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Year in Review: The Best Songs of 2013

Jason Hodgins

Song: Taipei
Band: 65daysofstatic
Album: Wild Light
Label: Superball Music
Released: September 16, 2013

The build-up on this track is what makes it most memorable. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it sounds amazing live.


Song: Roam The Room
Band: Citizen
Album: Youth

Label: Run For Cover Records
Released: June 11, 2013

“Roam The Room” is a catchy song from the album Youth.  It’s one of the harder songs on the album, with great lyrics.


Song: Anti-Vist
Band: Bring Me The Horizon
Album: Sempiternal
Label: RCA
Released: April 1, 2013

I first heard “Anti-Vist” from Bring me the horizon just before Warped Tour 2013. Like most of the songs on Sempiternal, “Anti-Vist” is full of swearing, angry tones and lyrics that talk about rebellion. I lost a close friend the day before Warped Tour and missed seeing Bring Me The Horizon. I was obviously angry with what had happened and that must explain why I like this song and whole album.


Song: Demon To Lean On
Band: Wavves
Album: Afraid of Heights
Label: Ghost Ramp, Mom and Pop Music, Warner Bros.

Released: March 26, 2013

I like the way “Demon To Lean On” begins, and Nathan Williams’ voice and lyrics. This song really stands out and is my favourite on Afraid of Heights. It was so good live, a fan favourite as well… the crowd sang along to the whole song.


Song: Deficit
Band: Russian Circles
Album: Memorial
Label: Sargent House
Released: October 29, 2013

While Russian Circles is a fairly new discovery for me, “Deficit” is a heavy song, which builds with a slow lead in. About half way through it really picks up and the guitar gets really heavy, which makes for a memorable track.


7 thoughts on “Year in Review: The Best Songs of 2013

  1. Wow Sasha this list is pretty bad. Four songs? Seriously dude…You couldn’t even include a Jhene Aiko song? She’s killing it this year.

    Posted by Patrick Lucas | December 16, 2013, 11:13 pm
    • Sorry that I couldn’t satisfy you with an inherently subjective list that makes me shorten a year’s worth of music into five songs. Jhene Aiko and so many other people that didn’t make this list were awesome this year.

      Posted by Sasha | December 17, 2013, 11:18 am


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