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Favorite Albums of 2013

#10 – Gliss//Langsom Dans

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♩ Waves
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#9 – Telekinesis//Dormarion

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Ghosts and Creatures
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#8 – Diego Garcia//Paradise

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♩ Dónde Estás
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#7 – Son Lux//Lanterns

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♩ Lost It To Trying
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#6 – Porcelain Raft//Permanent Signal

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♩ Echo
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#5 – CHVRCHES//The Bones of What You Believe

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♩ We Sink
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#4 – Autre Ne Veut//Anxiety

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♩ Play By Play
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#3 – My Bloody Valentine//m b v

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♩ She Found Now
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#2 – Arcade Fire//Reflektor

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♩ Afterlife
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#1 – David Bowie//The Next Day

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♩ Valentine’s Day
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A few more favorites:
#11 – Guards//In Guards We Trust
#12 – Deltron 3030//Event II
#13 – Sleigh Bells//Bitter Rivals
#14 – Surrogate//Post-Heroic
#15 – Kavinsky//Odd Look
#16 – Childish Gambino//because the internet
#17 – Desert Stars//Habit Shackles
#18 – Rhye//Woman
#19 – Youth Lagoon//Wondrous Bughouse
#20 – Disclosure//Settle

 

Stream all of my Favorite Albums of 2013 on Spotify.

Check out my Favorite EPs of 2013 here.

(31) Days of Good: 12.10.13

2013 was a year of unexpected surprises, including new material and tours from My Bloody Valentine, Sebadoh, The Postal Service, The Pixies, The Dismemberment Plan, NIN, Beck, Lucius Jackson, Neutral Milk Hotel, Deltron 3030, and more. Below is a sampling of my favorite surprises of 2013.

 

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“We had this show all wrapped up last Friday. It was totally in the can! Then My Bloody Valentine dropped its highly anticipated new album over the weekend and threw our previously recorded show into total chaos! But hey, it was worth it. We (and all the other My Bloody Valentine fans out there) have been waiting more than 20 years for this!” via NPR: All Songs Considered

♩ My Bloody Valentine – She Found Now [from m b v]
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It’s been 13 years since Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Kid Koala joined forces as Deltron 3030 and released their debut album. Though I didn’t enjoy waiting for Event II, it was well worth it.

♩ Deltron 3030 – Look Across the Sky (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead) [from Event II]
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Defend Yourself is the 8th studio album (and 1st in 14 years) by Sebadoh. I don’t think i’ll ever get tired of “I Will,” which makes the perfect lead-off track for this rather eclectic album.

♩ Sebadoh – I Will [from Defend Yourself]
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Though we’ll probably never get a new album from The Postal Service, 2013 marked the 10th anniversary and deluxe reissue of the supergroup’s debut album Give Up. Along with a extensive “reunion” tour, the group released two brand new tracks, including this little gem.

♩ The Postal Service – A Tattered Line of String [from Give Up: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition]
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David Bowie's The Next Day

Of all the surprises this past year, there was one definititive highlight. After 10 (long) years, the one and only David Bowie released his 24th studio album – The Next Day. This is my favorite album of the year and there really isn’t a bad track on it. But in my opinion, “Valentine’s Day” is the standout track. Right when you hear that first guitar riff you know, this is a David Bowie song…and it’s fantastic.

♩ David Bowie – Valentine’s Day [from The Next Day]
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What is (31) Days of Good?

Favorite Albums of 2013 (so far)

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We’re halfway through 2013 and it’s shaping up to be quite the year in music.

Highlights definitely include the return of My Bloody Valentine, Daft Punk, and David Bowie, along with some really fantastic debuts from Disclosure, Ex Cops, Little Green Cars, On An On, and Rhye.  But with high comes the low, and though I was super excited for new albums from The Knife and Phoenix, they were quite the letdown in my opinion.

These are simply in alphabetical order.  It’s hard enough to rank my top 10, i don’t want to do it more than once a year.  Enjoy all of these on Spotify, which i’ll continue to update throughout the rest of 2013.  And with some highly anticipated releases still on the horizon, including new albums from Porcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, and Elton John, i’m sure this list will evolve.

But enough babbling, enjoy my favorite albums of 2013 (so far) and please check back in December to see which (if any) make the cut for my top 10 of the year.

 

Autre Ne Veut//Anxiety

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Baths//Obsidian

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Buke & Gase//General Dome

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Camera Obscura//Desire Lines

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Christopher Owens//Lysandre

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CHVRCHES//Recover EP

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The City and Horses//Strange Range

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Daft Punk//Random Access Memories

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David Bowie//The Next Day

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Disclosure//Settle

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Eleanor Friedberger//Personal Record

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Evenings//Yore

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Ex Cops//True Hallucinations

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Gliss//Langsom Dans

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Guards//In Guards We Trust

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The Joy Formidable//Wolf’s Law

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Lady Lamb the Beekeeeper//Ripely Pine

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Little Green Cars//Absolute Zero

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Local Natives//Hummingbird

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The Mary Onettes//Hit the Waves

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The Men//New Moon

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My Bloody Valentine//m b v

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The National//Trouble Will Find Me

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Oberhofer//Notalgia EP

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On An On//Give In

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Rhye//Woman

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Saturday Looks Good To Me//One Kiss Ends It All

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Sigur Rós//Kveikur
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Surfer Blood//Pythons

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Surrogate//Post-Heroic

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Telekinesis//Dormarion

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TRAILS AND WAYS//Trilingual EP

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Vampire Weekend//Modern Vampires of the City

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs//Mosquito

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Yo La Tengo//Fade

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Youth Lagoon//Wondrous Bughouse

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[on the road] My Bloody Valentine

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EUROPE + FAR EAST
June 9: Club 202, Budapest, Hungary
June 10: Archa Theater, Prague, Czech Republic
June 13: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 14: Hultsfred Festival, Hultsfred, Sweden
June 15: Norwegian Wood Festival, Oslo, Norway
July 5: Hop Farm Fest, Kent, UK
July 7: Eurockeennes Festival, Belfort, France
July 13: T in the Park, Balado, Scotland
July 26: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan
July 27: Valley Rock Festival, Ansan Daebu Island, Korea
Aug. 4: Off Festival, Katowice, Poland
Aug. 6: Vienna Arena, Vienna, Austria
Aug. 8: Terraneo Festival, Sibenik, Croatia
Aug. 10: Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland

UNITED STATES
Aug. 16: Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
Aug. 17: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX
Aug. 19: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
Aug. 21: WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Events Center, Seattle, WA
Aug. 23: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Aug. 25: FYF Fest, Los Angeles, CA

EUROPE
Aug. 30: Electric Picnic, Laois, Ireland
Sept. 5: Cologne Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
Sept. 7: Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany –
Sept. 8: Munich Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
Oct. 31: Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nov. 3: Aeronef, Lille, France
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[new music roundup] 2.5.13

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A few of my favorite new releases, including the latest from EELS, Frightened Rabbit, The Spinto Band, and Thao and The Get Down Stay Down.  Oh, and My Bloody Valentine surprised us all with m b v, their LONG awaited follow up to 1991’s Loveless!!  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy more new music.

What are your favorite new releases this week?

 

Dog Bite//Velvet Changes

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EELS – Wonderful, Glorious

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Elephant Stone//Elephant Stone

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Frightened Rabbit//Pedestrian Verse

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Guards//In Guards We Trust

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My Bloody Valentine//m b v
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The Spinto Band//Cool Cocoon

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Thao and The Get Down Stay Down//We The Common

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra//II

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A few more worth a listen:
Bettie Serveert//Oh Mayhem
Bjork //Bastards
Depeche Mode//Heaven
Jim James//Regions of Light and Sound of God
Richard Thompson//Electric