2013 Editors’ Picks

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Tomb`s Best of 2013

Another year, and I haven’t bothered to listen to much new music.
Who needs that shit anyway???
Minimalistic 1920s electro twerk folk is what its all about I say…
I’ve been too busy listening to old gems.
Still here are some favorites from the year 2013:
(not in any particular order)

Jackson Scott – Melbourne
The Holydrug Couple – Noctuary
Cuntz – Solid Mates
Haust – NO
Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
Spray Paint – ST
La Luz – It’s Alive

Best 7″: Soupcans – Parasite Brain EP

Best reissue/Box set: Lee Hazlewood Industries – 1966-1971 – There’s a dream I’ve been having

Most played track: White Fence – Chairs In The Dark

Instead of sitting at home listening to new music I went out to a ton of shows.
In no particular order, the 13 best of the best this year:

The Fall at Clapham Grand, London England
SVIN – Match & Fuse Festival
Bombino at Cosmopolite
Dakha Brakha (Ukraine), Musikkens Hus, Gothenburg Sweden
Sauna Youth at Oslo Psychfest – Revolver
Jackson Scott – Blå
Maurice Louca – Beirut & Beyond Festival – Blå
Wu Tang Clan – Øya Festival
Tremoro Tarantura – Revolver
HAUST + Blood Suckers! – Blitz
Kouma – Death Jazz, Mono
Lyres – Gutterballfest 2013 – Crossroads
Scout Niblett – Gut Feelings Festival – Parkteatret

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Ben`s Best of 2013

1. The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
2. Svarte Greiner – Black Tie
3. Obliteration – Black Death Horizon
4. Lovecult – Lovecult
5. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
6. Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities
7. The Holydrug Couple – Noctuary
8. Roy Harper – Man + Myth
9. Boards of Canada – Tomorrows Harvest
10. Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love is the devil

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Ann`s Best of 2013

Having virtually no social-music life this past year, the opposite of Tomb & Ben in terms of gig-going, I thought compiling this list might look embarrassing. But flipping thru my library, I realized I´d actually picked up quite a few great records this year.

1. Josephine Foster – I’m a Dreamer
2. Mulatu Astatke – Sketches of Ethiopia 
3. Tim Hecker – Virgins
4. Neko Case – The worst things get, the harder I fight, the harder I fight… 
5. Soundtrack to Top of the Lake (drama series) – Various
6. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
7. Gerilja – Step Up Your Game
8. True Widow – Circumambulation
9. Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record
10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

Top 2012 album I discovered in 2013 that´s hardly left my playlist:

— Fennesz & Sakamoto – AUN

Top Guilty Pleasure:

— HAIM – Days Are Gone

Grower Albums

— QOTSA – …Like Clockwork

–Kurt Vile – Walkin’ on a Pretty Daze

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