Best Music of 2013

Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and Songs

on December 16, 2013, 2:01pm

staff lists

The past few weeks were full of heated argume…ahem.... discussions… but we finally boiled it down to our Albums and Songs of the Year lists, representing the organization’s editorial voice and the ultimate cross-section of our staff. That said, Consequence of Sound is composed of a lot of unique individuals and strong opinions, so we felt there was no better way to honor these voices than to give each one the space to sum their 2013.

Stick around this week for more of our supplemental reports, including this year’s top cover songs, late night performances, and music moments in television. We’ll also name our favorite comedian and publish a few editorials capping off the year in hip-hop, EDM, and folk.

Anyways…

__________________________________________________________

Alex Young, Publisher

TwitterFollowButton-Post

alexyoung Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Kanye West – Yeezus
02. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
03. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
04. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
05. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
06. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
07. HAIM – Days Are Gone
08. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
09. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
10. Arctic Monkeys – AM

Songs:
01. Lorde – “Royals”
02. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
03. Arcade Fire – “Normal Person”
04. HAIM – “The Wire”
05. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
06. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
07. Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers”
08. The National – “Don’t Swallow the Cap”
09. Pusha T feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Nosetalgia”
10. Big Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica – “Control”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Kendrick Lamar Declares War on Hip-Hop, Thank God

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore LP

__________________________________________________________

Michael Roffman, Editor-in-Chief

TwitterFollowButton-Post

roffman Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
02. Kanye West – Yeezus
03. Darkside – Psychic
04. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
05. Disclosure – Settle
06. Mikal Cronin – MCII
07. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
08. Local Natives – Hummingbird
09. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
10. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time

Songs:
01. HAIM – “Falling”
02. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
03. Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – “White Noise”
04. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
05. Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
06. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
07. M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize”
08. Darkside – “Paper Trails”
09. Free Energy – “Dance All Night”
10. Ducktails – “Under Cover”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: The National: A New York Institution

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Grumpy Cat’s debut. Maybe St. Vincent, too.

__________________________________________________________

Chris Coplan, News Editor

TwitterFollowButton-Post

coplanprofilepic Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Ty Segall – Sleeper
02. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
03. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
04. Pornography – 7 Minutes In Heaven
05. Chelsea Light Moving – Chelsea Light Moving
06. Rome Fortune – Beautiful Pimp
07. Sonny and the Sunsets – Antenna to the Afterworld
08. Joey Bada$$ – Summer Knights
09. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
10. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Songs:
01. Jamie Lidell – “I’m Selfish”
02. Lil Wayne feat. Chance The Rapper – “You Song”
03. Queens of the Stone Age – “Fairweather Friends”
04. Miley Cyrus – “Do My Thang”
05. Mayer Hawthorne feat. Jesse Ware – “Her Favorite Song”
06. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
07. Surfer Blood – “Gravity”
08. Beyonce – “Rocket”
09. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
10. Jay Z – “Holy Grail”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Dolphins Love Radiohead and Beastie Boys counter-sue GoldieBlox for copyright infringement

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

__________________________________________________________

Adam Kivel, Managing Editor

TwitterFollowButton-Post

rsz adam kivel Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
02. Tim Hecker – Virgins
03. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3
04. Pharmakon – Abandon
05. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
06. Deafheaven – Sunbather
07. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
08. Owen – L’Ami Du Peuple
09. Julia Holter – Loud City Song
10. Bill Callahan – Dream River

Songs:
01. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
02. Speedy Ortiz – “No Below”
03. Chance the Rapper – “Juice”
04. SZA – “Ice Moon”
05. Mo – “Waste of Time”
06. Janelle Monáe ft. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
07. CHVRCHES – “Recover”
08. Eleanor Friedberger – “Stare At the Sun”
09. ShowYouSuck – “All Wavy Everything”
10. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Melvins: Three Bastards, 30 Years

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Shellac – Dude, Incredible

__________________________________________________________

George “Sami” Jarroush, Video Director

TwitterFollowButton-Post

jarroush Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
02. Arctic Monkeys – AM
03. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
04. So So Glos – Blowout
05. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
06. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
07. Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe
08. HAIM – Days Are Gone
09. Kanye West – Yeezus
10. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Songs:
01. Queens of the Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun”
02. Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High”
03. Arcade Fire – “Normal Person”
04. FIDLAR – “Cheap Beer”
05. Nine Inch Nails – “Copy Of A”
06. HAIM – “Falling”
07. Daft Punk – “Lose Yourself To Dance”
08. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
09. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
10. The National – “Demons”

Video He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Reignwolf Rocks the Streets of Chicago!

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: The random release from Radiohead.

__________________________________________________________

Megan Ritt, Senior Copy Editor

TwitterFollowButton-Post

 Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
02. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
03. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
04. The Thermals – Desperate Ground
05. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
06. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
07. Kronos Quartet with Bryce Dessner – Bryce Dessner: Aheym
08. Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy
09. Local Natives – Hummingbird
10. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Songs
01. Frightened Rabbit – “Late March, Death March”
02. FIDLAR – “5 to 9”
03. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – “Crane Your Neck”
04. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – “Aubergine”
05. FIDLAR – “No Waves”
06. The National – “Don’t Swallow the Cap”
07. Frightened Rabbit – “Holy”
08. The Thermals – “You Will Find Me”
09. The Replacements – “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”
10. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Daze”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: The Replacements at Riot Fest: A recent dream come true.

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: Gaslight Anthem- The B-Sides
__________________________________________________________

Ben Kaye, Assistant New Editor

TwitterFollowButton-Post

ben and bobAlbums:
01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
02. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
03. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
04. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
05. Arctic Monkeys – AM
06. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
07. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
08. Kanye West – Yeezus
09. Autre Nu Veut – Anxiety
10. Mikal Cronin – MCII

Songs:
01. HAIM – “Falling”
02. Justin Timberlake – “Mirror”
03. Janelle Monáe – “Dance Apocalyptic”
04. Lorde – “Royals”
05. CHVRCHES – “Recover”
06. HAIM – “The Wire”
07. Phosphorescent – “Right on / Ride On”
08. Deer Tick – “Pot of Gold”
09. Arcade Fire – “Normal Person”
10. Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Jim James: Build It Up Strong

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

__________________________________________________________

Matt Melis, Senior Editor

Matt Melis profile picAlbums:
01. Mikal Cronin – MCII
02. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
03. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
04. David Bowie – The Next Day
05. Los Campesinos! – No Blues
06. James Blake – Overgrown
07. Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You
08. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
09. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
10. Savages – Silence Yourself

Songs:
01. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”
02. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
03. Mikal Cronin – “Weight”
04. Okkervil River – “Down Down the Deep River”
05. James Blake – “Overgrown”
06. Mark Mulcahy – “The Rabbit”
07. Los Campesinos! – “What Death Leaves Behind”
08. California X – “Sucker”
09. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – “Hair to the Ferris Wheel”
10. Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Top 50 Albums of 2013

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Foo Fighters’ eighth album

__________________________________________________________

Chris Bosman, Associate Editor

TwitterFollowButton-Post

bosman Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
02. Kanye West – Yeezus
03. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
04. Beyonce – Beyonce
05. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
06. Los Campesinos – No Blues
07. AlunaGeorge – BodyMusic
08. HAIM – Days Are Gone
09. FKA Twigs – EP2
10. Charli XCX – True Romance

Songs:
01. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
02. HAIM – “The Wire”
03. Chance the Rapper – “Interlude”
04. Fredo Sanatana – “Jealous”
05. Vampire Weekend – “Unbelievers”
06. Fall Out Boy – “Young Volcanoes”
07. Lorde – “Royals”
08. Ariana Grande – “The Way”
09. Frightened Rabbit – “The Woodpile”
10. CHVRCHES – “Recover”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Hashtag Pop – One Direction: “Best Song Ever”

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: GIVE ME A WRENS ALBUM, WRENS.

__________________________________________________________

Sasha Geffen, Associate Editor

TwitterFollowButton-Post

 Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and Songs

Albums:
01. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
02. Kanye West – Yeezus
03. Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
04. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
05. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
06. James Holden – The Inheritors
07. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
08. Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love is the Devil
09. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
10. Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond

Songs:
01. Majical Cloudz – “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
02. Oneohtrix Point Never – “Chrome Country”
03. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
04. Mister Lies – “Align”
05. Laura Mvula – “That’s Alright”
06. Dirty Beaches – “Love is the Devil”
07. The Knife – “A Tooth for an Eye”
08. Perfect Pussy – “I”
09. Savages – “Husbands”
10. Houses – “All Night”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin explains the secret to recording electronic music

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: Actress – Ghettoville

__________________________________________________________

Mike Madden, Associate Editor

TwitterFollowButton-Post

madden Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Kanye West – Yeezus
02. Deafheaven – Sunbather
03. Denzel Curry – Nostalgic 64
04. The Men – New Moon
05. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
06. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
07. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
08. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
09. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
10. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap

Songs:
01. Denzel Curry feat. Yung Simmie and Robb Bank$ – “Threatz”
02. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell – “Lose Yourself to Dance”
03. Future feat. Casino – “Karate Chop”
04. Deniro Farrar – “Big Tookie”
05. Chance the Rapper feat. BJ the Chicago Kid – “Good Ass Intro”
06. Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear – “Doin’ It Right”
07. Drake feat. 2 Chainz and Big Sean – “All Me”
08. 2 Chainz feat. Pharrell – “Feds Watching”
09. Majical Cloudz – “Childhood’s End”
10. Austra – “Home”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Artist of the Year: Kanye West

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Piñata

__________________________________________________________

Steven Arroyo, Senior Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

stevenarroyo Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
02. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
03. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
04. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
05. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
06. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
07. Danny Brown – Old
08. HAIM – Days Are Gone
09. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
10. Local Natives – Hummingbird

Songs:
01. Majical Cloudz – “Notebook”
02. Daft Punk – “Doin’ It Right”
03. Kanye West – “Hold My Liquor”
04. Local Natives – “Colombia”
05. CHVRCHES – “Lungs”
06. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”
07. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
08. HAIM – “The Wire”
09. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
10. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: CHVRCHES: Catching the Light

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

__________________________________________________________

Cap Blackard, Senior Staff Writer/Art Director

TwitterFollowButton-Post

capblackard Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
02. Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys – Soft Time Traveler
03. The Weeknd – Kiss Land
04. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
05. David Bowie – The Next Day
06. HAIM – Days Are Gone
07. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
08. Schaffer the Darklord – Sick Passenger
09. Paul McCartney – NEW
10. Chamber Band – Deities

Songs:
01. Jim James – “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)”
02. Paul McCartney – “Queenie Eye”
03. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
04. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
05. HAIM – “Falling”
06. The Weeknd – “Kiss Land”
07. David Bowie – “Valentine’s Day”
08. Daft Punk & Paul Williams – “Touch”
09. Anamanaguchi – “Meow”
10. Four Fists – “MMMMMHMMMMM”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review: David Bowie – The Next Day

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: The untitled Astronautalis / Justin Vernon collab

__________________________________________________________

Dan Caffrey, Senior Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

dancaffrey Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
02. Kanye West – Yeezus
03. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
04. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
05. So So Glos – Blowout
06. The Men – New Moon
07. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
08. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
09. Superchunk – I Hate Music
10. Iron Chic – The Constant One

Songs:
01. HAIM – “Falling”
02. Okkervil River – “Down Down The Deep River”
03. California X – “Sucker”
04. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
05. The Smith Westerns – “Varsity”
06. Kurt Vile – “KV Crimes”
07. Deerhunter – “Punk (La Vie Antérieure)”
08. Not Blood, Paint – “Family First”
09. The Dismemberment Plan – “Invisible”
10. The Yellow River Boys – “Hot Piss”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: The 25 Worst No. 1 Rock Songs

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

__________________________________________________________

Philip Cosores, Senior Staff Writer/Director of Aux.Out.

TwitterFollowButton-Post

Philip Cosores-1-3Albums:
01. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
02. Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others
03. DJ Koze – Amygdala
04. Sigur Rós – Kveikur
05. Deptford Goth – Life After Defo
06. Bars of Gold – Wheels
07. The Underachievers – Indigoism
08. The Mallard – Finding Meaning in Deference
09. Manors – Fit In
10. Raspberry Bulbs – Deformed Worship

Songs:
01. Autre Ne Veut – “Play by Play”
02. Ellery James Roberts – “Kerous Lament”
03. Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine)”
04. Touché Amoré – “Anyone/Anything”
05. Los Campesinos! – “As Lucerne/A Low”
06. Portugal. The Man – “Evil Friends”
07. Volcano Choir – “Tiderays”
08. Keaton Henson – “Lying to You”
09. Frightened Rabbit – “The Woodpile”
10. Jon Hopkins – “Immunity”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: The Day Room: Mr. Biggest Music Fan

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Tobias Jesso Jr.’s debut LP

__________________________________________________________

Justin Gerber, Senior Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

gerber Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
02. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
03. The Men – New Moon
04. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
05. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
06. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
07. HAIM – Days Are Gone
08. Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
09. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
10. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Songs:
01. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”
02. Chvrches – “The Mother We Share” (Album Version)
03. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
04. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
05. Tegan & Sara – “Closer”
06. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
07. The Men – “I Saw Her Face”
08. My Bloody Valentine – “new you”
09. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street”
10. The National – “Sea of Love”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: What’s Michael Stipe Singing on R.E.M.’s Murmur

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits

__________________________________________________________

Tony Hardy, Senior Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

tonyhardy Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Lanterns On The Lake – Until The Colours Run
02. OMD – English Electric
03. Daughter – If You Leave
04. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
05. Kodaline – In A Perfect World
06. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
07. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
08. KT Tunstall – Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon
09. Laura Veirs – Warp & Weft
10. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars

Songs:
01. Daughter – “Youth”
02. Lanterns On The Lake – “Another Tale From Another English Town”
03. Kodaline – “One Day”
04. OMD – “Kissing The Machine”
05. Summer Camp – “Two Chords”
06. KT Tunstall – “No Better Shoulder”
07. Dear Georgiana – “Wanna Be In Love”
08. The Civil Wars – “Dust To Dust”
09. Big Tent & The Gypsy Lantern – “24ft March”
10. The Daydream Club – “Remember Me”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: CoS at Glastonbury 2013

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: a 3-way tie between Snowbird – Moon, Pale Seas (debut) and Revere (sophomore)

__________________________________________________________

Nick Freed, Senior Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

NICKFREEDAlbums:
01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
02. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
03. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
04. Danny Brown – Old
05. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
06. Arctic Monkeys – AM
07. Flaming Lips – The Terror
08. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
09. The Uncluded – Hokey Fright
10. Water Lairs – Wyoming

Songs:
01. The National – “Don’t Swallow the Cap”
02. Desaparecidos – “Anonymous”
03. FIDLAR – “Wake Bake Skate”
04. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street”
05. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
06. Water Liars – “Fake Heat”
07. The Uncluded – “Delicate Cycle”
08. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
09. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
10. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: I Love Bombastic Rock Bands — Who’s With Me?

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical

__________________________________________________________

Jon Hadusek, Senior Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

hadusekprof Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
02. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
03. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
04. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
05. Palms – Palms
06. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
07. Suede – Bloodsports
08. Fuzz – Fuzz
09. Danny Brown – Old
10. The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Songs:
01. Lorde – “Royals”
02. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
03. Danny Brown – “Kush Koma”
04. The Orwells – “Other Voices”
05. My Bloody Valentine – “New You”
06. Queens of the Stone Age – “I Sat By the Ocean”
07. Fuzz – “Sleigh Ride”
08. Colleen Green – “Close to You”
09. Black Sabbath – “God is Dead?”
10. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

__________________________________________________________

Drew Litowitz, Senior Staff Writer/Assistant Art Director

TwitterFollowButton-Post

drewprofilepic Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Kanye West – Yeezus
02. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety
03. Bill Callahan – Dream River
04. Volcano Choir – Repave
05. Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others
06. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
07. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
08. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
09. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
10. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

Songs:
01. Bill Callahan – “Winter Road”
02. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
03. Autre Ne Veut – “Counting”
04. Cass McCombs – “Morning Star”
05. Hiss Golden Messenger – “I’ve Got a Name for the Newborn Child”
06. Waxahatchee – “Brother Bryan”
07. Sam Amidon – “My Old Friend”
08. Majical Cloudz – “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
09. Richard Buckner – “Surrounded”
10. Califone – “Movie Music Kills a Kiss”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Bill Callahan: Caught in the Reeds with America’s Post-Modern Patriot

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Isn’t there a new Kanye album coming out? Also there’s a Limp Bizkit album called, Stampede of the Disco Elephants, so obviously that.

__________________________________________________________

Frank Mojica, Senior Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

fm Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty
02. SISU – Blood Tears
03. Factory Floor – Factory Floor
04. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
05. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
06. How to Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion
07. Kanye West – Yeezus
08. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
09. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
10. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan – Uzu

Songs:
01. CHVRCHES – “Recover”
02. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
03. Toy & Natasha Khan – “The Bride”
04. The Knife – “Full of Fire”
05. Nisennenmondai – “B-1 (You Ishihara mix)”
06. Pulp – “After You”
07. Warpaint – “Love Is to Die”
08. Natasha Khan & Jon Hopkins – “Garden’s Heart”
09. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – “Push the Sky Away”
10. Janelle Monae – “Givin Em What They Love”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Twenty Canceled Music Festivals: A Guide to the Dearly Departed

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Emmy the Great

__________________________________________________________

Ryan Bray, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

ryanbray Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up Ghost
02. The Men – New Moon
03. Ovlov – AM
04. Kanye West – Yeezus
05. Chelsea Light Moving – Chelsea Light Moving
06. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Haze
07. Superchunk – I Hate Music
08. Yo La Tengo – Fade
09. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
10. Belle and Sebastian – Third Eye Centre

Songs:
01. The Men – “Freaky”
02. Elvis Costello and The Roots – “Sugar Won’t Work”
03. Arcade Fire – “Here Comes The Night Time”
04. Jim James – “God’s Love To Deliver”
05. Yo La Tengo – “Ohm”
06. Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing”
07. Kanye West – “Hold My Liquor”
08. Night Marchers – “Loud, Dumb and Mean”
09. Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas – “Instant Crush”
10. Steve Earle – “That All You Got?”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Lou Reed: New York’s Most Courageous Rocker

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

__________________________________________________________

Erin Carson, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

ErinCarsonAlbums:
01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
02. Dawes – Stories Don’t End
03. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
04. Mikal Cronin – MCII
05. San Fermin – San Fermin
06. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
07. Minor Alps – Get There
08. Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In
09. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
10. Brazos – Saltwater

Songs:
01. San Fermin – “Sonsick”
02. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
03. Mikal Cronin – “Change”
04. The National – “This is the Last Time”
05. Janelle Monáe – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
06. Phoenix – “Trying to be Cool”
07. HAIM – “The Wire”
08. Lorde – “Royals”
09. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: Five Reasons You Love Your Vinyl

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: Death Cab for Cutie (Well, fingers crossed anyway.)

__________________________________________________________

Randall Colburn, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

randallcolburn Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Eluvium – Nightmare Ending
02. Parenthetical Girls – Privilege (Abridged)
03. CHVRCHES – The Bones Of What You Believe
04. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
05. Grouper – The Man Who Died in His Boat
06. Los Campesinos! – No Blues
07. Coma Cinema – Posthumous Release
08. Iron Chic – The Constant One
09. The Field – Cupid’s Head
10. Valley Maker – Yes, I Have Loved This World

Songs:
01. Coma Cinema – “White Trash VHS”
02. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
03. Parenthetical Girls – “The Privilege”
04. Mikal Cronin – “Weight”
05. Youth Lagoon – “Dropla”
06. FIDLAR – “Wake Bake Skate”
07. Fall Out Boy – “Young Volcanoes”
08. Los Campesinos! – “What Death Leaves Behind”
09. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
10. Deerhunter – “Leather Jacket II”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Modern Classics: The Decemberists – Her Majesty The Decemberists

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

__________________________________________________________

Katherine Flynn, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

katherineflynn Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
02. Daughter – If You Leave
03. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
04. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
05. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
06. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
07. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
08. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
09. Lorde – Pure Heroine
10. Volcano Choir – Repave

Songs:
01. The National – “Sea of Love”
02. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”
03. Lorde – “Ribs”
04. Speedy Ortiz – “No Below”
05. Arcade Fire – “Supersymmetry”
06. Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
07. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
08. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
09. HAIM – “The Wire”
10. Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review: Speedy Ortiz – Major Orcana

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

__________________________________________________________

Rob Hakimian, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

hakimian Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Julia Holter – Loud City Song
02. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
03. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
04. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
05. Local Natives – Hummingbird
06. Unknown Mortal Orchesta – II
07. The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
08. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
09. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
10. Arctic Monkeys – AM

Songs:
01. Kurt Vile – “Wakin On A Pretty Day”
02. Local Natives – “Colombia”
03. Majical Cloudz – “Bugs Don’t Buzz”
04. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good At Being In Trouble”
05. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
06. My Bloody Valentine – “Only Tomorrow”
07. Julia Holter – “In The Green Wild”
08. Youth Lagoon – “Raspberry Cane”
09. The Men – “The Seeds”
10. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review: Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Beck – Morning Phase
__________________________________________________________

Henry Hauser, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

HauserCoSAlbums:
01. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
02. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
03. Mikal Cronin – MCII
04. Dawes – Stories Don’t End
05. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
06. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
07. Palma Violets – 180
08. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
09. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
10. Kanye West – Yeezus

Songs:
01. Kurt Vile – “Wakin On A Pretty Day”
02. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
03. Dawes – “Some People”
04. Mikal Cronin – “Weight”
05. Palma Violets – “Best of Friends”
06. Paul McCartney – “On My Way to Work”
07. Okkervil River – “Pink Slips”
08. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
09. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
10. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Dusting ‘Em Off: Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Fleet Foxes’ third LP
__________________________________________________________

Danielle Janota, Contributing Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

DJ CoS Profile PicAlbums:
01. Kanye West – Yeezus
02. St. Lucia – When The Night
03. James Blake – Overgrown
04. Danny Brown – Old
05. Disclosure – Settle
06. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
07. HAIM – Days Are Gone
08. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
09. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
10. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

Songs:
01. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
02. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
03. TNGHT – “Acrylics”
04. James Blake – “Life Round Here”
05. St. Lucia – “Closer Than This”
06. Jhene Aiko ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Stay Ready (What A Life)”
07. Lily Allen – “Hard Out Here”
08. Chance the Rapper feat. Vic Mensa – “Cocoa Butter Kisses”
09. Vic Mensa feat. Chance the Rapper – “Tweakin’”
10. ASAP Ferg feat. ASAP Rocky – “Shabba”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review: Sumie – Sumie

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: Robyn’s followup to Body Talk
__________________________________________________________

Brian Josephs, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

briansuit Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
02. Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels
03. Disclosure – Settle
04. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
05. Savages – Silence Yourself
06. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
07. Kanye West – Yeezus
08. Danny Brown – Old
09. Kevin Gates – The Luca Brasi Tape
10. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

Songs
1. Pusha T – “Numbers on the Boards”
2. Kanye West – “Blood on the Leaves”
3. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”
4. Savages – “Shut Up”
5. Daft Punk fear. Pharrell – “Get Lucky”
6. A$AP Ferg feat. Shabba Ranks, Migos, Busta Rhymes – “Shabba (Remix)”
7. Kevin Gates – “4:30 A.M.”
8. Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – “White Noise”
9. Blood Orange feat. Samantha Urbani – “You’re Not Good Enough”
10. Big Sean feat. Jay Electonica, Kendrick Lamar – “Control”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Dusting ‘Em Off: Jay Z – The Black Album

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Beck – Morning Phase
__________________________________________________________

Bryant Kitching, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

 Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
02. Kanye West – Yeezus
03. Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
04. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
05. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
06. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
07.Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
08. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
09. HAIM – Days Are Gone
10. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Songs:
01. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
02. HAIM – “The Wire”
03. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
04. Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
05. Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
06. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
07. Courtney Barnet – “Avant Gardner”
08. Parquet Courts – “Stoned and Starving”
09. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
10. Kurt Vile – “Girl Called Alex”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Dusting ‘Em Off: Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

__________________________________________________________

Amanda Koellner, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

AmandaKoellnerAlbums:
01. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
02. Phoenix – Bankrupt!
03. Rhye – Woman
04. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
05. HAIM – Days Are Gone
06. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
07. Lorde – Pure Heroin
08. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
09. Beyonce – Beyonce
10. Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends

Songs:
01. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”
02. Rhye – “Open”
03. The National – “This Is The Last Time”
04. HAIM – “The Wire”
05. Phoenix – “Trying To Be Cool”
06. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
07. Lorde – “Team”
08. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
09. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
10. Washed Out – “It All Feels Right”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: Phoenix at Chicago’s Martyrs and Aragon Ballroom

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

__________________________________________________________

Kris Lenz, Contributing Writer

kwak Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
02. M.I.A. – Matangi
03. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Brooklyn Babylon
04. Rhye – Women
05. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience, Pt. 1
06. Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium
07. Night Beds – Country Sleep
08. Death Grips – Government Plates
09. Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond
10. Phosphorescent – Muchacho

Songs:
01. Lorde – “Royals”
02. Okkervil River – “Down the Deep River”
03. Arcade Fire – “Here Comes the Night Time”
04. Danny Brown feat. Purity Ring – “25 Bucks”
05. Daft Punk – “Lose Yourself to Dance”
06. The National – “Slipped”
07. Justin Timberlake – “Tunnel Vision”
08. Daughter – “Youth”
09. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”
10. Thundercat – “Oh Sheit It’s X”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review: Beachwood Sparks – Desert Skies

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Beck – Morning Phase

__________________________________________________________

Pat Levy, Staff Writer

Screen shot 2013 11 09 at 11.24.34 AM Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
02. Yung Lean – Unknown Death 2002
03. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
04. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – Blue Chips 2
05. Twin Peaks – Sunken
06. Danny Brown – Old
07. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
08. KOOL & KASS – Peaceful Solutions
09. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
10. Toro Y Moi – Anything in Return

Songs:
01. Action Bronson & Party Supplies – “Contemporary Man”
02. Twin Shadow – “Old Love/New Love”
03. Yung Lean – “Ginseng Strip 2002”
04. Har Mar Superstar – “Lady, You Shot Me”
05. Antwon – “In Dark Denim”
06. Denzel Curry feat. Yung Simmie & Robb Bank$ – “Threatz”
07. Blood Orange – “Chamakay”
08. Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule – “You Took Your Time”
09. Kurt Vile – “Wakin’ On a Pretty Day”
10. Pusha T – “Numbers on the Board”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers: A Roundtable Retrospective

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Lakutis – Three Sea Shells

__________________________________________________________

Ted Maider, Contributing Writer/Photographer

COS TEDAlbums:
01. Wavves – Afraid of Heights
02. ASAP Rocky – LongLiveASAP
03. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
04. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
05. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
06. letlive. – The Blackest Beautiful
07. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
08. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
09. Deerhunter – Monomania
10. Death Grips – Government Plates

Songs:
01. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
02. Wavves – “Sail to the Sun”
03. Arcade Fire – “Porno”
04. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
05. Danny Brown – “Dope Song”
06. Death Grip – “You May Think He loves you for your money…”
07. ASAP Rocky – “Wild for the Night”
08. Tyler, the Creator – “Domo23”
09. FIDLAR – “No Waves”
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Festival Review: Coachella 2013

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Whatever Nathan Williams puts out.

__________________________________________________________

Erin Manning, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

erinmanning Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Rome Fortune – Beautiful Pimp
02. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
03. Tristen – CAVES
04. Anna Calvi – One Breath
05. James Blake – Retrograde
06. Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In
07. Austra – Olympia
08. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
09. Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
10. Mikal Cronin – MCII

Songs:
01. Mikal Cronin – “Gone”
02. Tristen – “Dark Matter”
03. Neko Case – “Man”
04. Migos feat. Trinidad – “Out tha Gym”
05. A$AP Rocky feat. Chance the Rapper – “1Train”
06. Jay Z feat. Rick Ross – “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”
07. Heidi Feek – “The Only”
08. Diarrhea Planet – “Babyhead”
09. Caitlin Rose – “Waitin'”
10. Tegan & Sara – “Goodbye Goodbye”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: Dissected: Fleetwood Mac

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent or Kendrick Lamar / J. Cole collaboration

__________________________________________________________

Paula Mejia, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

 Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
1. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
2. Dawn of Midi – Dysomnia
3. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
4. Danny Brown – Old
5. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
6. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
7. FUZZ – FUZZ
8. True Widow – Circumambulation
9. Ovlov – Am
10. Psychic Teens – Come

Songs:
01. My Bloody Valentine – “Only Tomorrow”
02. Speedy Ortiz – “Gary”
03. Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”
04. Ovlov – “There’s My Dini”
05. Kurt Vile – “Shame Chamber”
06. Swearin’ – “Mermaid”
07. Destruction Unit – “Bumpy Road”
08. FUZZ – “Hazemaze”
09. Roomrunner – “Vaporize”
10. White Lung – “Down With You”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: The Oral History of Exploding in Sound Records

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: Beck – Morning Phase

__________________________________________________________

Adam Novak, Contributing Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

NovakAlbums:
01. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
02. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
03. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
04. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
05. HAIM – Days Are Gone
06. Disclosure – Settle
07. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
08. Savages – Silence Yourself
09. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
10. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual

Songs:
01. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
02. Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey”
03. HAIM – “The Wire”
04. The National – “Sea of Love”
05. Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear – “Doin it Right”
06. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
07. CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”
08. Wavves – “Afraid of Heights”
09. Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”
10. Foxygen – “San Francisco”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Thom Yorke In His Own Words: Radiohead Frontman’s Best Quotes

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

__________________________________________________________

Dan Pfleegor, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

pfleegor Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Kanye West – Yeezus
02. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Sunny Daze
03. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
04. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
05. Mikal Cronin – MCII
06. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
07. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
08. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripley Pine
09. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
10. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

Top Songs:
01. Devendra Banhart – “Für Hildegard von Bingen”
02. Blood Orange – “You’re Not Good Enough”
03. Jim James – “A New Life”
04. Cults – “Always Forever”
05. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
06. Deerhunter – “T.H.M”
07. Little Boots – “Confusion”
08. Cage the Elephant – “Come a Little Closer”
09. Wild Belle – “Happy Home”
10. HAIM – “Forever”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

__________________________________________________________

Zander Porter, Staff Writer

 Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and Songs Albums:
01. Julia Holter – Loud City Song
02. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
03. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
04. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
05. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
06. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
07. Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
08. Forest Swords – Engravings
09. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
10. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

Songs:
01. The Knife – “Full of Fire”
02. Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers”
03. Daughter – “Youth”
04. Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey”
05. Julia Holter – “Horns Surrounding Me”
06. Rhye – “The Fall”
07. Autre Ne Veut – “Counting”
08. The National – “I Should Live in Salt”
09. Blondes – “Andrew”
10. Sky Ferreira – “Heavy Metal Heart”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review – Blondes – Swisher

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

__________________________________________________________

Christina Salgado, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

christinasalgado Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Kanye West – Yeezus
02. Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond
03. King Krule – Six Feet Under the Moon
04. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
05. James Blake – Overgrown
06. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
07. Deafheaven – Sunbather
08. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
09. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
10. Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Songs:
01. James Blake – “Retrograde”
02. Kanye West – New Slaves”
03. King Krule – “Easy Easy”
04. M.I.A. – “Bring the Noize”
05. Speedy Ortiz – “No Below”
06. Mutual Benefit – “Golden Wake”
07. Yo La Tengo – “Before We Run”
08. The National – “Graceless”
09. Drake – “Come Thru”

Article She’s Most Proud of in 2013: The 15 Most Essential Music Box Sets

Album She’s Most Excited for in 2014: The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

__________________________________________________________

Zach Schonfeld, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

 Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds — Push the Sky Away
02. Port St. Willow — Holiday
03. Kanye West — Yeezus
04. Arcade Fire — Reflektor
05. King Krule — Six Feet Below the Moon
06. The Men — New Moon
07. Orkinpod — The Loudest Sound
08. Chance the Rapper — Acid Rap
09. Eleanor Friedberger — Personal Record
10. The Flaming Lips — The Terror

Songs:
01. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — “Higgs Boson Blues”
02. Kanye West — “Hold My Liquor”
03. The Men — “I Saw Her Face”
04. Eleanor Friedberger — “Other Boys”
05. Justin Timberlake — “Pusher Love Girl”
06. Chance the Rapper — “Cocoa Butter Kisses”
07. Crime & the City Solution — “Streets of West Memphis”
08. Oneohtrix Point Never — “Chrome Country”
09. Arcade Fire — “Flashbulb Eyes”
10. Savages — “Shut Up”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Arcade Fire introduces Brooklyn to The Reflektors in intimate show (10/18)

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

__________________________________________________________

Josh Terry, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

joshterry Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. Disclosure – Settle
02. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
03. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
04. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
05. Deafheaven – Sunbather
06. Danny Brown – Old
07. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
08. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
09. Night Beds – Country Sleep
10. My Bloody Valentine – m b v

Songs:
01. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
02. Disclosure – “Help Me Lose My Mind”
03. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
04. HAIM – “Don’t Save Me”
05. Rhye – “Open”
06. Chance The Rapper – “Acid Rain”
07. San Fermin – “Sonsick”
08. MØ – “Waste of Time”
09. Quadron – “LFT”
10. Busta Rhymes ft. Q-Tip – “Thank You”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Taking Life As It Comes: Lou Reed’s Solo Career

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Built to Spill — TBA

__________________________________________________________

David Von Bader, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

PsychFESTPselfieTop Albums:
01. Anna Calvi – One Breath
02. David Bowie – The Next Day
03. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
04. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
05. The Netherlands – Silicon Vapor
06. Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
07. No Joy – Wait to Pleasure
08. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spectre At The Feast
09. Nails – Abandon All Life
10. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty

Top Songs:
01. Anna Calvi – “Sing To Me”
02. David Bowie – “Dirty Boys”
03. Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing”
04. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “We Know Who U R”
05. The Netherlands – “Deathling”
06. Power Trip – “Heretics Fork”
07. No Joy – “Hare Tarot Lies”
08. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – “Teenage Disease”
09. Nails – “Wide Open Wound”
10. Chelsea Wolfe – “We Hit a Wall”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Festival Review: Austin Psych Fest 2013

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: Beck – Morning Phase

__________________________________________________________

Sam Willett, Staff Writer

TwitterFollowButton-Post

samwillett e1387226629541 Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
1. Darkside – Psychic
2. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
3. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience, Pt. 1
4. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
5. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
6. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
7. Rhye – Woman
8. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
9. James Blake – Overgrown
10. Tie: FKA Twigs – EP2, Jai PaulJai Paul

Songs:
1. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
2. Darkside – “Freak, Go Home”
3. Disclosure – “When a Fire Starts to Burn”
4. Kanye West – “Bound 2”
5. The National – “This is the Last Time”
6. Kurt Vile – “Was All Talk”
7. Jai Paul – “All Night”
8. Rhye – “Open”
9. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
10. Garden City Movement – “Move On”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Album Review: Darkside – Psychic

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: FKA Twigs (hopefully) and Beck

__________________________________________________________

Michael Zonenashvili, Contributing Writer/Event

TwitterFollowButton-Post

mikeyzones Staff Lists: Top 10 Albums and SongsAlbums:
01. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
02 Arcade Fire – Reflektor
03. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of The City
04. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety
05. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
06. Disclosure – Settle
07. Kanye West – Yeezus
08. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
09. Factory Floor – Factory Floor
10. HAIM – Days are Gone

Songs:
01. Arcade Fire – “Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)
02. The National – “Graceless”
03. HAIM – “The Wire”
04. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
05. CHVRCHES – “Tether”
06. Vampire Weekend – “Hannah Hunt”
07. Autre Ne Veut – “Gonna Die”
08. Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
09. Solange – “Losing You”
10. Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”

Article He’s Most Proud of in 2013: Foals, Surfer Blood at NYC’s Terminal 5

What He’s Really Most Proud of in 2013: Booking the CoSigns II lineup.

Album He’s Most Excited for in 2014: St. Vincent – St. Vincent

3 comments