The-Best-of-2013New music Discovery.

Our top 20 songs. Enjoy.

Its the fifth of five end of the year best of shows.

Relive the countdown (or maybe it’s new to you). If you like the music tell your friends. Please. Thanks.
Show 1
Show 2
Show 3
Show 4
Spotify list (all 270+ songs)

If any bands/managers/labels etc want their music removed please contact me (chris at allthingsnext dot com) and I’ll promptly remove it. Thank you, bands. Thank you for making music. Thank you for making my life better because of the music you make. I am a passionate music consumer as are my listeners. If you think NEXT streaming music is bad you have it wrong. I am a music maker advocate.

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Artist and Song Title:

Jamie N Commons – Rumble and Sway
Wild Adriatic – Lonely
Grouplove – Sit Still
Deer Tick – The Dream’s in the Ditch
The 1975 – Chocolate
Parquet Courts – Borrowed Time
The Orwells – Who Needs You
TV on the Radio – Mercy
Beach Fossils – Clash the Truth
The Last Royals – All Over Again
Houndmouth – On the Road
Frank Turner – Hits & Mrs
The Replacements – I’m Not Sayin’
Cage the Elephant – Come a Little Closer
Motive – It’s Illicit
Bob Schneider – Unpromised Land
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
Saints of Valory – Long Time Coming
Atlas Genius – If So
Black Taxi – House on Fire

and if you love someone hug them right now.


  • Just by reading the list and remembering the songs i whole heartedly agree with this whole list. Bravo. Can’t wait to have time to listen on the ride to work tomorrow. I might take the long way.

  • Took the long route to and from work and listened twice. FANTASTIC! My second fav best of the year showever. Fav year was 2011.

  • Picking the best song of the year is not an easy task. I am sure many nexters will argue against House on Fire. It is a very good song. But…
    This year was not that good for bands like Black Taxi, National, Grouplove .
    They all have songs in the countdown , their released albums have less impact than their previous ones.
    I Agree with most of the year end selection of songs
    From some artists my preference are:
    Meg Myers- Desire
    Frank Turner- Four Simple Words

    And some of my NEXT favorites for 2013 that did not make it
    Emily Wolf- Howl
    Johnnyswim- Don’t let it get you Down
    Dawes- Most People
    American Authors- Best Day of My Life
    The Babies- Moonlight Mile
    Fletcher C Johnson- Call me
    Griffin House- Go Through It
    Boy- Little Numbers
    Birdy- Wings
    Cults- High Road
    Ivan & Alyosha- Running For cover
    and certainly
    The Morning Benders- Excuses.
    At the end , Chris you take all the credits for making me discover all these great artists and songs.
    I am looking forward for more .
    And Thank you

  • Finally moved. Boxes still to be unpacked but I have wifi

    Thanks Doc. You’ve been great all year and that is a fine list. I, too, am looking forward to more great tunes.

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