Prompted by Saelan’s list, here are my favorites so far of 2013’s album offerings. Note: It’s been two years since I’ve been outta the record store business so I haven’t been checking out almost every single new release like I did for the preceding 12 years and so so far it’s been lots of new LPs by old favorites and no big surprising weird ones. Truth-be-told, the records I have listened to the most this year so far have been Mac DeMarco’s 2, The Upsetters’ Double Seven, J Dilla’s Donuts, Pavement’s Brighten the Corners. all the Strokes records (except Room On Fire) and the Stones’ output from Black & Blue up to and including Steel Wheels.
2013, so far:
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
Predicted it as big ol’ 2013 favorite last year and here we are. Love it and listen to it on the reg. We’ll see if it remains in pole position by year’s end.
Watch: "No Destruction"
Warm Soda Someone For You
watch: "Busy Lizzy"
My Bloody Valentine MBV
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin
Boards of Canada Tomorrow’s Harvest.
watch: “Reach For The Dead”
Eleanor Friedberger Personal Record
watch: "Stare At The Sun"
The Strokes Comedown Machine
Listen: "One Way Trigger"
Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Watch: "Never Run Away"
Ducktails The Flower Lane
I’ve heard a bunch of others and I’ll hear a bunch more, but for now this have been the heaviest hitters from this year on my turntable.