Melalbums of 2013 (Loved List)

(in no particular order)

Milo Things that Happen at Day / Things that Happen at Night 

Yo La TengoFade

FoxygenWe are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

My Bloody Valentine m b v

Buke and GaseGeneral Dome

The Flaming LipsThe Terror

IceageYou’re Nothing

Shlohmo Laid Out 

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson HamerChild Ballads

WaxahatcheeCerulean Salt

Beach FossilsClash The Truth

Youth LagoonWondrous Bughouse

The KnifeShaking The Habitual

Kurt Vile Wakin On a Pretty Daze


Baths Obsidian

TOKiMONSTAHalf Shadows

Bibio Silver Wilkinson

EluviumNightmare Ending

The NationalTrouble Will Find Me

Laura StevensonWheel

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Deerhunter – Monomania

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle

Savages – Silence Yourself

Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

clipping  – Midcity

Lapalux – Nostalchic

Dessa – Parts of Speech

Gold Panda – Half of Where You Live

Jon HopkinsImmunity

Sigur Rós – Kveikur

Deafheaven – Sunbather

Owen –  L’Ami du Peuple

Disclosure – Settle


Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels

Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaVallePerils From the Sea

SuperchunkI Hate Music

Smith Westerns – Soft Will

Washed Out Paracosm

Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Bill Callahan – Dream River

CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

YC the CynicGNK

Mark Kozelek & Desertshore – Mark Kozelek & Desertshore

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Chance the RapperAcid Rap

Scallops HotelPoplar Grove (or how to rap with a hammer)

Touché Amoré Is Survived By


of MontrealLousy With Sylvianbriar

ShadFlying Colours

Arcade FireReflektor

Tim HeckerVirgins

Black Hearted BrotherThe Stars Are Our Home

Neko CaseThe Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Okkervil RiverThe Silver Gymnasium

Cage the ElephantMelophobia

HaimDays are Gone

Death GripsGovernment Plates

BurialRival Dealer


Top 30 favorite albums from the 90’s

If you know me well, you know that I’m a sucker for 90’s indie rock as well as old school emo and hip hop from those good ol’ days. Here is a list I’ve compiled of my absolute favorite albums from that decade:

30. Seam – Are You Driving Me Crazy? (1995)


29. Guided by Voices – Alien Lanes (1995)


28. Archers of Loaf – Icky Mettle (1994)


27. Superchunk – Foolish (1994)


26. Sebadoh – Bakesale (1994)


25. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (1999)


24. Dinosaur Jr. – Green Mind (1991)


23. Mineral – The Power of Failing (1995)


22. Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock (1999)


21. Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children (1998)


20. Polvo – Today’s Active Lifestyles (1993)


19. Red House Painters – Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) (1993)


18. The Promise Ring – Nothing Feels Good (1997)

17.  A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory (1991)

16. Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary (1994)

15. Sonic Youth  Washing Machine (1995)

14. Elliott Smith – Roman Candle (1995)

13. Slowdive – Souvlaki (1993)

12. Fugazi – Red Medicine (1995)

11. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)

10. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)


9. Pavement  Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)

8. Nas – Illmatic (1994)

7. Slint – Spiderland (1991)

6. American Football – American Football (1999)

5. Built to Spill – There’s Nothing Wrong With Love (1994)

4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor  F♯ A♯ ∞ (1998)

3. Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)

2. The Dismemberment Plan – Emergency & I (1999)

1. Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)

Honorable mentions: The Lemonheads – It’s a Shame about Ray, The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs, Radiohead – The Bends and OK Computer, The Mountain Goats – Full Force Galesburg