Top 10 Songs of November 2013


We’ve spent the past month scouring the internet to find the finest new tracks. The result is this list of the top 10 songs of November 2013, including exciting releases from Jake Bugg, Cut Copy, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, M.I.A., and Cate Le Bon, among others. Stream each song below and click on the artist name to learn more!

The Top 10 Songs of November 2013…

1. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Lariat”

“A sweet, bubbly guitar pop number packed with very Pavement-esque turns of phrase concerning nostalgia for a distant summer spent wasted and listening to Mudhoney”

2. Jake Bugg – “What Doesn’t Kill You”

“A Rick Rubin-ized, beautifully melodic punk song. It’s a bit more refined than something the Sex Pistols would have tackled, but it is a clear descendent of their work”

3. Cate Le Bon – “Duke”

“Duke” blows loving kisses to the late Lou Reed circa Transformer. It hustles in “Vicious” bass grooves, fluttering butterfly melodies, and Le Bon amusingly screaming “Heeeeerrrrree! Heeerrre!!” as if calling an imaginary dog home”

4. Cut Copy – “Let Me Show You Love”

“The best Dave Gahan vocal melody that Depeche Mode never wrote”

5. Flume & Chet Faker – “This Song Is Not About A Girl”

“This track takes on a disco/funk feel with Chet’s vocals providing a melancholy overtone. Perfect for long drives on rainy days.”

6. Damien Jurado – “Silver Timothy”

“The song picks up where Jurado and Swift left off on Maraqopa, with Jurado’s buoyant acoustic and hushed howl backed by Swift’s spacey and danceable rhythms”

7. M.I.A. – “Double Bubble Trouble”

“M.I.A.’s typical compositions combine elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop, and world music, but this track adds in the element of trap to her genre roster”

8. Majical Cloudz – “Savage”

“”Savage”, written at the same time as the material on Impersonator, has the same direct, devotional tone: part love letter, part 12-step-program amends-making”

9. Ella Eyre – “Deeper”

“”Deeper” is a track that I want playing in the background of every future breakup- or at least playing during that pre bathroom pep talk in the mirror. It’s got this confidence to it. It’s the epitome of girl power dressed in an LBD with a sneaky, wry smile”

10. Royksopp – “Something in My Heart”

“Something in My Heart suggests an impending course correction, a step away from the meandering instrumentals of Senior back to the expressive, guest-driven electro-pop of their first three albums”

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