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20/13: The 20 Songs and 13 Albums that Mattered in 2013 (According to Yours Truly)

The 13 Albums of 2013

1. DJ Koze- Amygdala

2. Kanye West- Yeezus

3. Bill Callahan- Dream River

Bill Callahan Announces Fall Tour, Shares Dream River Cover4. Disclosure- Settle

5. Charli XCX- True Romance

6. Deerhunter- Monomania

7. Foxygen- We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

8. William Tyler- Impossible Truth

9. Chance The Rapper- Acid Rap

10. Haim- Days Are Gone

11. Blood Orange- Cupid Deluxe

12. Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City

13. Chvrches- The Bones of What You Believe

Also considered (in alphabetical order):

A$AP Rocky- LONG.LIVE.A$AP

Arcade Fire- Reflektor

Daft Punk- Random Access Memories

Destroyer- Five Spanish Songs

DJ Rashad- Double Cup

Drake- Nothing Was The Same

Majical Cloudz- Impersonator

Mikal Cronin- MCII

Mutual Benefit- Love’s Crushing Diamond

San Fermin- San Fermin

Sky Ferreira- Night Time, My Time

Waxahatchee- Cerulean Sea

Apologies to: All the other great albums from this year that I haven’t had a chance to listen to yet.  Suggestions welcome.

The 20 Songs of 2013

1. Disclosure- “Latch”

2. DJ Koze- “Homesick”

3. Kanye West- “I Am A God”

4. Sky Ferreira- “I Blame Myself”

5. Chvrches- “The Mother We Share”

6. Charli XCX- “You’re The One”

7. Bill Callahan- “Seagull”

8. Foxygen- “San Francisco”

9. Majical Cloudz- “Childhood’s End”

10. William Tyler- “We Can’t Go Home Again”

11. Sam Smith- “Lay Me Down”

12. Fiona Apple- “Pure Imagination”

13. A$AP Rocky- Wild For The Night

14. Haim- “Days Are Gone”

15. Chance The Rapper- “Pusha Man”

16. Deerhunter- “Pensacola”

17. Vampire Weekend- “Hannah Hunt”

18. Daft Punk- “Doin’ It Right”

19. Mutual Benefit- “C.L. Rosarian”

20. Ciara- “Body Party”

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