MtMt’s 15 Favourite Songs of 2013: 10–6

10. Kanye West – “I Am a God”

Renaissance Man Kanye West released yet another album this year, and of course, it turned out to be great. Out of the many dandy tunes on Yeezus, the modest-sounding “I Am a God” has become a personal favourite. It also features, who else, but God himself, according to the song credits.

9. Holy Ghost! – “It Must Be the Weather”

“It Must Be the Weather” is a clear standout track on Dynamics (2013), the second album from the NYC duo Holy Ghost!. Any song that emulates ”Phil Collins drums” gets my full support (yes, ”In the Air Tonight” vibes are there right in the beginning and at 2:10).

8. Satellite Stories – ”Campfire”

From the very first seconds of “Campfire” by the Finnish indie rock band Satellite Stories, you can’t help but draw comparisons to Two Door Cinema Club. This energetic and upbeat single off the band’s second album Pine Trails is immensely catchy. A true pick-me-up track!

7. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”

American singer-songwriter Matthew Houck, who works under the moniker Phosphorescent, has been releasing albums for the past ten years, but it wasn’t until this year’s Muchacho – and off it, the single “Song for Zula” – that I took notice. This serene and beautiful 6-minute song melts in your ears.

6. Wampire – ”The Hearse”

Wampire missed the obvious opportunity to spell their name as ’Whampire’, and solely concentrate on doing Wham covers. Instead, the Portland indie duo opted to release a stellar debut album Curiosity this year. The video for the album’s banging opener “The Hearse” is a creepy 80s thriller.

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