ISO50 playlist: 2013 Top Songs #10 thru #1

Posted by Jakub


We’ve finally reached it, the Top 10 songs of the year. Make sure to check out the rest of the playlists easily by using the Featured Post Section on the right side, I hope you’ve found something new or just a playlist to sit back with.

**Side note: I didn’t include Moodgadget or Ghostly International releases because that would just not be fair.

#10 Jessy Lanza5785021

Just how everything expands after the 3 minute mark does it for me, Junior Boys perfection.

#9 DJ RashadPass That Shit (feat. Spinn & Taso)

I need the extremes of both ends of the music spectrum to make me feel normal, being from Detroit you couldn’t get enough Ghetto-Tech, this song just makes me happy.

#8 DianaBorn Again

“The Pop Song of the Year” for me, all ages and genres, nothing matters but the music here.

#7 PtakiKrystyna

The Polish in me and my love for slow disco bumped this song into the Top 10. Really though you can’t deny that bassline and the sample, just heavy lush disco, its like the West Coast Rap of Disco.

#6 Toro Y MoiSay That

If anyone deserves Top 40 support its Chaz, keep him happy and in the studio.

#5 Boards of CanadaNothing Is Real

They came back in such a perfect way this year.

#4 The FieldA Guided Tour

My favorite listening album of the year, beautifully prepared, a formula that doesn’t need adjusting.

#3 Majical CloudzChildhood’s End

The only emotionally vocal song that hit me this year, he does simplicity soo well.

#2 Dirty BeachesCasino Lisboa

This song is the definition of passion and drive.

#1 BibioA Tout a l’heure

Uplifting done right, changes my mood instantly, music is priceless when it can do that to you.

25 Comments Leave A Comment


Anonymous says:

December 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Bibio! Couldn’t agree more.

Nicely done Jakub, I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that the work you put into this is appreciated.


Anonymous says:

December 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

yay I was wondering if you’d put a BoC track in the countdown, Palace Posy instantly uplifts me in the same fashion as Tout a l’heure.

great list jakub!


Unknown Origin says:

December 16, 2013 at 7:29 am

Its great that you put up producers with such diverse sounds, def gotta give props to the new bibo album. the guys amazing and you should own everythinng he’s ever released.

If you wanna take a minute and listen to some of my favs releases of 2013 heres the link:

Its a twin peaks themed industrial techno set recommended to who enjoy demdike/miles, Rrose Conrad Van Orton etc.

feedback apprectiated appreciated


Beebo says:

December 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

Thanks for the “Nothing Is Real” Boards of Canada track making your top-10. Personally, I would have opted for “New Seeds” instead (best track on the LP IMO), but not bad!


veronica says:

December 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm

A Tout a L’Heure – such a gloriously delightful song. An awesome pick! Thank you for the great list, Jakub!


Spiffy says:

December 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Boards of Canada rules. They completely blow Bibio out of the water and it’s not even close. They’re on a whole different plane of consciousness.

As Biggie once said, “If you don’t don’t know, now you know….”


Topher says:

December 19, 2013 at 9:38 am

I still regularly listen to an iTunes playlist I made from your 2010 list. Found some of my all-time favorite songs that year. Looking forward to diving into this year’s list when I find a little time. Thanks so much for putting this together! Sincerely appreciated!


Greinke says:

December 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

Honestly no offense to his fans, but IMHO, Steven Wilkinson’s music is vastly overrated. I find it no better or any more meaningful than say Neon Indian, Teebs or Golden Panda with all of its quips, blips and quirky sounds. Not to say comparisons to those composer’s are terrrible, it’s just that at its core, Bibio’s sound is strictly peripheral, surface-skimming and vastly cosmetic. There’s simply no depth or soul to his sound, which again, isn’t terrible. I’m just astounded that this track especially is Jakub’s number 1 pick for 2013. I truly can’t understand the big deal here. My 2 cents, moving along now.


Duffner says:

December 20, 2013 at 7:45 am


I agree, TH was the most anticipated, biggest and best release of 2013. Everything else was cute and all, but pales in comparsion. BOC #1 hands down!


COLIN says:

January 1, 2014 at 3:34 pm

that ptaki song really gets me going, thanks for including it! loved discovering new stuff from this site all year.