Another pseudo 2013 best of list. I thought I’d put these in my past. But Jen and the crazy weekly music blog hop she posts over at at My Skewed View asked for:
This week the theme of our MixTape is – The best new songs you’ve heard this past year. Can be oldies or new songs, either way they are new to you!
Well, since I’ve already done my top albums of 2013 list and many of my favorite songs of the year coincide with that list, I’ve decided to take my list in a slightly different direction. I’m going to list the first song “starred” on my Spotify account for every other month of 2013. This should be fun and give a true representation of my tastes….which are all of the musical map. Well, you’ll see.
January 3, 2013
Top Shelf- Alchemy
I love reggae. I especially love white boy reggae. I think it is some kind of hold over from my skater boy days which occurred nearly simultaneously with my “I’m gonna wear flannel and sulk” days. I’m a sucker for laid-back rhythms and the overall sense of chill that accompanies this type of music. I’ll have to dedicate a mixtape to this genre at some point.
March 6, 2013
Chelsea Light Moving- Empires of Time
Birthed out of Sonic Youth’s demise. If you’re wondering where Thurston Moore ended up…..
May 10, 2013
Futurebirds- Virginia Slims
Nice laid-back, country/hippie/folkie sound I always tend to enjoy. These guys are out of Athens, GA.
July 1, 2013
Tame Impala- Music to Walk Home By
I’ve featured Tame Impala on the blog a few times. If you haven’t checked them out yet, stop what you’re doing and go. Now. That 60s psychedelic rock sound is still alive and well….and coming out of Australia.
September 3, 2013
Volcano Choir- Comrade
Perfect for a nice, relaxing moment of the day. I’m one of the few music snobs who doesn’t enjoy Justin Veron under the monicker Bon Iver, but I dig him in this band.
November 5, 2013
The Gaslight Anthem- Old White Lincoln
I was lucky enough to see them at Voodoo this year. Good, solid rock music. It has a Springsteen sound without having to sit through the Boss’s horrid vocals (sorry Springsteen fans).
Last “starred” of 2013– December 30, 2013 Disclosure- When a Fire Starts to Burn
This album got all kinds of critical acclaim last year, but they are so bizarre. I don’t know why I like this song, but I do. I enjoy some electronic music from time to time.
First “starred” of 2014– January 7, 2013 Parquet Courts- Stoned and Starving
I’m always a sucker for the lo-fi, indie guitar rock.
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: Tilian – Now or Never (feat. Tyler Carter)
Eating: Arugula salad.
Random thought: My iPod has been acting a bit sketchy for the last two days. Right off the bat, that worries me more than car problems. Gasp, what would I do without “my music” at the gym each morning?! You know, cause I definitely couldn’t just get a new iPod. I’m ridiculous.