Summing up a year of music is never an easy task, especially in 2013.
It was a year where musical icons returned to center stage (David Bowie), previously cultish acts found themselves breaking records (Daft Punk) and a 17 year old came from seemingly nowhere well and smashed up the charts (Lorde).
Hip-hop and electro met in the form of A$AP Rocky and Skrillex’s blistering 'Wild For The Night'; Arctic Monkeys returned with the hypnotic slow-jam 'Do I Wanna Know?' And Arcade Fire’s glorious return saw the Montreal band embrace disco-pop in the stunning Reflektor.
It's enough to make your head spin. So to make your toe tap instead, we’ve condensed it all down into a handy Spotify playlist of our favourite tracks of the year. Enjoy.