El Somnambulo’s Favorite Songs of 2013: The Top Ten!

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on December 26, 2013

Quite the eclectic collection. I sincerely hope that you find some stuff you love and some stuff you can’t stand. Me? I love all these,  and in this reverse numerical order:

10. Steve Earle: Invisible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_AZmBT4wWI

9. Jaimeo Brown w/Geri Allen: Power of God

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUba1yMQvTw

8. Courtney Barnett: Avant Gardener

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcnIhzaDTd0

7. Sarah Jarosz: Over the Edge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyWTEcOxlog

6. Rhye: Open

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sng_CdAAw8M

5. John Murry: Little Colored Balloons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O8IKE3AWMg

4. The Lone Bellow: You Never Need Nobody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsnrzr0Bm80

3. Parquet Courts: Stoned & Starving (couldn’t resist the live jam version…neither could my butt; kinda reminds me of Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd of Television…and/or Sonic Youth)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5CvZTIoir8

2. Jason Isbell: Relatively Easy (my fave song off my by-far fave album of the year, Southeastern)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIQ1NHa0g6A

1. Kacey Musgraves: Merry-Go-Round (how does someone so young write a bleepin’ classic like this?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZfj2Ir3GgQ

If you’re late to this sock hop, be sure to check out #’s 25-# 11 here.

OK, so what did you love and what did you hate? What are your favorite songs of the year? I know that there are some serious music marks amongst you. Feel free to share.

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  1. John Young says:

    The Walker.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGBLlFMn9Xc

    They may be a little commercial, but they got chops.

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