Because people keep asking for a list, and I won’t do a ranking because I feel it’s terribly wrong, here are a many releases I’ve enjoyed this year. Obviously all Cloudberry releases are here because I would be an hypocrite to release them and not enjoy them, right? And also keep in mind I may update this list any day between today and December 31st. That’s because I’m very forgetful and I’m sure I’ll remember about some release sometime later and because I still haven’t heard all albums for this year like Spook School, Bubblegum Lemonade or Northern Portrait, that I know if listened they would appear in this list. Anyhow, if you are one of those curious people here it is in no particular order:

Electrophonvintage – Play Harp in Your Hair (album)
Go Violets – Heart Slice (CD-EP)
Major Leagues – Weird Season (EP)
The Sheets – The Sheets (lost album)
Club 8 – Above the City (album)
Homecomings – Homecoming with Me? (CD-EP)
Reserve – Beneath the London Sky (retrospective)
Alpaca Sports – Alpaca Sports (mini-album)
April’s Fools Day – Well, it’s true (album)
Silver Screen – When You and I Were Very Young (album)
The Felt Tips – Symbolic Violence (album)
Various Artists – Envoys from Alexandria (CD-EP)
The Secret History – Americans Singing in the Dark (album)
Veronica Falls – Waiting for Something to Happen (album)
Camera Obscura – Desire Lines (album)
The Proctors – Everlasting Light (album)
Various Artists – The Sound of Leamington Spa 7 (compilation album)
Everyday Mistakes – Obscure Lanes (album)
Honigritter – Kellergeister in Unserem Haus (album)
Los Canguros – Un Salto Adelante (retrospective album)
Rose Elinor Dougall – Future Vanishes (single)
Fireworks – Runaround (single)
The French Pop Dream – The French Pop Dream (single)
Helen Love – Day-Glo Dreams (album)
Flowers – When You Lie (single)
The Spook School – I’ll Be Honest (single)
Zipper – La Casa Rural (single)
Joanna Gruesome – Supercrush (single)
Boyish – The Hidden Secrets (single)
The Occasional Flickers – Capitalism Begins at Home (single)
Los Urogallos / Las Chinchetas – Brindis Picnics y Bongos Beatniks (split single)
Alpaca Sports – He Doesn’t Even Like You (single)
Karatekas – Nubes Negras (single)
Eva & John – César Gutiérrez (single)
Tripping the Light Fantastic – Heavy Heart (single)
Axolotes Mexicanos – Infectados (single)
The Understudies – Everyone Deserves at Least One Summer of Love (single)

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December 26th, 2013

Hurray for lists! Yours is as much fun as anyone’s and a pointer to fine music in 2013.

Here’s mine. I think Flowers – ‘When You Lie’ (Cloudberry), could be on if I ran my list past 10.

Ten 7s Clash:
10 English Singles – Ordinary Girls (Slumberland)
9 Shopping – In Other Words (Milk)
8 Pastels – Check My Heart (Domino)
7 Nots – Dust Red ep (Goner)
6 Tripping The Light Fantastic – Heavy Heart (Cloudberry)
5 Alpaca Sports – Telephone (Dufflecoat)
4 Fireworks – Runaround (Shelflife)
3 Girl One & The Grease Guns – Driving Without Headlights (Once Again) (Squirrel)
2 Mentalettes – Fine, Fine, Fine (Copasedisques)
1 Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain – W.W.P.R.D (Rough Trade)

December 26th, 2013

Good lists. Here are 10 that I liked in 2013, in no order:

Minks – Tides End
Proper Ornaments – Waiting for the Summer
Work Drugs – Mavericks
Heavenly Beat – Prominence
The Ballet – I Blame Society
Brothers in Law – Hard Times for Dreamers
Cumulus – I Never Meant It to Be Like This
Alpaca Sports – Alpaca Sports
Cozy Catastrophes – An Instructive Amusement
Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides

Karate Cake
December 30th, 2013

I see that Axolotes Mexicanos have a song called ‘Aborto’. Please translate for meeee!

January 8th, 2014