Friday, December 13, 2013

The Well-Played List: Best of 2013 Edition, Part 2

The year-end wrap-up continues; Spotify playlist included.

Posted by on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM

For the year's remaining editions of The Well-Played List, music tastemakers participating in the ongoing listening series (the CL Music Team and select staffers along with local music promoters, record store and venue owners, music fans and scenesters, DJs, musicians, and a radio personality or two) will be reflecting on our favorite albums of the year — the Best of 2013. Since we're off on consecutive Wednesdays (for Christmas and New Year's), and make up such a large group with varying tastes, I'll be breaking our lists up into four parts, running two this week (Part 1 ran on Wednesday, the second today), and the last two will be posted next week. Hopefully, all four will give you something to fill your ears while you enjoy your holiday breaks... and as always, a Spotify Playlist will be included at the end of each post, for your listening pleasure.

Check out past editions of The Well-Played List here. And on that note, what are your favorite albums of 2013? Tell us in the comments…

SHAE K. | Local musician, Y Los Dos Pistoles, writer, poet

Bill Callahan, Dream River

Shannon Wright, In Film Sound

M.I.A., Matangi

Valerie June, Pushin' Against a Stone

Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Serives vol. 10: Another Self Portrait

Phosphorescent, Muchacho

Speedy Ortiz, Major Arcana

John Vanderslice, Dagger Beach

Scout Niblett, It's Up to Emma

Rykarda Parasol, Against the Sun


Bibio, Silver Wilkinson

Chrome Sparks, Sparks EP

Classixx, Hanging Gardens

Ducktails, The Flower Lane

Foxygen, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

fthrsn, middle school swag

Gangplans, Alca

Jai Paul, Jai Paul

Machinedrum, Vapor City

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Blue Record

SARAH GECAN | Daddy Kool Records and No Clubs Entertainment

Frank Turner, Tape Deck Heart

Restorations, LP 2

Bear's Den, Agape

Masked Intruder, Masked Intruder

Lorde, Pure Heroine

letlive., The Blackest Beautiful

Superchunk, I Hate Music

Daughter, If You Leave

Luxury Mane, Luxury Mane

AFI, Burials

-Mojo has a rotating group of Well-Played List participants - co-owners Melanie Cade and Danny Drummond along with several knowledgeable staffers. Thus, we are splitting up their entries into two parts; the second half will run on the next WPL...


The National, Trouble Will Find Me

Kanye West, Yeezus

Jeremy Denk, J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

Deerhunter, Monomania

Bill Callahan, Dream River

Kronos Quartet / Bryce Dessner, Aheym

Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away

Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold

San Fermin, San Fermin


Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Darkside, Psychic

Oneohtrix Point Never, R Plus Seven

Thee Oh Sees, Singles Vol. 3

Cosmic Machine, A Voyage Across French Cosmic and Electronic Avant Garde (1970-1980)

William Onyeabor, Who is...

Grails, Black Tar Prophecies 4,5,6

Serpentina Satellite, Mecanica Celeste

Chrome, Half Machine from the Sun

Annapurna Illusion, Life Is an Illusion

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