unbelievers. vampire weekend.
Happy holidays, everybody.
10. Joywave - Koda Vista
9. Ben Kweller - Go Fly a Kite
8. Passion Pit - Gossamer
7. The Tallest Man on Earth - There’s No Leaving Now
6. fun. - Some Nights
5. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
4. The Early November - In Currents
3. Sigur Rós - Valtari
2. John K. Samson - Provincial
1. The Chariot - One Wing
20. The Shins - Port of Morrow
19. Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
18. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
17. Stepdad - Wildlife Pop
16. Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
15. Good Old War - Come Back as Rain
14. Oberhofer - Time Capsules II
13. Vacationer - Gone
12. Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
11. Everyone Everywhere - Everyone Everywhere
30. Miike Snow - Happy to You
29. Netherfriends - Middle America
28. Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
27. The Daredevil Christopher Wright - The Nature of Things
26. Miniature Tigers - Mia Pharoah
25. Jack White - Blunderbuss
24. Bahamas - Barchords
23. Reptar - Body Faucet
22. P.O.S. - We Don’t Even Live Here
21. Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal
40: The Asteroid’s Galaxy Tour - Out of Frequency
39: Foxy Shazam - The Church of Rock and Roll
38: Toro Y Moi - June 2009
37: Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
36: First Aid Kit - The Lion’s Roar
35: Shovels and Rope - O’ Be Joyful
34: Lazerbeak - Lavabangers
33: Tame Impala - Lonerism
32: Titus Andronicus - Local Business
31: Kishi Bashi - 151a
50. Lambchop - Mr. M
49. Sea Wolf - Old World Romance
48. The Big Pink - Future This
47. M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion
46. Death Grips - The Money Store
45. Brother Ali - The Bite Marked Heart
44. Pond - Beard, Wives, Denim
43. Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land
42. Now, Now - Threads
41. Swans - The Seer
My list is more or less finalized (or as finalized as it will get), and I’m itching to share it, so I’ve decided to go ahead and push it out this week.
This year’s list will be my to 50 albums. I’ll push out 10 a day, every day this week at noon. Because I think I’m some sort of big shot that can do things like that.
Even though I’ve been working on this project since June, I like to think of these lists as works in progress. There are a lot of albums that came out this year that I still don’t think I’ve had enough time to let sink in. So this list will be reviewed and revised in December 2013, just as I did for last year’s list.
I’ve also decided to use my supreme authority as author of this list and not write an explanation for each one. I’ll post one track with each submission, which will give a thumbnail sample of the sound of each album. I think that, paired with where it falls in the rankings, will give everyone a decent idea of what I may have put in paragraph form. I’m also thinking I might do a quick post at the end with some general thoughts to add to the mix.
And, as always, I welcome feedback. I’m excited to share!
I can think of very few EPs that I listened to this year, so I’m just going to go ahead and declare the Person L / Weatherbox Split the champion. I don’t anticipate anything topping it.
S. Carey - Hoyas
Kate Nash - Death Proof
But I am a little disappointed in myself for not being on top of the EPs this year. Anyone have any suggestions?