Best of 2013

Highlights on this list include Rhye’s “Open”, Phosphorescent’s “Song for Zula”, and “Unbelievers” from Vampire Weekend.

Vampire Weekend released my favorite album of 2013, “Modern Vampires of the City”. This album strikes the perfect balance between lighthearted and dark moments with a perfect synergy between lyrics and layered sounds. If I hadn’t established a rule not to feature more than one song per artist on my “Best of” lists, you would also find “Ya Hey”, “Hannah Hunt”, and “Diane Young” as well.