By Steve Leftridge, Taylor Coe, Chris Conaton, and Steve Horowitz
10 Dec 2013
Our list for 2013 is predictably diverse, ranging from progressive newgrass to tradition-minded country to old-time acoustic to California canyon rock to psych folk to singer-songwriter and all points between.
From the electro-dance of Daft Punk, Disclosure and Rudimental and the boundary-pushing R&B of Janelle Monae and John Newman to the warm sounds of Americana blossoming into the hippest sounds in American music and the always-compelling Kanye West, PopMatters counts down 2013's 75 best songs.
Neko Case's great new album continues to push her musical boundaries. But with her strong lyrical point of view and even stronger voice, pretty much anything she writes still sounds like a Neko Case song.