Posted on January 16, 2014 at 8:18 am | No Comments
Another year down, another annual list of the long-players that soundtracked 365 days of my earthly existence. Same deal as ever: 20-ish albums (and a couple EPs), listed alphabetically rather than numerically (never liked ranking), with links to buy and shareable audio if it exists.
This time around I’ve also gotten a bit meta with a short list of my favorite year-end music lists, made by a few people whose tastes I respect and admire. Some have a bit of overlap, but they’ve each given me a few more records to check out, and hopefully they’ll do the same for you. That list follows my own faves…
So there you have it. Put a period on the end of the messy, run-on sentence that was my twenty-thirteen.
As burned out as I inevitably get on the ever-increasing number year-end lists that flood my feed, a few in particular have risen above the pack. Take some time, dig around in the following posts, and find more music you may have missed…
A non-ordered list of favorite lists of 2013 favorites…
- Steph Mangan’s Favorite Albums of 2013 over at BDCwire
- Bill Pearis’ Top 20 LPs of 2013 at BrooklynVegan
- Ian’s Favorite Albums of 2013 at Why Are There So Many Records In My Life?
- Chromewaves’ favourite albums of 2013
- Chris Villon’s (exhausting) Top 10 of 2013 at Boston Hassle
- Mike’s Favorite Songs of 2013 at Sippy Cup Everything
- Steve’s List for 2013 at Baby, You Got A Stew Goin’!
- Sebastian’s Top 25 Albums of 2013 and his accompanying 2013 Year-End List Extravaganza at New Artillery.
My previous year-end fave lists can be found here: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001. Jeez, some of those early posts are embarrassing – not the picks, but the associated words. They could also use some serious reformatting thanks to my WordPress migration. I’ll add that to the
“won’t do” “to do” list.
Finally, I can’t truly leave 2013 behind before acknowledging the loss of some favorite addictions that will be much-missed, each to varying degrees.
And so I bid a very fond farewell to Chromewaves (the best damn music blog there ever was), the Boston Phoenix (I still get the itch to grab it every Thursday), The Best Show on WFMU (counting the days until its rebirth elsewhere), and to the Lemmingtrail board (a love/loathe relationship if ever there was one). To all the people who made those things what they were, well, thanks for helping me pass the time. Onwards, upwards.
Sometime next week I’ll share up my semi-annual list of releases I’m looking forward to this year, and I’ll be spinning songs from many of them at the first New Music Night of 2014, happening next Thursday at River Gods in Cambridge, MA.