2013 was a fantastic year for music and as you’ll see, picking our favorites wasn’t easy. Some couldn’t narrow it down under eleven, while others couldn’t decide on picking one. Now if you happen to find a track in one of the video playlists you really like, we made it easy for you to buy it. Just click on the song title above the playlist, and the track will open up in iTunes for you.  Happy Listening!

jayTop Ten (Plus One). Tracks included are: Stereophonics “Violins And Tambourines“, Villagers “My Lighthouse“, Suuns “Holocene City“, Palma Violets “Best Of Friends“, The Joy Formidable “Wolf’s Law“, I Am Kloot “Let Them All In”, Arcade Fire “Normal Person“, Courtney Barnett “Avant Gardener“, Sylvan Esso’s “Play It Right“, Sarah Neufeld “Hero Brother“, and Kid Karate “Two Times.”

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Tracks included are: Lorde – “Royals” and “Team“, Macklemore – “Same Love“, Eminem – “The Monster“, Beyonce – “***Flawless“, Lily Allen – “Hard Out Here

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*Whispers Shamefully* Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus (I can’t help it…I love it and it’s catchy)

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Vampire Weekend “Unbelievers

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This is an impossible question. So I’m going with two albums. The latest by The Civil Wars and MS MR.

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Don’t have one. Album? “Brooklyn Babylon” by Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. Steampunk Big Band Jazz.

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Top Five: Porno– Arcade Fire , Chloroform– Phoenix, Pink Rabbits – The National , Love Is Blindness -Jack White

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Top Two: Let Her Go by Passenger, & Cassidee Pope’s version of Over You from The Voice (these were serious fuel for my last book)


Top Six: “The One that Got Away” The Civil Wars, “Pompeii” Bastille, “Afraid” The Neighbourhood, “Stubborn Love” The Lumineers, “Skinny Love” Birdy. “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons.

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Demons” by Imagine Dragons

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I’m mildly obsessed with Say Something and everything I’ve heard from A Great Big World so far.

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Toss up between Roar by Katy Perry (Yes, I just admitted that) and The Draw by Bastille.

GUITARPICThanks for all your support this year, and we hope you found a couple new tracks to listen to while you write. BTW Keep your eye on A.T.W.N. throughout January for some exciting 1st year anniversary posts, and giveaways.