Monthly Archive: December, 2013

Favorite Re-Discoveries Of The Year

Only 2 this year, but they were biggies! Saint Etienne:  Saint Etienne just passed me by entirely when they arrived on the scene in 1992 with Foxbase Alpha. The albums that saw the… Continue reading

The Best New Album Reissues Of 2013, Final Round

Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love: I don’t own this and I have never heard the “Wings Of Love” part of this reissue. It’s here because I feel the need to remind people… Continue reading

The Best New Album Reissues Of 2013, Round 1

The Beta Band, The Regal Years: A massive box of virtually everything the amazing Beta Band recorded (6 CD’s), every freak folk/psych-out these geniuses released during the years of 1997-2004. A whole bunch… Continue reading

Best New Albums Of 2013, Final Round

Edwyn Collins, Understated: this one is far enough removed from the stroke Edwyn suffered a few years ago that I can be critical; if it wasn’t any good I could now say so.… Continue reading

Best New Albums of 2013, Round 4

Pet Shop Boys, Electric. There’s just something so very comforting about the music of The Pet Shop Boys and, in particular, Neil Tennant’s voice. It’s like a brandy in front of a fireplace… Continue reading

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Best New Albums of 2013, Round 3

Paul McCartney, New: I can be unbiased towards McCartney’s work, and can honestly tell you that I have not fully embraced one of his albums as an all out classic since the early… Continue reading

Best New Albums of 2013, Round 2

Four more that caught my ear this year! Steven Wilson, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories): The mega talented Stgeven Wilson decided to go balls-out on this paean to 1970’s… Continue reading

The Best New Albums (and more!) Of 2013

Each year I promise myself I won’t do anymore of these “Best Of 20??” lists, and each year I renege on that promise. This year is no different; except it is. No different… Continue reading