Best of 2013 – The Music Edition

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I got an email the other week from a coworker that went to the whole team asking for our top albums, songs and live performances of 2013. Instead of being filled with excitement, I was immediately filled with anxiety…like I suddenly forgot everything I had been listening to the entire year. As the days passed I wrote down every artist that popped into my head that I remembered enjoying this past year. Honestly, it was quite silly because as soon as I sat down to start working on my lists everything came back to me! My afternoon and evening on Sunday was filled with so much good music, I could hardly cut it down. So much so that my list of “honorable mentions” kept growing! I kept playing albums over and over trying to decide what was deemed one of my favorites and what was “just a good album”…that’s harder than it may seem but honestly, it was also a ton of fun! (And clearly one of the reasons we were asked to pull together these lists!)

Screen Shot 2013-12-29 at 9.32.43 PMSo instead of recapping #MusicMonday posts, what better way to share a year of great music than by sharing my favorite albums, songs and live performances of 2013! Besides several of these were included in my Music Monday posts this year. Get comfy…this might be a long one! 😉

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TOP TEN BEST ALBUMS (in no particular order)

1. Ha Ha Tonka “Lessons”

2. The Wild Feathers “The Wild Feathers”

3. The Head & The Heart “Let’s Be Still”

4. The Civil Wars “The Civil Wars”

5. City & Colour “The Hurry And the Harm”

6. Daughter “If You Leave”

7. Lucius “Wildewoman”

8. The Weeks “Dear Bo Jackson”

9. Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts”

10. White Denim “Corsicana Lemonade”


HONORABLE MENTIONS (in no particular order)

1. The Avett Brothers “Magpie & Dandelion”

2. Atlas Genius “When It Was Now”

3. Iron & Wine “Ghost on Ghost”

4. Bastile “Bad Blood”

5. Imagine Dragons “Night Visions”

6. Milk Carton Kids “The Ash & Clay”

7. Local Natives “Hummingbird”

8. Kodaline “In A Perfect World”


TOP TEN BEST SONGS (in no particular order)

1. “Dust to Dust” The Civil Wars

2. “Rolling Waves” The Naked & Famous

3. “The Ceiling” The Wild Feathers

4. “Dead to the World” Ha Ha Tonka

5. “At Night in Dreams” White Denim

6. “Do I Wanna Know?” Arctic Monkeys 

7. “Pray” Kodaline

8. “Brother in the Night” The Weeks

9. “Ways To Go” Grouplove

10. “Turn It Around” Lucius


TOP FIVE BEST CONCERTS ATTENDED (in no particular order)

1. Ha Ha Tonka


2. The Wild Feathers


3. Lissie


4. The Main Squeeze


5. Blue October



There are so many good albums that weren’t included, so many good songs that weren’t included (hello! many of my favorite albums don’t have a song listed because there just wasn’t enough room!) but there were also many BAD songs and BAD albums that I could just as easily make a list for that but I’d rather save my ears and yours that burden.


Now, tell me – what are your favorite albums, songs and concerts of 2013?

4 thoughts on “Best of 2013 – The Music Edition

    1. admin Post author

      Yes! I really should have made a Spotify playlist of them and shared that way…but I didn’t. 😉

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