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Paul's Favorite 100 Songs of 2013

11:00:00 AMPaul Clemente


Another year another playlist. This marks the FIFTH ... FIF! annual playlist for me. This year alot of regulars came back to make it easy for me, The National, Arctic Monkeys, Araabmuzik, Franz Ferdinand ect. This year there seems to be a huge movement/push for female artists. 

A few songs on this list highlight some female artists who aren't painted into the folk/indie corner ... I'm actually seeing a nice lean towards trip-hop again. Portishead now influencing a nice swatch of young artists making some beautifully haunting music. 

I'm also seeing the biggest dip in the Indie music scene with every band trying to "out-Indie" eachother. It seems like 50% are trying to make their band as 90's and retro as possible the other 40% are copying Pet Sounds and the smallest slice are actually pushing the genre forward. As with most things, everything ebbs and flows and in a few years it will come back. 

In EDM, Dubstep has given way to Trap already and old style trance is being popularized with Avicci. Say what you want it's a genre which I love and it gets stale very easy. It's nice to see a whole new generation appreciate the positive vibes of trance music again as I think the first pass gave birth to Big Beat in the late 90's and fizzled out quickly. 

My biggest surprise has been Nine Inch Nails this year with might be the comeback of the year. A former angst-laden teen who lived and died by NIN has easily felt betrayed by the recent decade plus of sub-par misguided music even disbanding NIN to put out some garbage with his wife. This album is back to being innovative, fresh, while keeping the signature sound we have been used to for almost 25 years. 

The National just can't write a bad song anymore and following up with my cherished High Violet, Trouble Will Find Me is an equal masterpiece of brooding and introspection. 

There are a few new faces in this list like Ghost, Run the Jewels, and Radkey, all with excellent releases this year. 

I hope you enjoy the list as much as I love making it. If there is ever a desrire to download any or all of this list just contact me Construx Paul and I'll make sure it happens. 

Full Playlist Below:

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1 A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam - Wild for the Night
2 Anamanguchi - Meow
3 Araabmuzik - Cinema
4 Arcade Fire - Reflektor
5 Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
6 Aure Ne Veut - Play By Play
7 Autoheart - Agoraphobia
8 Avicii - Wake Me Up
9 Banks - Waiting Game
10 Beastmilk - Love In A Cold World
11 Big Black Delta - Side of the Road
12 Bingo Players - Get Up (Rattle) feat. Far East Movement
13 Bloc Party - Ratchet
14 Bloody Beetroots - Spank
15 Bondax - Gold
16 Caravan Palace - Clash
17 Caught A Ghost - Somehow
18 Childish Gambino - 3005
19 Childish Gambino & Flux Pavillion - Do Or Die
20 Chromeo - Over Your Shoulder
21 Cold War Kids - Miracle Mile
22 Daft Punk - Get Lucky
23 Danny Brown - Dip
24 David Bowie - Where Are We Now?
25 Death Grips - Birds
26 Deltron 3030 - City Rising From the Ashes
27 Depford Goth - Union
28 Die Antwoord - Cookie Thumper
29 Dillinger Escape Plan - Prancer
30 Dinosaurs on Mars! - Signals
31 Editors - Formaldehyde
32 Electric Guest - This Head I Hold
33 Eminem - Berzerk
34 Fitz and the Tantrums - Spark
35 FKA -  Papi Pacify
36 Franz Ferdinand - Right Action
37 Frightened Rabbit - Woodpile
38 Ghost - Year Zero
39 Grizmatik - My People
40 Har Mar Superstar - Lady, You Shot Me!
41 Her Name is Calla - Ragman Roll
42 Hurts - Mercy
43 Indiana - Smoking Gun
44 Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
45 James Blake - Overgrown
46 Jaymes Young - Fragments
47 Jay-Z - Tom Ford
48 Just Blaze & Baauer - Higher
49 Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
50 Kanye West - Black Skinhead
51 Kavinsky feat. The Weeknd - Odd Look
52 Kilo Kish - Creepwave
53 Kodaline - High Hopes
54 Lil' Jon - Turn Down For What
55 M.I.A. - Bring The Noize
56 Macklemore feat. Waz - Thrift Shop
57 Majical Cloudz - Bugs Don't Buzz
58 Major Lazer - You're No Good
59 Martin Garrix - Animals
60 Max Frost - White Lies
61 Alice in Chains - Hollow
62 Miles Kane - Give Up
63 Mindless Self Indulgence - Witness
64 Moby and Mark Lanegan - Lonely Night
65 Nicky Romero - Toulouse
66 Nico Vega - Beast
67 Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted
68 Papa - Put Me To Work
69 Parquet Courts - Borrowed Time
70 Perfect Circle - By And Down
71 Phosphorescent - Song For Zula
72 Puscifer - Bohemian Rhapsody
73 Queens of the Stone Age - My God Is The Sun
74 Radkey - Romance Dawn
75 Robert DeLong - Global Concepts
76 Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
77 Bring My The Horizon - Shadow Moses
78 Run the Jewels - 36" Chain
79 Ryhe - Open
80 Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
81 Tech N9ne - Dwamn
82 The Flaming Lips - Sun Blows Up Today
83 The Killers - Shot At The Night
84 The Knife - Full Of Fire
85 The National - Demons
86 The Postal Service - Turn Around
87 The Spell - Use You Like I Used To
88 The Strokes - One Way Trigger
89 The Vaccines - Melody Calling
90 The Weeknd - Belong To The World
91 TNGHT - Acrylics
92 Tom Odell -  Hold Me
93 TV On The Radio -  Mercy
94 Tyler, The Creator - Domo 23
95 Vampire Weekend - Step
96 Vondelpark - Dracula
97 White Lies - There Goes Our Love Again
98 Willis Earl Beal - Too Dry To Cry
99 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
100 Zomby -  With Love

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