In a developing habit of list-making, here’s my top 40 songs released this fine and plentiful year. Think of it as some kind of alternative Top of the Pops. Enjoy.

Spotify Playlist here – Well, the 27 of my Top 40 that were available.

40. Best Coast, Wavves – Got Something For You
39. Rolo Tomassi – Party Wounds
38. Anamanaguchi – Another Winter
37. OFF! – Upside Down
36. Toro Y Moi – Blessa
35. Everything Everything – Schoolin’
34. Las Robertas – Damn ’92
33. Blur – Fool’s Day
32. Emeralds – Candy Shoppe
31. Janelle Monae – Tightrope (Ft. Big Boi)
30. Owen Pallett – Keep The Dog Quiet
29. Ratatat – Neckbrace
28. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
27. Sex Bob-Omb – Threshold
26. Tanlines – Real Life
25. Beach Fossils – Daydream
24. Dum Dum Girls – It Only Takes One Night
23. Best Coast – Boyfriend
22. Fair Ohs – Hey Lizzy
21. Baths – Maximalist (nice unofficial video below)
20. Jonsi – Go Do
19. Yeasayer – O.N.E.
18. Wait What – Dead Wrong Intro (Notorious B.I.G. vs. The xx)
17. Die Antwoord – Evil Boy
16. Gorrilaz – Some Kind of Nature (Ft. Lou Reed)
15. Duck Sauce – Barbara Streisand
14. Fang Island – Daisy
13. Arcade Fire – Ready To Start
12. Kanye West – Gorgeous (Ft. Kid Cudi & Raekwon)
11. Team Teamwork – Dorrough – Ice Cream Paint Job (Gold Saucer)
10. Foals – Blue Blood
09. Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
08. Mount Kimbie – Before I Move Off
07. James Blake – CMYK
06. Gold Panda – You
05. Wavves – King of the Beach
04. Big Boi – Shutterbugg (Ft. Cutty)
03. Madvillain – Papermill
02. LCD Soundsystem – Home
01. Male Bonding – All Things This Way


  1. Robin Buckley wrote:

    Interesting, though our albums often colide, this list will be quite different to mine. I guess that’s to do with the transition to boring ass techno. Some songs I have no idea about, so I better check those out.

    Also I really like the variety, instead of it just turning out to be the best songs from the best albums.

    Also, too many videos!

    • Nathan wrote:

      Glad you like the list man!

      And yeah, I know it’s a bit of a video overload but I wanted to make as many songs as possible are listenable on the page, if I put multiple links to videos I think it might have been even more annoying.

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