Quarterly Report: Best Tracks of 2013

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Generally speaking, major musical acts begin popping up with their newest records around this time of year. But with the new year, there’s a new approach popping up. Already we have heard the newest albums from heavyweight acts such as My Bloody Valentine (!), David Bowie (!!) and Justin Timberlake (!!!), as well as the pleasant surprises of up-and-coming artists such as Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, and Foxygen.

In today’s “everything hits at once” musical landscape, it’s hard to keep everything in front of you. That’s why today, I bring you the 50 best tracks of these first 3 months.

top fifty tracks (Q1)

50 / Cat Power feat. Angel Haze, “Manhattan” (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

49 / Kevin Gates, “Paper Chasers”

48 / Jim James, “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)”

47 / Justin Timberlake, “Pusher Love Girl”

46 / Tegan and Sara, “Shock To Your System”

45 / Emancipator, “Minor Cause”

44 / Grouper, “Vital”

43 / Bonobo, “Jets”

42 / How to destroy angels., “Ice age”

41 / Parquet Courts, “Stoned and Starving”

40 / Woman’s Hour, “To the End”

39 / Kurt Vile, “Walkin’ on a Pretty Day”

38 / Vondelpark, “Blue Again”

37 / Local Natives, “Columbia”

36 / Heterotic, “Bliss”

35 / The Underachievers, “Herb Shuttles”

34 / Pure X, “Things In My Head”

33 / SOHN, “Bloodflows”

32 / AlunaGeorge, “Attracting Flies”

31 / Torres, “Honey”

30 / CHVRCHES, “Recover”

29 / inc., “The Place”

28 / Danny Brown, “Kush Coma”

27 / Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “So Good at Being in Trouble”

26 / Merchandise, “Anxiety’s Door”

25 / David Bowie, “Where are We Now?”

24 / Youth Lagoon, “Dropla”

23 / Shlohmo & Jeremih, “Bo Peep (Do U Right)”

22 / Rhye, “3 Days”

21 / My Bloody Valentine, “Only Tomorrow”

20 / Rustie, “Slasherr”

19 / Mount Kimbie, “Made to Stray”

18 / Joey Bada$$ feat. Chance the Rapper, “Wendy ‘N Becky”

17 / Waxahatchee, “lips and limbs”

16 / James Blake, “Retrograde”

15 / Majical Cloudz, “Childhood’s End”

14 / Foxygen, “No Destruction”

13 / Big Black Delta, “Side of the Road”

12 / Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge, “White Noise”

11 / A$AP Rocky, “Suddenly”

10 / Jagwar Ma, “The Throw”

9 / Phosphorescent, “Ride On, Right On”

8 / The Knife, “Full of Fire”

7 / Earl Sweatshirt feat. Tyler, The Creator, “WHOA”

6 / Iceage, “Ecstasy”

5 / Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”

4 / Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”

3 / The Juan Maclean, “You are My Destiny”

2 / Autre Ne Veut, “Play By Play”

1 / Savages, “She Will”

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