Sunday, December 08, 2013

Favorite Albums of 2013

[in alphabetical order]

1. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
2. Atoms For Peace - Amok
3. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
4. Bombino - Nomad
5. David Bowie - The Next Day
6. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
7. Deerhunter - Monomania
8. Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
9. How To Destroy Angels - welcome oblivion
10. Johnny Marr - The Messenger
11. M.I.A. - Matangi
12. Monster Magnet - Last Patrol
13. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
14. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
15. The Ocean Blue - Ultramarine
16. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
17. Pinback - Information Retrieved
18. Savages - Silence Yourself
19. Throwing Muses - Purgatory/Paradise
20. Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
21. Kanye West - Yeezus
22. White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade
23. The xx - Coexist


Meep said...

If you are in the mood for a lovely little short film

La Maison en Petits Cubes (つみきのいえ) - "The House of Small Cubes"
Directed by: Kunio Katō
Year: 2008
Country: Japan

Kickin' out the Jams, Mofo! said...

Hey, very fun to see your list for 2013. We definitely have some overlap, but there are some things I still need to check out that you have listed. The years are peeling away to quickly as it feels like I was just looking at your 2012 list a few months ago. I also need to dig into your recent months of postings. Hope all is well, e

Meep said...

Man, I dunno how I totally missed Reflektor. The album is just beautifully crafted. Would be nice to read your review of the album.

P.S: Er... Kanye? that was

Patrick McCray said...

Thanks! I've been waiting for this...

spaceman said...

Thanks everyone for their comments, etc. I've been meaning to have more in-depth reviews but lack of time has prevented that. About Kanye, yeah, the hype is off-putting, but I feel like he's trying new things in terms of arrangements that are worth paying attention to. At this point, I don't think we can expect anyone to be a real innovator in music. Instead I'm interested in how artists can make mix together different genres into one single pop song that maybe (just maybe) produces something new.