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Best of 2013: SiriusXM U’s top 41 countdown

January 2, 2014

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Whether it be post-punk, psychadellic rock, synthpop, or alternative, the influx of music in 2013 has been nothing short of marvelous. And the folks at SiriusXM U have probed through their massive collection to create an epic year-end countdown. Chock-full of both industry favorites and newbies, this list proves that it doesn’t take a big name label to make a big name.

Coming in on top is Vampire Weekend’s Diane Young, the lead single off their third album Modern Vampires of the City. The Vampires recently performed the track at an exclusive SiriusXM U session, reaffirming for all why they’ve taken home the title this year.

Chvrches, a Glasglow hailing, synth drum-playing trio fronted by lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry, comes in at #2 with Recover. If you look closely, you just might see them sprinkled elsewhere in the list as well.

And sisters band Haim is right behind with The Wire at #3, the single off their debut album Days Are Gone.

With a top three like this, how could you possibly resist checking out the rest of our SiriusXM U Top 41?

41      DEERHUNTER – BACK TO THE MIDDLE
40      THE NATIONAL – SEA OF LOVE
39      CULTS – HIGH ROAD
38      MAJICAL CLOUDZ – CHILDHOOD’S END
37      JACK WHITE – LOVE IS BLINDNESS
36      FOXYGEN – SHUGGIE
35      SLEIGH BELLS – BITTER RIVALS
34      VAMPIRE WEEKEND – YA HEY
33      JAGWAR MA – COME SAVE ME
32      REGINA SPEKTOR – YOU’VE GOT TIME
31      ARCTIC MONKEYS – WHY’D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU’RE HIGH
30      PURE BATHING CULTURE – PENDULUM
29      DISCLOSURE – WHEN A FIRE STARTS TO BURN
28      AU REVOIR SIMONE – SOMEBODY WHO
27      PHOENIX – TRYING TO BE COOL
26      SMALL BLACK – NO STRANGER
25      YEAH YEAH YEAHS – SACRILEGE
24      WASHED OUT – IT ALL FEELS RIGHT
23      PHOSPHORESCENT – SONG FOR ZULA
22      PALMA VIOLETS – BEST OF FRIENDS
21      FOXYGEN – NO DESTRUCTION
20      HAIM – FALLING
19      TEMPLES – SHELTER SONG
18      VOLCANO CHOIR – COMRADE
17      CAYUCAS – HIGH SCHOOL LOVER
16      LOCAL NATIVES – HEAVY FEET
15      CHVRCHES – RECOVER
14      SAN FERMIN – SONSICK
13      THE NATIONAL – DON’T SWALLOW THE CAP
12      FOALS – MY NUMBER
11      VAMPIRE WEEKEND – STEP
10      ARCADE FIRE – REFLEKTOR
9       PARQUET COURTS – STONED AND STARVING
8        WASHED OUT – ALL I KNOW
7        DAFT PUNK – DOIN IT RIGHT
6        ALT-J – TESSELATE
5        SAVAGES – SHE WILL
4        ARCTIC MONKEYS – DO I WANNA KNOW
3        CHVRCHES – THE MOTHER WE SHARE
2        HAIM – THE WIRE
1        VAMPIRE WEEKEND – DIANE YOUNG

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