Staff Picks for the Best of 2013!

2013 was a great year for music!  I can’t remember the last time I had such trouble narrowing down my year end to any kind of reasonable length (spoiler alert… I cheated and made an honorable mentions…but even THAT was hard).
We had two ground rules for staff on this:
-no Neptoon label releases (but hey, check them out!  We love them and would of had each of them in our top lists!)
-no listing anything from your own label (meaning Ryan can’t list The Courtneys and Tim can’t list anything from Kingfisher Bluez)

In alphabetial order:

Top 10 New Albums
Adam Stafford – Imaginary Walls Collapse 
Anciients – Heart Of Oak 
Baptists – Buschcraft 
Bl’ast! – Blood 
The Courtneys – S/T 
D. Watusi – Dark Party 
Earthless – From The Ages 
Fuzz – S/T 
Johnny de Courcy & The Death Rangers – S/T 
Kadavar – Abra Kadavar 

BLO – Phase II
Dust – S/T & Hard Attack
Los Saicos – Demolicion! The Complete Recordings
Medusa – First Step Beyond
Nirvana – In Utero
Roky Erickson – Light In The Atic Reissues
Sainte Anthony’s Fyre

Honorable Mentions (because I can’t not mention these/edit!)
Ballantynes – Liquor Store, Gun Store, Pawn Shop, Church
Big Business – Battlefields Forever
Black Sabbath – 13
Black Wizard – Young Wisdom
Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Goat – World Music (This would of been in my top 10, but it’s technically a late 2012 release)
Life Coach – Alphawaves
The Men – New Moon
Natural Child – Hard In Heaven
Obliterations – S/T
Off! – Live at 9:30 Club
Pissed Jeans – Honeys
The Sadies – Internal Sounds
Shawn Mrazek Lives! – Thought He Was Dead
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Mind Control
Volto! – Incitare


Nervous Talk – Introductions
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
Blitz – All Out Attack
Long Knife – Wilderness
Proxy – Police Car
Courtneys – S/T
Sainte Anthony’s Fire – S/T
Neighborhood Brats – No Sun No Tan
Culo – The Return Of
Safewords – S/T


Arcade Fire – Reflektor
David Bowie – The Next Day
Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away
Chvurches – The Bones Of What You Believe
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Minor Alps – Get There
My Bloody Valentine – MBV
Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
Gary Numan – Splinter
Suede – Bloodsports


Haim – Days Are Gone
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities
Johnny de Courcy & The Death Rangers
Local Natives – Hummingbird
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Paper Kites – States
Peace – In Love
The Sadies – Internal Sounds
She & Him – Volume 3
Volto! – Incitare


Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
Johnny De Courcy – s/t
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
Yo La Tengo – Fade
My Bloody Valentine – MBV
The Dentists – Some People Are On The Pitch And They Think It’s All Over It Is (re-issue)
Cleaners From Venus – Vol 2. Box Set
The Urinals – Negative Capabilities 2xLP


Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Arctic Monkeys – AM
The Ballantynes – Liquor Store, Gun Store, Pawn Shop, Church
Bosnian Rainbows – S/T
Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Islands – Sky Mask
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities
Johnny de Courcy and The Death Rangers
M.I.A. – Matangi
Major Lazer – Free The World
Man Man – On Oni Pond
Moon Face – Julia With Blue Jeans On
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires In The City
Xiu Xiu – Nina


Frightened Rabbit- Pedestrian Verse
Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
Placebo- Loud Like Love
Los Campesinos- No Blues
Kanye West- Yeezus
Yo La Tengo – Fade
Sky Ferreira- Night Time My Time
Danny Brown – Old
Earl Sweatshirt- Doris
Pity Sex- Feast of Love


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