My favorite records of 2013


50. Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love is the Devil
49. Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back
48. Fuzz – Fuzz
47. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
46. Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
45. Fidlar – Fidlar
44. James Blake – Overgrown
43. Cuushe – Butterfly Case
42. Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
41. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
40. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator 
39. Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
38. The Mantles – Long Enough to Leave
37. Bent Shapes – Feels 
36. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

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My favorite music of 2012


50. Teen: Electric
49. Sun Araw: The Inner Treaty
48. Cat Power: Sun
47. Tallest Man on Earth: There’s no Leaving Now
46. Matthew E. White: Big Inner
45. Port St. Willow: Holiday
44. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
43 Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior
42. Wild Nothing: Nocturne
41. Actress: R.I.P.
40. Metz: Metz
39. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.a.a.d City
38. Andy Stott: Luxury Problems
37. Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze
36. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
35. Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold

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My Favorite Music of 2011

25. The Weeknd, House of Balloons
24. Cave Singers, No Witch
23. Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch the Throne
22. Sun Araw, Ancient Romans
21. Fucked Up, David Comes to Life
20. Shabazz Palaces, Black Up
19. The War on Drugs, Slave Ambient
18. Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
17. The Sea And Cake, The Moonlight Butterfly
16. Battles, Gloss Drop
15. Tom Waits, Bad as Me
14. Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation
13. Cults, Cults
12. Yuck, Yuck
11. Washed Out, Within and Without

10. Frank Fairfield, Out on the Open West

9. Wilco, The Whole Love

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My Favorite Music of 2010

Nothing moved me as much as 2009’s debut record by Girls. But who’s complaining? Overall, some pretty great music was made this year. This is what I was listening to in 2010:

15. Sam Amidon: I See The Sign
14. Julian Lynch: Mare
13. Lower Dens: Twin-Hand Movement
12. Wild Nothing: Gemini
11. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
10. James Blake: CMYK/Klavierwerke EPs
9. Sleigh Bells: Treats
8. Sun Araw: On Patrol
7. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest
6. Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

5. Toro y Moi: Causers of This

4. The Tallest Man On Earth: The Wild Hunt

3. Beach House: Teen Dream

2. Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me

1. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy