My Favorite Music of 2013

1. Water Liars, Wyoming
2. Jason Isbell, Southeastern
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away
4. Phosphorescent, Muchacho
5. Bill Callahan, Dream River
6. Volcano Choir, Repave
7. Okkervil River, The Silver Gymnasium
8. Bonnie Prince Billy, s/t
9. Hiss Golden Messenger, Haw
10. Mutual Benefit, Love’s Crushing Diamond
11. Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
12. The Hunt, The Hunt Begins
13. Chris Forsyth, Solar Motel
14. William Tyler, Impossible Truth
15. Yo La Tengo, Fade
16. Run the Jewels, s/t
17. Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt
18. Alela Diane, About Farewell
19. Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze
20. Little Wings, Last

Reissues/Live Albums/Etc.:
1. Songs: Ohia, The Magnolia Electric Co.
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Live from KCRW
3. Bob Dylan, Another Self-Portrait
4. Human Expression, Love at a Psychedelic Velocity
5. Nirvana, In Utero
6. Sorrow Come Pass Me Around: A Survey of Rural Black Religious Music
7. Roky Erickson, The Evil One; Don’t Slander MeGremlins Have Pictures
8. Irma Thomas, In Between Tears
9. The Birthday Party, Live 81-82
10. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, In Cambridge

Best Discoveries: Bill Fox, Shelter from the Smoke (Thanks, David); Grouper, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill

Other stuff I really liked: Cian Nugent & The Cosmos, Born with the Caul; Nathan Salsburg, Hard For to Win and Can’t Be Won; Charles Bradley, Victim of Love; The National, Trouble Will Find Me; T. Hardy Morris, Audition Tapes; Oblivians, Desperation; Arcade Fire, Reflektor; Cannibal Ox, Gotham; Overseas, s/t; Dirty Beaches, Drifters/Love is the Devil; Richard Buckner, Surrounded; Cass McCombs, Big Wheel and Others; Chastity Belt, No Regerts (sic); Mick Turner, Don’t Tell the Driver; Hayden, Us Alone; Low, The Invisible Way; The Handsome Family, Wilderness; Willis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows; Steve Gunn, Time Off; The Gunshy, Silent Songs; Dead Gaze, Brain Holiday; Mazzy Star, Seasons of the Day; Patty Griffin, Silver Bell; Kanye West, Yeezus; Bass Drum of Death, s/t; Ugly Heroes, s/t; Josh Ritter, The Beast in Its Tracks; Anna von Hausswolff, Ceremony; Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle, Perils from the Sea; David Bowie, The Next Day; Tindersticks, Across Six Leap Years, Joanna Gruesome, Weird Sister; Janelle Monae, The Electric Lady; Camera Obscura, Desire Lines; Laura Marling, Once I Was An Eagle; Bombino, Nomad; William Onyeabor, Who Is William Onyeabor?; Dent May, Warm Blanket; Elephant Micah, Globe Rush Progressions; Duquette Johnson, Rabbit Runs a Destiny; The Paranoid Style, The Purposes of Music in General.


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