The Flaming Lips

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

MelaDees (Favorite tracks of 2013)

Here is a mix I made of some of my favorite tracks so far. I will be adding more songs to this as the year progresses.

1. TNGHT – Acrylics

2. Milo – Folk-Metaphysics

3. The Knife – Without You My Life Would Be Boring

4. Foxygen – San Francisco

5. Baths – Ironworks

6. Shlohmo – Don’t Say No ft. How to Dress Well

7. Youth Lagoon – Dropla

8. Dessa – Warsaw

9. The Flaming Lips – Butterfly (How Long it Takes to Die)

10. Iceage – Coalition

11. My Bloody Valentine – Only Tomorrow

12. Yo La Tengo – Well You Better

13. Buke and Gase – Hard Times

14. Beach Fossils – Birthday

15. Waxahatchee – Swan Dive

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