We Sing and Dance As We Go: The Singles 2013

For your listening/viewing pleasure, here’s my year’s end best-of compilation.  Enjoy!

Tape 1

Side A
1. The Neighbourhood, “Afraid”
2. Bastille, “Pompeii”
3. Small Black, “Free At Dawn”
4. Cayucas, “High School Lover”
5. Foals, “My Number”
6. MS MR, “Hurricane”
7. Dutch Uncles, “Fester”
8. The National, “Don’t Swallow the Cap”
9. San Cisco, “Awkward”
10. Rogue Wave, “College”
11. Tame Impala, “Elephant”

Side B
1. My Bloody Valentine, “In Another Way”
2. Nightmare Air, “Escape”
3. Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
4. Chvrches, “Recover”
5. The Boxer Rebellion, “Diamonds”
6. Johnny Marr, “Generate! Generate!”
7. Cold War Kids, “Miracle Mile”
8. Editors, “A Ton of Love”
9. Trails and Ways, “Como Te Vas”
10. Depeche Mode, “Heaven”
11. The London Suede, “Barriers”
12. Wire, “As We Go”

Tape 2

Side A
1. Dropkick Murphys, “The Boys Are Back”
2. Gary Clark Jr, “Ain’t Messin’ Round”
3. Placebo, “Loud Like Love”
4. Django Django, “Default”
5. Sleigh Bells, “Tiger Kit”
6. Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters, “Zero”
7. Beck, “I Won’t Be Long”
8. Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?”
9. Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
10. AWOLNATION, “Not Your Fault”
11. The Airborne Toxic Event, “Hell and Back”
12. Ra Ra Riot, “Dance with Me”

Side B
1. My Bloody Valentine, “New You”
2. Alison Moyet, “When I Was Your Girl”
3. Fitz & the Tantrums, “Out of My League”
4. The Polyphonic Spree, “Popular By Design”
5. Tegan and Sara, “Closer”
6. Panda Riot, “Good Night, Rich Kids”
7. Gold Fields, “Dark Again”
8. Local Natives, “Heavy Feet”
9. Little Green Cars, “Harper Lee”
10. Sara Bareilles, “Brave”
11. Frank Turner, “Recovery”

Tape 3

Side A
1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
2. Franz Ferdinand, “Right Action”
3. Pearl Jam, “Sirens”
4. Cut Copy, “Free Your Mind”
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, “If You Didn’t See Me (You Weren’t on the Dancefloor)”
6. The History of Apple Pie, “Mallory”
7. Atoms for Peace, “Ingenue”
8. Eels, “New Alphabet”
9. Johnny Marr, “I Want the Heartbeat”
10. Phoenix, “Trying to Be Cool”
11. The Postal Service, “A Tattered Line of String”

Side B
1. Tired Pony, “All Things All At Once”
2. Wire, “Re-Invent Your Second Wheel”
3. Goldfrapp, “Drew”
4. Low, “Plastic Cup”
5. David Bowie, “Where Are We Now?”
6. How to Destroy Angels, “Ice Age”
7. Beady Eye, “Soul Love”
8. Boards of Canada, “Reach for the Dead”
9. Placebo, “Too Many Friends”
10. World Order, “Machine Civilization”

End Notes:

1. Yes, I made Tape 3 Side 2 quiet and reserved on purpose.  A sort of winding down, like one does at the end of the year.  I balanced it out with the last two songs, meant to be one of my personal views of the year (the Placebo track), and an uplifting final track (the World Order track).  I do this with a lot of my multi-tape compilations, and is meant sort of like a detachment before seeing everything in a fresh light again.

2. I will also be doing a much shorter WSaDAWG:TS13 addendum playlist focusing solely on reissue/box set highlights from this year.  More on that in a later post.

3. My year end review will be posted at my Live Journal blog as always, and will post it here as well.

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