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?