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There will never be any peace until…

A beautiful old song redone last year by The Blind Boys of Alabama and one of my favorites of last year was, “There will never be any peace (until God is seated at the conference table).” There are probably two […]






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Honorable Mentions

HONORABLE MENTIONS: ARCADE FIRE – REFLECTOR CHVRCHES – THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE SIGUR ROS – KVEIKUR MY EPIC – BEHOLD PHOSPHORESCENT – MACHOCHO THE APPLESEED CAST – ILLUMINATION RITUAL TEGAN & SARA – HEARTTHROB THE SHOUTING MATCHES – […]






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Best Albums 2013 – #1

#1 JAMES BLAKE – OVERGROWN When this album came out in April I was pretty sure James Blake was going to be my number one. But it was a long year and a lot of great albums later, it still […]






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Best Albums 2013 – #2

#2 SON LUX – LANTERNS This was by far my most anticipated album of the year (pre-ordered the finger print vinyl, best vinyl purchase of the year). After his last album, “We Are Rising” I couldn’t wait to hear more. […]






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Best Albums 2013 – #4-#3

#4 IVAN & ALYOSHA – ALL THE TIMES WE HAD Name after two characters from the book The Brothers Karamazov, Ivan & Alyosha’s new record is just great. In the same way the book deals with themes of faith, doubt, […]






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Best Albums 2013 – #6-#5

#6 VAMPIRE WEEKEND – MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY When I first listened to this album I couldn’t stand it. So make sure you allow time for it to grow on you. I actually was at the record store and […]






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Best Albums 2013 – #8-#7

#8 PYYRAMIDS – BRIGHTEST DARKEST DAY Brightest Darkest Day is a great name for this record. At times it is dark and bright, even in the same songs. Tim Nordwind from OK Go and Drea Smith from He Say/She Say […]






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Best Albums 2013 – #10-#9

#10 LOCAL NATIVES – HUMMINGBIRD This album is like Volcano Choir for me; I am pretty sure I am underrating it. I know it is going to continue to grow on me and probably move up the chart over time. […]






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Best Albums 2013 – #12-#11

#12 ÓLAFUR ARNALDS – FOR NOW I AM WINTER This is by far my find of the year. I had no idea who Olafur Arnalds was, but I am so glad that I stumbled upon him at some point this […]






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Best Albums 2013 – #14-#13

#14 LORDE – PURE HEROINE Lorde is 14th for me, but I am pretty confident my daughter Magnolia would have her at 1st if she had a list. I think she knows all the words to “Royals” by now. That […]






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