|Music, Life And Everything In Between|
My year, my year in music.
|1|| ||Top 20 2013 Albums|
And Accompanying Life Events
2013 was a pretty packed year for me. Here are some of the highlights. Albums are in loose order.
Was accepted into and completed first year of a Bachelor of Science (Advanced).
Highlight: Dream House/Irresistible.
|3|| ||Captain, We're Sinking|
The Future Is Cancelled
I saw the messy end of my 18 month relationship.
AOTY Runner Up.
Flowers For My Father
So I fucked bitches.
Highlight: Exit Theme.
AOTY Runner Runner Up.
|5||The World Is A Beautiful Place...|
Whenever, If Ever
And got money.
Highlight: Gig Life.
And promptly spent that money on new music equipment.
The 20/20 Experience
I took up playing the guitar after six years as a bassist/vocalist.
The Bones of What You Believe
I took up playing the lap-steel.
I took up playing the harmonica too.
Highlight: The Move
The Electric Lady
I even started a band with fellow Sputnikmusic user, Captain North, and played our first gig.
Highlight: Dance Apocalyptic.
|11||Cult of Luna|
I visited a recording studio for the first time.
Highlight: I: The Weapon
Kill The Architect
I started wearing facial hair for the first time in my life. I've been through soul patch, goatee, van dyke, and plain 'stache so far.
Highlight: Fuck This Game
Trouble Will Find Me
I passed the one year mark in my retail job. Don't ever get a job in retail, kids.
Highlight: I Need My Girl
|14||Mouth of the Architect|
I threw out all my old band shirts and baggy shorts and got a proper wardrobe.
Highlight: It Swarms
I took up writing fiction again after a long hiatus. Boy does it feel good. I even completed my first actual poem. So hey.
|16||Sed Non Satiata|
I stopped making excuses, went back to the gym and started on the path to getting fucking aesthetic again.
|17||Run The Jewels|
Run The Jewels
I went eight months without drinking alcohol.
Highlight: Sea Legs
Disarm The Descent
I swapped out glasses for contact lenses and started getting regular haircuts after going nine months without one.
Highlight: Beyond the Flames
On the more sombre side, my grandmother had an amyloid stroke and became basically vegetative.
Highlight: Future Warrior
But most importantly, I came out alive.
|21|| ||BEST EPs|
Highlight: Rival Dealer. Sneaky end of year release. EPOTY
|23|| ||Vance Joy|
God Loves You When You're Dancing
Highlight: Snaggletooth. Sneaky Aussie folk. EPOTY Runner-up
|24||Touche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth|
Because Gravity, Metaphorically is a complete and utter 5.
|25|| ||Best Local Releases|
|26||The Red Paintings|
The Revolution Is Never Coming
Amazing live band too. I'd put them in the best gigs list if they weren't here. Local AOTY
|27|| ||The Sweet Jelly Rolls|
I Don't Think You're Ready (For This Sweet Jelly)
Unashamed plug for a friend of a friend's band. Awesome live country jam band.
|28|| ||Dear Seattle|
Words Are Often Useless
Same as last release. Awesome live too.
|29|| ||Biggest Bummers|
Poopy. Biggest Disappointment OTY
The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
Just plain meh.
|33|| ||Best Sputnik Releases|
Rev is a fucking maniac. Sputnik AOTY
Hain-Ba Sun Hex
Potsy is fucking awesome.
|36|| ||Love American|
Calling it. The only thing that will be better than this is that redskyformilesdavis review.
|37|| ||Best Live Shows|
Manning Bar 13/2/13. Best live show of the year (and ever)
All We Love We Leave Behind
Manning Bar 16/2/13. Runner up Best Live Show of the Year
|40||Old Man Gloom|
Seminar III: Zozobra
Manning Bar 16/2/13
|41|| ||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
The Enmore Theater 15/2/13
The Blackest Beautiful
The Roundhouse 15/5/13
Acer Arena 27/4/13
No Love Deep Web
The Oxford Arts Factory 19/1/13
You Are There
The Hi-Fi 27/6/13
Songs of Love and Hate
The Sydney Entertainment Centre 16/11/13
|47||We Lost the Sea|
The Quietest Place On Earth
The Hi-Fi (I also now own one of these guys' guitars that was used during these sessions. Suck on that, bitch) 14/6/13
BlackWire Records 23/11/13
Bonus: My band Cittagazze were the support!
|49|| ||Other Albums That Had A Huge Impact On Me|
The reason I took up lap-steel and harmonica.
Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs
Because fuck you.
|52||Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds|
Let Love In
Because I love sputnik and everyone here.
|53||City of Caterpillar|
City of Caterpillar
Because it's the best loneliness jam ever.
Because they're vastly underrated.
Because I hadn't heard Glassjaw till AFTER I joined a post-hardcore band.
That's all folks! Peace, love, and a happy new year.