Our favorite music of 2013

The new year seems like an appropriate time for favorites lists (as evidenced by every blog ever), so we decided to make one. These are not exactly listed in order, so much as all tied in whatever category they’re listed in. So much stuff comes out every year that it’s hard to get to all of it, so there may be some things that would’ve made the list if we’d had time to listen to them more. Let us know in the comments if you’ve got a favorite we missed and we’ll check it out.

In any case:

Nick’s Top 5:

James Blake – Overgrown
Julia Holter – Loud City Song
Kanye West – Yeezus
Savages – Silence Yourself
Volcano Choir – Repave

Craig’s Top 5:

Cayucas – Bigfoot
Washed Out – Paracosm
Kanye West – Yeezus
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Honorable mentions (things we really really liked):

Atoms for Peace – Amok
Bastille – Bad Blood
Bryce Dessner – Aheym
Darkside – Psychic
Deafheaven – Sunbather
Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
Jay Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer, Different Park
STRFKR – Miracle Mile
yOya – Go North

Things that weren’t from 2013 that we really got into this year:

Brahms – Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (Arthur Rubinstein w/ The Juilliard Quartet)
Dan Deacon – America
Duke Ellington – Money Jungle
Grimes – Visions
The Mowgli’s – Love’s Not Dead
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Touché Amoré – Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me

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