Best of 2013 Music lists couldn’t be more pretentious, and yet we still scour them looking for top releases we may have somehow missed. This year, it seems like we’ve got our picks nailed down, both locally and with offerings from across the globe. Throughout 2013, Bushwick Daily’s music section expanded quite a bit with three weekly columns (Listening Party, Top Concerts, and Friday First) and ongoing features galore, including our beloved live music review, Bushwick Music Crush. Now, we welcome our first ever, very informed Best of 2013 Playlist. Click on for our Spotify Playlist and to see tracklisting.

Sit back, relax, and put this playlist on shuffle, baby! Someone we missed? Leave us a note in the comments with your overlooked favorites of the year!

Bushwick Daily’s Best Songs (& Thus Albums) of 2013

“From the Sun” – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

“Need A Little Help” – Streets of Laredo

“You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now” – Parquet Courts

“Tears for Animals” – Cocorosie

“Hey Doreen” – Lucius

“Electric” – The Men

“Middle Sea” – Yuck

“‘Let’s Play’ / Statue of a Man” – Mutual Benefit

“Swan Dive” – Waxahatchee

“High School Lover” – Cayucas

“Goes Black” – Big Ups

“Roll Deep” – Joell Ortiz

“Instant Crush” – Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas

“What Love” – Jagwar Ma

“Twin Loss” – Zula

“California Grrls” –  Shark?

“Paper Trails” – Darkside

“Rise Up” – Jon Connor feat Talib Kweli

“Psylla” – Glass Animals

“The Smoke, The Feeling” – Cloud Control

“Camisa Favorita” – Empress Of

“Comrade” – Volcano Choir

“Head to toe” – Nature Boy

“Song for Zula” – Phosphorescent

“You’re the Best” – Wet

“Out of Commission” – Twin Peaks

“No Destruction” – Foxygen

“Home” – Bird Courage

“Turns Turns Turns” – Majical Cloudz

“Trains” – Wampire

“Hitchin’ A Ride” – Yuppies

This list was compiled by music editor Maria Gotay and music contributors Loren DiBlasi, Lauren Piper, Samantha Smernconish, and Matt Dilandro.