PLAYLIST: August 2013

Ty Segall
Ty Segall

Another month is almost in the books, meaning it’s time to take a look back at the best of what August had to offer. Normally a time of year that acts as a respite between the flurry of releases that signal the beginning of summer and the holiday season, this year’s August releases bucked that trend. From Earl Sweatshirt’s hyped sophomore set to Kendrick Lamar cementing his legacy, Drake delivering one of the best pop songs of the year to Chela and Gent Mason making a name for themselves off the strength of their debut singles, there’s plenty to look back at fondly from August 2013.

As always, songs and albums are listed in alphabetical order by name.

top songs

1. Volcano Choir, “Acetate”

2. Lady Gaga, “Applause”

3. Earl Sweatshirt feat. Vince Staples, “Burgundy”

4. Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, & Jay Electronica, “Control (HOF)”

5. Ty Segall, “Crazy”

6. Angel Haze, “Echelon (It’s My Way)”

7. Gent Mason, “Eden”

8. Franz Ferdinand, “Evil Eye”

9. Carolyn Malachi, “Fall Winter Spring Summer”

10. Drake feat. Majid Jordan, “Hold On We’re Going Home”

11. The Preatures, “Is This How You Feel?”

12. TV On The Radio, “Mercy”

13. Neko Case, “Night Still Comes”

14. Sam Smith, “Nirvana”

15. The Belle Game, “River”

16. Chela, “Romanticise”

17. A$AP Ferg feat. A$AP Rocky, “Shabba”

18. Forest Fire, “Waiting In The Night”

19. FKA twigs, “Water Me”

20. Forest Swords, “The Weight Of Gold”

21. HAIM, “The Wire”

top albums

1. Earl Sweatshirt, Doris

2. Forest Swords, Engravings

3. Ty Segall, Sleeper

4. A$AP Ferg, Trap Lord


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