Thursday, December 26, 2013

Charlotteans' Top 10 Albums of 2013 Day 2

This year I asked notable Charlotte music fans, musicians, promoters, and other folks that work in arts and entertainment to submit their own Top 10 albums of the year. Each day this week I'll post a handful of these. Here's the second batch. 

Don Koster, Independent bookings and promotions
Koster and his wife Laurie, whose list ran earlier this week both submitted twenty favorite full-lengths as well as EP releases. Here’s 10 of those.
Futurebirds "Baba Yaga"
Jason Isbell "Southeastern"
Tim Easton "Not Cool"
Mount Moriah "Miracle Temple"
Howlin' Brothers "Howl"
Mandolin Orange "This Side of Jordan"
Black Lillies "Runaway Freeway Blues"
Pacifico "Without Heroes"
Leagues "You Belong Here"
Camera Obscura
"Desire Lines"

Charles Whitfield, Integrated Marketing Group and Business Development/CBS Radio
Justin Timberlake "The 20/20 Experience Vol. 1"
The Foreign Exchange "Love in Flying Colors"
Robert Glasper Experiment "Black Radio 2"
J Cole "Born Sinner"
Drake "Nothing Was the Same"
Will Downing "Silver"
Maysa "Blue Velvet Soul"
George Duke "Dream Weaver"
Boney James "The Beat"
Jeff Lorber Fusion "Hacienda"

Caleb Konley, professional wrestler/PWX Heavyweight Champion
Queens of the Stone Age "...Like Clockwork"
Arctic Monkeys "AM"
Black Angels "Indigo Meadow"
Kanye West "Yeezus"
Deerhunter "Monomania"
John Legend "Love in the Future"
Cage the Elephant "Melophobia"
Portugal the man "Evil Friends"
Lorde "Pure Heroine"
Mac Miller "Watching Movies with the Sound Off"