PeteHatesMusic’s Top Songs of 2013

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We’re nearing the end of our Best Of 2013 week. We’ve now arrived at one of the most anticipated categories – the PeteHatesMusic Top Songs of 2013. After keeping a list all year, both Rich and I have painfully narrowed down thousands of songs to hundreds, and then hundreds to 10 Honourable Mentions each as well as a Top 10 list.

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know
Below are our favourite 20 songs, complete with a playlist for you to see how wonderful or wonderfully awful our selections were. Selected artists include big names like Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The National; buzz acts like Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Banks, and HAIM; and relatively unknown but very talented acts like Gambles and STACEY.

TOMORROW– The top albums of the year, as judged by PeteHatesMusic. And then – borderline stupid amounts of beer, turkey, and sausage rolls, and maybe we’ll squeeze in a few more posts before 2014.

Rich’s Honourable Mention List
Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted
Disclosure – When A Fire Starts to Burn
Gary Numan – Love Hurt Bleed
Not exactly 1 song, but: 2 Many DJs’ David Bowie Tribute
Grupo Suvacon – Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy RMX)
Grouplove – Ways To Go
Royal Blood – Out of the black
Torche – Leather Feather
John Grant – Black Belt
Vanilla – For What It’s Worth

Pete’s Honourable Mention List
The National – I Should Live in Salt
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege
Beady Eye – Flick of the Finger
Cut Copy – We Are Explorers
Banks – Waiting Game
STACEY – Worst Part
Mt. Wolf – Midnight Shallows
Gambles – So I Cry Out
HAIM – The Wire
Haerts – All the Days

Honourable Mentions Playlist

Rich’s Top 10
10. Ty – Like You Never
9. Swim Deep – King City
8. Jake Bugg – Storm Passes Away
7. HAIM – Fallin (Duke Dumont remix)
6. Bonobo – Cirrus
5. Mala – Changes (James Blake Harmonimix)
4. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
3. Gesaffelstein – Pursuit
2. James Blake – Retrograde
1. Omar – The Man

Pete’s Top 10
10 – Caveman – In the City
9 – Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
8 – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams) – Get Lucky
7 – Gold & Youth – Jewel
6 – Arcade Fire – Reflektor
5 – Rhye – Open
4 – Kanye West – New Slaves
3 – CHVRCHES – Recover
2 – Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
1 – Majical Cloudz – Childhood’s End

Let us know what your favourites were on Twitter @PeteHatesMusic or in the comments. Until next year!

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