2013 Top 10 List

Gary Cutler (Seattle, WA)
    Top 30 albums of 2013 (in no particular order)

    Yamantaka//Sonic Titan – Uzu (Suicide Squeeze)
    Fire! Orchestra – Exit! (Rune Grammofon)
    William Winant – Five American Percussion Pieces (Poon Village)
    Botanist – IV: Mandragora (Flenser)
    Midday Veil – The Current (Translinguistic Other)
    Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter 2: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation)
    Karen Gwyer – Needs Continuum (No Pain In Pop)
    Sleaford Mods – Austerity Dogs (Harbinger Sound)
    Fell Voices – Regnum Saturni (Gilead Media)
    Kelela – Cut 4 Me (Fade To Mind)
    Jeremiah Cymerman – Sky Burial (5049 Records)
    Wardruna – Runaljod: Yggdrasil (Indie Recordings)
    Sacriphyx – self-titled + The Western Front (Nuclear War Now!)
    Irr.Apt.(Ext.) & Blue Sabbath Black Cheer – Discordant Convergence (Phage Tapes)
    RP Boo – Legacy (Planet Mu)
    Graham Lambkin/Jason Lescalleet – Photographs (Erstwhile)
    Marginal Consort – INSTAL. Glasgow 2008 (Pan)
    Hey Colossus – Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo (MIE Music)
    Wrekmeister Harmonies – You’ve Always Meant So Much to Me (Thrill Jockey)
    The Haxan Cloak – Excavation (Tri Angle)
    Samuel Kerridge – A Fallen Empire (Downwards)
    Public Speaking – Blanton Ravine (Fabrica)
    Big Blood – Radio Valkyrie 1905-1917 (Feeding Tube)
    The Body – Christs, Redeemers (Thrill Jockey)
    Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo – self-titled (All City Records)
    Pinkunoizu – The Drop (Full Time Hobby)
    El Mahdy Jr. – The Spirit of Fucked Up Places (Boomarm Nation)
    Michael Pisaro, Oswald Egger, Julia Holter – The Middle of Life (Die Ganze Zeit) (Gravity Wave)
    Chris Watson – In St. Cuthbert’s Time (Touch)
    Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap (no label)

    Top Compilations & Reissues

    Jussi Lehtisalo – The Complete Solo Works (Ektro)
    Elvis Presley – Elvis at Stax (RCA/Sony Legacy)
    Skullflower – Kino I-IV (Shock, Dirter Promotions)
    The Durutti Column – The Return of the Durutti Column (1972 Records)
    The Durutti Column – LC (1972 Records)
    Patrick Vian – Bruits Et Temps Analogues (Staubgold)
    Roky Erickson – The Evil One (Light In The Attic)
    William Onyeabor – Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop)
    Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
    Overhang Party – Complete Studio Recordings (Important)
    Patrick Cowley – School Daze (Dark Entries)
    Leven Signs – Hemp Is Here (Digitalis)
    Good God! Apocryphal Hymns (Numero Group)
    Greek Rhapsody: Instrumental Music from Greece 1905-1956 (Dust-To-Digital)
    Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1979-1987 (Strut)
    Stand Up, People: Gypsy Pop Songs from Tito’s Yugoslavia 1964-1980 (Asphalt Tango)
    Theo Parrish’s Black Jazz Signature (Snow Dog)

    And I can’t help adding some of the incredible EPs released in 2013:

    Fis – Homologous + Preparations
    Landing – Wave Lair
    Moin – EP
    Shit and Shine – DIAG004
    Helm – Silencer
    Bass Clef – Acid Tracts
    DJ Rashad – I Don’t Give A Fuck + Rollin’


     
     
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