Top 10 Songs of October 2013

top songs of october 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 October 2013, including releases from Arcade Fire, Jake Bugg, Pusha T, and Phantogram – to name just a few. Stream them all below and click on the artist to check out their page on Rukkus.

The Top 10 Songs of October 2013…

1. Arcade Fire – Normal Person

“Normal Person starts with a joke (the sound-effect chaos of a club band plugging in for a night’s work), then sounds like Butler singing in front of the Velvet Underground with a wobbly Little Richard on piano.”

2. Darkside – Paper Trails

“Paper Trails kicks off with a slow-stepping beat and a touch of sinister sexual energy. The song plays out its own noirish narrative, as Jaar wonders aloud where the object of his affection has disappeared to” 

3. Phantogram – Celebrating Nothing

“A typically arching and swooning track called “Celebrating Nothing” splits the difference between Beach House and Sleigh Bells.”

4. Cass McCombs – Name Written In Water

“On the brooding lament “My Name Written in Water”, McCombs trails a character escaping the suburbs for time spent amongst the ancient majesty of Utah mesas. He’s concerned not with where to get gas, but with how the words he’s writing will represent him after he’s gone.”

5. White Denim – Pretty Green

“A tight, rollicking, psych-tinged track that never quite goes the way you think it will, slipping gracefully from unexpected rhythm to unexpected rhythm and winding up with that soaring chorus.”

6. Jake Bugg – Slumville Sunrise

“Slumville Sunrise continues Bugg’s evolution with a more rock and roll sound, with touches of early Arctic Monkeys”

7. Paul McCartney – Early Days

“Early Days is New’s emotional highpoint, a deceptively warm-sounding look back on McCartney’s pre-fame period as a budding songwriter.”

8. Pusha T ft. Kendrick Lamar – Nosetalgia

“After years of awkward reinventions, “Nosetalgia” finds Pusha T in something like classic form: mellow but menacing, tracing his coke-dealer creation myth from cold streets back to a baby’s crib.” 

9. Luke Temple – Florida

“While Temple’s main act (Here We Go Magic) has perfected their distant, clinical brand of spacey indie rock, “Florida” takes on a warmer, soulful guise”

10. Disclosure – Apollo

“Apollo is a ruthlessly catchy slab of club fodder, and proof that Disclosure’s compositional growth isn’t necessarily tied to their use of talented collaborators.” 

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