Our 50 Favorite Songs of 2013
by Waster Inc. Staff

This year in music delivered a slew of solid debuts (HAIM, Chvrches, Jake Bugg), fiery follow-ups (Empire of the Sun, White Denim, Vampire Weekend), and even killer comebacks from some household names like Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and Daft Punk. Elvis Costello took a stroll with The Roots, NGHBRS made their mark with an Instagram-tastic music video, and MGMT somehow got even trippier.

As we look back on all the bands we covered in 2013, the staff of writers and photographers at Waster Inc pooled our picks, sharing the songs that burned their way into our damaged little hearts. Ladies and gents, here’s an epic, 3+ hour playlist comprised (in no particular order) of our 50 favorite tunes from 2013…

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Our Favorite Songs of 2013:

Jake Bugg ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’
HAIM – ‘The Wire’
Bastille – ‘Pompeii’
Chvrches – ‘The Mother We Share’
Savages – ‘Husbands’
Rudimental – ‘Right Here’
The 1975 – ‘Sex’
Capital Cities – ‘Safe and Sound’
Mona – ‘Darlin’
Miles Kane – ‘Give Up’
Static Jacks – ‘Wallflowers’
Empire of the Sun – ‘Alive’
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
MGMT – ‘Alien Days’
Yeah Yeah Yeahs– ‘Under the Earth’
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas – ‘Instant Crush’
Charles Bradley – ‘Strictly Reserved for You’
Franz Ferdinand – ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’
Foxygen – ‘No Destruction’
Ghost B.C. – ‘Year Zero’
Lily Allen – ‘Hard Out Here’
White Denim – ‘Pretty Green’
Iron Chic – “Spooky Action at a Distance”
Panama – ‘Always’
Jim James – ‘State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)’
Arcade Fire – ‘We Exist’
Devendra Banhart – ‘Für Hildegard von Bingen’
Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ ft. Pharrell
Biffy Clyro– ‘Different People’
Lorde – ‘Royals’
Queens of the Stone Age – ‘Smooth Sailing’
Local Natives – ‘Breakers’
NGHBRS – ‘Hold Up Girl’
Cold War Kids – ‘Miracle Mile’
Elvis Costello & The Roots – ‘Walk Us Uptown’
Frank Turner – ‘Recovery’
Speedy Ortiz – ‘Tiger Tank’
Cayucas – ‘High School Lover’
Cage The Elephant – ‘Come A Little Closer’
Superhuman Happiness – ‘See Me On My Way’
Nine Inch Nails – ‘Came Back Haunted’
The National – ‘Sea Of Love’
Vampire Weekend – ‘Diane Young’
Yellowbirds – ‘Young Men of Promise’
Paul McCartney – ‘Alligator’
Grouplove – ‘Ways to Go’
The Flaming Lips – ‘Look…The Sun is Rising’
Foals – ‘Inhaler’
Arctic Monkeys – ‘One For The Road’
Luscious Jackson – ‘#1 Bum’
J. Roddy Walston & The Business – ‘Marigold’

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