portugal The Man – “Creep in a T-Shirt”
  • R Kelly – “Genius”
  • Radiation City – “Lark”
  • Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
  • Rhye – “The Fall”
  • Sam Smith – “Safe With Me”
  • Shy Girls – “Still Not Falling”
  • Skeletonwitch – “More Cruel than Weak”
  • Spaceneedles – “7/1”
  • Spacennedles – “Wake Up”
  • Surfer Blood – “Say Yes to Me”
  • The Thermals – “I Go Alone”
  • Toro Y Moi – “Say That”
  • Villagers – “Nothing Arrived”
  • Washed Out – “Paracosm”
  • West End Motel – “Witch is Dead”
  • Y.N.RichKids – “My Bike”
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
  • Zedd (ft. foxes) – “Clarity”

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3 thoughts on “Best of 2013: 98 Songs We Totally Loved

  1. Sam says:

    Great list! Love doing this exercise every year. Cheers.

  2. Dan says:

    hey y’all, thanks for including us on last year’s list! it’s an honor. i wanted to let y’all know that we have a new album out at http://pelicanossman.bandcamp.com/

    best,
    dan

    1. Thanks man we will check it out.

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