My Top 10 albums/ep's of 2013

Nils Frahm - Spaces

Bill Callahan - Dream River

Phosphorescent - Muchacho

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest

Glenn Jones - Garden State

The Date Palms - The Dusted Sessions


White Denim - Corsica lemonade

Ryley Walker - The West wind

Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare

What about you, I need some stocking filler ideas?  Walter what have you been listening to this 2013?




Ah that would be telling Carnie - not quite ready to hint at next years line-up..

We are always interested in what music you are listening to and there is some great music here..

Woof woof !!!


1. Bill Callahan - Dream River, then in no particular order....Steve Mason - Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time, Phosphorescent - Muchacho, Jon Hopkins - Immunity, Edwyn Collins - Understated.

I've also been listening to a lot of Jason Molina recently - the Songs:Ohia 10th Anniversary re-release of 'Magnolia Electric Co' has some lovely demo tracks on it.

White Denim- my album of the year. Closely followed by Wave Pictures, Phosphorescent, Jonathan Wilson, Cate Le Bon, British Sea Power, Euros Childs, Sweet Baboo, British Sea Power, Eleanor Freieedberger, Alela Diane, Jon Hopkins . . . . 



in no particular order

phosphorescent - muchacho

john grant - pale green ghosts

scott matthew - unlearned

bonnie prince billy - self titled

money - the shadow of heaven

dean wareham - emancipated hearts

cairo gang - tiny rebels

devon sproule - colours

mazzy star - seasons of your day

scott & charlene's wedding - any port in a storm

cocorosie - tales of a grass widow

allah-las - allah-las

anna von hausswolff - ceremony

fionn regan - anchor black tattoo

the house of love - she paints words in red

my bloddy valentine - mbv

 the liminanas - costa blanca

Ah Hum .......

Jason Isbell - Southeastern

The Band - Live (particularly Rocking Chair)

Donny Hathaway - Never My Love

Steve Mason - Monkey Minds

Stephen Stills - Carry On (Box Set)

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park

The Civil Wars - 2nd

Fanfare - Jonathan Wilson

Old Yellow Moon - Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Jesse Winchester - Love Filling Station (OK 2009 only just heard it)

Chas & Dave - That's What Happens


I love these lists, although they normally end up costing me a lot of money! There's a fair few already that I haven't come across so will be checking them out.

Mine are -

Steve Mason - Monkey Minds ...

Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Villagers - Awayland

Savages - Silence Yourself

Phosphorescent - Muchacho

Wave Pictures - Lisbon

Bowie - The Next Day


Cate le Bon - Mug Museum

Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost 

Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red

Sweet Baboo - Ships

Money - Shadow of Heaven

Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away

I like:


Pale Green Ghosts;

Push the Sky Away;

Kabatronics (Fanfara Tirana meets Transglobal UnderGround);

Clychau Dibon (Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita);

The MoonBirds EP:

Week of Pines (georgia Ruth);

Same Trailer Different Park;

Pollyanna Band EP;

The 1975; 

Paint Happy.

John Murry              Graceless age

john grant               pale green ghosts

money                    shadow of heaven

phosphorescent        muchacho

hookworms              pearl mystic

wooden shjips          back to the land

anna von hausswolff  ceremony

outfit                       performance

daughter                  if you leave

jagwar ma               howlin

Favourite record of the year is Jonathan Wilson's 'Fanfare'. I also really liked:-


Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs

Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II

Foxygen – We Are 21ST Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

The Liminanas – Costa Blanca

White Manna – Dune Worship

Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum

Hookworms – Pearl Mystic



Fossil Collective,

Allah Las,

Parquet Courts, 


Unknown Mortal Orchestra,


Johnny Flynn,

Wooden shjips,

Kurt Vile