Top 89 Staff Picks: Jill Riley, Host

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Top 89
Our annual poll, the Top 89 (of each year) collects of our audience's favorite songs. (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

Albums



Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Polica - Shulamith
Trampled By Turtles - Live at First Avenue
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
Caroline Smith - Half About Being a Woman
Har Mar Superstar - Bye Bye 17
J. Roddy Walston and the Business - Essential Tremors
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Savages - Silence Yourself

Songs



Jim James - "A New Life"
Robin Thicke - "Blurred Lines" feat. Pharrell and T.I.
John Grant - "GMF (Greatest Living Creature)"
Low - "Plastic Cup"
Junip - "Line of Fire"
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky" feat. Pharrell
Polica - "Tiff" feat. Justin Vernon
Janelle Monae - "Givin' Em What They Love" feat. Prince
Lorde - "Royals"
Caroline Smith - "Magazine"

When the banjos faded, female synth-pop made its way into the spotlight. The pop and indie worlds had a lot of crossover, with artists like Lorde, Daft Punk, Janelle Monae and Arcade Fire. Looking forward to what trends emerge in 2014!

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