Category Archives: SOTY 2013

Songs of the Year: 2013 Edition

For the year of 2013 I chose to pick my favorite 15 tracks from the year, but instead of ranking them I chose my overall favorite and then alphabetized the other 14 tracks with my number one over all appearing … Continue reading

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Borrowed Time- Parquet Courts

I guess Parquet Courts is what I should consider my guilty pleasure of the year and this track is easily my favorite track off of the album they put out this year. There is nothing incredibly spectacular or mind blowing … Continue reading

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Bound 2- Kanye West

Of course, the one song that at first seemed the most un assuming, innocent, most classic Kanye song ended up stirring up the most debate and controversy of the entirety of Yeezus. “Blood on the Leaves” or “New Slaves” or … Continue reading

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Control feat. (Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica)- Big Sean

Having to say a Big Sean track made my end of the year list still makes me feel weird I am not gonna lie. He is just so normally unimpressive the fact that his song had the best verse of … Continue reading

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Cough Cough- Everything Everything

Synthesizer, bass and the highest of falsetto voices all added up and sprinkled on top of a thunderous one-two drumbeat punctured by a sharp snare cannot, simply cannot create something bad. And Everything Everything has not failed. Their opening track, … Continue reading

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Delicate Cycle- The Uncluded

Such a simple yet subtle song, “Delicate Cycle” resonated with me because of its sheer minimalism yet heavy underlying message. A song about depression and isolation, the song is all sang/rapped over a gentle acoustic track that makes me think … Continue reading

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Fragment 2- These New Puritans

Haunting and beautifully simple, the opening piano notes of “Fragment Two” just suck me in like a black hole, entrapping me in the song and the endless hidden splendor of the way the melody rises and falls, like a heart … Continue reading

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Hold On We’re Going Home feat. Majid Jordan- Drake

Ahhh Drake you sad, sad bastard. Your emotion and attitude about life is so infuriating yet interesting that no matter what, your music is catchy beyond belief and your messages and moments can connect with any kind of person, because … Continue reading

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No Below- Speedy Ortiz

The contrast of gentle guitar and the even gentler voice of Sadie Dupuis in the beginning of the song and the chorus punctured by the withering guitar that slams through the song while Dupuis, still almost whispering cries out “I … Continue reading

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Nosetalgia feat. Kendrick Lamar- Pusha T

Vicious is the word I have had to go to more than once this year to describe the way Kendrick Lamar has attacked his high profile verses on a couple of the songs he has been featured on. He is … Continue reading

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