Friday, December 20, 2013

Best of 2013: Triangle Music readers' favorites

Now that Justin and I (Kevin) have shared our favorite music of 2013 with you, it's time for the important stuff — what you guys like.

The votes of our annual readers' poll have been counted and the top album of the year is the latest from The National, Trouble Will Find Me. "Wakin' on a Pretty Day' by singer-songwriter Kurt Vile was your favorite songs of the year, and Band of Horses at The Ritz was your favorite show of the year.  Check out the rest of the lists below which include Arcade Fire, Sigur Rós, Vampire Weekend, Hiss Golden Messenger and more.

It's been a great year for music in and from the Triangle. We look forward to continuing to bring you all coverage of the latest happenings in and around the Triangle and the great music that's sure to be made here in the new year.

Favorite albums
1. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
2. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
3. Desire Lines by Camera Obscura
4. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
5. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
6. Kveikur by Sigur Rós
7. Muchacho by Phosphorescent
8. AMOK by Atoms For Peace
9. The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES
10. Haw by Hiss Golden Messenger

Favorite Songs
1. "Wakin' on a Pretty Day" by Kurt Vile
2. "Diane Young" by Vampire Weekend
3. "Reflektor" by Arcade Fire
4. "I Should Live in Salt" by The National
5. "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
6. "Kveikur" by Sigur Rós
7. "Doin' It Right" by Daft Punk featuring Panda Bear
8. "Step" by Vampire Weekend
9. "Shot at the Night" by The Killers
10. "Sugarcane" by Sleigh Bells

Favorite shows
1. Band of Horses at The Ritz on May 8
2. Sigur Rós at Red Hat Amphitheater on September 21
3. The National at Red Hat Amphitheater on June 10

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