Employee Top Ten's

for the year 2013
 
 ALICIA   ALLISON
Records
Austra - Olympia
Bass Drum of Death - S/T
Bleached - Ride Your Heart
Andrew Cedermark - Home Life
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Darkside - Psychic
Deerhunter - Monomania
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities
The Growlers - Hung at Heart
HAIM - Days Are Gone
La Luz - It’s Alive
Last Good Tooth - Not Without Work and Rest
Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
MIA - Matangi
Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion
No Age - An Object
Porches - Slow Dance in the Cosmos
Savages - Silence Yourself
Shannon and the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House
Suuns - Images du Futur
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin

Live Shows
Desaparecidos - Mohawk, October 30
Destruction Unit, Merchandise, Parquet Courts - Pedestrian Bridge, March 15
The Music Tapes - Scottish Rite Theatre, May 19
My Bloody Valentine - Austin Music Hall, August 16
No Age & Ringo Deathstarr - Museum of Human Achievement, August 31
Best Reissues
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Vol. 10 Another Self Portrait
The Felice Brothers - The Adventures of the Felice Brothers Vol. 1; Through These Reins and Gone
Townes Van Zandt - High, Low, and in Between; The Late, Great Townes Van Zandt; Sunshine Boy: The
Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972

Best EPs
Parquet Courts - Tally All the Things You Broke
Sirs - S/T
Tennis - Small Sound
Wild Nothing - Empty Estate

Movies
MORRISSEY 25: LIVE
This is a recording of his show at Hollywood
High School in Los Angeles on March 2, 2013. I
saw a showing of it at the Alamo Drafthouse,
and it’s the only money I spent on going to the
movietheater this year so I guess it’s my favorite
“movie”.
Music Videos
Cretin Stompers - Eye of the Storm
Superchunk - Me and You and Jackie Mittoo

Books
Morrissey - Autobiography
 

In alpha order:
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Valerie June - Pushing Against a Stone
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Queens of the Stone Age - If I had a Tail
Savages - Silence Yourself
Simple Circuit - Simple Circuit
Sweet Talk - Flash of Light
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Reissues:
Digable Planets - Blowout Comb
The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
R.E.M. - Green
Townes Van Zandt - High, Low, and In Between
Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970

 ANDY ANTHONY
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
The Holydrug Couple - Noctuary
Ex-Cops - True Hallucinations
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities
Simple Circuit - s/t
Cate LeBon - Mug Museum
Jackson Scott - Melbourne
Fuzz - s/t
Medicine - To The Happy Few
Patrick Cowley - School Daze
Josef K - Sorry for Laughing
William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor?
DEVO - Hardcore Vol. 1 & 2
Bona Dish - The Zaragoza Tapes 1981-1982
Mainliner - Mellow Out
  Best Albums of 2013
Nobunny - Secret Songs
Fuzz - Fuzz
Kanye West - Yeezus
Parquet Courts - Tally All the Things That You Broke
The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
Sweet Talk - Pickup Lines
No Age - An Object
Cleaners From Venus - In the Golden Autumn (reissue)
Ty Segall - Sleeper
Nick Cave - Push the Sky Away
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
Run the Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) - Run the Jewels
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu
Shannon and the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House
Church Shoes - Loves
William Onyeabor - Who is William Onyeabor? (reissue)
Destruction Unit - Deep Trip
Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion
Hunx & His Punx - Street Punk

Best Live Shows of 2013
OM - at Psych Fest April 26
Thee Oh Sees - at Beerland November 8
Sparks - at Fun Fun Fun Fest November 9
Nobunny - at Beerland March 15, at Hotel Vegas March 16 & at Red 7 November 4
     
 ANGIE  
2013 Spectrum of Sound & Current Colourphuzz Selections for Listening Gratification & Kinaesthetic Revelry:

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
The Baptist Generals -  Jackleg Devotional to the Heart
Beach Fossils -  Clash the Truth
The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
Bona Dish - The Zaragoza Tapes 1981-82
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight…
Threace -  Drag City
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Chelsea Light Moving - S/T, Matador
Choubi Choubi! Vol.2: Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq
Church Shoes - Loves, 12XU
Bill Callahan -  Dream River, Drag City
The Clean - Vehicle (reissue), Captured Tracks
Maya Jane Coles -  Comfort, I/Am/Me
Creationists - S/T, Super Secret
Crystal Stilts - Nature Noir, Sacred Bones
Dabke - Sounds of Syrian Houran
Darkside -  Psychic, Matador
Deerhunter -  Monomania, 4AD
Destruction Unit - Deep Trip, Sacred Bones
Disco Love 3: Even More Rare Disco & Soul
DJ Rashad, Double Cup, Lit City Trax
EL-P & Killer Mike - Run the Jewels, Fool’s Gold
Roky Erickson - Don’t Slander Me
Roky Erickson - The Evil One
Factory Floor - S/T, DFA
La Femme - Psycho Tropical Berlin, Barclay
La Luz - It’s Alive, Sub Pop
Jacco Gardner -  Cabinet of Curiosities
Colin Gilmore - The Wild and Hollow
Girls Names -  The New Life, Slumberland
Gold Panda - Half of Where You Live
Gun Outfit -  Hard Coming Down
Happy Hollows - Amethyst
The Higher State - S/T, 13 O’Clock
Jon Hopkins - Immunity, Domino
Ichi Ni San Shi -  Slow Truth, Super Secret
  Jacuzzi Boys - S/T, Hardly Art
Valerie June - Pushin’ Against a Stone
Kill Yourself Dancing: The Story of Sunset Records 1985-89, Still Music
King Kahn & the Shrines - Idle No More, Merge
Kaytranada - Kay Todo, Huh, What & Where
Kingdom of Suicide Lovers - Distant Waves (vinyl), Super Secret
The Knife - Shaking the Habitual, Rabid
Love Inks - Generation Club, Monofonus Press
Machinedrum - Vapor City, Ninja Tune
Magik Markers - Surrender to the Fantasy
Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
MIA - Matangi
Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion
Mirror Travel - Mexico, Modern Outsider
Moderat - II, BPitch/Mute
Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-1988, Strut
Neo Boys - Sooner or Later (reissue), K Records
Night Beats - Sonic Bloom, Trouble In Mind
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin, Castle Face
William Onyeabor - Who is William Onyeabor?
Psychic Ills - One Track Mind, Sacred Bones
Rose Windows - The Sun Dogs, SubPop
Royal Trux - Veterans of Disorder (LP reissue),
Vex Ruffin - S/T, Stones Throw
Shearwater/Sharon Van Etten - "Stop Draggin My Heart Around" 7", SubPop
The Shivas - White Out!, K Records
Ssleeperhold - Ruleth, Holodeck
Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu, Sublime Frequencies
Simple Circuit - S/T
Still Corners - Strange Pleasures, SubPop
Sun Araw - On Patrol (LP reissue), Drag City
Suuns - Images du Futur, Secretly Canadian
Sweet Talk - Pick-Up Lines, 12XU
White Fence - White Fence (LP reissue)
Wire - Change Becomes Us, Pinkflag
Wooden Shjips - Back to Land, Thrill Jockey
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan - Uzu, Psychic Handshake
The Zoltars - Walking Through the Dark, CQ
     
 ANGEL
  BILL
Albums of Interest / Real Scorchers
Church Shoes - Loves LP,KMJ
The Litter - Distortions LP,Sundazed
Los Saicos - ¡Demolición! The Complete Recordings LP,Munster
Part Time - PDA LP,Mexican summer
Glitz - It’s Glitz LP,Grazer
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities LP,Trouble in Mind
Holy Wave - Evil Hits LP, RVRB
Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me 2XLP,Omnivore
The Bad Lovers - Actin’ Strange LP, Burger City
Danava - Heavy Devil Star-Crash: The 2004 Demos 12”,Unseen Forces
Oblivians - Desperation LP, In the Red

Re-issues and Compilations
Dust - Hard Attack/Dust LP,Legacy
King Tuff - Was Dead LP,Burger
Roky Erickson - The Evil One LP,Light in the Attic
Teengenerate - Get Action! LP Crypt
The Penetrators - Kings of Basement Rock LP,Slovenly
Various - Radio Ready Lost Power Pop Hits: Texas, Volume 1 LP Cheap Rewards
Stiv Bators – Disconnected LP,Bomp
The Scientists - S/T LP,Agitated
Los Nuggetz - 60's Garage and Psych From Latin America 4XCD bx, Rockbeat
Badfinger - S/T,Wish you were here,BBC Sessions, 2xCD Edsel Uk

Singles Going Steady
Sweat Lodge - S/T 45,A.I.R.
The Sonics - Do you love me/Money 45, Etiquette
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - It’s not enough/Let Go 45,Jungle
Stiv Bators/David Quinton Make up your Mind 45, Ugly Pop
Part Time - Visions of the Future 45,Loglady
Sonny Vincent - Totally Fucked 45,Oops Baby

Best in Show(s)
The Damned - Chaos in Tejas
Television – Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013
Apache - Burgermania 2
Part Time – Loglady showcase
The Zombies - SXSW/Waterloo
American Sharks – Waterloo In-Store
Church Shoes - A.I.R.’s Rock n’ Roll Mall
  The year of old guys! (the order is random)
1) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away - the SXSW show was amazing!
2) David Bowie - The Next Day - best album in years!
3) Paul McCartney - New - "Early Days" easily one of the most honest songs he's
written and performed in years
4) Iggy And The Stooges - Ready To Die
5) Bryan Ferry - The Jazz Age - as close to "authentic" versions of his songs done
30's jazz style . Even using old equipment
6) Depeche Mode Delta Machine
7) Ichi Ni San Shi - Slow Truth
8) The Clean - Vehicle (re-issue) the most important band in the world
9) Pagan Alter - Mythical And Magical (re-issue) - great lost metal ! Shadow Kingdom
is my new favorite label!
10) Black Sabbath 13 - they were so great at the Erwin!
11) The Zoltars - Walking Through The Dark my second favorite Austin band
12) Dead C - Armed Courage

     
 BRIAN   CC
top ten new releases for 2013
Crystal Syphon – Family Evil LP (Roaratorio)
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities LP (Trouble IN Mind)
Paul Messis – Case Closed s/t LP (State)
The Higher State – s/t LP (13 O’Clock)
Young Sinclairs – You Know Where To Find Me 7” EP (Planting Seeds)
Young Sinclairs – Engineer Man 7” (Market Square)
Strapping Fieldhands – Impossible To Say 7” (Richie)
Morgan Delt – Barbarian Kings 7””
The Sufis – Inventions LP (Burger)
Night Beats – Sonic Bloom LP (Reverb Appreciation Society)

top ten reissues for 2013
Human Expression – Love at Psychedelic Velocity LP (Moi J’Connais/Mississippi)
Os Brazoes –s/t LP (Moi ‘Connais)
Sensations Fix – Fragments of Light LP (Superior Viaduct)
William Onyeabor – Who is William Onyeabor (Luaka Bop)
John Carpenter – Assault On Precint 13 soundtrack LP (Death Waltz)
Saint Anthony’s Fyre – s/t LP (Rockadrome)
Rob Jo Star Band – s/t LP (Born Bad)
39 Clocks – Pain It Dark LP (Luxury Products)
Dino Valenti – s/t LP (Tompkins Square)
Anonymous – Inside the Shadow LP (Macchu Picchu)
  These are nine albums I liked in 2013 that are available at Waterloo Records & Video:
1. Bardo Pond - Peace On Venus CD, LP (Fire)
2. Body/Head - Coming Apart CD, LP (Matador)
3. Dead C - Armed Courage CD, LP (Ba Da Bing)
4. Magik Markers - Surrender To The Fantasy CD, LP (Drag City)
5. William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor CD, LP (Luaka Bop)
6. Bill Orcutt - A History Of Everyone CD, LP (Editions Mego)
7. Quercus (June Tabor) - Quercus CD (ECM)
8. Wolf Eyes - No Answer: Lower Floors CD, LP (De Stijl)
9. Richard Youngs - Summer Through My Mind CD, LP (Ba Da Bing)
     
 CHIQUITA   CYNTHIA
new releases
Toro y Moi - Anything in Return
Thundercat - Apocalypse
Parquet Courts - Tally All The Things You Broke EP
Janelle Monae - Electric Lady
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
Bill Callahan - Dream River
Holydrug Couple - Noctuary
Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You
John Wizards - John Wizards
Deltron 3030 - Event II
R.A. the Rugged Man - Legends Never Die
Quasimodo - Yessir Whatever
Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge - 12 Reasons to die
MGMT - MGMT

compilations
Kill Yourself Dancing: The Story of Sunset Records -1985-1989
Trevor jackson presents Metal Dance 2
Disco Love 3 : Even More Rare Disco and Soul Uncovered compiled by Al Kent
Ilairaraaja - Illectro

reissues
William Onyeabor - Who is William Onyeabor?
Chance - In Search
Roky Erickson - Evil One, Don't Slander Me

live shows
Steely Dan- Bass Concert Hall August 28th 2013 Austin TX
Janelle Monae - ACL live at the Moody Theater November 12th 2013 Austin TX
Hall and Oates - ACL live at the Moody Theater May 26th 2013 Austin, TX
  Alphabetically…
Arcade Fire: Reflektor
Atoms for Peace: Amok
Avett Brothers: Magpie & The Dandelions (And I’m not a Avett Brothers fan.)
Beach Fossils: Clash the Truth
Black Angels: Indigo Meadow
Black Sabbath: 13
Boards of Canada: Tomorrow’s Harvest
Charles Bradley: Victim of Love
Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
Deerhunter: Monomania
Flaming Lips: The Terror
The Head and the Heart: Let’s Be Still
Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell, & Angels
Iron & Wine: Ghost on Ghost
Jim James: Regions of Light and Sound of God
Junip: Junip
King Tuff: Was Dead
The Knife: Shaking the Habitual
Kopecky Family Band: Raising Kids
Local Natives: Hummingbird
Lorde: Pure Heroin
Man Man: On Oni Pond
The National: Trouble Will Find Me
Phosphorescent: Muchacho
Portugal the Man: Evil Friends
Queens of the Stone Age: Like Clockwork
Savages: Silence Yourself
Ty Segall: Sleeper
Simple Circuit: S/T
Soundtrack: Oblivion
Soundtrack: The Great Gatsby
Sweet Talk: Pick Up Lines
Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience
Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Volcano Choir: Repave
Yellow Red Sparks: Yellow Red Sparks
Washed Out: Paracosm
Will Courtney: A Century Behind
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito
Yo Lo Tengo: Fade

Reissues:
The Beatles: Live at the BBC
Roky Erickson: The Evil One

7”:
Girls Rock Camp: She’s a Rainbow/Esme Barrera Tribute
     
 CHIP   CORBY
Beach Fossils – Clash the Truth
Besnard Lakes – Until in Excess
Black Hearted Brother – Stars are our home
Blouse – imperium
Boards of Canada – Tomorrows Harvest
Botany – lava diviner
Crocodiles – crimes of passion
Cut Copy – free your mind
Deer Tick – negativity
Delorian – apar
Flaming Lips – Terror
Height Ashbury – perhaps
Jaguar Ma – howlin
Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
Junip – junip
Karl Bartos – off the record
Lung – wait less suspense
Manic Street Preachers – rewind the film
Mazzy Star – seasons of the day
Miles Kane – Don’t forget who you are
OMD – English electric
Palma violets – 180
Portugal The Man – evil friends
Smith Westerns – soft will
Solar Bears – supermigration
Surfer Blood – pythons
Sweet Talk – Pickup Lines
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
Vampire weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
William Onyeabor – who is William onyeabor?
Yamantaka sonic titan – Uzu
Yuck – glow & behold

Best Reissues:
Tears for fears – the hurting – DLX CD
Roky Eriksson – evil one LP (Light in the Attic)
OST – The Fog LP
OST – Halloween LP (MONDO)

Best Box Set:
Scared to get happy

Best Compilation:
Modular presents Modyssey

Best Blu Ray Release:
Braquo – Series 1 (Import)
Naked Lunch – Criterion Collection (Domestic)
  Top Ten
1. Solar Bears-Supermigration (Ghostly)
2. Circle-Six Day Run (Ektro)
3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra-II (Jagjaguar)
4. Umberto-Confrontations (NotNotFun)
5. Tame Impala-Lonerism (Modular)
6. Yamantaka//Sonic Titan-Uzu (Suicide Squeeze)
7. Darkside-Psychic (Matador)
8. Melt Banana-Fetch (A-zap)
9. Circle/Mammifer-Enharmonic Intervals (Sige)
10. Celestial Shore-10x (Hometapes)

Best Circle Reissues
1. HIssi (Ektro)
2. Fraten (Ektro)
3. Golem/Vesillitro (Ektro)
4. Panic (Ektro)

Best John Carpenter Reissues
1. All of them (Thank you to Mondo & Death Waltz!!!)

     
 DC    DENNIS

DC's Delights 2013:
Beats Antique - "Thousand Faces Act I"
Black Angels: Indigo Meadow
D33J - "Tide Songs" (cassette only)
Daedelus - "Drown Out"
Death Grips - "No Love Deep Web"
Express Rising - "Express Rising" 2013
Hawk and a Hacksaw - "You Have Already Gone to the Other World"
Jel - "Late Pass"
M.I.A. - "Matangi"
Pelican - "Forever Becoming"
Russian Circles - "Memorial"
Serengeti/Odd Nosdam - "Kenny Dennis LP"
Sleigh Bells - "Bitter Rivals"
Sole - "No Wising Up No Settling Down"
Why? "Golden Tickets"
Young Fathers - "Tape Two"

NEW TO ME:
Sysyphe - "Running Up That Hill"

  1- "Cheater's Game"- Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
2- "Blur the Line"- Those Darlins
3- "Muchacho"- Phosphorescent
4- "The Stand In"- Caitlyn Rose
5- "The Next Day"- David Bowie
6- "El Rancho Azul"- Dale Watson
7- "Tin Star"- Lindi Ortega
8- "Still Fighting the War"- Slaid Cleaves
9- "Come Cry With Me"- Daniel Romano
10- "American Kid"- Patty Griffin

     
 EDMUND ERIC
Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold, American Specialites, Tally All The Things You Broke
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
Maria Bamford - Ask Me About My New God!
Meridian Brothers - Devocion: 2005-11
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest
The Zoltars – Walking Through The Dark
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty
Simple Circuit – Simple Circuit
Ooga Boogas - Ooga Boogas
My Bloody Valentine – mbv
Forest Swords – Engravings
Sweet Talk – Pick Up Lines
Haxan Cloak – Excavation
The Julie Ruin - Run Fast
Iceage - You’re Nothing
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
FIDLAR – FIDLAR

Reissues
DEVO - Hardcore Devo 1 + 2
William Onyeabor - Who is William Onyeabor?

Compilations
Los Nuggets – 60's Garage and Psych From Latin America
Ilectro by Ilaiyaraaja
Qat, Coffee & Qambus - Raw 45s from Yemen
Dabke Sounds of the Syrian Houran
Kassidat: Raw 45s From Morocco
  Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Sweet Talk - Pick Up Lines
Holy Wave - Evil Hits
Church Shoes - Loves
Spray Paint - S/T
Sonny and the Sunsets - Antenna to the Afterworld
Deerhunter - Monomania
Gospel Truth - A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things
Ichi Ni San Shi - Slow Truth
Mike Donovan – Wot
     
 IAN JON H.
Manic:
Matias Aguayo - 'The Visitor'
Four Tet - 'Beautiful Rewind'
Matmos - 'The Marriage of True Minds'
Omar Souleyman - 'Wenu Wenu'
Zorch - 'Zzoorrcchh'
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities'

Depressive:
Suuns - 'Images Du Futur'
Vår - 'No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers'
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - 'Uzu'
Colin Stetson - 'New History Warfare Vol. III: To See More Light'
Scott Walker - 'Bish Bosch' [Dec 2012 release]

Reissues & Compilations:
Suzanne Ciani - 'Lixiviation'
Honey Ltd. - 'The Complete LHI Recordings'
Meridian Brothers - 'Devoción (Works 2005-2011)'
National Wake - 'Walk in Africa 1979-1981'
William Onyeabor - 'Who is William Onyeabor?'
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information / Wings of Love'
Rodian G.A. - 'The Lost Tapes'
Shahram - 'Shahram'
Original Soundtrack - 'The Source Family'
Various Artists -'Change the Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1980-1987'

  1. The Ogres- The Acrid & Misanthropic Sounds Of
2. The Alarm Clocks- Wake Up
3. The Nomads - Solna
4. The Woggles- The Big Beat
5. Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds - Haunted Head
6. Iggy And The Stooges - Ready To Die
7. Roky Erickson- The Evil One Returns Live
8. The Vibrators - On The Guest List
9. The Split Squad- Now Hear This
10. Daddy Long Legs / Bloodshot Bill Split Single on Norton
Records
     
 JAY  
[ Hardcore, Punk & Metal ]
Maraboots - Dans La Nuit
Lion's Law - A Day Will Come
Mammoth Grinder - Underworlds
Carcass - Surgical Steel
Power Trip - Manifest Decimation
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats - Mind Control
Bl'ast - Blood!
Rival Mob - Mob Justice
Magic Circle- Magic Circle
Enforcer - Death By Fire
Integrity - Systems Overload (a2/Orr Remix; Reissue)
Church Whip - Psychedelic Nightmare
Mind Spiders - Inhumanistic

[ Everything Else ]
Vår - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
Queens of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion
Fuzz - Fuzz
Elvis Costello & the Roots - Wise Up Ghost
Jackson Scott - Melbourne
Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
Purling Hiss - Water On Mars
Pissed Jeans- Honeys
El-P & Killer Mike - Run the Jewels
Merchandise - Totale Nite
The Men - New Moon
7L/Esoteric & Inspectah Deck - Czarface
  [ Live Shows ]
01/11 - Cutting Losses last show @ 29th St Ballroom
01/17 - Integrity @ Ottobar (A389 Bash, Baltimore, MD)
01/18 - Integrity, Catharsis & Gehenna @ Ottobar (A389 Bash, Baltimore, MD)
01/19 - Gehenna & WarxGames @ Sidebar (A389 Bash, Baltimore, MD)
01/19 - Left For Dead, Despise You & Lack of Interest @ Ottobar (A389 Bash, Baltimore, MD)
01/20 - Left For Dead @ Charm City Art Space (A389 Bash, Baltimore, MD)
02/02 - Negative Approach & Power Trip @ Red7 Inside
02/15 - Oxblood @ Red7 Inside
03/06 - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ Emo's East
03/14 - the Geeks @ Revolucion Loft (San Antonio, TX)
04/13 - Glue & Blotter @ Lamar Pedestrian Bridge
04/26 - Kremlin & Wiccans @ Holy Mountain Inside
05/07 - Method Man & Redman @ Moahwk Outside
05/30 - Long Knife @ Lamar Pedestrian Bridge (Chaos in Tejas)
05/31 - Bolt Thrower @ 11E5 (Chaos in Tejas)
06/01 - Integrity & Left For Dead @ Red7 Outside (Chaos in Tejas)
06/02 - Rival Mob, World War 4 & Waste Management @ Red7 Inside (Chaos in Tejas)
08/05 - El-P & Killer Mike Run the Jewels @ Mohawk Outside
09/11 - King Dude @ Mohawk Inside
09/15 - Cold Cave @ Red7 Inside
10/04 - Fuzz @ Red7 Outside
10/18 - AFI @ Mohawk Outside
10/25 - Down @ Emo's East (Housecore Horror Fest)
11/02 - Iron Age @ Limelight (San Antonio, TX)
11/08 - Quicksand @ Auditorium Shores (FFFfest)
11/08 - Judge @ Mohawk Inside (FFFNites)
11/09 - Descendents, Judge & Body Count @ Auditorium Shores (FFFfest)
11/09 - Cro-Mags & Iron Age @ Holy Mountain Outside (FFFNites)
11/10 - Slayer, the Locust & Gojira @ Auditorium Shores (FFFfest)
     
 KAITY   KELSEY
Hanson – Anthem
Miley Cyrus – Bangerz (deluxe Edition)
Katy Perry – Prism
Justin Beiber – Believe Acoustic
Britney Spears – Britney Jean
Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – ST
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
 

Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (OST)
Bill Callahan - Dream River
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Chelsea Light Moving - S/T
Deerhunter - Monomania
Destruction Unit - Deep Trip
Ichi Ni San Shi - Slow Truth
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
William Oneyeabor - World Psychedelic Classics (Re-Issue)
Simple Circuit - S/T
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
Sweet Talk - Pick Up Lines
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
Vår - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
Wire - Change Becomes Us

     
 KEN    KERBY
LPs
Danny Brown - Old
Classixx - Hanging Gardens
Darkside - Psychic
Haim - Days Are Gone
DJ Koze - Amygdala
Haxan Cloak - Excavation
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
Jon Hopkins - Immunity
John Wizards - John Wizards
Melt-Banana - Fetch
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
Shannon & the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House
Ssleeperhold - Ruleth
Suuns - Images du Futur
Thundercat - Apocalypse
Chelsea Wolfe - Pain is Beauty

Comps/Reissues:
Chance - In Search
Devo - Hardcore Devo, Vols 1 & 2
Dur-Dur Band - Vol. 5
William Onyeabor - Who is William Onyeabor?
Rodion G.A. - The Lost Tapes
V/A - Good God! Apocryphal Hymns
  My Bloody Valentine - MBV
Jackson Scott - Melbourne
No Joy - Wait to Pleasure
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
Uncle Acid & the Dead Beats - Mind Control
Those Darlins - Blur the Line
Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
Mirror Travel - Mexico
Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
Wax Idols - Discipline + Desire
Veronica Falls - Waiting For Something to Happen
True Widow - Circumambulation
Anna Calvi - One Breath
Medicine - To the Chosen Few
Fear of Men - Early Fragments
     
 KESEY    KEVIN
1. Breeders - LSXX vinyl box set,
2. Serengeti - Kenny Dennis LP,
3. Human Expression - Love at Psychedelic Velocity (re-issue)
4. Michael Onyeabor - Who Is Michael Onyeabor?
5. My Bloody Valentine- MBV
  Simple Circuit - S/T
Ichi Ni San Shi - Slow Truth
The Zoltars - Walking Through the Dark
Sweet Talk - Pick Up Lines
Iceage - You're Nothing
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities
Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
MGMT - MGMT
FIDLAR - S/T
     
 LINDSEY    LIZ
Best New Albums:
1. Jacco Gardner "Cabinet of Curiosities"
2. Devendra Banhart "Mala"
3. Wire "Change Becomes Us"
4. Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats "Mind Control"
5. Yo La Tengo "Fade"
6. Savages S/T
7. My Bloody Valentine "MBV"
8. Bill Callahan "Dream River"
9. Darkside "Psychic"
10. Chelsea Wolfe "Pain is Beauty"
11. The Invisible Hands S/T
12. Juliana Barwick "Nepenthe"
13. Wooden Shjips "Back to Land"

Best New Oldies (Reissues & First Issues of Old Material):
1. William Onyeabor "Who is William Onyeabor?"
2. Meridian Brothers "Devocion"
3. Roky Erikson "Evil One"
4. Chance "In Search"
5. Mannequin "Wait No Longer"
6. Bona Dish "Zaragoza Tapes"
7. Peter Jefferies "The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World"
8. Don & Stevie S/T
9. The Clean "Vehicle"
10. The Mountain Goats "All Hail West Texas"

Best EPs:
1 1. Merchandise "Totale Night"
2. Parkay Quarts "Tally All the Things That You Broke"

Best Compilations:
1. Iasos "Celestial Soul Portrait"
2. Trevor Jackson Presents "Metal Dance 2"
3. Honey LTD.
4. Italians Do It Better "After Dark 2"

Best Fact Learned:
"It's pronounced 'Hassle' Adkins. He died cause someone ran him over with a lawnmower."
  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
Hadden Sayers - Rolling Soul
Max Frost - Lo Hi Lo
The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
Elton John - The Diving Board
     
 MARTIN    MICHAEL
Delbert & Glen – Blind, Crippled and Crazy
Joe “King” Carrasco – Tlaquepaque
Carper Fmaily – Old Fashioned Gal
Kelly Willis/Bruce Robison – Cheaters Game
Garrett Lebeau – Rise To The Grind
Willie Nile – American Ride
Patty Griffin – Silver Bell
Omar Dykes – Runnin With The Wolf
Shinyribs – Gulf Coast Museum
Bill Carter – Unknown
Jitterbug Vipers – Phoebe’s Dream
Chris Wall – El Western Motel

Reissue
Dave Van Ronk – Down In Washington Square
  1. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
2. Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (box)
3. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
4. Deerhunter - Monomania
5. Steve Earle – The Low Highway
6. Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
7. The Strokes - Comedown Machine
8. Deafheaven – Sunbather
9. Grant Hart – The Argument
10. Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love Is the Devil
11. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
12. Follakzoid – II
13. Saltland – I Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us
14. David Bowie – The Next Day
15. Barn Owl – V
16. Yo La Tengo - Fade
17. 65daysofstatic – Wild Light
18. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
19. Eraas – Initiation
20. Chance – In Search
     
MICHELLE
   PABLO
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Deerhunter - Monomania
Ex Cops - True Hallucinations
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Pure X - Crawling Up the Stairs
Rhye - Woman
Savages - Silence Yourself
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
  Barn Owl - V
Beacon - Ways We Separate
Bombino - Nomad
Botany - Lava Diviner (Truestory)
Crime & The City Solution - American Twilight
Darkside - Psychic
Disappears - Era
El P & Killer Mike - Run The Jewels
The Field - Cupid’s Head
Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
Tim Hecker - Virgins
Junip - Junip
Machinedrum - Vapor City
Pan American - Cloud Room, Glass Room
Pinkish Black - Razed To The Ground
Ssleeperhold - Ruleth
Tamikrest - Chatma
Volcano Choir - Repave
Chelsea Wolfe - Pain Is Beauty

Comps:
Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-1988
Maceo Plex - DJ-Kicks

Reissues:
William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor?
Boards Of Canada - Twoism
Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.
     
 RUSSELL

IN MEMORY OF ELLIOTT CARTER (December 11, 1908 - November 5, 2012)

BACH: 6 Suites for Cello Solo. Pieter Wispelwey, cello. Evil Penguin Records Classic
EPRC 0012 (542500837754) (2 CDs and 1 bonus DVD).

Wispelwey's decision to adopt the Cothen pitch of A-natural equals 392 wavelengths per second
instead of the standard period pitch of 415 wps or the standard modern pitch of 440 wps led to
performances that seem to convey a timelessness imbued with ancient wisdom, an impression
further enhanced by the greater physicality required to negotiate those thickened strings, the
prominence of Wispelwey's finger work adding to the music's visceral impact.

BARBER: "An American Romantic" (choral works). Conspirare; Craig Hella Johnson, conductor.
Harmonia mundi HMU 807522 (09304675226) (SACD).

This recording is a wonderful memento of the astonishingly fine live performances of Barber's
choral music Conspirare gave last year--buy it either to relive whichever concert you attended or
to see what you missed, but buy it!

BIRTWISTLE: Complete String Quartets. Arditti Quartet. Aeon AECD 1217 (376005836017).

Though I already own the Arditti Quartet's recording of Birtwistle's 9 Movements for String
Quartet from a decade ago, his 2007 "String Quartet: The Tree of Strings" made too strong an
impression to exclude from this list, and I look forward to further encounters with it. Please can
we now have Birtwistle's Violin Concerto and a domestic release of his "Theseus Game"?

ELGAR/CARTER/BRUCH: Cello Concertos; Kol Nidre. Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Staatskapelle
Berlin; Daniel Barenboim, cond. Decca 02894782735.

It speaks volumes about Weilerstein's growth as a musician that she is the only cellist with whom
Daniel Barenboim has performed Elgar's Cello Concerto since the death of his late cellist wife
Jacqueline Du Pre, who remains the concerto's most revered exponent. As for the inclusion of
Elliott Carter's Cello Concerto between the Elgar and Bruch's Kol Nidre, Barenboim feels that
Carter in his last surge of productivity matched Mozart's knack for writing only the right notes--
remove even one note, and there is diminishment. Carter was a mere 93 when he composed
this concerto, and this is already its third recording in the last 7 years.

FAURE: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 & 2, Op. 89 and Op. 115. Eric Le Sage, piano; Ebene Quartet.
Alpha 602 (376001419602).

Faure's two beloved Piano Quartets, Op. 15 and Op. 45, have long been considered the greatest
of his chamber music masterpieces, yet the older I get the more convinced I am that Faure's
Piano Quintet No. 2 is his greatest chamber work, and Quintet No. 1 only gets better with age as
well. This recording provided me with new insights into works that more people likely would rank
more highly if they listened to them with the same frequency as the Quartets

NORGARD: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Spaces of Time. Peter Herresthal, violin; Stavanger
Symphony Orchestra; Rolf Gupta, cond. BIS 1872 (67575403716).

Per Norgard's 80th birthday (July 13th) has been celebrated with numerous CD releases,
yet though he is my favorite living composer I am ashamed to say that I have
fallen way behind in purchasing them all, so to only put one of them on this list is
downright shameful. I own every recording that has been made of both of these concertos,
and as with the Faure quintets they only get better with age, though the second
concerto will take you longer to assimilate.

RIHM: "Astralis" (choral works). RIAS Kamerchor; Hans-Christoph Radermann, cond.
Harmonia mundi HMC 902129 (314902021292).

The music of Wolfgang Rihm, who celebrated his 60th birthday this year (March 13th),
is at its most consistently communicative when it involves the human voice, the two
largest works on this CD, "Siebens Passions-Texte" and "Astralis", being no exception, the
latter including an unearthly cello and the occasional very discreet contributions of the
timpani.

"Vox Clamantis". Filia Sion; Jaan-Eik Tulve, cond. ECM 2244 (02894764499).

This impressive and beautiful ECM debut recording by the Estonian vocal ensemble Filia
Sion offers a wide variety of sources for medieval chant settings that had me under its
spell from the very first note to the very last--wish all my dreams were like this recording!
REISSUE OF THE YEAR

"Richter the Enigma" (documentary about pianist Sviatoslav Richter). Euroarts/idealeaudience
3073518 (88024273518) (2 DVDs).

Earlier in the year before this DVD was reissued, I watched this documentary on
YouTube over a month of Saturday lunch breaks, via a rather frustrating three or four
eleven-minute segments per Saturday, the picture more often than not lagging behind
the sound. Since the 1970's I have been in love with Richter's playing, yet I became so
fired up all over again that I went on a Richter CD buying spree to fill in gaps in my collection,
in addition to which I probably have listened to every Richter recording I already
own at least once since my viewing experience. (In the book companion to the documentary,
filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon said that Richter was the only
pianist that every single one of his colleagues agreed was one of the greatest.)

     
 PATRICK   PAUL

Best heart-wrecking song
“Anything Made of Paper” -- Bill Carter from Unknown
“Elephant” -- Jason Isbell from Southeastern

Best heart-healing song
“Peace of Mind” -- Como Mamas from Get an Understanding
“We the Common” -- Thao & the Get Down Stay Down from We the Common

Best song title (also a great song)
“Don’t Let Me Die In Florida” – Patty Griffin from American Kid

Best Albums
Pick-up Lines -- Sweet Talk
We the Common -- Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Ghost Go Blind – Ola Podrida
Run the Jewels – El P & Killer Mike

New album better than a 20-year-old band’s greatest hits collections
In Time – The Mavericks
Best old songs sounding new
Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos ’71/’72 – Townes Van Zandt

Best old songs sounding older
The Jazz Age -- Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Best in-store performances
Carrie Rodriguez (Jan. 22)
Bill Carter (Jan. 29)
Wood & Wire (Feb. 7)
American Sharks (Sep. 17)
Riders Against the Storm (Jul. 2)

Best new release week
February 5 (by a mile)

  Meridian Bros “Devocion: 2005-11” CD/LP
Cate Le Bon “Mug Museum” CD/LP
V/a – “Kassidat” CD/LP
VA/Sublime Frequencies “Choubi Choubi V2”
Strapping Fieldhands “Impossible To Say" b/w "Sitting On Her Whiskers" 7”
Invisible Hands “Invisible Hands” CD/LP
Clothilde “S/T”
“Ilectro” CD/LP
Alemayeh Ehsete “S/T” CD/LP
Omar Souleyman “Wenu Wenu” CD/LP

Reissues:
Devo “Hardcore V 1 &2” LP; VA/Sublime Frequencies “Molam Thai Country
Groove V2” LP; Toy Love “S/T” LP; White Fence “ST” LP, VA/Dust to Digital
“Qat, Coffee & Qambas” CD & “Dabke Sounds of the Syrian Houran” CD

   
     
RODNEY    SAM
1) The Howling Hex- The Best of the Howling Hex
2) Jacco Gardner- Cabinet of Curiosities
3) Alvarius B- Fuck You and the Horse You Rode in On
4) Curtis Harrington- Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood (book)
5) Various Artists- Dabke Sounds of the Syrian Houran
6) Swamp Dogg- Total Destruction To Your Mind (re-issue)
7) Chris Darrow- Artist Proof (re-issue)
8) Toy Love- Toy Love (compilation)
9) Relatively Clean Rivers- S/T (re-issue)
10) Clothilde- Queen of the French Singing Madamoiselle 1967 (compilation)
  Slugbug - "Truck Month" (Plastic Waffle / private press)
Mannequin (San Antonio band 1980) - "Wait No Longer" (Closet Records / private press)
Roberto Cacciapaglia - "Sonanze" (Lilith / Mirumir Music)
Chance Martin - "Chance" (Bachelors Of Paradise)
Meridian Brothers - "Devocion (Works 2005 - 2011)" (Staubgold records)
Eduard Artemiev - "Solaris - Original Soundtrack" (Superior Viaduct)
Richard Ristagno - "What Would It Be Like To Be Rich" (Drag City)
Chrome - "Half Machine From The Sun - The Lost Chrome Tracks" (King of Spades Music)
Hailu Mergia - "Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye" (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
John Carpenter - "The Fog (original soundtrack)" (Death Waltz)
Wire - "Change Becomes Us" (Pinkflag records)
William Onyeabor - "Who Is William Onyeabor?" (Luaka Bop)
My Bloody Valentine - "MBV"
     
   
  STEPHEN   TRACY  
  Bad Sports - “Bras” (Dirtnap)
Kingdom of Suicide Lovers (Super Secret... Vinyl came out in 2013, bro)
OBN IIIs – S/T (Tic Tac Totally)
Gospel Truth - “A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things” (12XU)
Church Shoes - “Loves” (KMJ)
Suspicious Beasts - “Never Bloom” (Alien Snatch)
The Zoltars - “Walking Through the Dark” (CG Records)
A Giant Dog - “Bone” (Tic Tac Totally)
Violent Change – S/T (Catholic Guilt)
Parquet Courts - “American Specialties” (Play Pinball!)
  Destruction Unit "Void"
Sweet Talk "Pickup Lines"
Pissed Jeans "Honeys"
Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold"
Merchandise "Totale Nite"
Mikal Cronin "MCII"
Spray Paint "Spray Paint"
Milk Music "Cruise Your Illusion"
Simple Circuit "Simple Circuit"
Tony Molina "Dissed & Dismissed"
Destruction Unit "Deep Trip"
Juicy J "Stay Trippy"
Parquet Courts "American Specialties"
Violent Change "Violent Change"
Connections "Private Airplane"

Best part of 2013:
Austin Film Society's programming at the Marchesa Theater. Not only is the
theater itself great but it has some of the most diverse and unique programming
happening in Austin right now. Pre-code Barbara Stanwyck, made for TV
horror films of the 70's, Old School Kung Fu Weekend and a spotlight on John
Cassavetes is just a taste of what was shown this year. I can't wait to see what
2014 will bring!
 
         
   TREY      
   1. Atoms for Peace - Amok
2. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
3. James Blake - Retrograde
4. Luke Winslow-King - The Coming Tide
5. Kanye West - Yeezus
6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
7. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
8. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap
9. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
10. A$AP Rocky - LONG.LIVE.A$AP
11. Songs: Ohia - The Magnolia Electric Co. [Reissue]
12. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
13. Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone
14. Futurebirds - Baba Yaga
15. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
16. Foals - Holy Fire
17. Danny Brown - Old
18. Polica - Shulamith
19. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
20. Mac Miller - Watching Movies with the Sound Off
21. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism [Demos] (As part of Transatlanticism Reissue)
22. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
23. Death Grips - Government Plates
     
         
   BEST ALL AROUND
     
 

 01. william Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor
02. Sweet Talk - Pick Up Lines
03. Jacco Gardner - Cabinet Of Curiosities
04. Roky Erickson - The Evil One
05. Deerhunter - Monomania
06. Simple Circuit - S/T
07. Darkside - Psychic
08. Kurt Vile - Walkin On A Pretty Daze
09. My Bloody Valentine - mbv
10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
11. Paquet Courts
12. The Zoltars - Walking Through The Dark
13. Meridian Brothers - Devacion (Works 2005-2011)
14. Savages - Silence Yourself
15. Ichi Ni San Shi - Slow Truth
16. Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love
17. Chelsea Wolfe - Pain In Beauty
18. Destruction Unit - Deep Time
19. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
20. Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
21. Chance - In Search
22. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
23. Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion
24. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
25. Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork

   26. Suuns - Images Du Futur
27. Wire - Change Becomes Us
28. The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
29. Var - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
30. Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu
31. Yamantaka/Sonic Titan - Uzu
32. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
33. Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats - Mind Control
34. Ep-P & Killer Mike - Run The Jewels
35. Church Shoes - Loves
36. Mikal Cronin - MCII
37. Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone
38. Merchandise - Totale Nite
39. Jackson Scott - Melbourne
40. Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
41. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
42. Bill Callahan - Dream River
43. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
44. Daft Punk - Random Access Memory
45. Junip - Junip
46. Parquet Courts - American Specialties
47. David Bowie - The Next Day
48. The Flaming Lips - The Terror
49. Spray Paint - S/T
50. HAIM - Days Are Gone
 
   BEST COMPS & RE-ISSUES
     
  William Onyeabor -
Who Is William Onyeabor (Luaka Bop)
Roky Erickson -
The Evil One (Light In The Attic)
DEVO -
Hardcore Devo Vol. 1 & 2 (Superior Viaduct)
Qat, Coffee & Qambus:
Raw 45s From Yemen (Dust to Digital)
The Clean -
Vehicle (Flying Nun)
Los Nuggets:
60's Garage and Psych From Latin America (Rockbeat)
Mutazione:
Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-88 (Strut)
Kill Yourself Dancing:
The Story of Sunset Records - 1985-89 (Still)
   Dabke:
Sounds of the Syrian Houran (Sham Palace)
Ilaiyaraaja:
Ilectro (B-Music)
Trevor Jackson -
Presents Metal Dance 2 (Strut)
Kassidat -
Raw 45s From Morocco (Dust to Digital)
Assault On Precinct 13:
Original Soundtrack (Death Waltz)
Choubi Choubi Vol. 2:
Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq (Sublime Frequencies)
Good God: Aprocryphal Hymns (Numero)
Disco Love 3:
Even More Rare Disco & Soul Compiled by Al Kent (BBE)
 
         
         
 
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