dipping in my darkness for serotonin boosters: last year’s festive fifty, 2013;

As ever these are merely nominally in order, limited to one track per artist and based on a complex algorithm involving iTunes play counts and whimsy – and then put into alphabetical order, because I’m writing this at 3am and I can’t really take any more. Check back later today for a run-down of my favourite albums of the year, if you like that sort of thing.

Adam Stafford: “His Acres”
AlunaGeorge: “Attracting Flies”
Caitlin Rose: “Old Numbers”
Califone: “Movie Music Kills a Kiss”
Chris T-T & the Hoodrats: “Gulls”
Colour Me Wednesday: “Shut”
Dave Hughes & the Renegade Folk Punk Band: “As You Are”
Deap Vally: “Bad For My Body”
The Dismemberment Plan: “Invisible”

Dropkick Murphys: “Rose Tattoo”
Fear of Men: “Mosaic”
Frank Turner: “Recovery”
Frightened Rabbit: “State Hospital”
Garbage/Screaming Females: “Because the Night”
Giant Drag: “Garbage Heart”
Haim: “The Wire”
The History of Apple Pie: “The Warrior”
Honeyblood: “Bud”
Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX: “I Love It”

Janelle Monae: “Dance Apocalyptic”
Jason Isbell: “Elephant”
The Julie Ruin: “Party City”
Kacey Musgraves: “Follow Your Arrow”
Kate Nash: “Conventional Girl”
Kathleen Edwards: “It Must Have Been Love”
Kid Canaveral: “Skeletons”
Kim Deal: “Are You Mine?”
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: “Aubergine”
LOLO: “Year Round Summer of Love”

Lovers Turn to Monsters: “Big Fish”
Lydia Loveless: “Boy Crazy”
Marnie: “The Hunter”
Mike Doughty: “Sunshine”
Miley Cyrus: “Wrecking Ball”
Minor Alps: “I Don’t Know What to Do With My Hands”
Mutya Keisha Siobhan: “Flatline”
The National: “Graceless”
Neko Case: “Calling Cards”

Rick Redbeard: “Any Way I Can”
Rilo Kiley: “Let Me Back In”
Savages: “She Will”
Tegan and Sara: “How Come You Don’t Want Me”
The Sunset Clause: “Firing Line”
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: “We The Common”
Tunng: “So Far From Here”
Two Cow Garage: “Mantle in ’56”
The Uncluded: “Delicate Cycle”
Vampire Weekend: “Diane Young”
Waxahatchee: “Lively”


1 Comment

  1. December 31, 2013 / 10:21 am

    some good songs there! I’m working on my little playlist of my favourite songs of the year 🙂