December 31, 2013

Best 30 Songs of 2013

What I've loved the most about 2013: moving to Malmö.
What I've loathed the most about 2013: feeling like a burn-out at the age of 27.

But! Music gets you through. So, here goes.

My favorite 30 songs of 2013.

Honorable mention will have to go to this one, as I've listened to it fourteen million times to and from work this year.

December 29, 2013

Best 20 Albums of 2013

My personal 20 favorites of the year. Neither ranking order nor pretentious explanations will be found in this post, just a simple list.

1. Rhye - Woman

2. Arcade Fire - Reflektor 

3. Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe

4. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

5. My Bloody Valentine - MBV

6. Disclosure - Settle

7. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

8. Beyoncé - Beyoncé 

9. Sigur Rós - Kveikur

10. Janelle Monáe - Electric Lady

11. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

12. HAIM - Days Are Gone

13. Darkside - Psychic 

14. Chelsea Wolfe - Pain is Beauty

15. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

16. Polica - Shulamith

17. James Blake - Overgrown

18. Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe

19. Toro y Moi - Anything in Return

20. Julia Holter - Loud City Song

December 27, 2013


Up-and-coming New Zealand-duo Broods debuted with the song "Bridges", an emotional but still pretty catchy track, if you ask me. On this new, second single "Never gonna change", they show us a darker side of themselves. Broods is definitely a band to keep an eye on for 2014, and not just because they're two hotties.

How to Dress Well

Lo-fi-R&B-experimentalist How to Dress Well, who we haven't heard that much of lately, just recorded and released this beautiful version of Smog's 1998 song "Teenage Spaceship". Enjoy!

December 26, 2013


Disclosure's album Settle has ranked super high on best-of-2013-lists. Pretty much every track on the album is memorable! Here's the awesome video to the Sasha Keable-collab "Voices". Super duper infectious, I'm warning you.


Independent record label Sincerely Yours give away some kind of Christmas gift pretty much every year, usually something new from Swedish dream pop duo jj. This year was no different as jj just unveiled the video for their lovely new track "My Boyz".

December 17, 2013


With her catchy, drum-driven and somewhat darker pop melodies, London-newcomer Laurel might be the offspring of Niki & The Dove and Lana Del Rey! Enjoy the video to her debut single "Fire Breather".

December 14, 2013


Yesterday, Friday the 13th, is now also referred to as Beyday the 13th as Beyoncé Knowles surprised the world by announcing the release of her new self-titled album. It's hard not to love Beyoncé, and Brighton duo IYES show their love for her with this electro-pop cover of "Crazy in Love".

December 12, 2013


Um, MERRY CHRISTMAS, for fuck's sake. That is all I have to say. River Dealer is out December 16th.

December 11, 2013

Young Galaxy

Official video for "Fever" from their latest, fabulous album Ultramarine!

Pure Bathing Culture

Pure Bathing Culture give us a cover of Jessie Ware's "Wildest Moments". I personally prefer the original, but that's pretty much always the case, right? However, if you haven't checked out Pure Bathing Culture's debut album Moon Tides, I recommend you do.

December 9, 2013

Say Lou Lou

Please tell me I'm not the only one who gets a Lynch-like feeling whilst watching this latest video from Say Lou Lou?

December 6, 2013


I lovelovelove shoegaze-y dream-pop Portland-based Blouse. Here's the official video to the track "A feeling like this", from their latest and fabulous second album Imperium. 

Beat Culture

Outside, there's a storm going on right now in Southern Sweden. Inside, however, there's lots of new music to check out, such as this new track "Drifter" from Beat Culture, where he's teamed up with Psychic Twin. Do I really have to mention that I love the combination of dreamy vocals and heavy 80's synths?

Daft Punk

December 4, 2013

Rosie Lowe

London's latest star is Rosie Lowe, who just recently released her captivating debut EP Right Thing. Enjoy the entirety here!


Here's the official video to Lorde's "Team". If you haven't yet listened to her strong debut album Pure Heroine, I recommend you go do that immediately.