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20 Bands I "discovered" In 2013

Somehow I never jumped onto the Spotify bandwagon when it was first released, but now I'm kinda kicking myself. Through the usage of Spotify, these 20 bands are now staples in my collection. Band, followed by the album I've enjoyed the most so far by them.
1Television
Marquee Moon


Wow. Not sure why, but I confused these guys with Television Personalities, which I listened to, and never revisited. Big mistake on my part, this album's incredible.
2Fugazi
The Argument


I used to think Fugazi was a group of Japanese guys all banging drums and yelling at each other. It was a pitiful assumption, and one I greatly regret. Heard "Full Disclosure" and instantly had to get this. Now I'm a Fugazi fan.
3Wire
Pink Flag


Dunno how this one got past me so many years. Wire's promoted so heavily on a lot of blogs that I read. Just never took the time to listen to them. Pink Flag and Charis Missing are most excellent.
4 The Fire Show
Saint the Fire Show


Was surprised to see this one with so few "fans." It's like what the Postal Service would sound like if they were on crack and weren't actually hipsters.
5The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight


I'd heard Robyn Hitchcock before, at Bonnaroo, but nothing really stood out about his set. Now having heard this, I'm a fan of his work.
6Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime


"Corona" played on one of my random playlists and I dug it.
7Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice


Without the "Related Artists" tab, I'd have never found half these. Opening track "I Hate the Kids" is one of the best openers I've heard in quite some time.
8The Wipers
Is This Real?


This one I had to dig for actually. Spotify only has some covers album and I heard "nothing left to lose" so I dug further in cyberspace to find the box set of the Wipers with their first three albums. At 15 bucks it was a total steal as these guys are great, very underrated.
9The Clean
Anthology


Another discovery through the usage of "Related Artists." I must be in a Brit-pop mood lately. Whatever the reason, "Anything Could Happen" hooked me.
10Les Savy Fav
Go Forth


Another one of those heavily lauded bands that I just never took the time to listen to. Almost 30 now and I feel like I've missed so much.
11The Beta Band
The Three EPs


"Dry the Rain" just happened to randomly show up on a playlist and I had to have more.
12The Holydrug Couple
Noctuary


A solid recommendation based off of my enjoyment of Tame Impala.
13Killing Joke
The Singles Collection 1979-2012


I know it's merely a singles compilation but it was a great introduction to another band that I'd heard good things about but without Spotify had never decided to listen to.
14Buzzcocks
Singles Going Steady


How the hell did I miss this one? You'd think with all of my favorite punk acts I'd have taken the 40 minutes necessary to listen to this, but no, I'm a retard and didn't.
15Gang of Four
Entertainment!


See: Buzzcocks
16Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures


Here's an example of why you should give an album more than one listen. First time around, didn't like it. Second time around, liked it. Also depends on how you're listen to it for the first time. I suggest headphones (good ones).
17The Paper Chase
Now You Are One of Us


Typically this isn't my type of music. But I just happened upon "We Know Where you Sleep" and it felt very... Modest Mousey? Not as far as lyrical content, but the style seemed to emulate a similar sound.
18X
Los Angeles


Dunno if you've realized this yet but I like punk, and I've done extensive digging for 70s/80s punk that may have been overlooked while the Ramones and the Clash were dominating. X is very underrated.
19The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses


I should be shot for never listening to this until 2013. Excellent album.
20The Feelies
The Good Earth


I'd listened to Crazy Rhythms a few years ago, but didn't really care for it (at the time). Stumbled upon them again, this time with Good Earth, and now I'm listening to both albums again.
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