Best of 2013… Songs.

by nicole on December 30, 2013

As per previous years, #yegmusicclub gets together at the end of the year and shares lists. Top 10 Albums, Top 10 Songs and Top Gigs. To start us off, here are some of our club members’ song lists.


  1. “I Need My Girl” by The National
  2. “Sirens” by Pearl Jam
  3. “Broken” by Jake Bugg
  4. “Another Story” by The Head and The Heart
  5. “Oblivion” by Bastille
  6. “All Your Reasons” by Jake Bugg
  7. “Do I Wanna Know” By Arctic Monkeys
  8. “Afterlife” by Arcade Fire
  9. “Beautiful War” by Kings of Leon
  10. “New Shoes” by Travis


[All of Aaron's 2013 picks are right here...]

  1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “Higgs Boson Blues”
  2. David Bowie, “Where Are We Now?”
  3. Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
  4. Majical Cloudz, “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
  5. Arcade Fire, “Afterlife”
  6. Kanye West, “Black Skinhead”
  7. The Knife, “Full Of Fire”
  8. Drake, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
  9. Disclosure, “When A Fire Starts To Burn”
  10. Altar Of Plagues, “Mills/God Alone”


[Renato's full Best of 2013 can be found on Pitchfork here]

  1. Drake “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
  2. Sky Ferreira “I Blame Myself’
  3. Majical Cloudz “Turns Turns Turns”
  4. Holy Ghost! “It Must Be the Weather”
  5. Shy Girls “Under Attack”
  6. Autre Ne Veut “Play by Play”
  7. Gucci Mane “Hell Yes”
  8. Meek Mill “Lil Nigga Snupe”
  9. Sophie “Nothing More to Say /Eeehhh”
  10. DIANA, “Born Again”

Erin B

  1. The Lad Mags, “Lover”
  2. The National “Sea of Love”
  3. Janelle Monae & Prince, “Give Em What They Love”
  4. Waxahatchee, “Brother Bryan”
  5. Laura Marling “Master Hunter”
  6. The Strumbellas “In This Life”
  7. Okkervil River “Down Down Deep River”


  1. Heavenfaced
  2. This Is The Last Time
  3. Graceless

All from The National’s Trouble Will Find Me.


[in alphabetical order - and none taken from his top 10 albums list]

Honorable Mentions: “Lady, You Shot Me” – Har Mar Superstar / “Push The Sky Away” – Nick Cave


  1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good At Being In Trouble”
  2. The National – “I Need My Girl”
  3. Julia Holter – “In The Green Wild”
  4. Sin Fang – “What’s Wrong With Your Eyes”
  5. Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details”
  6. Foals – “My Number”
  7. Braids – “In Kind”
  8. Royal Canoe – ‘Bathtubs”
  9. Born Ruffians – “Needle”
  10. Chvrches – “Recover”


  1. Jake Bugg “Broken”
  2. Lucious “Wildewoman”
  3. Strumbellas “Sailing”
  4. Sirvana (Paul McCartney & Nirvana) “Cut Me Some Slack”
  5. Queens of the Stone Age “If I Had a Tail”
  6. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here”
  7. Har Mar Superstar “Lady, You Shot Me”
  8. Arcade Fire “Joan of Arc”
  9. Artic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know”
  10. Night Beds “Ramona”

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