AllMusic Loves 2013

AllMusic Loves 2013

By AllMusic Staff

Dec. 20, 2013

Tales of Us The Next Day Modern Vampires of the City Random Access Memories
Old The Electric Lady Love in Flying Colors Tomorrow's Harvest

It was a year filled with surprises, namely surprise comebacks and albums from some of music's biggest stars. It started at the dawn of the year, when David Bowie returned from hiatus with "Where Are We Now?" on his birthday, and it concluded in the waning weeks of December, when Beyoncé dropped her eponymous fifth album out of the blue. In between came My Bloody Valentine's decades-in-the-making comeback and the heavily-hyped return of Daft Punk, who pulled off the odd trick of delivering an ode to classic prog albums and having a genuine disco hit that defined the year. All these records show up on the following year-end lists of AllMusic's editors but those are hardly the only things we loved this year. Like so many other pop pundits, we fell for the charms of Haim, got seduced by the dark glamour of Queens of the Stone Age, loved how Superchunk hated music, and also were enchanted by Vampire Weekend's elegant tales of New York City, but we also had our individual quirks. The album that pops up on most lists is Goldfrapp's Tales of Us. Many of us love Julia Holter, AlunaGeorge, and the Foreign Exchange, and that's not to mention the other passion projects that give us all reasons to love 2013.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine [Spotify]
Like so many others, I would certainly argue that 2013 has been a very, very good year music, maybe even an excellent one. Not everything I've loved has made these two lists of 20 -- I have an expanded list on my Tumblr (where there is also a reissue list), as well as a Spotify song list -- but everything here has provided some amount of sustained pleasure over the year…and it's a very close call between QOTSA and Pistol Annies for my top slot.

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Pistol Annies - Annie Up
Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose
Haim - Days Are Gone
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Charli XCX - True Romance
Brandy Clark - 12 Stories
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
My Bloody Valentine - m b v
Suede - Bloodsports
Primal Scream - More Light
Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob
Savages - Silence Yourself
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
Paul McCartney - New
The Mavericks - In Time
Superchunk - I Hate Music

Pistol Annies - "Hush Hush"
Superchunk - "Me & You & Jackie Mitoo"
Haim - "The Wire"
Kacey Musgraves - "Blowin' Smoke"
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"
Eminem - "Berserk"
Charli XCX - "Super Love"
Robin Thicke - "Blurred Lines"
One Direction - "Best Song Ever"
Primal Scream - "It's Alright It's OK"
Inside Llewyn Davis - "Please Mr. Kennedy"
Dwight Yoakam - "Liar"
Tegan & Sara - "Closer"
Katy Perry - "Birthday"
Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
Toby Keith - "Drinks After Work"
Brad Paisley - "Karate"
Miranda Lambert - "Mama's Broken Heart"
Jake Owen - "The One That Got Away"

Heather Phares
This was an exceptionally strong year for music on all fronts: Veteran acts returned from lengthy hiatuses to make some of their finest albums (Daft Punk, Boards of Canada, and yes, Franz Ferdinand), young artists made attention-getting debuts (Savages, Haim, Chvrches), and performers in their prime reminded us why we cared in the first place (Kanye West, Goldfrapp, Vampire Weekend). AlunaGeorge, Charli XCX, and Sky Ferreira brought different but equally compelling edges to songs that could -- and should -- dominate the charts, while the Knife and Julia Holter found their own ways to blur the boundaries between pop and the avant-garde. All of this made whittling down the year's best to a relatively svelte 20 even more challenging than usual, so my honorable mentions include Broadcast's Berberian Sound Studio, Co La's Moody Coup, Factory Floor's self-titled debut, Fauns' Lights, and Mood Rings' VPI Harmony.

AlunaGeorge - Body Music
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Charli XCX - True Romance
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
The Flaming Lips - The Terror
Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action
Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
Haim - Days Are Gone
The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
Matmos - The Marriage of True Minds
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
Savages - Silence Yourself
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Kanye West - Yeezus
Wire - Change Becomes Us

Tim Sendra
Lots of surprises on the album list this year. Records that came out of nowhere to thrill me (Legs, Pure Bathing Culture, Tony Molina), bands that were better than I thought they would be (Joanna Gruesome, Gap Dream), and bands that followed up really good records with something just as nice (Cate Le Bon, Amor De Dias), which is rare. Plus, the Pastels made maybe the best record of their long career, Medicine defied the odds and made a comeback that stands with their best work of (too many) years ago, and Washed Out managed to turn it around and deliver the best record Chapterhouse never made. And the Ancients made the best album Ride never made! The biggest shock for me was Aleister X, mostly because I never thought I'd be so into an album with a song on it called "Cheeseburger Tits." The record plays out like a beautifully sick L.A. version of Denim if Lawrence was into coke instead of smack, and hip-hop instead of junk-shop glam. Wrong, I know, but I have to be true to myself, right? That's what these lists are about and that's why even though I really liked the Daft Punk album, it just didn't hit me the way these others did so I had to cut it. It's lurking in the background though, just like albums by Daniel Avery, Icona Pop, the Mantles, Beaches, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Pusha T, and many more are...

All I want you to take away from the songs list is that it's never too late to release the best song of your long life...hello, Pet Clark.

Aleister X - Half-Speed Mastered
AlunaGeorge - Body Music
Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy
Amor de Días - The House at Sea
The Ancients - Night Bus
Beat Mark - Howls of Joy
Ducktails - The Flower Lane
Gap Dream - Shine Your Light
Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
Legs - Pass the Ringo
Medicine - To the Happy Few
Tony Molina - Dissed and Dismissed
The Pastels - Slow Summits
Pure Bathing Culture - Moon Tides
Rhye - Woman
Frankie Rose - Herein Wild
The Stevens - A History of Hygiene
Washed Out - Paracosm

Aleister X - "LAX"
The Ancients - "Hey Now"
Annie - "Invisible"
Beaches - "Send Them Away"
Bettie Serveert - "Shake-Her"
Burnt Ones - "Fountain of Youth"
Casimer & Casimir - "O Sweet Joe Pye"
Charli XCX - "Superlove"
Petula Clark - "Cut Copy Me'"
Comet Gain - "Avenue Girls"
Mikal Cronin - "Am I Wrong"
Daft Punk - "Lose Yourself to Dance"
Dungeonesse - "Drive Me Crazy"
MGMT - "Your Life Is a Lie"
One Direction - "Best Song Ever"
Pusha T feat Kendrick Lamar - "Nosetalgia"
Saturday Looks Good to Me - "One Kiss Ends It All"
Tegan and Sara - "Closer"
Warm Soda - "Tell Me in a Whisper"
Kanye West - "Bound 2"

John D. Buchanan
A heavily electronic selection this year. I've been well into techno, and have also been chilling out to a bunch of ambient and electronica stuff. There's been lots of J-rock and visual kei this year as usual; most of it is not available in the West and therefore is not on this list, though a few nuggets have snuck on. And while my metal listening has diminished considerably, a few crushingly heavy classics have made the grade.

Arovane - Ve Palor
Joy Dunlop - Faileasan
Kaito - Until the End of Time
Kiln - Meadow:Watt
Machinedrum - Vapor City
Stephan Mathieu - The Falling Rocket
Recondite - Hinterland
Shifted - Under a Single Banner
Rafael Anton Irisarri - The Unintentional Sea
Autechre - Exai
Baroque - Non-Fiction
Passepied - Enshutsuka Shutsuen
Deepchord - 20 Electrostatic Soundfields
The Devil Wears Prada - 8:18
Locrian - Return to Annihilation
The Gazette - Beautiful Deformity
Gastón Arévalo - Rollin Ballads
Pino Donaggio - Passion
Ulcerate - Vermis
Ben Sims - Fabric 73

David Jeffries
Crabbing about how there are too many selections every year is getting more and more clichéd, but this year Mac Miller’s great come-up and Eminem’s great comeback both got the ax off my list, so go ahead and cut and paste that cliché right here. Dang, I wanted to get that great Gary Numan album on here too, but regardless, this was a year where A$AP, Etana, and extra-large egos (Kanye, Pusha, and Gambino) ruled the roost for me. Who knows what 2014 has in store?

A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord
Black Milk - No Poison No Paradise
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Bonobo - The North Borders
Burial - Rival Dealer
Childish Gambino - Because the Internet
Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - Nothing Can Stop Us
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Danny Brown - Old
David Bowie - The Next Day
Disclosure - Settle
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
El-P/Killer Mike - Run the Jewels
Etana - Better Tomorrow
Ghostface Killah/Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons to Die
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
Kanye West - Yeezus
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
The Foreign Exchange - Love in Flying Colors

James Christopher Monger
An odd numbered year yielded an odd assortment of favorites (Carcass, Daft Punk, Richard Thompson, Janelle Monae, Ylvis), but even the world's most prescient fortune cookie could never have predicted that David Bowie and Paul McCartney would issue their best long players in decades, or that Ian Ziering would jump headfirst into a 25-foot prehistoric shark's mouth with a chainsaw and carve his way out of its stomach.

Kvelertak - Meir
Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
No Joy - Wait to Pleasure
Wolf People - Fain
Everything Everything - Arc
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
David Bowie - The Next Day
British Sea Power - Machineries of Joy
Neko Case - Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Carcass - Surgical Steel
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
The Sadies - Internal Sounds
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Ron Sexsmith - Forever Endeavour
Anna Calvi - One Breath
Okkervil River - The Silver Gymnasium

Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"
Ghost B.C. - "Year Zero"
Buke and Gase - "Houdini Crush"
Dutch Uncles - "Brio"
Volcano Choir - "Bygone"
Cate Le Bon - "Are You with Me Now?"
Ólöf Arnalds - "German Fields"
Richard Thompson - "Stony Ground"
Foals - "Inhaler"
Joy Formidable - "This Ladder Is Ours"
Paul McCartney - "Queenie Eye"
Courtney Barnett - "Avant Gardener"
Miles Kane - "Don't Forget Who You Are"
Junip - "Line of Fire"
John Newman - "Love Me Again"
Robert DeLong - "Global Concepts"
Midlake - "Antiphon"
Robyn Hitchcock - "Strawberries Dress"
Juana Molina - "Eras"
Sam Phillips - "Pretty Time Bomb"

Timothy Monger
Although I joined the staff late in the year, I'm an obsessive keeper of lists and records and had been personally bookmarking my favorite releases throughout 2013. I tend to pay close attention to the music being made around me in my home state of Michigan and I'm thrilled to include no less than seven acts from the Great Lakes state in my year-end round-up. From widely acclaimed albums to obscure singles, the most important thing to me was that all of this music became classic in my own mind.

Johnny Flynn - Country Mile
Shout Out Louds - Optica
Stornoway - Tales from Terra Firma
David Bowie - The Next Day
Neko Case - Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Bibio - Silver Wilkinson
Breathe Owl Breathe - Passage of Pegasus
Ron Sexsmith - Forever Endeavour
Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way to Fall
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Noah and the Whale - Heart of Nowhere
Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
Batsch - Tiles
Robyn Hitchcock - Love from London
Wilderness - Homeward From the Battle
British Sea Power - Machineries of Joy
Alasdair Roberts - A Wonder Working Stone
Zoos of Berlin - Lucifer in the Rain

Röyksopp - "Ice Machine"
Saturday Looks Good to Me - "Invisible Friend"
Cloud Control - "Moon Rabbit"
Cisar - "High Horses"
Revoir - "How to Make a Fist"
Lusine - "Without a Plan"
Syd Arthur - "First Difference"
Stornoway - "The Bigger Picture"
Drunken Barn Dance - "Welcome College Town Revelers"
Paul McCartney - "Queenie Eye"
The Magic Theatre - "It Was Glorious"
Goldfrapp - "Jo"
Montero - "Adriana"
Xeno & Oaklander - "Par Avion"
Wolf People - "Hesperus"
Camera Obscura - "Every Weekday"
Matt Jones - "The Darkest Things"
Papa - "Put Me to Work"
Shout Out Louds - "Glasgow"

Sean Westergaard
This isn't so much a "Best of 2013" list as a "Here's what my feeble brain remembers hearing and enjoying from 2013 that wasn't a straight-up reissue." A couple of these might look like reissues, but there's enough previously unheard content that I felt they weren't simple reissues. So here they are, presented in non-judgmental, alphabetical order. All the hits, all the time.

The Bevis Frond - White Numbers
Charles Bobuck - Life Is My Only Sunshine
Bryan And The Haggards Featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne - Merles Just Wanna Have Fun
Paul Burch - Fevers
Bushman's Revenge - Electric Komle: Live!
The Delta Nudes - Greatest Hiss
Eleventh Dream Day - New Moodio
Endless Boogie - Long Island
Flat Earth Society - 13
Ben Goldberg - Unfold Ordinary Mind
Grand General - Grand General
Kazutoki Umezu Kiki Band - Coyote
King Crimson - The Road to Red
Miriodor - Cobra Fakir
miRthkon - Snack(s)
Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Slippery Rock!
Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Red Hot
Motorpsycho - Still Life with Eggplant
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - Your Turn
Snakefinger - Snakefinger's History of the Blues: Live In Europe

Rich Wilson
Any year that starts with a new Yo La Tengo album is always going to be a good year and the rest of the old timers didn't disappoint either. Nick Cave, Superchunk, Bill Janovitz, and Sebadoh all returned to fill my list, but there were also some great debuts from the indie-rock world as well as the electronic one. Picking a top 20 was always going to be difficult so I thought it would be good to mention the others that didn't make the cut but were still great. The Men, Low, the Haxan Cloak, Special Request, Factory Floor, Shifted, and Vatican Shadow all deserved to be in there as well. 2013 certainly turned out to be another great year for music.

Anna von Hausswolff - Ceremony
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Bill Janovitz - Walt Whitman Mall
Case Studies - This Is Another Life
Clouds - Ghost Systems Rave
Dadub - You Are Eternity
Dumb Numbers - Dumb Numbers
Evening Hymns - Spectral Dusk
Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
Holden - The Inheritors
Iron Chic - The Constant One
Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Mogwai - Les Revenants
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Sannhet - Known Flood
Sebadoh - Defend Yourself
Superchunk - I Hate Music
These Hidden Hands - These Hidden Hands
Yo La Tengo - Fade

John Bush
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Disclosure - Settle
AlunaGeorge - Body Music
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
Chrisette Michele - Better
The Besnard Lakes - Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO
The Foreign Exchange - Love in Flying Colors
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Crocodiles - Crimes of Passion
Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
Quadron - Avalanche
Golden Grrrls - Golden Grrrls
Washed Out - Paracosm
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
M.I.A. - Matangi
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Haim - Days Are Gone

Drake - "Started from the Bottom"
Disclosure - "Defeated No More"
AlunaGeorge - "Attracting Flies"
King Krule - "Easy Easy"
Crocodiles - "I Like It in the Dark"
Cults - "I Can Hardly Make You Mine"
Javelin - "Nnormal"
Kanye West - "Black Skinhead"
Janelle Mon e - "Dorothy Dandridge Eyes"
Quadron - "LFT"
Hurts - "Miracle"
Tegan and Sara - "Closer"
oOoOO - "Without Your Love"
Julia Holter - "Hello Stranger"
Golden Grrrls - "Take Your Time"
Vampire Weekend - "Unbelievers"
MGMT - "Alien Days"
Naam - "Vow"
Pond - "Aloneaflameaflower"
Kurt Vile - "Goldtone"

Matt Collar
Paramore - Paramore
The 1975 - The 1975
The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law
Hurts - Exile
Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Diego Garcia - Paradise
X Ambassadors - Love Songs Drug Songs
Suede - Bloodsports
Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Fitz & the Tantrums - More Than Just a Dream
Jimmy Eat World - Damage
Geri Allen - Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations
Kim Lenz & the Jaguars - Follow Me
Swim Deep - Where the Heaven Are We
Dean Wareham - Emancipated Hearts
Cécile McLorin Salvant - WomanChild
Alkaline Trio - My Shame Is True
AM & Shawn Lee - La Musique Numerique

Mark Deming
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Neko Case - Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Robbie Fulks - Gone Away Backward
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Mudhoney - Vanishing Point
Linda Thompson - Won't Be Long Now
David Bowie - The Next Day
Elvis Costello/The Roots - Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs
Obits - Bed & Bugs
Mavis Staples - One True Vine
Richard Thompson - Electric
Yo La Tengo - Fade
Iggy & the Stooges - Ready to Die
Bars of Gold - Wheels
Superchunk - I Hate Music
The Suburbs - Si Sauvage
Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy - A Tell All

Night Family - "Done by Now"
Lydia Loveless - "Boy Crazy"
The New Surfsiders - "Kokomo"
Mudhoney - "I Like It Small"
The Suburbs - "Turn the Radio On"

Matthew Garbutt
Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes - Baby Caught the Bus
Crystal Stilts - Nature Noir
Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love Is the Devil
Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds - Haunted Head
King Khan & the Shrines - Idle No More
Matthew E. White - Big Inner
Myron & E - Broadway
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold/Tally All the Things That You Broke
Shannon and the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House
The Caezars - Welcome to the Mainstream
The Limiñanas - Costa Blanca
The Proper Ornaments - Waiting for the Summer
The Shall I Say Quois - Shall I Say Quoi?
The Wise Guyz - Let's Rock the Floor
The Woggles - The Big Beat
Tindersticks - Across Six Leap Years
Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone
Wild Billy Childish & the Chatham Forts - All Our Forts Are with You

Gregory Heaney
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
Nails - Abandon All Life
Inter Arma - Sky Burial
KEN mode - Entrench
James Blake - Overgrown
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - The Speed of Things
Saturday Looks Good to Me - One Kiss Ends It All
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
Weekend Nachos - Still
Kylesa - Ultraviolet
All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature
The Thermals - Desperate Ground
Nightkin - Nox Æterna
Danny Brown - Old
Russian Circles - Memorial
Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends
Pissed Jeans - Honeys
She & Him - Volume 3
Marnie Stern - The Chronicles of Marnia

Andy Kellman [Spotify]
The Foreign Exchange - Love in Flying Colors
Om'Mas Keith - City Pulse
Bilal - A Love Surreal
Quadron - Avalanche
Thundercat - Apocalypse
Kelela - Cut 4 Me
Charles Manier - Charles Manier
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Hiatus Kaiyote - Tawk Tomahawk
Miles - Faint Hearted
Dawn Richard - Goldenheart
Zomby - With Love
Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
Alice Smith - She
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
Recondite - Hinterland
Tall Black Guy - 8 Miles to Moenart
Shigeto - No Better Time Than Now
Autechre - Exai
Octo Octa - Between Two Selves

Lulu James - "Closer"
Ab & 14KT - "Lover's Galaxy"
Philip Owusu - "Goodnight"
Disclosure - "White Noise"
Kingdom - "Bank Head"
The Foreign Exchange - "Call It Home"
Amel Larrieux - "Afraid"
The Internet - "Dontcha"
Fatima - "La Neta"
Kon - "All Night (Everybody)"
Quadron - "Favorite Star"
Zara McFarlane - "Angie La La"
King Midas Sound - "Aroo"
Green Velvet - "Bigger Than Prince"
Zo! - "We Are on the Move"
Slowly Rolling Camera - "Protagonist"
1-O.A.K. - "Stay with Me"
Robert Glasper Experiment - "Calls"
Tessela - "Nancy's Pantry"
King - "In the Meantime"

Scott Kerr [Spotify]
Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
San Fermin - San Fermin
Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe
Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
65daysofstatic - Wild Light
Daughter - If You Leave
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
Sigur Rós - Kveikur
Lucius - Wildewoman
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Tim Hecker - Virgins
Mogwai - Les Revenants
Ducktails - The Flower Lane
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
Volcano Choir - Repave

Aneet Nijjar
DVA Damas - Nightshade
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
Tropic of Cancer - Restless Idylls
Vatican Shadow - Remember Your Black Day
Charles Manier - Charles Manier
Pharmakon - Abandon
Anna von Hausswolff - Ceremony
Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio
Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain
Stellar OM Source - Joy One Mile
Roly Porter - Life Cycle of a Massive Star
L. Pierre - The Island Come True
Patrick Cowley - School Daze
David Hess - The Last House on the Left
Various Artists - Morgiana/The Cremator
Various Artists - Kill Yourself Dancing: the Story of Sunset Records Inc.: Chicago 1985-89
Various Artists - Change the Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1980-1987
Various Artists - I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America 1950-1990
Various Artists - Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-1988

Prurient - "You Showed Great Spirit"
Moin - Moin
Charles Manier - "Electrocution"
M.I.A. - "Bring the Noize"
Helena Hauff - "Actio Reactio"
Powell - "Oh No New York"
A Made Up Sound - "After Hours"
Five O'Clock Traffic - "Let Us Leave to the Machine What Belong"
CHBB - "Go Go Go"
Black Merlin - "Trans-80/Black Magic Mushrooms"

James Pearce
Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Holden - The Inheritors
John Wizards - John Wizards
Danny Brown - Old
Egyptrixx - A/B Til Infinity
Tal National - Kaani
Emptyset - Recur
Satelliti - Transister
Sons of Kemet - Burn
Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down
Huerco S. - Colonial Patterns
Sigur Rós - Kveikur
David Bowie - The Next Day
The Pastels - Slow Summits
Benjamin Damage - Heliosphere
Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
Retro Stefson - Retro Stefson
Mogwai - Les Revenants
Dakim - 6F00FF

James Wilkinson
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
The Soundcarriers - The Other World of the Soundcarriers
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
Houndstooth - Ride Out the Dark
Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio
Alasdair Roberts/Robin Robertson - Hirta Songs
The Proper Ornaments - Waiting for the Summer
Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
Maston - Shadows
Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat
Steve Mason - Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time
The Besnard Lakes - Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO
Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
Alela Diane - About Farewell
Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
Amor de Días - The House at Sea
Saturday Looks Good to Me - One Kiss Ends It All
Mogwai - Les Revenants
I Am Kloot - Let It All In