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This Week’s Playlist: 2013 Midterm Report

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 14, 2013

This week, as we move deep into the heat of the long summer we decided to take a look back at the year so far and compile a list of our favorite tracks. Thus, we give you the 2013 Midterm Report (National Edition). Not quite a best of list, these are the tracks that Team 360 has on loop, the songs we keep sharing. This is a snapshot of what we’re listening to right now. Crossing almost all genres, it’s a diverse compilation and we’ve broken the track submissions down by each staff member. We hope you enjoy these songs as much as we do, and feel free to drop your own suggestions for songs we’re missing in the comments below.

Peter Mongillo, Austin American-Statesman Music Writer

  • “Am I Wrong” by Mikal Cronin
  • “The Stars Are Out Tonight” by David Bowie
  • ” So Good At Being In Trouble” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • “Sacrilege” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • “Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend
  • “Lose Yourself To Dance” by Daft Punk

Deborah Sengupta Stith, Web Content Producer

  • “Get Free” by Major Lazer (ft. Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors)
  • “m.A.A.d. City” by Kendrick Lamar
  • “BBC” by Jay-Z
  • “Recover” by Chvrches
  • “From Nowhere” by Dan Croll
  • “No Guns Allowed” by Snoop Lion

Sharon Chapman, Austin American-Statesman Entertainment Editor

  • “Heartbeat” by Kopecky Family Band
  • “A New Life” by Jim James

Eric Webb, Web Content Producer

  • “Chocolate” (US version) by The 1975
  • “Black Skinhead” by Kanye West
  • “Dark Again” by Gold Fields
  • “When You Get to Asheville” by Steve Martin
  • “Goodbye, Goodbye” by Tegan and Sara
  • “Beta Love” by Ra Ra Riot

Jackie Stone, Social Media Editor

  • “Ya Hey” by Vampire Weekend
  • “Kisses Down Low” by Kelly Rowland
  • “Red Hands” by Walk Off the Earth
  • “3AM” by Kate Nash

Courtney Sebesta, Online Editor

  • “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood

Kristin Finian, Austin American-Statesman Lifestyles Editor

  • “Trying To Be Cool” by Phoenix
  • “Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez

Nancy Flores, Austin American-Statesman features writer

  • “El Hielo or Ice” by La Santa Cecilia
  • “Hornos de Cal” by La Vida Boheme