Instead of a list of this year's best albums so far, I'm opting to dedicate this week's Lucky Thirteen to a number of the finest songs I've heard this year. This is by no means a fully comprehensive list of the area's best contributions, but rather a small sampling of some of the best well known acts, as well as some deserving of more attention.
And since ordering this list is a bigger headache than I want, I've simply arranged the tracks in alphabetical order by artist.
- "Knockout Rose", Bad Design
- "White Chocolate", The Boom Boom Box
- "The Road", Dovetail
- "When Your Hope Dies at Your Feet", The Farstar
- "Married to the Sea", John Singer Sergeant (performed by Marcus Striplin & Sarah Jaffe)
- "One Loaded Gun", Lara Parker
- "After the Politics", Low Dark Hills
- "Something We Need", Quincy Forte
- "Break My Spirit", The Roomsounds
- "Unstoppable", Salim Nourallah
- "Glorified High", Sarah Jaffe
- "Save Me", Siren Sea
- "Take It Back", To Coda