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One Year Sputnik Anniversary

I made my account on Sputnikmusic one year ago today. A lot has rhappened in that short rrrramount time, I've met plenty of cool people, rsome of which that I'm now good friends with, rrrrI've become a rcontributor, written 100 reviews, and I've been introduced to a lot of rgreat rrrrnew music thanks to the site. Here's to another long year guys. rThe list is my top 25 rrrrpersonal picks for the first quarter of 2013. Cheers.
25Shugo Tokumaru
In Focus?

So many exotic instruments, yet it's so accessible.
24Teena Marie

A rare case where a posthumous album doesn't insult the artist's legacy.
23Ashley Monroe
Like a Rose

I'm a sucker for country that can sound throwback without seeming bland, and
sound modern without being too polished.
22 The Joy Formidable
Wolf's Law

Like a thunderstorm of an indie rock record.
21Jose James
No Beginning No End

2013 has been year of the suave so far when it comes to R&B, and James is a pretty
formidable one-man force when it comes to that department.
20Alice Smith

Greg knows what's up.
Abandon All Life

I like the part when it crusaded against my mental well-being.
18Autre Ne Veut

More outspoken and theatrical than How to Dress Well, but just as sultry.
17Dawn Richard

I'm slowly realizing that the real appeal is the lyrics. Talk about putting quite the
spin on themes of breakup, she turns relationship issues into fascinating mid-evil
and sci-fi tales.
16Adam Ant
Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar...

It's such a mess. As convoluted as its title, but I'm still happy that the guy is able
to make a frenetic mess like this at his age and for that to be the plan all along.
15Johnny Marr
The Messenger

Hooks galore.

Can Mike Patton do wrong? I haven't heard it yet.
13ASAP Rocky

Long live and prosper.
A Love Surreal

Sobhi knows what's up.
11Atoms for Peace

I'm surprised these guys worked this well together. They don't try to steal the
show from each other either, and the ideas seem to flow smoothly into something
that represents all of their contributions into making a special product.
10Steven Wilson
The Raven that Refused to Sing

Wilson's tribute to a era forgotten too often by those who experienced it, due to
the acid holes in their brains from LSD abuse probably. But oh, how it must have
been worth it if this is an indicator.
We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...

They really like the Beatles, that's clear, but it seems that all the great pop revolutionists of their
era do as well.

Now we just Boards of Canada to get their asses in gear.
7Ra Ra Riot
Beta Love

Rudy pls.
6 Iceage
You're Nothing

We may be, but this album is far from it.
5Beach Fossils
Clash the Truth

Surf's up.
The Marriage of True Minds

I'm happy to report that it didn't polarize and alienate me.

Lavishing stuff. These two literally do erect mountain-sized ambient soundscapes.

This developed into everything I hoped it would.
1Justin Timberlake
The 20/20 Experience

April 1st 2013. Never forget.
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