Saturday, December 7, 2013

Year-end...just the list

So, I have some writing to do, but I did put together the numerical list for my year-end and thought I would share it with whoever reads this blog.

We're going to run individual lists after the new year on the brand new, so stay tuned.

Top ten new records
1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd.)
2. Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
3. Kelley Stoltz, Double Exposure (Fat Possum)
4. Kinski, Cosy Moments (Kill Rock Stars)
5. William Tyler, Impossible Truth (Merge)
6. Lisa Germano, No Elephants (Badman)
7. Mikal Cronin, MCII (Merge)
8. Califone, Stitches (Dead Oceans)
9. Sam Amidon, Bright Sunny South (Anti-)
10. Savages, Silence Yourself (Domino)

1. Come, 11:11 (Matador)
2. Venom P. Stinger, 1986-1991 (Drag City)
3. Various Artists, Afrobeat Airwaves 2: Return Trip to Ghana (Analog Africa)
4. Verlaines, Juvenalia and Hallelujah All the Way Home, (Captured Tracks)
5. Various Artists, Kill Yourself Dancing (Still Music)

Also loved (and not really in any kind of order):
Bottomless Pit, Shade Perennial (Comedy Minus One)
Dan Melchior, K-85 (Homeless)
Sonny and the Sunsets, Antenna to the Afterworld (Polyvinyl)
Woolen Men, S-T, (Woodsist)
Amor de Dias, The House at Sea (Merge)
Speedy Ortiz, Major Arcana (Carpark)
The Pastels, Slow Summits (Domino)
Purling Hiss, Water on Mars (Drag City)
Grumbling Fur, Glynaestra (Thrill Jockey)
Bardo Pond, Peace on Venus (Fire)
Grass House, A Sun Full and Drowning (Marshall Teller)
Warm Soda, Someone for You (Castleface)
Charles Bradley, Victim of Love (Daptone)
Overseas, S-T (Undertow)
Hiss Golden Messenger, Haw (Paradise of Bachelors)
Pere Ubu, Lady from Shanghai (Fire)

Guilty pleasures (i.e. I like these a lot more than I think is probably cool)
The National, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)
Frightened Rabbit, Pedestrian Verse (Canvasback/Atlantic)
Yo La Tengo, Fade (Matador)

I made a spotify list with most of this stuff on it. (Not everything is on Spotify.)

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