KFL’s Top Albums of 2013

Posted January 3rd, 2014 by kevin

KFL is a writer/lover of music, a drinker of coffee and a (begrudging) maker of lists.


Admission/Confession: I don’t bother defending my opinions these days; I find it to be an exercise in futility. Besides, I’m really fucking lazy. This is for posterity as much as anything.

The List:

1. Phosphorescent, “Muchacho” (Dead Oceans Records)

2. Eluvium, “Nightmare Ending” (Temporary Residence)

3. Daniel Bachman, “Jesus I’m a Sinner” (Tompkins Square)

4. Dawn of Midi, “Dysnomia” (Thirsty Ear)

5. Mikal Cronin, “MCII” (Merge)

6. Ty Segall, “Sleeper” (Drag City)

7. Tim Hecker, “Virgins” (Kranky)

8. Fuzz, “Fuzz” (In the Red Records)

9. Brokeback, “Brokeback and the Black Rock” (Thrill Jockey)

10. Kurt Vile, “Wakin on a Pretty Daze” (Matador)

Honorable Mentions, Boxes and Reissues:

The Band, “Live at the Academy of Music 1971” (Capitol)
Big Star, “Nothing Can Hurt Me” (Omnivore)
David Bowie, “The Next Day” (Columbia)
The Clash, “Sound System” (Sony Legacy)
Death Cab for Cutie, “Transatlanticism” (Barsuk Records)
Bob Dylan, “Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10)” (Columbia)
Foxygen, “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic” (Jagjaguwar)
Haim, “Days Are Gone” (Columbia)
Mogwai, “Les Revenants” (Rock Action)
Van Morrison, “Moondance ” (Rhino)
My Bloody Valentine, “mbv” (Self Release)
Nirvana, “In Utero” (Geffen Records)
Otis Redding, “The Complete Stax/Volt Singles” (Shout Factory!)
Parquet Courts, “Light Up Gold” (What’s Your Rupture?)
Polvo, “Siberia” (Merge)
Queens of the Stone Age, “…Like Clockwork” (Matador)
Savages, “Silence Yourself” (Matador)
Sly and The Family Stone, “Higher!” (Sony Legacy)
Songs: Ohia, “Magnolia Electric Co.” (Secretly Canadian)
Unwound, “Kid is Gone” (Numero Group)
The Velvet Underground, “White Light/White Heat” (Polydor)
(Bonus): “Welcome to Night Vale” Podcast (Listen/Download Here)

post script…

Earworm of 2013: Haim, “The Wire”

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