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Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and Songs

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    The past few weeks were full of heated argume…ahem…. discussions… but we finally boiled it down to our Albums and Songs of the Year lists, representing the organization’s editorial voice and the ultimate cross-section of our staff. That said, Consequence of Sound is composed of a lot of unique individuals and strong opinions, so we felt there was no better way to honor these voices than to give each one the space to sum their 2013.

    Stick around this week for more of our supplemental reports, including this year’s top cover songs, late night performances, and music moments in television. We’ll also name our favorite comedian and publish a few editorials capping off the year in hip-hop, EDM, and folk.

    Anyways…


    Alex Young, Publisher

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    alexyoung Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Kanye West – Yeezus
    02. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    03. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    04. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
    05. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
    06. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
    07. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    08. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
    09. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    10. Arctic Monkeys – AM

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    Songs:
    01. Lorde – “Royals”
    02. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    03. Arcade Fire – “Normal Person”
    04. HAIM – “The Wire”
    05. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
    06. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
    07. Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers”
    08. The National – “Don’t Swallow the Cap”
    09. Pusha T feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Nosetalgia”
    10. Big Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica – “Control”

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    Michael Roffman, Editor-in-Chief

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    roffman Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    02. Kanye West – Yeezus
    03. Darkside – Psychic
    04. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
    05. Disclosure – Settle
    06. Mikal Cronin – MCII
    07. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    08. Local Natives – Hummingbird
    09. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
    10. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time

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    Songs:
    01. HAIM – “Falling”
    02. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    03. Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – “White Noise”
    04. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
    05. Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
    06. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
    07. M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize”
    08. Darkside – “Paper Trails”
    09. Free Energy – “Dance All Night”
    10. Ducktails – “Under Cover”

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    Chris Coplan, News Editor

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    coplanprofilepic Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Ty Segall – Sleeper
    02. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
    03. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    04. Pornography – 7 Minutes In Heaven
    05. Chelsea Light Moving – Chelsea Light Moving
    06. Rome Fortune – Beautiful Pimp
    07. Sonny and the Sunsets – Antenna to the Afterworld
    08. Joey Bada$$ – Summer Knights
    09. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
    10. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

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    Songs:
    01. Jamie Lidell – “I’m Selfish”
    02. Lil Wayne feat. Chance The Rapper – “You Song”
    03. Queens of the Stone Age – “Fairweather Friends”
    04. Miley Cyrus – “Do My Thang”
    05. Mayer Hawthorne feat. Jesse Ware – “Her Favorite Song”
    06. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    07. Surfer Blood – “Gravity”
    08. Beyonce – “Rocket”
    09. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
    10. Jay Z – “Holy Grail”

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    Adam Kivel, Managing Editor

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    rsz adam kivel Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
    02. Tim Hecker – Virgins
    03. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3
    04. Pharmakon – Abandon
    05. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
    06. Deafheaven – Sunbather
    07. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
    08. Owen – L’Ami Du Peuple
    09. Julia Holter – Loud City Song
    10. Bill Callahan – Dream River

    Songs:
    01. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    02. Speedy Ortiz – “No Below”
    03. Chance the Rapper – “Juice”
    04. SZA – “Ice Moon”
    05. Mo – “Waste of Time”
    06. Janelle Monáe ft. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
    07. CHVRCHES – “Recover”
    08. Eleanor Friedberger – “Stare At the Sun”
    09. ShowYouSuck – “All Wavy Everything”
    10. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”

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    George “Sami” Jarroush, Video Director

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    jarroush Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    02. Arctic Monkeys – AM
    03. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    04. So So Glos – Blowout
    05. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    06. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
    07. Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe
    08. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    09. Kanye West – Yeezus
    10. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Songs:
    01. Queens of the Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun”
    02. Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High”
    03. Arcade Fire – “Normal Person”
    04. FIDLAR – “Cheap Beer”
    05. Nine Inch Nails – “Copy Of A”
    06. HAIM – “Falling”
    07. Daft Punk – “Lose Yourself To Dance”
    08. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
    09. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
    10. The National – “Demons”

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    Megan Ritt, Senior Copy Editor

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     Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
    02. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
    03. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
    04. The Thermals – Desperate Ground
    05. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
    06. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    07. Kronos Quartet with Bryce Dessner – Bryce Dessner: Aheym
    08. Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy
    09. Local Natives – Hummingbird
    10. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

    Songs
    01. Frightened Rabbit – “Late March, Death March”
    02. FIDLAR – “5 to 9”
    03. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – “Crane Your Neck”
    04. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – “Aubergine”
    05. FIDLAR – “No Waves”
    06. The National – “Don’t Swallow the Cap”
    07. Frightened Rabbit – “Holy”
    08. The Thermals – “You Will Find Me”
    09. The Replacements – “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”
    10. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Daze”

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    Ben Kaye, Assistant New Editor

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    ben and bobAlbums:
    01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    02. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    03. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
    04. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    05. Arctic Monkeys – AM
    06. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
    07. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    08. Kanye West – Yeezus
    09. Autre Nu Veut – Anxiety
    10. Mikal Cronin – MCII

    Songs:
    01. HAIM – “Falling”
    02. Justin Timberlake – “Mirror”
    03. Janelle Monáe – “Dance Apocalyptic”
    04. Lorde – “Royals”
    05. CHVRCHES – “Recover”
    06. HAIM – “The Wire”
    07. Phosphorescent – “Right on / Ride On”
    08. Deer Tick – “Pot of Gold”
    09. Arcade Fire – “Normal Person”
    10. Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”

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    Matt Melis, Senior Editor

    Matt Melis profile picAlbums:
    01. Mikal Cronin – MCII
    02. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    03. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
    04. David Bowie – The Next Day
    05. Los Campesinos! – No Blues
    06. James Blake – Overgrown
    07. Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You
    08. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
    09. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
    10. Savages – Silence Yourself

    Songs:
    01. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”
    02. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
    03. Mikal Cronin – “Weight”
    04. Okkervil River – “Down Down the Deep River”
    05. James Blake – “Overgrown”
    06. Mark Mulcahy – “The Rabbit”
    07. Los Campesinos! – “What Death Leaves Behind”
    08. California X – “Sucker”
    09. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – “Hair to the Ferris Wheel”
    10. Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers”

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    Chris Bosman, Associate Editor

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    bosman Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    02. Kanye West – Yeezus
    03. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
    04. Beyonce – Beyonce
    05. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
    06. Los Campesinos – No Blues
    07. AlunaGeorge – BodyMusic
    08. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    09. FKA Twigs – EP2
    10. Charli XCX – True Romance

    Songs:
    01. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
    02. HAIM – “The Wire”
    03. Chance the Rapper – “Interlude”
    04. Fredo Sanatana – “Jealous”
    05. Vampire Weekend – “Unbelievers”
    06. Fall Out Boy – “Young Volcanoes”
    07. Lorde – “Royals”
    08. Ariana Grande – “The Way”
    09. Frightened Rabbit – “The Woodpile”
    10. CHVRCHES – “Recover”

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    Sasha Geffen, Associate Editor

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     Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and Songs

    Albums:
    01. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
    02. Kanye West – Yeezus
    03. Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
    04. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
    05. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
    06. James Holden – The Inheritors
    07. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
    08. Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love is the Devil
    09. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
    10. Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond

    Songs:
    01. Majical Cloudz – “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
    02. Oneohtrix Point Never – “Chrome Country”
    03. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    04. Mister Lies – “Align”
    05. Laura Mvula – “That’s Alright”
    06. Dirty Beaches – “Love is the Devil”
    07. The Knife – “A Tooth for an Eye”
    08. Perfect Pussy – “I”
    09. Savages – “Husbands”
    10. Houses – “All Night”

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    Mike Madden, Associate Editor

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    madden Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Kanye West – Yeezus
    02. Deafheaven – Sunbather
    03. Denzel Curry – Nostalgic 64
    04. The Men – New Moon
    05. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    06. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    07. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
    08. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
    09. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
    10. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap

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    Songs:
    01. Denzel Curry feat. Yung Simmie and Robb Bank$ – “Threatz”
    02. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell – “Lose Yourself to Dance”
    03. Future feat. Casino – “Karate Chop”
    04. Deniro Farrar – “Big Tookie”
    05. Chance the Rapper feat. BJ the Chicago Kid – “Good Ass Intro”
    06. Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear – “Doin’ It Right”
    07. Drake feat. 2 Chainz and Big Sean – “All Me”
    08. 2 Chainz feat. Pharrell – “Feds Watching”
    09. Majical Cloudz – “Childhood’s End”
    10. Austra – “Home”

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    Steven Arroyo, Senior Staff Writer

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    stevenarroyo Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    02. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
    03. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    04. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    05. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
    06. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    07. Danny Brown – Old
    08. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    09. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
    10. Local Natives – Hummingbird

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    Songs:
    01. Majical Cloudz – “Notebook”
    02. Daft Punk – “Doin’ It Right”
    03. Kanye West – “Hold My Liquor”
    04. Local Natives – “Colombia”
    05. CHVRCHES – “Lungs”
    06. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”
    07. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
    08. HAIM – “The Wire”
    09. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
    10. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”

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    Cap Blackard, Senior Staff Writer/Art Director

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    Albums:
    01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    02. Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys – Soft Time Traveler
    03. The Weeknd – Kiss Land
    04. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    05. David Bowie – The Next Day
    06. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    07. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    08. Schaffer the Darklord – Sick Passenger
    09. Paul McCartney – NEW
    10. Chamber Band – Deities

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    Songs:
    01. Jim James – “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)”
    02. Paul McCartney – “Queenie Eye”
    03. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
    04. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
    05. HAIM – “Falling”
    06. The Weeknd – “Kiss Land”
    07. David Bowie – “Valentine’s Day”
    08. Daft Punk & Paul Williams – “Touch”
    09. Anamanaguchi – “Meow”
    10. Four Fists – “MMMMMHMMMMM”

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    Dan Caffrey, Senior Staff Writer

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    dancaffrey Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
    02. Kanye West – Yeezus
    03. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
    04. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
    05. So So Glos – Blowout
    06. The Men – New Moon
    07. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
    08. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
    09. Superchunk – I Hate Music
    10. Iron Chic – The Constant One

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    Songs:
    01. HAIM – “Falling”
    02. Okkervil River – “Down Down The Deep River”
    03. California X – “Sucker”
    04. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
    05. The Smith Westerns – “Varsity”
    06. Kurt Vile – “KV Crimes”
    07. Deerhunter – “Punk (La Vie Antérieure)”
    08. Not Blood, Paint – “Family First”
    09. The Dismemberment Plan – “Invisible”
    10. The Yellow River Boys – “Hot Piss”

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    Philip Cosores, Senior Staff Writer/Director of Aux.Out.

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    Philip Cosores-1-3Albums:
    01. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
    02. Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others
    03. DJ Koze – Amygdala
    04. Sigur Rós – Kveikur
    05. Deptford Goth – Life After Defo
    06. Bars of Gold – Wheels
    07. The Underachievers – Indigoism
    08. The Mallard – Finding Meaning in Deference
    09. Manors – Fit In
    10. Raspberry Bulbs – Deformed Worship

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    Songs:
    01. Autre Ne Veut – “Play by Play”
    02. Ellery James Roberts – “Kerous Lament”
    03. Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine)”
    04. Touché Amoré – “Anyone/Anything”
    05. Los Campesinos! – “As Lucerne/A Low”
    06. Portugal. The Man – “Evil Friends”
    07. Volcano Choir – “Tiderays”
    08. Keaton Henson – “Lying to You”
    09. Frightened Rabbit – “The Woodpile”
    10. Jon Hopkins – “Immunity”

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    Justin Gerber, Senior Staff Writer

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    gerber Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
    02. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    03. The Men – New Moon
    04. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    05. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    06. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
    07. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    08. Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
    09. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
    10. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze

    Songs:
    01. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”
    02. Chvrches – “The Mother We Share” (Album Version)
    03. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
    04. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
    05. Tegan & Sara – “Closer”
    06. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
    07. The Men – “I Saw Her Face”
    08. My Bloody Valentine – “new you”
    09. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street”
    10. The National – “Sea of Love”

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    Tony Hardy, Senior Staff Writer

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    tonyhardy Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Lanterns On The Lake – Until The Colours Run
    02. OMD – English Electric
    03. Daughter – If You Leave
    04. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
    05. Kodaline – In A Perfect World
    06. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
    07. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
    08. KT Tunstall – Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon
    09. Laura Veirs – Warp & Weft
    10. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars

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    Songs:
    01. Daughter – “Youth”
    02. Lanterns On The Lake – “Another Tale From Another English Town”
    03. Kodaline – “One Day”
    04. OMD – “Kissing The Machine”
    05. Summer Camp – “Two Chords”
    06. KT Tunstall – “No Better Shoulder”
    07. Dear Georgiana – “Wanna Be In Love”
    08. The Civil Wars – “Dust To Dust”
    09. Big Tent & The Gypsy Lantern – “24ft March”
    10. The Daydream Club – “Remember Me”

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    Nick Freed, Senior Staff Writer

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    NICKFREEDAlbums:
    01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    02. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
    03. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
    04. Danny Brown – Old
    05. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    06. Arctic Monkeys – AM
    07. Flaming Lips – The Terror
    08. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    09. The Uncluded – Hokey Fright
    10. Water Lairs – Wyoming

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    Songs:
    01. The National – “Don’t Swallow the Cap”
    02. Desaparecidos – “Anonymous”
    03. FIDLAR – “Wake Bake Skate”
    04. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street”
    05. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
    06. Water Liars – “Fake Heat”
    07. The Uncluded – “Delicate Cycle”
    08. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
    09. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
    10. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

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    Jon Hadusek, Senior Staff Writer

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    hadusekprof Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    02. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    03. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
    04. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
    05. Palms – Palms
    06. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
    07. Suede – Bloodsports
    08. Fuzz – Fuzz
    09. Danny Brown – Old
    10. The National – Trouble Will Find Me

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    Songs:
    01. Lorde – “Royals”
    02. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
    03. Danny Brown – “Kush Koma”
    04. The Orwells – “Other Voices”
    05. My Bloody Valentine – “New You”
    06. Queens of the Stone Age – “I Sat By the Ocean”
    07. Fuzz – “Sleigh Ride”
    08. Colleen Green – “Close to You”
    09. Black Sabbath – “God is Dead?”
    10. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

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    Drew Litowitz, Senior Staff Writer/Assistant Art Director

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    drewprofilepic Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Kanye West – Yeezus
    02. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety
    03. Bill Callahan – Dream River
    04. Volcano Choir – Repave
    05. Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others
    06. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    07. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
    08. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
    09. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    10. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

    Songs:
    01. Bill Callahan – “Winter Road”
    02. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
    03. Autre Ne Veut – “Counting”
    04. Cass McCombs – “Morning Star”
    05. Hiss Golden Messenger – “I’ve Got a Name for the Newborn Child”
    06. Waxahatchee – “Brother Bryan”
    07. Sam Amidon – “My Old Friend”
    08. Majical Cloudz – “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
    09. Richard Buckner – “Surrounded”
    10. Califone – “Movie Music Kills a Kiss”

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    Frank Mojica, Senior Staff Writer

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    fm Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty
    02. SISU – Blood Tears
    03. Factory Floor – Factory Floor
    04. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
    05. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    06. How to Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion
    07. Kanye West – Yeezus
    08. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
    09. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
    10. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – Uzu

    Songs:
    01. CHVRCHES – “Recover”
    02. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
    03. Toy & Natasha Khan – “The Bride”
    04. The Knife – “Full of Fire”
    05. Nisennenmondai – “B-1 (You Ishihara mix)”
    06. Pulp – “After You”
    07. Warpaint – “Love Is to Die”
    08. Natasha Khan & Jon Hopkins – “Garden’s Heart”
    09. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – “Push the Sky Away”
    10. Janelle Monae – “Givin Em What They Love”

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    Ryan Bray, Staff Writer

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    ryanbray Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up Ghost
    02. The Men – New Moon
    03. Ovlov – AM
    04. Kanye West – Yeezus
    05. Chelsea Light Moving – Chelsea Light Moving
    06. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Haze
    07. Superchunk – I Hate Music
    08. Yo La Tengo – Fade
    09. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    10. Belle and Sebastian – Third Eye Centre

    Songs:
    01. The Men – “Freaky”
    02. Elvis Costello and The Roots – “Sugar Won’t Work”
    03. Arcade Fire – “Here Comes The Night Time”
    04. Jim James – “God’s Love To Deliver”
    05. Yo La Tengo – “Ohm”
    06. Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing”
    07. Kanye West – “Hold My Liquor”
    08. Night Marchers – “Loud, Dumb and Mean”
    09. Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas – “Instant Crush”
    10. Steve Earle – “That All You Got?”

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    Erin Carson, Staff Writer

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    ErinCarsonAlbums:
    01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    02. Dawes – Stories Don’t End
    03. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    04. Mikal Cronin – MCII
    05. San Fermin – San Fermin
    06. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
    07. Minor Alps – Get There
    08. Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In
    09. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
    10. Brazos – Saltwater

    Songs:
    01. San Fermin – “Sonsick”
    02. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
    03. Mikal Cronin – “Change”
    04. The National – “This is the Last Time”
    05. Janelle Monáe – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
    06. Phoenix – “Trying to be Cool”
    07. HAIM – “The Wire”
    08. Lorde – “Royals”
    09. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”

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    Randall Colburn, Staff Writer

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    randallcolburn Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Eluvium – Nightmare Ending
    02. Parenthetical Girls – Privilege (Abridged)
    03. CHVRCHES – The Bones Of What You Believe
    04. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
    05. Grouper – The Man Who Died in His Boat
    06. Los Campesinos! – No Blues
    07. Coma Cinema – Posthumous Release
    08. Iron Chic – The Constant One
    09. The Field – Cupid’s Head
    10. Valley Maker – Yes, I Have Loved This World

    Songs:
    01. Coma Cinema – “White Trash VHS”
    02. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
    03. Parenthetical Girls – “The Privilege”
    04. Mikal Cronin – “Weight”
    05. Youth Lagoon – “Dropla”
    06. FIDLAR – “Wake Bake Skate”
    07. Fall Out Boy – “Young Volcanoes”
    08. Los Campesinos! – “What Death Leaves Behind”
    09. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
    10. Deerhunter – “Leather Jacket II”

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    Katherine Flynn, Staff Writer

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    katherineflynn Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    02. Daughter – If You Leave
    03. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
    04. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    05. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
    06. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
    07. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
    08. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    09. Lorde – Pure Heroine
    10. Volcano Choir – Repave

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    Songs:
    01. The National – “Sea of Love”
    02. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”
    03. Lorde – “Ribs”
    04. Speedy Ortiz – “No Below”
    05. Arcade Fire – “Supersymmetry”
    06. Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
    07. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
    08. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
    09. HAIM – “The Wire”
    10. Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers”

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    Rob Hakimian, Staff Writer

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    hakimian Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Julia Holter – Loud City Song
    02. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
    03. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
    04. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
    05. Local Natives – Hummingbird
    06. Unknown Mortal Orchesta – II
    07. The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
    08. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
    09. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
    10. Arctic Monkeys – AM

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    Songs:
    01. Kurt Vile – “Wakin On A Pretty Day”
    02. Local Natives – “Colombia”
    03. Majical Cloudz – “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
    04. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good At Being In Trouble”
    05. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
    06. My Bloody Valentine – “Only Tomorrow”
    07. Julia Holter – “In The Green Wild”
    08. Youth Lagoon – “Raspberry Cane”
    09. The Men – “The Seeds”
    10. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

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    Henry Hauser, Staff Writer

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    HauserCoSAlbums:
    01. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    02. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    03. Mikal Cronin – MCII
    04. Dawes – Stories Don’t End
    05. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    06. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
    07. Palma Violets – 180
    08. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
    09. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    10. Kanye West – Yeezus

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    Songs:
    01. Kurt Vile – “Wakin On A Pretty Day”
    02. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
    03. Dawes – “Some People”
    04. Mikal Cronin – “Weight”
    05. Palma Violets – “Best of Friends”
    06. Paul McCartney – “On My Way to Work”
    07. Okkervil River – “Pink Slips”
    08. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
    09. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    10. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”

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    Danielle Janota, Contributing Writer

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    DJ CoS Profile PicAlbums:
    01. Kanye West – Yeezus
    02. St. Lucia – When The Night
    03. James Blake – Overgrown
    04. Danny Brown – Old
    05. Disclosure – Settle
    06. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    07. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    08. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
    09. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
    10. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

    Songs:
    01. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    02. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
    03. TNGHT – “Acrylics”
    04. James Blake – “Life Round Here”
    05. St. Lucia – “Closer Than This”
    06. Jhene Aiko ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Stay Ready (What A Life)”
    07. Lily Allen – “Hard Out Here”
    08. Chance the Rapper feat. Vic Mensa – “Cocoa Butter Kisses”
    09. Vic Mensa feat. Chance the Rapper – “Tweakin’”
    10. ASAP Ferg feat. ASAP Rocky – “Shabba”

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    Brian Josephs, Staff Writer

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    briansuit Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    02. Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels
    03. Disclosure – Settle
    04. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    05. Savages – Silence Yourself
    06. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
    07. Kanye West – Yeezus
    08. Danny Brown – Old
    09. Kevin Gates – The Luca Brasi Tape
    10. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

    Songs
    1. Pusha T – “Numbers on the Boards”
    2. Kanye West – “Blood on the Leaves”
    3. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
    4. Savages – “Shut Up”
    5. Daft Punk fear. Pharrell – “Get Lucky”
    6. A$AP Ferg feat. Shabba Ranks, Migos, Busta Rhymes – “Shabba (Remix)”
    7. Kevin Gates – “4:30 A.M.”
    8. Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – “White Noise”
    9. Blood Orange feat. Samantha Urbani – “You’re Not Good Enough”
    10. Big Sean feat. Jay Electonica, Kendrick Lamar – “Control”

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    Bryant Kitching, Staff Writer

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     Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    02. Kanye West – Yeezus
    03. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
    04. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    05. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    06. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
    07.Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
    08. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
    09. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    10. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

    Songs:
    01. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
    02. HAIM – “The Wire”
    03. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    04. Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
    05. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
    06. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
    07. Courtney Barnet – “Avant Gardner”
    08. Parquet Courts – “Stoned and Starving”
    09. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
    10. Kurt Vile – “Girl Called Alex”

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    Amanda Koellner, Staff Writer

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    AmandaKoellnerAlbums:
    01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    02. Phoenix – Bankrupt!
    03. Rhye – Woman
    04. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    05. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    06. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    07. Lorde – Pure Heroin
    08. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
    09. Beyonce – Beyonce
    10. Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends

    Songs:
    01. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”
    02. Rhye – “Open”
    03. The National – “This Is The Last Time”
    04. HAIM – “The Wire”
    05. Phoenix – “Trying To Be Cool”
    06. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
    07. Lorde – “Team”
    08. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
    09. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
    10. Washed Out – “It All Feels Right”

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    Kris Lenz, Contributing Writer

    kwak Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    02. M.I.A. – Matangi
    03. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Brooklyn Babylon
    04. Rhye – Women
    05. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience, Pt. 1
    06. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
    07. Night Beds – Country Sleep
    08. Death Grips – Government Plates
    09. Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond
    10. Phosphorescent – Muchacho

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    Songs:
    01. Lorde – “Royals”
    02. Okkervil River – “Down the Deep River”
    03. Arcade Fire – “Here Comes the Night Time”
    04. Danny Brown feat. Purity Ring – “25 Bucks”
    05. Daft Punk – “Lose Yourself to Dance”
    06. The National – “Slipped”
    07. Justin Timberlake – “Tunnel Vision”
    08. Daughter – “Youth”
    09. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”
    10. Thundercat – “Oh Sheit It’s X”

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    Pat Levy, Staff Writer

    Albums:
    01. Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
    02. Yung Lean – Unknown Death 2002
    03. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
    04. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips 2
    05. Twin Peaks – Sunken
    06. Danny Brown – Old
    07. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
    08. KOOL & KASS – Peaceful Solutions
    09. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
    10. Toro Y Moi – Anything in Return

    Songs:
    01. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – “Contemporary Man”
    02. Twin Shadow – “Old Love/New Love”
    03. Yung Lean – “Ginseng Strip 2002”
    04. Har Mar Superstar – “Lady, You Shot Me”
    05. Antwon – “In Dark Denim”
    06. Denzel Curry feat. Yung Simmie & Robb Bank$ – “Threatz”
    07. Blood Orange – “Chamakay”
    08. Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule – “You Took Your Time”
    09. Kurt Vile – “Wakin’ On a Pretty Day”
    10. Pusha T – “Numbers on the Board”

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    Ted Maider, Contributing Writer/Photographer

    COS TEDAlbums:
    01. Wavves – Afraid of Heights
    02. ASAP Rocky – LongLiveASAP
    03. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    04. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    05. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    06. letlive. – The Blackest Beautiful
    07. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    08. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
    09. Deerhunter – Monomania
    10. Death Grips – Government Plates

    Songs:
    01. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
    02. Wavves – “Sail to the Sun”
    03. Arcade Fire – “Porno”
    04. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
    05. Danny Brown – “Dope Song”
    06. Death Grip – “You May Think He loves you for your money…”
    07. ASAP Rocky – “Wild for the Night”
    08. Tyler, the Creator – “Domo23”
    09. FIDLAR – “No Waves”
    10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”

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    Erin Manning, Staff Writer

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    erinmanning Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Rome Fortune – Beautiful Pimp
    02. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
    03. Tristen – CAVES
    04. Anna Calvi – One Breath
    05. James Blake – Retrograde
    06. Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In
    07. Austra – Olympia
    08. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
    09. Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
    10. Mikal Cronin – MCII

    Songs:
    01. Mikal Cronin – “Gone”
    02. Tristen – “Dark Matter”
    03. Neko Case – “Man”
    04. Migos feat. Trinidad – “Out tha Gym”
    05. A$AP Rocky feat. Chance the Rapper – “1Train”
    06. Jay Z feat. Rick Ross – “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
    07. Heidi Feek – “The Only”
    08. Diarrhea Planet – “Babyhead”
    09. Caitlin Rose – “Waitin'”
    10. Tegan & Sara – “Goodbye Goodbye”

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    Paula Mejia, Staff Writer

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     Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    1. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    2. Dawn of Midi – Dysomnia
    3. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
    4. Danny Brown – Old
    5. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
    6. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
    7. FUZZ – FUZZ
    8. True Widow – Circumambulation
    9. Ovlov – Am
    10. Psychic Teens – Come

    Songs:
    01. My Bloody Valentine – “Only Tomorrow”
    02. Speedy Ortiz – “Gary”
    03. Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”
    04. Ovlov – “There’s My Dini”
    05. Kurt Vile – “Shame Chamber”
    06. Swearin’ – “Mermaid”
    07. Destruction Unit – “Bumpy Road”
    08. FUZZ – “Hazemaze”
    09. Roomrunner – “Vaporize”
    10. White Lung – “Down With You”

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    Adam Novak, Contributing Writer

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    NovakAlbums:
    01. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    02. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    03. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    04. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    05. HAIM – Days Are Gone
    06. Disclosure – Settle
    07. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
    08. Savages – Silence Yourself
    09. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
    10. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual

    Songs:
    01. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
    02. Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey”
    03. HAIM – “The Wire”
    04. The National – “Sea of Love”
    05. Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear – “Doin it Right”
    06. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
    07. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
    08. Wavves – “Afraid of Heights”
    09. Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”
    10. Foxygen – “San Francisco”

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    Dan Pfleegor, Staff Writer

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    pfleegor Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Kanye West – Yeezus
    02. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Sunny Daze
    03. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
    04. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    05. Mikal Cronin – MCII
    06. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    07. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
    08. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripley Pine
    09. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
    10. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

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    Top Songs:
    01. Devendra Banhart – “Für Hildegard von Bingen”
    02. Blood Orange – “You’re Not Good Enough”
    03. Jim James – “A New Life”
    04. Cults – “Always Forever”
    05. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
    06. Deerhunter – “T.H.M”
    07. Little Boots – “Confusion”
    08. Cage the Elephant – “Come a Little Closer”
    09. Wild Belle – “Happy Home”
    10. HAIM – “Forever”

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    Zander Porter, Staff Writer

     Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and Songs Albums:
    01. Julia Holter – Loud City Song
    02. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    03. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
    04. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    05. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
    06. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
    07. Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
    08. Forest Swords – Engravings
    09. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
    10. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

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    Songs:
    01. The Knife – “Full of Fire”
    02. Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers”
    03. Daughter – “Youth”
    04. Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey”
    05. Julia Holter – “Horns Surrounding Me”
    06. Rhye – “The Fall”
    07. Autre Ne Veut – “Counting”
    08. The National – “I Should Live in Salt”
    09. Blondes – “Andrew”
    10. Sky Ferreira – “Heavy Metal Heart”

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    Christina Salgado, Staff Writer

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    christinasalgado Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Kanye West – Yeezus
    02. Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond
    03. King Krule – Six Feet Under the Moon
    04. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    05. James Blake – Overgrown
    06. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
    07. Deafheaven – Sunbather
    08. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
    09. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    10. Julia Holter – Loud City Song

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    Songs:
    01. James Blake – “Retrograde”
    02. Kanye West – New Slaves”
    03. King Krule – “Easy Easy”
    04. M.I.A. – “Bring the Noize”
    05. Speedy Ortiz – “No Below”
    06. Mutual Benefit – “Golden Wake”
    07. Yo La Tengo – “Before We Run”
    08. The National – “Graceless”
    09. Drake – “Come Thru”

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    Zach Schonfeld, Staff Writer

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     Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds — Push the Sky Away
    02. Port St. Willow — Holiday
    03. Kanye West — Yeezus
    04. Arcade Fire — Reflektor
    05. King Krule — Six Feet Below the Moon
    06. The Men — New Moon
    07. Orkinpod — The Loudest Sound
    08. Chance the Rapper — Acid Rap
    09. Eleanor Friedberger — Personal Record
    10. The Flaming Lips — The Terror

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    Songs:
    01. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — “Higgs Boson Blues”
    02. Kanye West — “Hold My Liquor”
    03. The Men — “I Saw Her Face”
    04. Eleanor Friedberger — “Other Boys”
    05. Justin Timberlake — “Pusher Love Girl”
    06. Chance the Rapper — “Cocoa Butter Kisses”
    07. Crime & the City Solution — “Streets of West Memphis”
    08. Oneohtrix Point Never — “Chrome Country”
    09. Arcade Fire — “Flashbulb Eyes”
    10. Savages — “Shut Up”

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    Josh Terry, Staff Writer

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    joshterry Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. Disclosure – Settle
    02. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
    03. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
    04. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
    05. Deafheaven – Sunbather
    06. Danny Brown – Old
    07. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
    08. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
    09. Night Beds – Country Sleep
    10. My Bloody Valentine – m b v

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    Songs:
    01. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
    02. Disclosure – “Help Me Lose My Mind”
    03. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
    04. HAIM – “Don’t Save Me”
    05. Rhye – “Open”
    06. Chance The Rapper – “Acid Rain”
    07. San Fermin – “Sonsick”
    08. MØ – “Waste of Time”
    09. Quadron – “LFT”
    10. Busta Rhymes ft. Q-Tip – “Thank You”

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    David Von Bader, Staff Writer

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    PsychFESTPselfieTop Albums:
    01. Anna Calvi – One Breath
    02. David Bowie – The Next Day
    03. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    04. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
    05. The Netherlands – Silicon Vapor
    06. Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
    07. No Joy – Wait to Pleasure
    08. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spectre At The Feast
    09. Nails – Abandon All Life
    10. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty

    Top Songs:
    01. Anna Calvi – “Sing To Me”
    02. David Bowie – “Dirty Boys”
    03. Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing”
    04. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “We Know Who U R”
    05. The Netherlands – “Deathling”
    06. Power Trip – “Heretics Fork”
    07. No Joy – “Hare Tarot Lies”
    08. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – “Teenage Disease”
    09. Nails – “Wide Open Wound”
    10. Chelsea Wolfe – “We Hit a Wall”

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    samwillett e1387226629541 Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    1. Darkside – Psychic
    2. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
    3. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience, Pt. 1
    4. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
    5. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    6. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
    7. Rhye – Woman
    8. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    9. James Blake – Overgrown
    10. Tie: FKA Twigs – EP2, Jai PaulJai Paul

    Songs:
    1. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
    2. Darkside – “Freak, Go Home”
    3. Disclosure – “When a Fire Starts to Burn”
    4. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
    5. The National – “This is the Last Time”
    6. Kurt Vile – “Was All Talk”
    7. Jai Paul – “All Night”
    8. Rhye – “Open”
    9. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
    10. Garden City Movement – “Move On”

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    mikeyzones Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
    01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    02 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    03. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of The City
    04. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety
    05. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    06. Disclosure – Settle
    07. Kanye West – Yeezus
    08. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
    09. Factory Floor – Factory Floor
    10. HAIM – Days are Gone

    Songs:
    01. Arcade Fire – “Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)
    02. The National – “Graceless”
    03. HAIM – “The Wire”
    04. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
    05. CHVRCHES – “Tether”
    06. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”
    07. Autre Ne Veut – “Gonna Die”
    08. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
    09. Solange – “Losing You”
    10. Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”

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