A Geek’s Guide to Music in 2013

2013

Another year gone by too quickly. Nothing left to do but try and recount all the great music releases of 2013. We saw the return of David Bowie, (3) new Mark Kozelek records, band reunions, and high-profile hip-hop releases. We also saw people upset with Miley Cyrus quite a bit and while I don’t enjoy her music I thought that the controversies were overblown. I was really looking forward to the new Eminem record but ended up liking only a few songs. Kanye West’s new record didn’t really do anything for me and I couldn’t get into the long-awaited My Bloody Valentine. My list is lacking some of those albums that are on other sites – some of them I didn’t dig all that much and some of them I just didn’t replay very much.What can I say? I march to my own beat. On the flip side, I loved every Mark Kozelek related album, discovered a few gems, and rocked out to Black Sabbath. So here’s a look at 50 music releases from 2013 that I played over and over again. I’ll see you in about a week with the 1st article of 2014.

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Billie Joe + Norah / foreverly

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Verdict: 21st Century Broken Hearts

For Fans of: The Everly Brothers, Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jewel, Michael Nesmith, Sun Records

Tracklisting:

  1. Roving Gambler
  2. Long Time Gone
  3. Lightning Express
  4. Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
  5. Down in the Willow Garden
  6. Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
  7. Oh So Many Years
  8. Barbara Allen
  9. Rockin’ Alone (In an Old Rockin’ Chair)
  10. I’m Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail
  11. Kentucky
  12. Put My Little Shoes Away

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