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Best of 2013: Music

Monday, December 30, 2013

Last year I said it was getting harder to make these lists - and it is in general -  but actually, music wise, things weren't too bad this year. So, without further ado, here's a selection of my favourite musical bits and bobs from 2013. Oh and I was going to do a books and celebrity 'best of' thing but you know what, I've had enough of 2013. So, after this, we will look to Wednesday and dwell on this year no longer. It is decided. It is done.


I got Spotify Premium this year, so I've been able to listen to loads more music on the go, which has been nice, although they've mainly been film and musical soundtracks. However, there were some disappointing offerings from some of the bigger names (*Ahem* Justin, Jay-Z, and Kanye I'm looking at you). Nevertheless, there were some good'uns around. Speaking of Kanye, whilst I wasn't a fan of the album as a whole, New Slaves and Black Skinhead are excellent tracks. Yes, he rants a lot (and I'm glad he's taken a vow of silence because I was starting to fear for his health, way too stressed out) but if you really listen to the lyrics...he kind of has a point.

Settle - Disclosure

Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars

Overgrown - James Blake

AM - Arctic Monkeys

True Romance - Charli XCX

Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves

Nothing Was The Same - Drake

Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend

Beyoncé - Beyoncé

Yours Truly - Ariana Grande

Notable mentions: Matangi - M.I.A; Home - Rudimental; My Name Is - Pusha T; Secondhand Rapture - MS MR; Body Music - AlunaGeorge (ermmm, and I think Aluna is my new favourite name too) 


I used to write them all out but now I'll just put the playlist up. Even if you don't have Spotify, you can still read the track list (I think - let me know if you can't). 

What were your favourite musical moments of 2013?


  1. love!! I've been listening to "Hold On, We're Going On" heaps lately. <3 James Blake.

    1. My favourite from the Drake album is 'From Time' - love the little piano riff. James Blake is sooo talented!

  2. Excellent, excellent, list! Beyoncé is just my everything right now. Queen.

    1. Thanks Rebecca! Queen Bey indeed - so glad she's coming back in a few months!


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