My 2013 in Music: Michael White

 

Favorite Albums of 2013
(Some have not been covered on the site)
(Click on album for link to review)
10) Abandon All Life” Nails
9) “Meir” Kvelertak
8) “Whenever, If Ever” The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
7) “Thee Way Eye See It” CJ Fly
6) “Settle” Disclosure
5) “Eros/Anteros” Oathbreaker
4) “The Greatest Generation” The Wonder Years
3) “13.0.0.0.0” This Town Needs Guns
2) “Sunbather” Deafheaven
1) “Is Survived By” Touché Amoré

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Favorite Tracks of 2013
I’m only doing three’s from now on, because no one wants to read that much, and I don’t want to type that much-(Click on track for link to song)
3) “Just Exist” Touché Amoré
2) “Dream House” Deafheaven
1) “Type of Way” Rich Homie Quan/ “When A Fire Starts To Burn” Disclosure

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Most Overrated Artists of 2013
3) Kanye West

Now I know people reading this are saying, “you rated Yeezus so high!”
*Correction: JON rated Yeezus so high. *
I don’t want to hear you rap about stuff I don’t have over a bunch of Nine Inch Nails knockoff beats. The problems I have for Yeezus are the same I have for so many experimental hip-hop projects: noisy production doesn’t excuse boring lyrics. Kanye is very good normally, but he was way too worshiped this year.
2) Imagine Dragons
Why does a rock group have to feel so synthetic and contrived to be well-received nowadays. This band is more bubble-gum than most bubble-gum pop groups.
1) Lorde
See Jon’s opinion on her on his end of year list. Exactly the same thing; for once we see eye-to-eye. Go sip your frappuccino somewhere else; some of us prefer soda. No further comments.

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Revisited Oldies/ Past Albums of 2013
*Some old albums that I dug up this year that are worth the time, money and listen. [I will do more than 3 for this one, you greedy pigs :)]

  • “1999” Joey Bada$$
  • “Grow Up, Dude” You Blew It!
  • “Frame and Canvas” Braid
  • “Caution” Hot Water Music
  • “Witness” Modern Life is War
  • “Fragile” Yes
  • “Floral Green” Title Fight
  • “Dark Hearts” Slingshot Dakota
  • “Diary” Sunny Day Real Estate

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Most Dissapointing AlbumsYeezus, I don’t know anymore albums that let me down this year…

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Guilty Pleasure Songs of 2013“Honest” Future
“Work Remix” A$ap Ferg, feat. A$ap Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James, French Montana
“Hold On, We’re Going Home” Drake
Honorable Mentions“One Of Us Is The Killer” The Dillinger Escape Plan
“Caught Between a Rock and a Sad Place” Gatherer
“No Room For Light” Fevers
2013 Music Highlights
Every show, and every song; Starting this website, and everything that has happened as a result. Thank you for the support, especially our personal friends at home, and Deathwish Inc., Topshelf Records, Sub Pop, Sleigh Bells, Slingshot Dakota, Cruel Hand, and Weebly. #KeepItNeat.
2013 Music Lowlights
All this confusion about Justin Bieber’s retirement.

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