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Best of 2013

Don’t we all just hate top 10 lists? They were cool many years ago, but now the saturation is so heavy, top 10 lists are giving Cat Memes a run for there money online.

Thankfully this is not a top 10 list. Rather it is just a list of some of the best tracks of the year compiled from posts already on the site and just a few that have been missed.

This list is also probably really helpful if you were living in the wild, too poor for an internet connection or stuck in a coma for most of 2013.

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Simulation

Before posting this track I looked back at all the posts written on Roisin Murphy from over the years ans there seems to be a evident theme between the posts – EXTREME EXCITEMENT.

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Surrender

Ólöf Arnalds is an Icelandic singer, multi-instrumentalist and a recent find passed on from a friend.

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Losing You

I have been waiting for this song for 4 years now and it is definitely worth the wait. Solange Knowles, the sister of Beyonce, is back with a new single Losing You, the first off her upcoming third album due for release early next year. Teaming up with Melina Matsoukas for the video, this is absolute perfect comeback in all possible ways.

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The Best of 2011

These are our top picks for the year.

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Lo-Fi

After being ‘Unearthed’ by Triple J in 2003, Sophie Koh has been an artist sitting on, what feels to us anyway, like the fringes of mainstream Australian music scene. She is the Taylor Swift to the Australian music’s Kanye West*, an amazing singer and songwriter, with two solid albums under her belt, but just not getting the fame or fortune that so many young brilliant artists deserve. However that might be about to change in a big way…

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TOKiMONSTA

It is official. I have been living under a rock. Not just a small rock, but A GIANT BOULDER. It’s actually embarrassing that Nowlisten2this.com has been running for four years and that LA based genius Tokimonsta (Jen Lee) has not been mentioned, as her music now consumes me. It’s better to come late to the party, than to never come at all.

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Hawaiian Air

The official second single from Friendly Fires latest album is Hawaiian Air. Another spesh track from the ridiculously awesome album, Pala.

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Escapee

Our favorite crazy melbournians Architecture In Helsinki are back with the second single from their latest album, Moment Bends. Escapee is a more melodic and instrumentally driven track compared to their first release, Contact High. The video illustrates the title pretty well and shows that rockin the keys in the front yard to a morbid setting works.

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Turn Me On

Brisbane outfit The Grates have just released their brand new video for the first single from their upcoming album, Secret Rituals scheduled to drop June 17. Turn Me On is the name of the single, which is the first for the group after they lost their drummer Alana. The evidence of this now duo spending time in New York is very obvious in their slightly more mature and electronic sound.

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