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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Off Topic: My Favorite Music of 2013


My Favorite Albums of 2013
1. Vampire Weekend - "Modern Vampires of the City"
2. Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"
3. Haim - "Days are Gone"
4. Jason Isbell - "Southeastern"
5. The National - "Trouble Will Find Me"
6. Kanye West - "Yeezus"
7. Veronica Falls - "Waiting for Something to Happen"
8. David Bowie - "The Next Day"
9. Daughn Gibson - "Me Moan"
10. Robert Pollard - "Honey Locust Honky Tonk"
11. Daft Punk - "Random Access Memories"
12. Charles Bradley - "Victim of Love"
13. Paul McCartney - "New"
14. Bill Callahan - "Dream River"

My Favorite EP of 2013
The Replacements - "Songs for Slim"

My Favorite Reissue/Archival Release of 2013
Townes Van Zandt - "Sunshine Boy (The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971-1972)"

My Favorite Concerts of 2013
1. The Rolling Stones at the United Center, Chicago, IL (5/31)
2. The Replacements at Riot Fest, Chicago, IL (9/15)
3. Savages at Pitchfork Media Fest, Chicago, IL (7/20)
4. The Rolling Stones at the United Center, Chicago, IL (6/3)
5. Veronica Falls/Cold Showers/Love of Everything at the Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (3/14)
6. Bob Mould at Riot Fest, Chicago, IL (9/15)
7. Peter Hook and the Light at Riot Fest, Chicago, IL (9/15)
8. Phoenix at Lollapallooza, Chicago, IL (8/4)
9. Parquet Courts at Pitchfork Media Fest, Chicago, IL (7/20)
10. Teitur at The Space, Evanston, IL (1/16)
11. X at Riot Fest, Chicago, IL (9/14)
12. The Whiskey Shivers at the Marmalakes House, Austin, TX (11/9)


My Favorite New Musical Discoveries of 2013 (albums released before 2013) 
1. Parquet Courts - "Light Up Gold" (2012)
2. Slim Dunlap - "Old New Me" (1993)
3. Harry Nilsson - "Nilsson Schmillson" (1971)
4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Murder Ballads" (1996)
5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "The Boatman's Call" (1997)
6. The Flamin' Groovies - "Teenage Head" (1971)
7. Nina Simone - "Nina Sings the Blues" (1967)
8. Kate Bush - "Hounds of Love" (1985)
9. Hundred Visions - "Permanent Basement" (2012)
10. Gil Scott-Heron - "Pieces of Man" (1971)

My Favorite Songs of 2013 (in no particular order)
Bill Callahan - "The Sing"
Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"
Arnold Dreyblatt and Megafaun - "Home Hat Placement"
Bill Callahan - "The Sing"
Bombino - "Imuhar"
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"
Daughn Gibson - "Kissing on the Blacktop"
David Bowie - "Where Are We Now?"
Dawes - "Most People"
Dean Wareham - "Love is Colder than Death"
Dent May - "Born too Late"
Drake - "Hold On We're Going Home"
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - "Better Days"
Eels - "On the Ropes"
Eminem - "Berzerk"
Fidlar - "Cheap Beer"
Floating Action - "Don't Stop Loving Me Now"
Foxygen - "San Francisco"
Freedom Fry - "Friends and Enemies"
Guided By Voices - "Flunky Minnows"
Haim - "If I Could Change Your Mind"
Holy Ghost! - "Bridge and Tunnel"
Jake Bugg - "Lightning Bolt"
Janelle Monae - "Dance Apocalypse"
Jason Isbell - "Traveling Alone"
John Murry - "The Ballad of the Pajama Kid"
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z - "Suit and Tie"
Kanye West - "Black Skinhead"
Kurt Vile - "Walkin' on a Pretty Day"
Laura Marling - "I Was an Eagle"
Lorde - "Royals"
Man Man - "Head On"
Marmalakes - "Wells"
Mikal Cronin - "Shout It Out"
The National - "I Need My Girl"
Noah and the Whale - "Heart of Nowhere"
Nine Inch Nails - "All Time Low"
Parquet Courts - "He's Seeing Paths"
Paul McCartney - "Everybody Out There"
Phoenix - "Entertainment"
Phosphorescent - "Song for Zula"
Pixies - "Andro Queen"
Queens of the Stone Age - "My God is the Sun"
The Replacements - "Everything's Coming Up Roses"
Rhye - "Open"
Richard Thompson - "Salford Sunday"
Robert Pollard - "Airs"
Robin Thicke - "Blurred Lines
Savages - "She Will"
Sean Nicholas Savage - "She Looks Like You"
Teitur - "Rock and Roll Band"
Thee Oh Sees - "Minotaur"
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Swim and Sleep"
Vampire Weekend - "Unbelievers", and "Step"
Veronica Falls - "Waiting for Something to Happen"
William Tyler - "Hotel Catatonia"

Listen to the Spotify Playlist HERE

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