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The Music Writers' Poll 2013: Renee Jones

18 December 2013 | 8:50 am | Renee Jones

Renee Jones predicts 2014 will be the year local bands receive more recognition.

Top Ten Albums
1.  Vampire Weekend  -  Modern Vampires Of The City
2.  Daft Punk  -  Random Access Memories
3.  Queens Of The Stone Age  -  ...Like Clockwork
4.  Kanye  -  Yeezus
5.  Arcade Fire  -  Reflektor
6.  Arctic Monkeys  -  AM
7.  Lorde  -  Pure Heroine
8.  Tame Impala  -  Lonerism
9.  Karnivool  -  Asymmetry
10.  The National  -  Trouble Will Find Me

Top Three Miscellaneous Albums
1.  The Rolling Stones  -  Live In Hyde Park
2.  Various -  The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film
3.  Various -  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack

Top Five Songs
1.  Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams) -  Get Lucky
2.  Arcade Fire  -  Reflektor
3.  Royals  -  Lorde
4.  The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?  
5.  Arctic Monkeys  -  Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?


Artist Of The Year
1.  Flume
2.  Pond
3.  Passenger
4.  Vance Joy
5.  Tame Impala

Best Five International Artist Performances  
1.  Muse
2.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers
3.  Foals
4.  Linkin Park
5.  Vampire Weekend

Best Five Australian Artist Performances  
1.  The Red Paintings
2.  The Rubens
3.  British India
4.  Grinspoon
5.  Chet Faker

Top Five TV Shows   
1.  House Of Cards
2.  Breaking Bad
3.  Game Of Thrones
4.  Suits
5.  Community

Top Five Films
1.  Life Of Pi
2.  The Great Gatsby
3.  Man Of Steel
4.  This Is The End
5.  The Lone Ranger

 Top Five Websites
1.  ChartGirl
2.  Pozible
3.  Cracked
4.  MentalFloss
5.  SoundCloud

The Highlight Of 2013
Seeing so many incredible acts, both international and national, choose to visit little ol' Perth.

Prediction For 2014
An even greater focus and recognition of local music, from Perth and Australia more broadly.