Tuesday, December 10, 2013

link love: best of 2013 music lists

i love lists [duh].  and i especially love 'best of' collections at the end of the year.
i love music.


sooooo, i was very excited to listen to my favorite music podcast on the hour-long commute home* today!  go here to listen to the sound opinions podcast [broadcast on NPR] of top 2013 albums, or you can subscribe on a phone app.

some of their picks that i already know and like:

rhye
the savages
parquet courts
foxygen

some of their picks that i am intrigued by:

chance the rapper
low
lorde

my own favorites this year not mentioned:

vampire weekend, modern vampires of the city
arcade fire, reflektor [i know not everyone likes this album, but i do :) ]
CHVRCHES, recover [EP]
washed out, paracosm

i kind of want to listen to an 'expert' list in its entirety [shocking, i know].  more fodder for the boring commute?  or maybe maternity leave . . .

some other good lists to check out:
more of jim derogatis's list
npr music top 50
paste magazine's top 50 songs
another podcast: all songs considered: the year in music

* usually 30-40 minutes.  i guess some greater force wanted me to hear the whole podcast.


your favorites of 2013?  please share!