Our New Year’s resolution is to update our news section more in 2014. Check out our top albums and tracks from 2013 (in no particular order).




Top Ten Albums of 2013

Anna Calvi – One Breath (Domino)

Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister (Slumberland)

Mikal Cronin – MCII (Merge)

Nobunny  - First Blood (Goner)

Perfect Pussy I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling (Self Released)

Roky Erickson reissues (the evil one, don't slander me, gremlins (Light In The attic)

Savages - Silence Yourself (Matador)

Unwound - Kid Is Gone (Numero Group)

Yo La Tengo Fade (Matador)

Conflict of interest:  Boogarins, Mutual Benefit, Anna von Hausswolff


Top Ten Songs of 2013

Aloe Blacc “Can You Do This"

Amason "Algen"

Bill Callahan "Small Plane"

Blood Orange "You're Not Good Enough"

Boogarins "Lucifernandis"

Eleanor Friedberger "Stare At The Sun"

Mutual Benefit "Strong Swimmer"

Superchunk "Overflows"

TEEN "Better"

Yo La Tengo "Cornelia And Jane"




Top Ten Albums of 2013

Kelela - Cut 4 Me  (Fade To Mind)

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City (XL)

Kanye West – Yeezus (Def Jam)

Savages - Silence Yourself (Matador)

Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)

Drake - Nothing Was The Same (Cash Money / Young Money Entertainment / Universal Republic)

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap (Self Released)

Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (ANTI-)

Thundercat – Apocalypse (Brainfeeder)

Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record (Merge)

 Honorable Mention: Queen Bey

Top Ten Songs of 2013

Drake "Hold On We're Going Home"

Ciara "Body Party"

Empress Of "Hat Trick"

James Blake "Retrograde"

Speedy Ortiz  "No Below"

Big Black Delta  "Side Of The Road"

Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu "Q.U.E.E.N."

Phosphorescent  "Song For Zula"

Wet  "You're The Best"

Tirzah  "I'm Not Dancing"




Top Ten Albums of 2013

Air Review  - Low Wishes (Velvet Blue Music)

Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe (Domino)

Cayucas  - Bigfoot (Secretly Canadian)

CHVRCHES  - The Bones Of What You Believe (Glassnote)

Haim  - Days Are Gone (Columbia)

Laura Mvula  - Sing To The Moon (RCA)

London Grammar  - If You Wait (Columbia)

Lucius -  Wildewoman (Mom+Pop)

Postiljonen  - Skyer (Hybris)

Vampire Weekend  - Modern Vampires of The City (XL)


Top Ten Songs of 2013

Active Child feat. Ellie Goulding "Silhouette"

AlunaGeorge "Your Drums, Your Love"

Bear Mountain "Congo"

Drake "Hold On, We're Going Home"

Laura Marling "I Was An Eagle"

Local Natives "Breakers"

Major Lazer feat. Amber Coffman "Get Free"

Pure Bathing Culture "Dream The Dare"

Superchunk "Me & You & Jackie Mittoo"

Volcano Choir "Comrade"




Top Ten Albums of 2013

Darkside - Psychic (Other People / Matador)

Jon Hopkins - Immunity  (Domino)

Maya Jane Coles - Comfort  (I/AM/ME)

AlunaGeorge - Body Music (Vagrant Records)

Disclosure - Settle  (PMR / Island)

Machinedrum - Vapor City  (Ninja Tune)

Classixx - Hanging Gardens  (Innovative Leisure)

Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe (Dead Oceans)

Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven  (Warp)

Drake - Nothing Was The Same (Cash Money / Young Money Entertainment / Universal Republic)


Top Ten Songs of 2013

Axel Boman "Klinsmann"

FKA Twigs "Water Me"

Ciara “Body Party”

Kingdom feat. Kelela "Bank Head"

Kurt Vile “Wakin On A Pretty Day”

Todd Terje “Strandbar”

Autre Ne Veut "Play By Play"

Kraak & Smaak “The Future Is Yours”

Duke Dumont “Need You 100%”

DIANA “Born Again”


Super Bowl Commercials: The 10 Best Spots
Have you seen our latest spot for Audi?  MTV says it was one of the top 10 Best Spots of the Super Bowl!  Check it out and pick up the excellent new Hanni El Khatib single "Can't Win 'Em All."  

Top Ten Albums of 2012
1. Chad Valley - Young Hunger
2. Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal
3. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
4. Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
5. The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now
6. Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone
7. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
8. Stepdad - Wildlife Pop
9. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This GIant
10. Twin Shadow - Confess

Top Ten Songs of 2012
1. Sharon Van Etten "Leonard"
2. Solange "Losing You"
3. Kishi Bashi "Bright Whites"
4. Jessie Ware "Wildest Moments"
5. Stars "Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It"
6. Purity Ring "Fineshrine"
7. Frank Ocean "Thinkin Bout You"
8. Freelance Whales "Aeolus"
9. The xx "Angels"
10.  Dirty Projectors "About To Die"

Top Ten Albums of 2012
1. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
2. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
3. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
4. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
5. Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt
6. Cat Power - Sun
7. Mac Demarco - 2
8. Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
9. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
10. Tame Impala - Lonerism

Ten Songs I Loved in 2012 That (Mostly) Weren't On My Top Ten Albums:
1. Solange "Losing You"
2. Kendrick Lamar "Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst"
3. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Baby"
4. Haim "Forever"
5. Grizzly Bear "Sleeping Ute"
6. Frank Ocean "Pyramids"
7. Sky Ferreira "Everything Is Embarrassing"
8. Pure Bathing Culture  "Lucky One"
9. Theesatisfaction  "QueenS"
10. Jai Paul "Jasmine"

Top Ten Albums of 2012 (in no particular order)
Dustin Wong - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
Nude Beach - Nude Beach
Dwight Yoakam - 3 Pears
Rebecca Gates - The Float
Megan Reilly - The Well
The Barbaras - 2006-2008
Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Lonnie Holley - Just Before Music
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