Saturday, October 26, 2013

Best Albums of 2013

Early? Perhaps?  Does anyone care?  Perhaps Not?

So here goes 10 great fucking records for the last 12 months.  No dissension brooked.

Dodos - Carrier
Kingsbury Manx - Bronze Age
Mark Kozelek & Desertshore - Self Titled
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Ola Podrida - Ghosts Go Blind
OMD - English Electric
Inc. - No World
Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Best party album of 2013 (no surprise given the title) "Tough Love" by Party Supplies.

Still working on:

The Pastels - Slow Summits
Califone - Stitches
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
Tim Hecker - Virgins

Best Songs of 2013

Wavves - Lunge Forward
Villagers - Nothing Arrived
Daft Punk - Instant Crush
Hot Chip - Dark and Stormy
Gun Outfit - Young Lord
Holydrug Couple - Counting Sailboats
Chris Stamey - You n Me n XTC
The House of Love - Lost in the Blues
Suuns - 2020
Matthew E. White - Will You Love Me
Chelsea Light Moving - Sleeping Where I Fall
Kurt Vile - Never Run Away
Young Galaxy - Pretty Boy
The Dodos - Confidence
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle - You Missed My Heart

Done.  Looking forward to the rest of your lists.  P.S. no need at all to wait for the release of the new Arcade Fire.  Streamed it in its entirety on Pitchfork this afternoon and as expected, based on the single, it suuuucks!!

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