Best 30 Songs of 2013

best songs, best artists, music, of 2013

It is so hard too order songs in a coherent list.  For our list of the top thirty songs of the 2013, we took a little bit of a different tack than the last couple years.  We didn’t list 200-300 songs like previous years.  Instead, we all just submitted our individual lists of our favorite twenty songs of the year unordered.  Then we made sure we were all familiar with everyone’s lists, and started ordering from there.  This was a beautifully streamlined experience, taking a ton of precious time out of the way.

Even with this streamlined process, it is still difficult.  All three of us would likely rate each of these songs a perfect score, so often it is just an indescribable feeling causing us to rate one song ahead of another.  But as always, we do our best to incorporate the elements of composition, lyrics, and performance of each individual song into our ratings.  Let us know what some of your favorite songs of 2013 were, and thanks for reading.


30. “Byegone” – Volcano Choir

Volcano Choir didn’t reach the highs of Justin Vernon’s previous project with Bon Iver.  That doesn’t mean it was devoid of any value and “Byegone” continues to get us all excited for Vernon’s career, no matter who he is collaborating with.

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Weak List Wednesday: Best Songs of 2013 So Far

Best Songs of 2013 So Far

We have reached the halfway point of our 2013, so it’s time to bring out our mid-term lists for the season. With so many great options to choose from already in 2013 it was hard to narrow this list down. Acts like Foxygen, JT, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs may have all gotten snubbed, but here is what made our top 5:


5. Savages – “She Will”

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A Month Late But Still Great: Y.N. Rich Kids “My Bike”

Y.N. Rich Kids "My Bike" music video

The sequel to one of our favorite songs of last year, no wait…all-time, came out about a month ago, and we almost went without covering it. Minneapolis’ own Y.N. Rich Kids follow up “Hot Cheetos and Takis” with the obvious sequel, “My Bike”. The video is below to enjoy. Hope this helps you have a wonderful day.
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