It’s never easy summing up an entire year of music in just thirty songs but here’s what it came down to.

Click the image above to listen to all of the songs in a neat little Rdio playlist.

“I See More” – Ages and AgesDivisionary

“Grizzly Bear” – Angus & Julia StoneAngus & Julia Stone

“Electric Love” – BORNSCandy EP

“After the Disco” – Broken Bells After the Disco

“Zigzagging Toward the Light” – Conor OberstUpside Down Mountain

“Mr Tembo” – Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots

“From Nowhere” – Dan CrollSweet Disarray

“Sun Goes Out” – Daniel Ellsworth & The Great LakesKid Tiger

“Take Shelter” – Delta SpiritInto The Wide

“Bored in the USA” – Father John MistyBored in the USA Single

“Stay Gold” – First Aid KitStay Gold

“Ask Yourself” – Foster the PeopleSupermodel

“The Struggle” – GrizfolkFrom the Spark EP

“Just One of the Guys” – Jenny LewisThe Voyager

“Ghost” – Jeremy MessersmithHeart Murmurs

“Tongues” – Joywave ft. KOPPSHow Do You Feel?

“Destination” – Nickel CreekA Dotted Line

“Spinning Signs” – Painted PalmsForever

“Do It Again” – Royksopp & RobynDo It Again EP

“Coping Mechanism” – Shovels & Rope Swimmin’ Time

“Bad News” – Sleeper AgentAbout Last Night

“Do You” – SpoonThey Want My Soul

“Fantasy Fools” – The New PornographersBrill Bruisers

“Red Eyes” – The War on DrugsLost in the Dream

“Come Back Home” – Trampled by TurtlesWild Animals

“Scraping Up the Pieces” – Twin Forks – Twin Forks

“Riptide” – Vance JoyDream Your Life Away

“Wizard Staff” – WampireBazaar

“Go Away” – WeezerEverything Will Be Alright In The End

“High” – Young Rising SonsYoung Rising Sons EP