20/13: The 20 Songs and 13 Albums that Mattered in 2013 (According to Yours Truly)

The 13 Albums of 2013

1. DJ Koze- Amygdala

2. Kanye West- Yeezus

3. Bill Callahan- Dream River

Bill Callahan Announces Fall Tour, Shares Dream River Cover4. Disclosure- Settle

5. Charli XCX- True Romance

6. Deerhunter- Monomania

7. Foxygen- We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

8. William Tyler- Impossible Truth

9. Chance The Rapper- Acid Rap

10. Haim- Days Are Gone

11. Blood Orange- Cupid Deluxe

12. Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City

13. Chvrches- The Bones of What You Believe

Also considered (in alphabetical order):


Arcade Fire- Reflektor

Daft Punk- Random Access Memories

Destroyer- Five Spanish Songs

DJ Rashad- Double Cup

Drake- Nothing Was The Same

Majical Cloudz- Impersonator

Mikal Cronin- MCII

Mutual Benefit- Love’s Crushing Diamond

San Fermin- San Fermin

Sky Ferreira- Night Time, My Time

Waxahatchee- Cerulean Sea

Apologies to: All the other great albums from this year that I haven’t had a chance to listen to yet.  Suggestions welcome.

The 20 Songs of 2013

1. Disclosure- “Latch”

2. DJ Koze- “Homesick”

3. Kanye West- “I Am A God”

4. Sky Ferreira- “I Blame Myself”

5. Chvrches- “The Mother We Share”

6. Charli XCX- “You’re The One”

7. Bill Callahan- “Seagull”

8. Foxygen- “San Francisco”

9. Majical Cloudz- “Childhood’s End”

10. William Tyler- “We Can’t Go Home Again”

11. Sam Smith- “Lay Me Down”

12. Fiona Apple- “Pure Imagination”

13. A$AP Rocky- Wild For The Night

14. Haim- “Days Are Gone”

15. Chance The Rapper- “Pusha Man”

16. Deerhunter- “Pensacola”

17. Vampire Weekend- “Hannah Hunt”

18. Daft Punk- “Doin’ It Right”

19. Mutual Benefit- “C.L. Rosarian”

20. Ciara- “Body Party”


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Jam of the Day: Kanye West- Bound 2

I’ve been a big fan of Kanye’s “Bound 2” since it came out in June with the release of Yeezus. The newly released video for the song, however, is bizarre, to say the least. I never thought I’d watch ‘Ye and Kim have simulated intercourse on a motorcycle while driving through a panorama of American landscapes.

Then again, it’s Kim and Kanye. Nothing is ever out of the realm of possibilities.

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November 19, 2013 · 3:42 pm

Jam of the Day: Sky Ferreira- I Blame Myself

I just want you to realize, I blame myself…

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November 17, 2013 · 10:07 pm

Jam of the Day: Fiona Apple- Pure Imagination

Love this.

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September 17, 2013 · 10:50 pm

Jam of the Day: Disclosure- Latch

If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down…

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July 24, 2013 · 8:16 pm

Jam of the Day: DJ Koze- Homesick

I’ll lose some sales
And my boss won’t be happy
But I can’t stop listening to the sound
Of two soft voices
Blended in perfection
From the reels of this record that I found.

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June 24, 2013 · 12:19 am

Jam of the Day: Brad Mehldau Trio- B-Flat Waltz

Really enjoying this track by Brad Mehldau at the moment.

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February 18, 2013 · 11:38 pm