Here are my top 15 songs of 2013! I don’t get a chance to listen to everything that comes out each year, so if you have any musical gems that I’ve left out to share, please leave them in the comment section below (our e-mail inbox overwhelms me sometimes). I’d love to take a listen. I’m also looking forward to seeing Katie’s picks (since I won’t let myself forget that she posted about Tame Impala way before I took a I listen) for some more stuff to fill my music collection with. Enjoy!
Happy Halloween!! Along with Katie, I’ve compiled some songs to play tonight to celebrate a day where people dress up and be who/whatever they want, terrifying or fabulous, or terrifyingly fabulous and eat chocolate, yum. Here’s what’s on my list:
Kanye West– I am a God. The screaming is what makes this feel like Halloween — the type of song that would play during a movie scene where the main character is running for their life. *My reaction* But seriously, get the guy his croissant so he can calm down.
Ending my playlist is a funny song because I’m the kind of person who needs to chase something scary with something funny or cute or else I can’t sleep at night, so Werewolf Bar Mitzvah… it is! “Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves…” typical Halloween.
I’ve included two versions of Stand on the Horizon, which is turning out to be one of my favourite songs on the album at the moment, it’s one of those upbeat songs that is actually kinda sad when you pay attention to the lyrics. The first link is a live version from a Letterman taping back in the summer, and the second is the album track.
1. Sighs – The Feather
2. Fresh – Summer Camp
3. Cast Away – Strange Talk
4. Dust In The Gold Sack – Dreamin’
5. Life’s a Beach – Django Django
6. Ain’t That The Way – Divine Fits
7. Right Thoughts – Franz Ferdinand
8. Double Vision – Jacuzzi Boys
9. Stoner Pop – Dune Rats
10. Street Of Dreams – Frankie Rose
11. Is This How You Feel – The Preachers
12. I Can Hardly Make You Mine – Cults
13. At Night In Dreams – White Denim
14. Hide – Little May
15. Destroyer – Panama
I know I just posted about Franz Ferdinand‘s new album, but they popped up on my radar this morning for performing this Grimes cover of Oblivion while doing press and I like it so much I had to share.
I didn’t realize how little detail I paid to the lyrics of the original until I heard this acoustic version. The original, which I love, is still awesome but far from acoustic so it’s neat to see this version preformed, and performed well.
Here is the cover:
…and here is the original for those who haven’t heard it.