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Music is the best -- can we all agree on this? And 2013 was another stellar year for the stuff. Here are some of my very favorite albums this year. Click on each title to hear a song from the album on YouTube. Please share what you loved this year -- music. movies, books, tv programs, events, anything!!
The best Brian Eno album of the year.
Dreamy and spaced-out album from Melhourne, Australia. Excellent guitar + organ + bass.
A trove of great songs.
If you find a good riff, stick to it.
Best argument for taking psychedelics in Santiago.
A little bit Cat Power, a little bit Televsion. My favorite female performance of the year.
Pavement plus Can. More or less literally.
Pavement plus the Minutemen. Not literally.
Hands down my favorite album of the year. Mellow, pretty and virtuosic. Taught me a whole new way of playing guitar.
Pairing: Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left
Here's a taste of Arp:
The Next Ten
I'm super-impressed by this guy Cooper Crain, who realized two great albums in very different moods.
Pairing: Neu! – Neu!
Like they took all the Stones and Kinks albums from between 1967 and 73, sliced the choruses from the verses, threw them in the air, and played them in whatever sloppy order they landed in.
Will certainly mellow out your evenings.
Mellow and strange instrumentals
Krautrock grooves that could just go on forever and forever and forever, far as I’m concerned.
Deerhunter album (EP?) of the year.
More great, atmospheric songs.
Pairing: Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Pairing: David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name