Bo’s Top Music of 2013

For those of you who love end of the year lists, below are my favorite albums and songs of 2013 (with a link to a Spotify playlist to follow)! This year, I found more female artists and female fronted bands making my list than ever before, as well as a few dance/EDM artists making their way in. Very few straight punk and rap artists made an impact on me (perhaps if Deltron 3030‘s album had come out earlier…), though of course, I’m sure I missed plenty of good ones.

Top 10 Albums

1. Tegan and SaraHeartthrob
2. Holly WilliamsThe Highway
3. The NationalTrouble Will Find Me
4. HAIMDays Gone By
5. Wild InternationalLake Tones EP
6. Jake BuggShangri La
7. DessaParts of Speech
8. BombinoNomad
9. John MurryThe Graceless Age
10. The Dismemberment PlanUncanny Valley

Honorable Mentions: LuciusWildewoman, The FratellisWe Need Medicine, The Nick Hexum QuintetMy Shadow Pages

Top 50 Songs of 2013:

1. Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile
2. Tegan and Sara – Now I’m All Messed Up
3. Wild International – Young Wayfarer
4. The National – Sea of Love
5. Grouplove – Ways To Go
6. Desaparecidos – The Left Is Right
7. Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
8. Deltron 3030 – City Rising From The Ashes (feat. Mike Patton)
9. Frank Turner – The Way I Tend To Be
10. HAIM – The Wire
11. The Emperors Of Wyoming – Avalanche Girl
12. Dessa – Call Off Your Ghost
13. NoNoNo – Pumpin Blood
14. Avicii – Wake Me Up
15. Royal Headache – Stand and Stare
16. Holly Williams – Railroads
17. David Bowie – (You Will) Set the World on Fire
18. Bombino – Imuhar
19. Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll (feat. Elton John)
20. C2C – Down The Road
21. Jason Isbell – Traveling Alone
22. Skylar Grey – Tower (Don’t Look Down)
23. Booker T. – Gently (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
24. Twenty One Pilots – Holding on to You
25. CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
26. Elton John – Home Again
27. Great White Buffalo – Thanks for Nothing
28. Lucero – Texas & Tennessee
29. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege
30. Daft Punk – Contact
31. The Dismemberment Plan – Waiting
32. Editors – Honesty
33. Mavis Staples – far celestial shore
34. Anna Kendrick – Cups
35. Jake Bugg – Slumville Sunrise
36. The Fratellis – Seven Nights Seven Days
37. Bastille – Pompeii
38. The 1975 – Chocolate
39. Tony Molina – Breakin Up
40. Vieux Farka TourĂ© – Ay Bakoy
41. Pearl Jam – Sirens
42. Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
43. The Nick Hexum Quintet – A Song for Driving
44. Billy Bragg – I Ain’t Got No Home
45. Capital Cities – Safe and Sound
46. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Day
47. Kings of Leon – Coming Back Again
48. The Avett Brothers – Bring Your Love To Me
49. Superchunk – Low F
50. Garland Jeffreys – Collide The Generations

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