Here are my favorite tracks from 2013, as well as some remixes. Oh, and I was even nice enough to post a link to each track (from YouTube or Soundcloud or wherever).
12. Holden - Renata
15. KH (Four Tet) – The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix (There’s even a download link in the linked article, if that’s your thing)
16. Koreless - Never
25. Sampha - Without
27. Lapalux - Guuurl
31. Bonobo - Cirrus
45. Airhead - Autumn
Joy Orbison - Big Room Tech House DJ Tool - TIP! Is it a remix, is it a track, idk. Whatever, it’s good.
Here’s a list of my 20 favorite albums this year, plus another 30 that I liked, but couldn’t be bothered to rank, so I listed them alphabetically. I thought about writing a blurb about each of the top 20 albums, but I can’t be bothered, so here you go.
1. Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
2. Forest Swords - Engravings
3. Jai Paul - Leaked Demos
4. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
5. Nils Fram - Spaces
6. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
7. Sky Ferreria - Night Time, My Time
8. Holden - The Inheritors
9. DJ Koze - Amygdala
10. Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
11. Think & Change (Nonplus+ Compilation)
12. John Roberts - Fences
13. John Talabot - DJ-Kicks
14. Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu
15. Pick a Piper - Pick a Piper
16. James Blake - Overgrown
17. Axel Boman - Family Vacation
18. Factory Floor - Factory Floor
19. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
20. KMFH - Boat Party
I always procrastinate on getting my year end lists finalized, and I’ve done it once again, so in order to try and jump start this process, here are my favorite EPs from 2013.
1. Burial - Rival Dealer
Right, so this came out about a week ago, and it’s somewhat of a departure from Burial’s past sound, but it’s still amazing. And if you’ve been listening to Beyoncé instead of this, well, I’m sorry for you.
2. Annie - A & R
This was one of only 2 true “Pop” albums I cared about this year (the other will be in the list of albums). The track, Invisible, is a ‘banger’, not whatever crap Miley tried to pass off.
3. Mssingno - Mssingno
Grime + R&B samples have been done to death, but not like this. Just go listen to XE2.
4. Tirzah - I’m Not Dancing
Properly the most “hipster” video to come out this year, but whatevs.
5. Sampha - Dual
Absolutely gorgeous voice + piano. Oh, and he worked with Drake, if that’s your sort of thing.
6. Pional - Invisble / Amenaza
The dude that worked with John Talabot.
7. FKA twigs - EP2
Trip-hop or something. Water Me, tho.
8. Koreless - Yugen
Fourth Young Turks EP in a row. This one with synths.
9. Alice Ant - Alice Ant, Pt. 1
Sort of Four Tet-y.
10. Jeremy Greenspan & Borys - God Told Me To
One half of Junior Boys with the guy that is responsible for this (unless someone on Discogs tagged the wrong guy, but I REALLY REALLY hope it’s the same guy).
Oh and here’s a list of concerts I went to:
Favorite tracks and albums to come.