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9 of the best – sounds of 2013

Just catching up on my back catalogue… the nine best sounds of 2013, in no particular order:

Boy & Bear – Southern Sun

Liam Hayes – Rock & Roll

Nick Mulvey – Cucurucu

David Bowie – Where Are We Now?

Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now?

Vampire Weekend – Step

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Chance The Rapper – Everything’s Good

Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance (2013)

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And in a particularly strong year, honourable mentions also go to: Daft Punk for ‘Get Lucky; Metronomy for ‘I’m Aquarius‘; Ninetoes for ‘Finder‘; Portugal. The Man for ‘Plastic Soldiers‘; Pharrell Williams for ‘Happy‘, Brazos for ‘How The Ranks Was Won‘; Tchami for ‘Promesses‘; Junip for ‘Line Of Fire‘; Phosphorescent for ‘Song For Zula‘; Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle for ‘Somehow the Wonder of Life Prevails‘; Cage The Elephant ‎for ‘Telescope‘; the Arctic Monkeys for ‘Do I Wanna Know?‘; and Olafur Arnalds for ‘Happiness Does Not Wait‘.

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Boy & Bear – Southern Sun (2013)

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There were big expectations after Boy & Bear’s first album Moonfire. But, incredibly, they were able to deliver Harlequin Dream and more specifically the genre classic ‘Southern Sun’. Singer/ songwriter Dave Hosking has set sail for americana and in the accessible way that Wilco and Fleet Foxes have done in recent years. But unlike Jeff Tweedy and Robin Pecknold’s bands, Hosking is travelling far away from home – Australia. Have a great week.

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