It's been such a great year for new music that narrowing our list down to a mere 25 worthies was no easy task. Unfortunately, lines have to be drawn somewhere and the clock won't run forever. So here's our list of favorite new releases from the year that was. With condolences to The Julie Ruin, Deerhunter, Drake, Savages, Mazzy Star, Blood Orange, Thee Oh Sees, Sigur Ros, etc. etc., and yes, even Kanye (Yeezus has gone from unlistenable to unstoppable in the past week at our house). Anyway, here's our list. Comment anyway you see fit and let us know what your top slabs are for 2013 and we'll put them up on the Des Row blog and on our FB page! Thanks again to all our customers who made 2013 our best year yet! See you next year when Desolation Row celebrates 10 years in business!!
The Official Desolation Row Top 25 Spins of 2013!!
1. The Flaming Lips - The Terror
2. Patty Griffin - American Kid
3. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
4. Wooden Wand - Blood Oaths of the New Blues
5. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
6. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get...
7. Mikal Cronin - MCII
8. Yo La Tengo - Fade
9. The Men - New Moon
10. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors...
11. Carousel - Jeweler's Daughter
12. No Age - An Object
13. Fuzz - S/T
14. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
15. Julia Holter - Loud City Song
16. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
17. Moonface - Julia with the Blue Jeans On
18. Lorde - Pure Heroine
19. Kurt Vile - Wakin' on a Pretty Daze
20. Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
21. Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record
22. Robyn Hitchcock - There Goes the Ice
23. Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone
24. Beaches - She Beats
25. My Bloody Valentine - mbv