First Quarter Report: Music of 2013

The Really Good

Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob    

Ashley Monroe, Like A Rose    

Wire, Change Becomes Us     

They Might Be Giants, Nanobots    

Dawn Richard, GoldenHeart   

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park     

A$AP Rocky, LONG.LIVE.A$AP    

Chris Potter, Sirens    

Bilal, A Love Surreal    

Yo La Tengo, Fade    

The Pretty Good

Serengeti, Saal    

Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt    

My Bloody Valentine, m b v    

Wayne Shorter, Without A Net    

Bomba Estéreo, Elegancia Tropical    

Burial, Truant / Rough Sleeper    

Joe Lovano, Cross Culture  

Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold  

Kitty, D.A.I.S.Y. Rage   

The Mavericks, In Time   

Bettie Serveert, Oh, Mayhem!     

Richard Thompson, Electric       

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Push The Sky Away    

Iceage, You’re Nothing     


The Honorable Mentions

Ex Cops, True Hallucinations    

Ike Yard, Remix EP 1 Feat. Regis & Monoton    

Harmonia, Live 1974     

Caitlin Rose, The Stand-In    

Lee Gamble, Dutch Tvashar Plumes    

Kool A.D., 19     

Aaron Neville, My True Story    

Next Collective, Cover Art    

Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran, Hagar’s Song    

Woollen Kits, Four Girls    

Johnny Marr, The Messenger     

Madeleine Peyroux, The Blue Room  

Bad Religion, True North    

Andy Moor & Yannis Kyriakides, Folia    

Chelsea Light Moving, Chelsea Light Moving    

Veronica Falls, Waiting For Something To Happen    

Jose James, No Beginning No End    

Jamie Lidell, Jamie Lidell     

Christopher Rau, Two    

Pissed Jeans, Honeys     

Vusi Mahlasela, Sing To The People    




The Duds / Bombs / Turkeys

T.I., Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head    

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience    

Indians, Somewhere Else     

Ingrid Laubrock Anti House, Strong Place    

Sasha Go Hard, Round 3: The Knockout     

Darkstar, News From Nowhere    

Trinidad James, Don’t Be S.A.F.E.     

Beach Fossils, Catch The Truth    

Eric Clapton, Old Sock    

Jim James, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God    

Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox   

Toro Y Moi, Anything In Return   

Christopher Owens, Lysandre

Chris Stamey, Lovesick Blues     

Brokeback, Brokeback and the Black Rock    

The History Of Apple Pie, Out Of View     

St. Deluxe, Born Into Flame     

The Pogues, The Pogues In Paris: 30th Anniversary Concert at the Olympia   

Jason Castro, Only A Mountain   

Mike Oldfield, Tubular Beats     

Trapt, Reborn   

Shooter Jennings, Other Life     

Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse     

This Is….NRA Country, Vol. 1