Reckless Records 2013 Employee Best of Lists

  RECKLESS RECORDS 2013 EMPLOYEE PICKS

Angela Ziles
Best Albums of 2013
Bill Orcutt – A History of Every One (Editions Mego)
Oozing Wound – Retrash (Thrill Jockey)
Joshua Abrams – Unknown Known (RogueArt)
Tropic of Cancer – Restless Idylls (Blackest Ever Black)
Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap (self-released)
White Fence – Cyclops Reap (Castle Face)
Ken Camden – Space Mirror (Kranky)
Fire! – Without Noticing (Rune Grammofon)
M.I.A. – Matangi (Interscope)
Bottomless Pit – Shade Perennial (Comedy Minus One)
Squrl – EP #1 (ATP)
My Bloody Valentine – MBV (self-released)
Justin Walter – Lullabies & Nightmares (Kranky)
James Plotkin & Paal Nilssen-Love – Death Rattle (Rune Grammofon)
Rob Mazurek Octet – Skull Sessions (Cuneiform)
Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest (Warp)
Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat (Kranky)
Lionel O – Mama Said Knock Me Out (Golden Beast)
Implodes – Recurring Dream (Kranky)
Clinic – Free Reign II (Daniel Lopatin Versions) (Domino)
Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (Fire)
Marissa Anderson – Galax (Mississippi)
Pissed Jeans – Honeys (Sub Pop)
Fake Limbs – Power of Patrician Upbringing (BLVD)
Haim – Days Are Gone (Rough Trade)
Le Tour – Christian Guilt (Golden Beast)
Bitchin Bajas – Bitchitronics (Drag City)
Kevin Hein – Gauze (Baro)
The Delfonics – Adrian Younge Presents (Wax Poetics)
Allen Toussaint – Songbook (Rounder)
Darkside – Psychic (Matador/Other People)
Laurel Halo – Chance of Rain (Hyperdub)
No Joy – Wait To Pleasure (Mexican Summer)
Loren Connors – Departing of a Dream (Family Vineyard)

Reissues and Compilations:
Unwound – Kid Is Gone (Numero)
V/A I Heard The Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From The Nashboro Label 1951- 1983 (Tompkins Square)
Roky Erickson – Light In The Attic Reissues
William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop)
Arthur Russell – Another Thought (Point)
Cleaners From Venus – Vol. 2 (Captured Tracks)
V/A New Orleans Funk Vol. 3 (Soul Jazz)
Irma Thomas – In Between Tears (Alive)

Shows:
Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society at Hideout
Swirlies at Metro
Keiji Haino at Empty Bottle
Black Sabbath at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Allen Toussaint at SPACE
Rotted Tooth Fest
Ken Camden at Constellation
Bottomless Pit at Township
Le Tour and Negative Scanner at The Whistler
Metz and No Joy at Lincoln Hall
Slushy at Bric-A-Brac Records
Melvins at Double Door
Kranky 20th Anniversary Shows

Cole Cooney
1) Yo La Tengo – Fade
2) Bill Callahan – Dream River
3) Lloyd Cole & Hans Joachim Roedelius – Selected Studies Vol. 1
4) Har Mar Superstar – Bye Bye 17
5) Ken Camden – Space Mirror
6) Jagga Jazzist – Live with Britten Sonfonia
7) Lionel O – Mama Said Knock Me Out
8) Men – New Moon
9) Rhye – Woman
10) Colin Stetson – History of Warfare Vol. 3
11) Implodes – Recurring Dream
12) Shannon & the Clams – Dreams in the Rathouse
13) Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
14) My Bloody Valentine – MBV

Derek Medley
Atom TM – HD
Autechre – Exai /L-event
William Basinski – Nocturnes
Keith Berry – Towards the Blue Peninsula
Ken Camden – Space Mirror
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Music From the Headlands Center for the Arts
Ceephax Acid Crew – Cro Magnox
Jack Dangers – Bathyscaphe Trieste
Philip Glass – Visitors
Tim Hecker – Virgins
lovesliescrushing – Ghost Colored Halo
Stephen Mathieu – The Falling Rocket /Un coeur simple

Reissues:
Eduard Artimiev – Stalker /The Mirror /Solaris
François Bayle – L’Expérience Acoustique /Les couleurs de la nuit
Benge – Twenty Systems
Boards of Canada – Warp catalog
Alice Coltrane – Divine Songs
Léo Kupper – Electronic Works & Voices
Bernard Parmegiani – De Natura Sonorum
Eliane Radigue – Adnos I-III
Vangelis – Blade Runner
Iannis Xenakis – GRM Works

Dave Hofer
Artifacts – Between a Rock & a Hard Place (Artifacts) REISSUE
A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord (RCA)
A$AP Rocky – Long.Live.A$AP (RCA)
Blasted Diplomats – Blasted Diplomats (BLVD)
Botch – We are the Romans (Hydra Head) REISSUE
The Bronx – IV (ATO)
Danny Brown – Old (Fool’s Gold)
Cave In – Until Your Heart Stops (Hydra Head) REISSUE
Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer (Sumerian)
Discordance Axis – Jouhou (Hydra Head) REISSUE
El-P & Killer Mike – Run the Jewels (Fool’s Gold)
Ghostface Killah – Twelve Reasons to Die (original Adrian Younge mix & Apollo Brown remix) (Soul Temple)
Gigan – Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science (Willowtip)
Heliocentrics – 13 Degrees of Reality (Now Again)
Ill Bill – The Grimy Awards (Fat Beats)
Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Kismet (Self-released)
Nails – Abandon All Life (Southern Lord)
Nedelle Torrisi – Nedelle Torrisi (Self-released)
Wormed – Exodromos (Willowtip)

Mark Lux
2013 in no particular order
tv ghost ‘disconnect’
ken camden ‘space mirror’
chance ‘in search of’ (reissue)
steve gunn ‘tim off’
larry coryell ‘lift’
outer minds ‘behind the mirror’
new canyons ‘everyone is dark’
photon band ‘pur photonic matter vol. 1’
bare mutants ‘affliction’
implodes ‘recurring dream’
grateful dead ‘sunshine daydream live 1972’
we have heaven/20 guilders split 12”
jacco gardner ‘cabinet of curiosities’
daft punk ‘random access memory’
my bloody valentine ‘mbv’
dark ’round the edges’ (reissue)
peter peter/peter kyed ‘valhalla rising’ (soundtrack)
purling hiss ‘paisley montage’
labradford ‘prazision’ (reissue)
doomed to obscurity ‘pipe bomb’ 7″
strapping fieldhands ‘sitting on her whiskers’ 7″

Sarah Frier
Best of 2013 – No Order

Savages – Silence Yourself
Cave – Threace
Angel Olsen – Half Way Home
MIA – Matangi
Grant Hart – The Argument
Disappears – Era
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Superchunk – I Hate Music
Black Angels – Indigo Meadow
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…
Neil Young – Live At The Cellar Door
V/A – I Am The Center

Matt Jencik
Acteurs – s/t
Afflicted Man I’m Off Me ‘Ead LP reissue
Algebra Suicide Feminine Square LP reissue
Atoms for Peace Amok
A Band Called Death documentary
Blasted Diplomats s/t
Blessure Grave Flashing
Blut Aus Nord Work Which Transforms God LP reissue
Boards of Canada Tomorrow’s Harvest
Ken Camden Space Mirror
John Carpenter The Fog (soundtrack) LP reissue
Christmas Lights S/T reissue
Circuit Des Yeux Overdue
Alice Coltrane Divine Songs LP reissue
Devo Hardcore Devo Vol. 1 & 2 reissues
Disappears Era
Dreamies (Bill Holt) Auralgraphic Entertainment LP reissue
Emerald Web Stargate Tapes 1979-1982
Kat Epple & Bob Stohl Sanctus Spiritus
Ethernet Opus 2
Fake Limbs The Power of Patrician Upbringing
Fielded Ninety Thirty Thirty
Grouper Man Who Died in His Boat
Grant Hart  The Argument
Lee Hazlewood all Light in the Attic reissues
Peter Jefferies Last Great Challenge in a Dull World reissue
Jesu Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came
Labradford Prazision (20th anniversary reissue)
Lives of Angels Elevator to Eden reissue
Magas Pspoilers tape
Medico Doktor Vibes Liter Through Dorker Vibes reissue
Joe Meek I Hear a New World LP reissue
My Bloody Valentine MBV
William Onyeabor World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor?
Polvo Siberia
Sarcofago Inri LP reissue
Tropic of Cancer Restless Idylls
Various Artists I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America
Voivod Target Earth
Neil Young Live at the Cellar Door

Shows
Absu @ Cobra Lounge
Acteurs/ Wreckmeister Harmonies @ Bohemian National Cemetery
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Chicago Theater
Ken Camden/Circuit Des Yeux/Alex Barnett @ The Hideout
Come & Empty Bottle
Enslaved @ Reggie’s
Fielded @ Burlington
Goat @ Empty Bottle
Goblin @ The Metro
Grant Hart @ Danny’s
Kranky Twenty
My Bloody Valentine & The Aragon
Silver Apples @ The Owl
Colin Stetson & Schubas

Kate Ruggeri
Acteurs- S/T
Barnett + Coloccia- Retrieval
Blouse- Imperium
The Cairo Gang- Tiny Rebels
Dark- Round the Edges (reissue)
David Bowie- The Next Day
Delfonics- Adrian Younge Presents
Devo- Hardcore Vol. 1 & 2 (reissue)
Dog Man- Dream Date OST
Drexciya- Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller IV
Implodes- Recurring Dream
Janelle Monae- Electric Lady
Ken Camden- Space Mirror
Knife- Shaking the Habitual
Magas- Pspoilers Cassette
M.I.A- Matangi
My Bloody Valentine- MBV
Paul McCartney- New
Roky Erickson- Light in the Attic Reissues
Tim Hecker- Virgins
Troller- S/T
William Onyeabor- World Psychedelic Classics: Who Is William Onyeabor?
Yoko Ono- Take Me to the Land of Hell
V/A- New Orleans Funk Vol. 3
V/A- Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself!
V/A- Purple Snow

shows
Kathleen Baird/Michael Zerang @ ACRE
G.W.W
Goblin
Sparks

Steven Rahman
Top 5 Hip Hop
Clear Soul Forces – Gold PP7s
Wordy, dense, & nerdy… References abound, particularly to video games, & other great fun without ever sounding too childish. Very boom-bap, & definitely for folks that like their rap music with heavy trivia included.
L’Orange & Stik Figa- The City Under the City
On Mello Music Group, Stik & L’Orange haven’t worked together often. This is the first I’ve heard of Stik since Oddisee’s Odd Seasons, & the first I’ve heard of producer L’Orange ever. The two work out really well. L’Orange has this quirky sense for samples that is perfectly complimented by Stik’s easy flow. Plus the guests on this are amazing.
Tyler the Creator- WOLF
OFWGKTA… Wolf is evolution for Tyler; a jazzier more fluid style of production under slightly less graphic lyrics. Tyler is a great big fan of Pharell & it shows in all his production, but WOLF really polishes the sound. There’s a certain maturity in WOLF that had been lacking from Tyler’s previous projects, which is not to say that the humorous, ridiculous, grotesqueness of Goblin & Bastard aren’t there, just not as prevalent.
Earl Sweatshirt- Doris
This is some of the best rapping I’ve heard in years. Lot of people saying this record lacks content, but I think the density of these rhymes supports second, third, fourth listening to catch some of the slickest wordplay & storytelling this side of Slick Rick. With a lot of the production being handled by Earl himself, this is definitely the album we were waiting for.
Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
Bootlegging put this not- for- sale tape on the Billboard Top 100 list, & there’s no questioning why. Chance twists words into his flows using his melodic sense to create some really cool & trippy effects. The flow is often bent & syrupy, rarely fitting easily into the beat, but around it, just ahead, just behind but never off time. This is the most Chicago a rapper has sounded since Common dropped Resurrection & if you don’t believe me just check out the extended juke finish on “Good Ass Outro”
Honorable Mentions:
Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE
Tanya Morgan – Rubber Souls
Run The Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – Run The Jewels
J.Cole – Born Sinner
Big Sean – Hall of Fame
Dessa – Parts of Speech

Top 5 Not Hip Hop
Cecile McLorin Salvant – Womanchild
Classically trained in Opera, Salvant is a prodigiously talented singer. Very adventurous, she combines technique & style to create a very modern style of jazz that truly recognizes the masters of the genre.
Bilal – A Love Surreal
Groovy & soulful, with a strong jazz influence, A Love Surreal is alternative soul that stretches out the genre definitions without totally abandoning them. Lots of Prince in Bilal Oliver’s singing style, but something quite different in the long run…
Arctic Monkeys – AM
I love the Arctic Monkeys. Rock’n Roll with lyrics that combining irreverence with heart. It’s a very late night record, even though this record hits a lot harder than previous records.
Alice Smith – She
This record is everything I hoped it would be. After a long lay-off, Smith comes back with a record that shows off her rangy huge voice over Pop, Rock, & Soul soundscapes.
Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomahawk
Tawk Tomahawk is one of the best future-soul, alt-soul records I’ve ever heard. It takes the feeling & sounds of hip hop & translates them to a live band feeling better than anyone save the Roots.
Honorable Mentions:
Valerie June – Pushing Against a Stone
Foreign Exchange – Love in Flying Colors
Best Coast- Fade Away
Elvis Costello & the Roots- Wise Up Ghost

Eric Lipe
10.  Ra Ra Riot–  Beta Love
9.  Daft Punk– Random Access Memories
8.  Camera Obscura–  Desire Lines
7.  Mazzy Star–  Seasons of your day
6.  Midlake–  Antiphon
5.  William Onyeabor–  World Psychedelic Classics 5  Who is William Onyeabor?
4.  Savages–  Silence yourself
3.  Har Mar Superstar–  Bye bye 17
2.  Lorde–  Pure Heroine
1.  Lucius–  Wildewoman

Kevin Hein
top picks of 2013- in no particular order

Von Pea & Aeon- Duly Noted- (total summer barbecue boom box jam. Instantly likable/relatable raps over heavy ethereal beats)
Sons Of The Morning- Speak Soon Vol 1- (Teebs + Prefuse 73)
Resonars- Greatest Songs Of.. (one-man garage pop perfection)
Ryan Chavira- Staycation (a cool breeze on a perfect day. easy, mellow, delightful instrumental pop gems)
Oneohtrix Point Never- R Plus Seven (mind melting, genre blending, synth ripping)
No Joy- Wait To Pleasure (fast fun loud pop rock from 2 badass ladies)
My Bloody Valentine- MBV (my favorite band released a new album after 22 years. happy.)
Medicine- To The Happy Few (Medicine figured if MBV put out a new album, then why not?)
Machinedrum- Vapor City (more forward thinking dance music from a genre veteran)
Ken Camden- Space Mirror (frontal lobe massage, shredding in space)
Jefre-Cantu Ledesma- Devotion (harsh hi frequency swells of static amongst lush chorus guitar)
Implodes- Recurring Dream (psychedelic pop at the bottom of a well)
Grouper- The Man Who Died In His Boat (more material from Dragging A Dead Deer..)
Villages- Sun Control (beautiful aural bliss, stretching on for miles & miles)
Goat Lightning- Sisters Crystals (morning yoga on dmt)
Drawing Trees- Meadow’s Exist (hypnotic weaving guitar tapestry)
Calidonia County- Telegraph Canyon (deathbed ambient at its finest)
Boards Of Canada- Tomorrow’s Harvest (the masters at it again, familiar sounds with a new approach: 70’s horror soundtracks/apocalyptic desolation. does not disappoint.)
Ant’lrd- Extra Domicile (warm blanket on a chilly day)
Serengeti- Firebird Logo (produced by ambient collage duo Arborist)
Odd Nosdam- T R I S H (drum-less fuzzy hip-hop)
Angel 1- Purple Haze (VHS dream)
Cave- Threace (CAVE sound like CAN now)
Tim Hecker- Virgins (ensemble performances spliced/diced to perfection)
Carcass- Surgical Steel (best soundtrack to drunk Mortal Kombat matches this year)
Dog Man- Dream Date OST (could pass as unreleased 16 bit Final Fantasy music)

Ken Camden
Grouper – Man Who Died in His Boat
Benoit Pioulard – Hymnal
Lionel O – Mama said knock me out (cs)
Barnett & Coloccia – Retrieval
Circuit Des Yeux – Overdue
Rodion G.A. – Lost Tapes
Vangelis – Sex Power reissue
Noveller – No Dreams
Tomorrow’s Achievements (Parry Music Library 1976-86)
Streetwalker – Future Visions
Kat Epple & Bob Stohl – Sanctus Spiritus

Arpad Lep
TOP TEN 2013

A HAWK AND A HACKSAW – YOU HAVE ALREADY GONE TO THE OTHER WORLD – Former Neutral Milk Hotel/Beirut musicians craft true gypsy music (trust me). Dynamic and      cinematic, heavy and authentic.
KEN CAMDEN – SPACE MIRROR – Chicago musician who evokes electronic pioneers like Raymond Scott and the score to Blade Runner.
MOLLY DRAKE – MOLLY DRAKE – Haunting, self-penned songs for the piano and voice by former war-era radio singer and mother of Nick Drake.
FOREST SWORDS – ENGRAVINGS – Meditation through repetition, driven at a gangsters’ pace. Forest because it was mixed in a field instead of a studio. Swords because it cuts like the  RZA.
HAR MAR SUPERSTAR – BYE BYE 17 – This is, for my money, the album of the year. Minneapolis, MN native sounds like Raphael Saadiq, looks like Revenge of the Nerds. The best soul  record to come out since Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black. This is the record no one told you about that you have been looking for.
KANYE WEST – YEEZUS – It brought tears to Lou Reed’s eyes.
YOUNG FATHERS – TAPE TWO – Africa-by-way-of-Scotland psychedelic hip hop. Not your normal rhythms, the musical overlap of lifelong friends is more feels than genre.
V/A – AFTER DARK 2 – Compilation of Italians Do It Better bands. Sorry, Cliff, but Johnny Jewel is why we liked the Drive soundtrack. In fact, some of his original discarded music for the  film is included on this record. Phil Spector of Neo-Italo-disco.
V/A – BARO RECORDS COMP 001 – Compilation of Chicago and Oakland ambient music. No pressure total enchantment.
V/A – STUDIO GHIBLI: KOKYO KYOKUSHU – The Czech Philharmonic performs pieces from five Studio Ghibli films, including Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

Tom Walcyzk
No particular order:

Disappears- Era LP (Kranky)
Jacco Gardner- Cabinet of Curiosities LP (Trouble in Mind)
Iceage- You’re Nothing (Matador)
Dirtbombs- Ooey Gooey Chewey Ka-Blooey! LP  (In the Red)
Tar- 1988-1995 (Chunklet)
Black Angels- Indigo Meadow (Light in the Attic)
Mikal Cronin- MCII LP (Merge)
Acquaintances- S/T LP (File 13)
Night Beats- Sonic Bloom LP (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
Implodes- Recurring Dream (Kranky)
Black Hollies – Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere LP + 7″ (Ernest Jennings Records)
Coachwhips- Hands On The Controls LP (Castle Face)
White Fence- Cyclops Reap LP (Castle Face)
Pamphleteers /Blasted Diplomats 12″ (BLVD)
Milk Music- Cruise Your Illusion LP (Perennial Records)

Top Shows of 2013:
Cosmic Psychos @ The Empty Bottle
Kate Nash @ Metro
Iceage @ Empty Bottle
Knapsack @ Bottom Lounge
Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker/Forgetters) @ Shubas

Brook Sinkinson Withrow
Best Albums:
Beau Wanzer – S/T (L.I.E.S.)
The-Drum – Contact (Audraglint)
Fielded – NinetyThirtyThirty (Captcha)
Anika – EP (Stones Throw)
Grouper – Man Who Died In His Boat (Kranky)
Tropic of Cancer – Restless Idylls (Blackest Ever Black)
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty (Sargent House)
Lonnie Holley – Keeping A Record Of It (Dust-to-Digital)
William Onyeabor – Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka) *Reissue
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love (Dunham)
The Delfonics – Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics (Wax Poetics)
V/A – Purple Snow (Numero)
V/A – Good God! Apocryphal Hymns (Numero)
Arthur Russell – Another Thought (Arc Light Editions) *Finally
Theo Parrish & Tony Allen – Day Like This/Feel Loved (Wildheart Recordings)
Ciara – S/T (Epic)

Best Music Videos:
Anika – In the City /by Kyle Whittington & Joe Broady
Implodes – Scattered in the Wind /by Lori Felker

Best Music Documentary Shorts:
Whateverest /Directed by Kristoffer Borgli
Real Scenes: New York /Directed by Patrick Nation

Kip McCabe
1. Neil Young “Live at the Cellar Door”
2. My Bloody Valentine “MBV”
3. Bill Callahan “Dream River”
4. Juana Molina “Wed 21”
5. William Onyeabor “World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor?”
6. Shannon Wright “In Film Sound”
7. Spring Breakers OST
8. Emerald Web “Stargate Tapes 1979-1982”
9. Ken Camden “Space Mirror”
10. Labradford “Prazision” (Reissue)
11. Devo “Hardcore Devo Vol.1 & 2” (Reissues)
12. Cliff Martinez “Only God Forgives” OST
13. Sigur Ros “Kveikur”
14. Boards of Canada “Tomorrow’s Harvest”

Courtland Green
1. Ghostface Killah – Twelve Reasons To Die
2. Al Tone Edits Volumes 1-3
3. V/A Kill Yourself Dancing
4. V/A Purple Snow
5. Express Rising
6. Bill Orcutt – History of Every One
7. Delfonics – Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
8. Tindersticks – Across Six Leap Years
9. Sebadoh – Defend Yourself
10. Various Artists – Punk 45: Kill The Hippies!
11. Eddie Palmieri – Doin’It in the Park
12. GZA – Liquid Swords reissue with chess set
13. Fake Limbs – The Power of Patrician Upbringing
14. Sly & The Family Stone – Higher box set
15. Devo – Hardcore Devo
16. Ken Camden – Space Mirror
17. The Cairo Gang – Tiny Rebels
18. Bob Dylan- Another Self Portrait- Bootleg Series Vol 10
19. Arthur Russell- Another Thought
20. R Kelly – Black Panties
21. Bill Callahan – Dream River
22. Frank Rosaly – Centering & Displacement

Mike Gillilan

Favorite records of 2013 in no particular order
Julia Holter – ‘Loud City Song’  (Domino)
Dead C – ‘Armed Courage’ (Ba Da Bing!)
Grouper – ‘The Man Who Died In His Boat’ (Kranky)
Dirty Beaches – ‘Drifters/Love is the Devil’ (Zoo Music)
KMFH – ‘The Boat Party’ (Wild Oats)
My Bloody Valentine – ‘m b v’ (self released)
Pillars and Tongues – ‘End-dances’ (Empty Cellar)
Iceage – ‘You’re Nothing’ (Matador)
Huerco S. – ‘Colonial Patterns’ (Software)
Tim Hecker – ‘Virgins’ (Kranky)
Kurt Vile – ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’ (Matador)
Potions – ‘MIDI Jazz Bass’ (Lake Paradise)

Reissues
William Onyeabor – ‘Who is William Onyeabor?’ (Luaka Bop)
D’Angelo – ‘Voodoo’ (Light in the Attic) Dec 2012
Fluxion – ‘Vibrant Forms’ (Type)
Sensations Fix – ‘Fragments of Light’ (Superior Viaduct)
Bona Dish – “The Zaragoza Tapes: 1981-1982′ (Captured Tracks)

Favorite Overlooked Record from 2012
Voices from the Lake – ‘Voices from the Lake’ (Prologue)

John Wilkinson
Ten (in no particular order)

Mount Eerie – Pre Human Ideas
Nails – Abandon All Life
Tricky – False Idols
Raspberry Bulbs – Deformed Worship
My Bloody Valentine – m b v
Merchandise – Total Nite
Kurt Vile – Walkin’ on a Pretty Daze
Iceage – You’re Nothing
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
Wolf Eyes – No Answer: Lower Floors

Favorite Reissue
Robbie Basho – Visions of the Country (reissue)

Dan Maloney
Albums

1.) My Bloody Valentine- MBV
2.) Julia Holter- Loud City Song
3.) Parquet Courts- Light Up Gold
4.) Deerhunter- Monomania
5.) Daft Punk- Random Access Memories
6.) Lonnie Holley- Keeping a Record of It
7.) Blasted Diplomats- Blasted Diplomats
8.) Ghostface Killah- Twelve Reasons to Die
9.) Janelle Monae- Electric Lady
10.) Paul McCartney- New
11.) Blouse- Imperium
12.) Jacco Gardner- Cabinet of Curiosities

Reissues/Compilations

1.) Bob Dylan- Another Self Portrait- Bootleg Series Vol 10
2.) William Onyeabor- Who is William Onyeabor?
3.) Roky Erickson- Light in the Attic Reissues
4.) Dark- Round the Edges
5.) Joe Meek- I Hear a New World
6.) Arthur Russell- Another Thought
7.) Devo- Hardcore Vol 1 & 2
8.) Botch- We are Romans
9.) Cave In- Until your Heart Stops
10.) Damon- Song of a Gypsy
11.) New Orleans Funk 3- Various
12.) Country Soul Sisters Vol. 2- Various
13.) To Fathom Hell Or Soar Angelic- Various
14.) Blake Foley- Cold Cold World
15.) Chris Darrow- Artist Proof

Lea Board
1. Fidlar – Fidlar
2. M.I.A. – Matangi
3. Shannon & the Clams – Dreams in the Rat House
4. Night Beats – Sonic Bloom
5. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
6. Mogwai – Les Revenants
7. Strokes – Comedown Machine
8. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
10. Boardwalk – Boardwalk

Melissa Grubbs
Atoms for Peace- Amok
Beyonce- Beyonce
Blasted Diplomats – Blasted Diplomats
Bosq- 12″s
David Bowie- The Next Day
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
Broadcast – Berberian Sound Studio
Ken Camden – Space Mirror
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
Alice Coltrane – Divine Songs
Kim Deal- singles
The Delfonics – Adrian Younge Presents
Disappears – Era
Roky Erickson – Light In The Attic Reissues
Fake Limbs – Power of Patrician Upbringing
Jacco Gardner- Cabinet Of Curiosities
Ghostface Killah – Twelve Reasons To Die
Lee Hazlewood- all Light In The Attic Reissues
Heliocentrics – 13 Degrees of Reality
Implodes – Recurring Dream
Jesu- Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came
MIA – Matangi
Janelle Monae- Electric Lady
My Bloody Valentine – MBV
William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?
Eddie Palmieri – Doin’It in the Park
Perera Elsewhere- Everlast
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats- Mind Control
Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
Neil Young – Live At The Cellar Door
V/A New Orleans Funk Vol. 3
V/A Sharpies-14 Aggro Aussie Anthems From 1972 to 1979

Colin Blanton
Grouper- The man who died in his boat (kranky)
Cave- Threace (drag city)
Odd Nosdam- Trish (BARO)
Oneohtrix Point Never- R Plus Seven (warp)
Ron Berry- A Voice in the Wilderness (sanity muffin)
Moevot- Best of (sanity muffin)
Villages- sun control (sacred phrases)
Boards of Canada- tomorrow’s harvest (warp)
V/A- I am the center (light in the attic)
Kwaidan- make all the hell of dark metal bright (bathetic)
Tim Hecker- virgins (kranky)

Gar Brandt
Warm Soda “someone for you” LP
Pharaoh Overlord “#3”
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats “Mind Control”
Glitter Wizard “Hunting Gatherers”
Aspic Tines ” ENCHANTE MADAME A.I.”
David Bowie “Next Day”
Savages “Silence Yourself”
Kronos Quartet “Aheym”
Clinic “Free Reign II”
Blasted Diplomats “S/T”
KADAVAR/AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR SPLIT
Amon Amarth “deceiver of the Gods”
Chelsea Wolfe “Pain is Beauty”
Dismemberment Plan “Uncanney Valley”
Fake Limbs “Power of Patrician Upbringing”

Kurt Nget
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats-Mind Control
Hookworms-Pearl Mystic
Tribulation-Formulas Of Death
Implodes-Recurring Dream
Medicine-To The Happy Few
Watain-The Wild Hunt
My Bloody Valentine-MBV
Night Beats-Sonic Bloom
Gap Dream-Shine Your Light
Mazzy Star-Seasons Of Your Day
Noctum-Final Sacrifice
The Resonars-Greatest Songs Of…
The Verlaines-Juvenilia (Reissue)
Roky Erickson-Evil One (Reissue)
Seefeel-Quique (Reissue)

Billy Smith
some nice things of 2013:

DEPECHE MODE “Delta Machine” (Columbia)
ULFUR “White Mountain” (Western Vinyl)
YOUTH LAGOON “Wondrous Bughouse” (Fat Possum)
CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING “s/t” (Matador)
OMD “English Electric” (Bmg)
CLUTCH “Earth Rocker” (Weathermaker)
ZOLA JESUS “Versions” (Sacred Bones)
PET SHOP BOYS “Electric” (Kobalt)
CLIFF MARTINEZ “Only God Forgives (Soundtrack)” (Gaumont)
CHELSEA WOLFE “Pain Is Beauty” (Sargent House)
LORDE “Pure Heroine” (Universal)
NIRVANA “In Utero 2013 Albini mix” (Geffen)
PEARL JAM “Lightning Bolt” (Monkeywrench)
TIM & ERIC SHOW (just found out….)
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF “Ceremony” (Fat Possum)
CHVRCHES “Bones of What You Believe” (Goodbye)
EMIKA “Dva” (Ninja Tune)
SMALL BLACK “Limits Of Desire” (Jagjaguwar)
DESTRUCTION UNIT (Sacred Bones)

Matt Orenstein
1. Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
2. William Basinski – Nocturnes
3. Implodes – Recurring Dream
4. Broadcast – Berberian Sound Studio
5. Bill Callahan – Dream River
6. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
7. Ken Camden – Space Mirror
8. The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
9. Rhye – Woman
10. Stephen Steinbrink – Arranged Waves

Chris Connelly
CINDYTALK-LIFE IS EVERYWHERE
BOWIE-THE NEXT DAY
JANELLE MONAE-ELECTRIC LADY
KANYE WEST-YEeZUS
M.I.A.-MATANGI
JULIA HOLTER-LOUD CITY SONG
CHELSEA WOLFE-PAIN IS BEAUTY
MY BLOODY VALENTINE-MBV
THEE OH SEES-FLOATING COFFIN
KEN CAMDEN-SPACE MIRROR

Emily Elhaj
2013 ALBUMS

Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat (Kranky)
Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador)
Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (Fire)
Asia Argento – Total Entropy (Nuun)
Neil Young – Live At The Cellar Door (Reprise)
Cindy Lee – Tatlashea (Isolated Now Waves) 2012
Power Trip – Manifest Decimation (Southern Lord)
Broadcast – Berberian Soundtrack (Warp)
My Bloody Valentine – MBV (Self-released)
Voivod – Target Earth (Century Media)
Fielded – Ninety Thirty Thirty (Captcha)
Ken Camden – Space Mirror (Kranky)
Total Control – EP (Home Loan)
Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love Is the Devil (Zoo Music)
Streetwalker – Future Fusion (Cititrax)
Lace Curtain – DFA EP
David Bowie – The Next Day (Columbia)
Cough Cool – “29” (Bathetic)
Matt Duncan – Soft Times (Hop Hop)
The Drum – Contact (Audraglint)
Dog Man – Dream Date OST (Love Lion)
Barnett & Coloccia – Retrieval (Blackest Ever Black)
Marisa Anderson – Mercury (Mississippi/Change)
Troller – s/t (Holodeck) 2012
The Delfonics – Adrian Younge Presents (Wax Poetics)
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities (Trouble In Mind)
Forest Swords – Engravings (Tri Angle)
The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO (Jagjaguwar)
Dean Blunt – Redeemer (Hippos In Tanks)
Acteurs – s/t (Public Information)
Kelela – Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind)
Oozing Wound – Retrash (Thrill Jockey)
The Cairo Gang – Tiny Rebels (Empty Cellar)
Heavy Times – Fix It Alone (Hozac)
Gorguts – Colored Sands (Season of Mist)
Circuit Des Yeux – Overdue (Ba Da Bing)
Blouse – Imperium (Captured Tracks)
Félicia Atkinson – With Her Own Hands (Shelter Press)
M.I.A. – Matangi (Interscope)
Gabriel Saloman – Soldier’s Requiem (Miasmah)
7 Days Of Funk – s/t (Stones Throw)
Arve Henriksen – Places Of Worship (Rune Grammofon)
Ciara.

REISSUES

MU – s/t (Guerssen)
Vangelis – Blade Runner (Audio Fidelity)
Atheist – Piece of Time (Season of Mist)
The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights (Tizona)
Icecross  – s/t (Rockadrome)
Roky Erickson – Evil One (Light in the Attic)
Twin Peaks/Eraserhead Soundtracks (Sacred Bones)

SHOWS

The Hecks/ Mayor Daley/ Miami Dolphins – Medusa, Minneapolis
Bomb Banks/ Mr. 666/ Diva 93 – Empty Bottle
Yo La Tengo – The Vic
Enslaved – Reggie’s
Guardian Alien/ Kria Brekkan – St. Ferdinand, New Orleans
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Chicago Theater
Black Angels – Reckless Records
Fleetwood Mac – United Center
Cave – El Marney
Pissed Jeans – Empty Bottle
Sweet Cobra – Dark Lord Day, 3 Floyd’s Brewery
Villages/ Nest Egg – Broadways, Asheville
Backyard BBQ – Ottoman Empire
Broken Water – Empty Bottle
Jody/ Inc. – Empty Bottle
Silver Apples – The Owl
Savages – Metro
Rotted Tooth Festival – Situations
Angel Olsen – Lincoln Hall
Mayor Daley, The Hecks, Larry Wish, Mar Habrine, Homebirth, XXXPRESSIONXXX – Menglekoch, Minneapolis
White Poppy/ Cindy Lee – Remington Gallery, Vancouver
Goblin – The Metro
My Bloody Valentine – Aragon Ballroom
Eyehategod – Cobra Lounge
Absu – Cobra Lounge
Guerilla Toss/ Wishfgift/ Toupee/ Blanche Blanche Blanche – Club Rectum
Kranky Twenty Festival – Empty Bottle/ Constellation/ Lincoln Hall

Pat Campbell
Wolf Eyes – No Answer – Lower Floors
Lionel O – Mama Said Knock Me Out
Circuit Des Yeux – Overdue
Heavy Times – Fix It Alone
Nate Young – Regression Vol. 3 (Other Days)
Absolutely Not – Mister Something
Thee Tsunamis – A Goodbad Man Is Hard To Find
Ken Camden – Space Mirror
Mac Blackout – Beat Off
Flesh Panthers – S/T Cassette

Tim Quinlan
1. MIA “Matangi”
2. Qwel & Maker “Beautiful Raw”
3. Chance the Rapper “Acid Rap”
4. Janelle Monae “The Electric Lady”
5. Lee Ranaldo & the Dust “Last Night on Earth”
6. Implodes “Recurring Dream”
7. Ken Camden “Space Mirror”
8. Justin Timberlake “20/20 Experience Pt. 1” NOT PT. 2!!
9. Thundercat “Apocalypse”
10. Nosaj Thing “Home”

Reilly Gill
There’s no order to these; they’re all number one!
-Ex-Cult: “Ex-Cult”
-Janelle Monae: “Electric Lady”
-Metz: “Metz”
-Jay Reatard: “Singles 06-07” Reissue
-Blouse: “Imperium”
-Chance the Rapper: “Acid Rap”
-The Snails: “Worth the Wait”
-Pure X: “Crawling up the Stairs”
-DeRobert and the Half-Truths: “I’m Tryin'”
-Wooden Shjips: “Back to Land”
-MIA: “Matangi”
-Ty Segall/Chad and the Meatbodies: “Music for a Film, Pt. 1” and “Mountain” split (45)

Dan Worland
Disappears – 2 EPs + Era
Flesh Panthers – Cassette EP
Implodes – Recurring Dream
Survival Knife – 2 7″s
Acteurs – self-titled

Jim Magas
2013 FAVORITES

ADULT. – Way Things Fall
Asia Argento – Total Entropy
Barnett & Coloccia – Retrieval LP
Basic Channel reissues
Francois Bayle – L’Experience Acoustique
Black Deer 12”s
Ken Camden – Space Mirror
Captain Beefheart – Safe As Milk mono reissue
John Carpenter – Assault on Precinct 13 reissue
Chrome – Half Machine from the Sun: The Lost Tracks ’79-80
Luciano Cilio – Dell’Universo Assente
Patrick Cowley – School Daze
Dark – Round the Edges reissue
Demdike Stare – Testpressing series
Drexciya – Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller Vol. IV
Kevin Drumm – Humid Weather
Roky Erickson – Evil One & Don’t Slander Me
Gherkin Jerks reissues
The Gories – The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88
Kyle Hall – Boat Party & Boat Party Bonus EP
Gunnar Haslam – Mimesiak
Icecross – 1. LP aka s/t
Implodes – Recurring Dream
Bob James – Rhodes Scholar LP
Raul Lovison/Francesco Messina – Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo
Magas – Pspoilers cassette
Mainliner – Mellow Out reissue
Charles Manier – Electrocution & S/T (Nation)
Ron Morelli – Spit
Omar S. – Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
Bill Orcutt – History of Every One LP & 13×7” boxed set
Theo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature
Raspberry Bulbs – Deformed Worship
3 Chairs – CH 07 12”
Vangelis – Blade Runner & Sex Power reissues
Velvet Underground – At the End of Cole Ave, 2nd Night
Vox Dei – La Biblia reissue
Wolf Eyes – No Answer – Lower Floors
Xenakis – GRM Works 1957-1962 LP
Nate Young – Regression LPs
Beau Wanzer – 3 L.I.E.S. 12”s
V/A – Bang the Box: the (Lost) Story of AKA Dance Music Chicago 1987-88
V/A – Sounds of Silence LP

Anthony Illarde

THE BIG BOYS – Where’s My Towel /Industry Standard (2LP reissue) (Light In The Attic)
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART – Safe As Milk (Mono LP reissue) (Sundazed)
GRANT HART – The Argument (2LP) (Domino)
THE HUMAN EXPRESSION – Love At A Psychedelic Velocity (LP + 45 reissue) (Mississippi)
HUSKER DU – Statues (2X45 reissue) (Numero)
MOONDOG – new Sound Of An Old Instrument (CD reissue) (Kopf)
MOUSE & THE TRAPS – The Fraternity Years (LP reissue) (Big Beat)
NILSSON – The RCA Albums Collection (CD box set) (Legacy)
THE SEEDS – A Web Of Sound (2CD reissue) (Big Beat)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE – Higher (CD box set) (Legacy)

NOTHING CAN HURT ME: THE BIG STAR STORY (Magnolia Films)
SACRIFICIAL YOUTH (Regressive Films)

Whitney Mercer
Things I really liked in 2013
Darkside – Psychic
Ken Camden – Space Mirror
MIA – Matangi
William Onyeabor – Who is William Onyeabor
Lee Ranaldo & the Dust – Last Night on Earth
Body/Head – Coming Apart
The Julie Ruin – Run Fast
Typhoon – White Lighter
The Blow – The Blow
Colin Stetson – New History of Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Mykki Blanco – Betty Rubble: The Initiation EP
Oddience – Slide EP
Dawn of Midi – Dysnomia
Brandy Clark – Twelve Stories

Bryan Smith
Big Boys – Where’s My Towel (re-issue)
Big Star – Nothing Can Hurt Me 2LP
Blut Aus Nord – Work Which Transforms God LP (re-issue)
Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
Bronx (IV)
Devo – Hardcore Vol.1 (re-issue)
Endless Boogie – Long Island
Enslaved – Riitir
Hot Lunch – Hot Lunch
Iceage – You’re Nothing
Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
Marcos Valle – all 4 LP re-issues!
Bernard Parmegiani – De Natura Sonorum (re-issue)
Power Trip – Manifest Decimation
Satyricon – s/t
Scientists – s/t ( re-issue)
Martin Sorrondeguy – Get Shot (Book)
Voivod – Target Earth
Wire – Change Becomes Us

Charles Taylor
Best Jazz of 2013
Jason Robinson: Tiresian Symmetry
Living By Lanterns: Old Myth/New Science
Woody Shaw: Complete Columbia Albums
Ivo Perelman: The Edge
Sophie Agnel: Meteo
Nate Wooley: Throne Of Friendship
Atomic: There’s A Hole In The Mountain
Mary Halvorsen: Illusionary Sea
Sun Ra: Continuation
William Parker: Wood Flute Songs

Chris Wilkus
MY FAVORITE HIP HOP/R&B ALBUMS OF 2013

15) Express Rising “Express Rising 2” (Reissue) (NUMERO GROUP)
14) The Lonely Island “The Wack Album” (UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC)
13) Cocaine 80s “The Flower of Life EP” (SELF-RELEASED)
12) Perera Elsewhere “Everlast” (FRIENDS OF FRIENDS)
11) Tyler, the Creator “Wolf” (ODD FUTURE/SONY)
10) Willis Earl Beal “Nobody Knows.” (XL RECORDINGS)
9) Danny Brown “Old” (FOOL’S GOLD RECORDS)
8) Beyoncé “BEYONCÉ” (COLUMBIA RECORDS)
7) R. Kelly “Black Panties” (RCA RECORDS)
6) Zebra Katz “DRKLNG EP” (ZEBRA TRACKZ)
5) The Weeknd “Kiss Land” (REPUBLIC/XO)
4) Ghostface Killah “Twelve Reasons to Die” (SOUL TEMPLE RECORDS)
3) Earl Sweatshirt “Doris” (COLUMBIA RECORDS)
2) Chance the Rapper “Acid Rap” (SELF-RELEASED)
1) Kanye West “Yeezus” (ROC-A-FELLA/DEF JAM)

(the rest of…) MY FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2013

20) Emika “DVA” (NINJA TUNE)
19) Umberto “Confrontations” (NOT NOT FUN)
18) Zomes “Time Was” (THRILL JOCKEY)
17) Wire “Change Becomes Us” (PINK FLAG)
16) Matthew E. White “Outer Face EP” (DOMINO RECORDINGS)
15) Ken Camden “Space Mirror” (KRANKY)
14) Juana Molina “Wed 21″ (CRAMMED DISCS)
13) DARKSIDE ” Psychic” (MATADOR RECORDS)
12) Ahnnu “Battered Sphinx” (NNA TAPES)
11) Mike Patton “The Place Beyond the Pines” (Soundtrack) (MILAN RECORDS)
10) Burial “Rival Dealer EP” (HYPERDUB)
9) Kölsch “1977” (KOMPAKT)
8) David Lynch “The Big Dream” (SACRED BONES RECORDS)
7) L. Pierre “The Island Come True” (MELODIC)
6) Disappears “Era” (KRANKY)
5) James Blake “Overgrown” (ATLAS RECORDS/A&M)
4) Majical Cloudz “Impersonator” (MATADOR RECORDS)
3) Tricky “False Idols” (K7)
2) Girls Names “The New Life” (SLUMBERLAND RECORDS)
1) Dean Blunt “The Redeemer” (HIPPOS IN TANKS)

HONORABLE MENTIONS & STRONG CONTENDERS

Chelsea Wolfe “Pain is Beauty” (SARGENT HOUSE)
Cliff Martinez “Only God Forgives” (Soundtrack) (MILAN RECORDS)
Colin Stetson “New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light” (CONSTELLATION)
Dirty Beaches “Drifters/ Love Is the Devil” (ZOO MUSIC)
Implodes “Recurring Dream” (KRANKY)
Oneohtrix Point Never “R Plus Seven” (WARP RECORDS)
Salem “G O O D B Y E” (BANDCAMP)
The Stranger “Watching Dead Empires In Decay” (MODERN LOVE)
Tropic of Cancer “Restless Idylls” (BLACKEST EVER BLACK)
Zomby “With Love” (4AD)

…the end…

Friends of Reckless

Stephen Sowley (Fake Limbs/Studio Manager @ Electrical Audio)

Audio2013: Shelf It (For Nanny & Sputnik. Alphabetical Order)

Full-On:
The Book-Burners—People’s Songs LP
Bottomless Pit—Shade Perennial LP
Dead C.—Armed Courage LP
Ghostface—Twelve Deadly Venoms/Brown Tape LPs
Tim Hecker—Virgins DLP
Implodes—Recurring Dream LP
Iron Lung—White Glove Test DLP
Martha’s Vineyard Ferries—Mass Grave LP
Maxamillion Dunbar—House Of Woo DLP
No Statik—Unity And Fragmentation DLP
Omar S—Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself 4×12”
Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano—The Raw & The Cooked LP//Bill Orcutt-History of Everyone LP//25 Songs Box
Pissed Jeans—Honeys LP
Run The Jewels—S/T LP
Society Nurse—s/t LP
Kurt Vile—Wakin On A Pretty Daze LP
Wire-Change Becomes Us DLP
Shannon Wright—In Film Sound LP

Reissues:
Breeders—LSXX boxset
Devo—Hardcore Devo Vol. 1 & 2 DLPs
DJ Screw—All Screwed Up DLP
Fluxion—Vibrant Forms DLP
Medico Doktor Vibes—Liter Through Dorker Vibes LP
Arthur Russell—First Thought, Best Thought DLP

Internet:
Action Bronson & Party Supplies—Blue Chips 2 mixtape
Live From The Barrage
Andrew Mason—Hardley Working
Mr. Muthafuckin Xquire—Kismit mixtape
Primes-Millions
Tom Scharpling—Frankie Teardrop Sound Collage
Split Feet-demos

Singles:
Curmudgeon—Amygdala 12”
Kim Deal—Are You Mine? 7”
Demdike Stare—Test Pressing twelve inches
Diat-Everyday 7”
Good Throb—S/T 7”//Culture Vulture 7”
Jack Buck—Soft 7”
Permanent Ruin—Hell is Real 7”
Repos—Live Munitions 12”//Rejoice In Ruin 7”
Yi—Punk Memories 7”

Mike Venutolo-Mantovani (Matador Records)
14 for ’13
1. ovlov – am (Exploding In Sound)
2. Brother JT – The Sveltness Of Boogitude (Thrill Jockey)
3. Rhye – Woman (Loma Vista)
4. Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador)
5. Marnie Stern – The Chronicles Of Marnia (Kill Rock Stars)
6. Anna Calvi – One Breath (Domino)
7. Charles Waters Quartet – Chroma Colossus: 13 Visions Of The City (Amish)
8. The Brooklyn What – Hot Wine (self-released)
9. Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio – Gala (12XU)
10. Stephen Malkmus And Friends – Ege Bamyasi Record Store Day Exclusive (Matador)
11. King Khan And The Shrines – Idle No More (Merge)
12. Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (Matador)
13. Potty Mouth – Hell Bent (Old Flame)
14. Washed Out – Paracosm (Sub Pop)

Brett Grossman (ex-Reckless)
My Bloody Valentine m.b.v. (Self)
Lucky Dragons “Publicity Reform” (Escho)
Purple Pilgrims /Gary War “Split Album”  (Upset the Rhythm)
The Humble Bee “Henrietta” (Other Ideas)
Eluvium “Nightmare Ending” (Temporary Residence)
Deerhunter “Monomania” (4ad)
Destroyer “Five Spanish Songs” (Merge/Dead Ocean)
Ken Camden “Space Mirror” (Kranky)
Youth Lagoon “Wondrous Bughouse” (Fat Possum)
Earl Sweatshirt “Doris” (Tan Cressida)
Califone “Stitches” (Dead Oceans)
Oneohtrix Point  Never “R plus 7” (Warp)
Widowspeak “Almanac” /”The Swamps” (Captured Tracks)
Kelley Stoltz “Double Exposure” (Thirdman Records)
Crystal Stilts “Nature Noir” (Sacred Bones)
Grouper “The Man who Died in His Boat (Kranky)
Coma Cinema “Posthumous Release” (Fork & Spoon)
Neko Case “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You” (Anti)
Dan Friel “Total Folklore” (Thrill Jockey)
Devendra Banhart “Mala” (Nonesuch)
Implodes “Recurring Dream” (Kranky)
Brian Grainger /Orick “Children Of The Hill” (Attack Nine)
Julianna Barwick “Nepenthe” (Dead Oceans)
Bare Mutants “Affliction” (In The Red)
White Fence “Cyclops Reap” (Castle Face)
Magik Markers “Surrender to the Fantasy” (Drag City)
Kurt Vile “Walkin on A Pretty Daze” (Matador)
Colleen “The Weighing of the Heart” (Second Language Music)
Joane Skyler “Orz” (Reckno)
Justin Walter “Lullabies and Nightmares (Kranky)
Bruce Russel /Roy Montgomery: Split (Grapefruit)
Atoms for Peace “Amok” (XL)
Jackson Scott “Melbourne” (Fat Possum)

Then:
Bbc Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Radiophonic Music by David Cain, John Baker, Delia Derbyshire (Music on Vinyl)
William Basinski “Disintegration Loops” Boxset (Temporary Residence)
Big Star “Nothing Can Hurt Me” (Omnivore Recordings)
Kat Epple & Bob Strohl “Sanctus Spiritus” (Dead Cert)
Edward Artemiev “Solaris” (Superior Viaduct)
Various “I am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America 1950-1990 (Light in the Attic)

Utrillo Kushner (Revolver Distribution)
MASTON – Shadows LP (Trouble In Mind)
MAMMATUS – Heady Mental LP (Spiritual Pajamas)
MAMMANE SANI – La Musique Electronique du Niger LP (Sahel Sounds /Mississippi)
MICHAEL BEACH – Golden Theft LP (Spectacular Commodity /Twin Lakes)
KELLY STOLTZ – Double Exposure LP  (Third Man)
ZACHARY CALE – Blue Rider LP (All Hands Electric)
NEW BUMS – Slim Volume 7″ (New Bums Industries)
PRAIRIE CAT – Got Nothin’ 7″ (Triple Crown Audio Recordings)
V/A – Ecstasy of Gold Vol. 1 – 23 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West (Semi-Automatic)
V/A – Ecstasy of Gold Vol. 2 – 22 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West (Semi-Automatic)
V/A – Ecstasy of Gold Vol. 3 – 25 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West (Semi-Automatic)
V/A – Ecstasy of Gold Vol. 4 – 25 Killer Bullets from the Spaghetti West (Semi-Automatic)
Goblin – Live at the Warfield San Francisco, CA. October 20th 2013

Adam Reach (Carrot Top Distribution)
Rodan “Fifteen Quiet Years” (Quarterstick)
Implodes “Recurring Dream” (Kranky)
Survival Knife “Traces of Me” b/w “Name That Tune” (Sub Pop)
Tar “1998-1995″ (Chunklet)
Disappears “Kone” (self-released)
Man…Or Astro-Man? “Defcon 5…4…3…2…1″ (Chunklet)
Girls Against Boys “The Ghost List” (self-released)
Cuntz “Solid Mates” (Homeless)
Unwound “Kid Is Gone” (Numero Group)
Shannon Wright “In Film Sound” (Vicious Circle)
Montibus Communitas “Haci Aquellos Bosques de Immensidad” (Trouble In Mind)
Carlton Melton “Always Even” (Agitated)
Obits “Bed & Bugs” (Sub Pop)
All Pigs Must Die “Nothing Violates This Nature” (Southern Lord)
Coliseum “Sister Faith” (Temporary Residence)
Federation X “We Do What We Must” (Molasses Manifesto /Recess)
Exhaustion “Future Eaters” (Aarght)
Bardo Pond “Peace On Venus” (Fire)
Old Baby “Love Hangover” (Karate Body)
Taking Pictures “2113″ (Say Hello To Never)
Big Business “Battlefields Forever” (Gold Metal)
Crooks on Tape “Fingerprint” (Misra)
Martha’s Vineyard Ferries “Mass Grave” (Kiam)

Aaron Aites (Director of Until the Light Takes Us/99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film)
Paavoharju – Joko Sinä Tulet Tänne Alas Tai Minä Nousen Sinne
Boris – Präparat
Darkthrone – The Underground Resistance
Demdike Stare – Test Pressings Series
Forest Swords – Engravings
Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
Laurel Halo – Chance Of Rain/Behind The Green Door
The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
Tim Hecker – Virgins
Magik Markers – Surrender To The Fantasy
My Bloody Valentine – MBV
Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
The Stranger – Watching Dead Empires In Decay