Best Tracks of 2013

I was invited to play my favorite music of 2013 on The AP Hour, ARTxFM.com radio, 12/26/13. Here are the 13 tracks that I picked, with an additional 74 minutes that I could not fit into the 1-hour show. YouTube, Spotify, and Rdio playlists embedded below.

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  1. Daft Punk – Give Life Back to Music 4:29
  2. Tegan and Sara – Closer (backstroke. Remix) 3:45* (Soundcloud)
  3. Bombino – Aman 3:58
  4. Young Galaxy – New Summer 4:12
  5. Jim James – State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U) 5:17
  6. Billy Goat Strut Revue – Everybody Loves My Baby 2:43
  7. Gregory Porter – Wolfcry 4:10
  8. Charles Bradley – Confusion 3:44
  9. Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N. (Feat Erykah Badu) 5:12
  10. Miley Cyrus – #GETITRIGHT 4:24
  11. Queens of the Stone Age – I Appear Missing 6:00
  12. Ólafur Arnalds – Only the Winds 5:21
  13. Shpongle – Tickling the Amygdala 8:47
  14. Nils Frahm – Says 8:18* (Soundcloud)
  15. Dawn Richard – Frequency 3:15
  16. Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough 4:22
  17. Lady Gaga – Do What U Want (feat. R. Kelly) 3:47
  18. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know? 4:37
  19. Major Lazer – Get Free (feat. Amber Coffman) 4:50
  20. Mazzy Star – In the Kingdom 5:15
  21. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Close to My Fire 5:14
  22. Haim – Forever 4:08
  23. Michael Franti & Spearhead – 11:59 3:46
  24. Warpaint – Biggy 5:55* (Soundcloud)
  25. Sarah Jarosz – Over the Edge 3:20
  26. Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard 4:08
  27. Lorde – Team 3:13
  28. Laura Marling – I Was an Eagle 4:22

Mobile-friendly YouTube Playlist:

Rdio playlist:

Spotify playlist:

Unfortunately, none of these tracks are completely available in one format, so each of the playlists are incomplete. I’ve inserted alternative tracks when necessary.
* Not on Spotify or Rdio.
Not on YouTube.