2013’s Top 20 Cds of the Year-James Picks

Here we are at that time ago when we reflect on the year in music. To say this list was hard is such an understatement. For someone who listens to so much music, it is so hard to narrow a list down to 50 for this year much less 20. I know that this list is probably the most eclectic if nothing else. What a year and this is my best in music, thanks so much!!!!

20. The Julie Ruin-Run Fast
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19. Blockheads-This World is Dead
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18. Mellonta Tauta- Rainbow Melodies
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17. Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals-Walk Through Exits Only
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16. Tears of Martyr-Tales
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15. Butcher Babies-Goliath
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14. Deiphago- Satan Alpha Omega
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13. Eula- Maurice Narcisse
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12. Exitmusic- Passage
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11. Akris- Akris
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10. True Widow- Circumambulation
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9. Judas Priest- Epitaph
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8. High Priest of Saturn-High Priest of Saturn
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7. (tie) Ruby-Revert to Type
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Autumn’s Grey Solace- Divinian
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6. Lord Mantis- Pervertor
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5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Mosquito
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4. Sinead O’Connor-How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
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3. Serpent Omega-Serpent Omega
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2. The Breeders- LSXX
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1. Mazzy Star-Seasons of Your Day
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  • James DePaolo

    I discovered them this year. I mean there are more 2013 cds I was thinking about putting on the list…Pearl Jam-Lightning Bolt…The World’s End Soundtrack…The St Vincent and David Byrne cd…The new Slim Shady cd…Amon Amarth…I just felt that the cds needed to be mentioned because even though they are late or not 2013, no one is buying them or paying attention. I wanted them to get some mentions…

  • I love checking out these lists at the end of a year.. Props for mentioning High Priest of Saturn, man! They’re from my hometown..Have seen them live many times the last couple of years. This album is so fucking amazing!

    But you should probably change the title on top, right? 2011-2013 best of… All the best, Jørn.

  • James DePaolo

    Well two came out in 2011….I listen to so much stuff I am late on some. The Eula and Exitmusic I am so late on, but I had to mention them. Thanks so much for checking it out, means so much….

  • some of these came out 2012 dammit. Been livin under a rock, mister???