Sunday, December 29, 2013

Charlotteans' Top 10 Albums of 2013 Part 5

We close out our week celebrating the music that moved us in 2013 with two NASCAR drivers, a noted Charlotte music photographer, the frontman for a Charlotte-based national act, and a caterer to the stars. A couple couldn't come up with 10 favorites for 2013, but I wanted to post their contributions as well. Thanks again to everyone that participated. 

Daniel Coston, photographer/author
Of McCartney’s "New" he says, "If this record had been made by an unknown 25-year-old for New York City, this album would have made everyone’s top ten list."
Jason Isbell "Southeastern"
Reeve Coobs "What Love Is All About"
NC Love Army "We Are Not For Sale"
Temperance League "Rock n’ Roll Dreams"
Beach Fossils "Clash the Truth"
Deer Tick "Negativity"
Chris Stamey "Lovesick Blues"
Paul McCartney "New"
Josh Ritter "The Beast in Its Tracks"
David Bowie "The Next Day"

Michael Waltrip, NASCAR driver
Tim Dugger "Tim Dugger"
Darius Rucker "True Believers"
Blake Shelton "Based on a True Story"
Duck the Halls "A Robertson Family Christmas"
Florida Georgia Line "Here’s to the Good Times"
Chase Rice "Ready Set Roll"
Luke Bryan "Crash My Party"
Lady Antebellum "Golden"
Tim McGraw "Two Lanes of Freedom"
The Band Perry "Pioneer"

Jimmy Brown, Matrimony
Haim "Days Are Gone"
London Grammar "If You Wait"
Arcade Fire "Reflektor"
Daft Punk "Random Access Memories"
Haerts "Hemiplegia"
The Avett Brothers "Magpie & The Dandelion"
Kendrick Lamar "Good Kid: M.A.A.D City"
Portugal The Man "Evil Friends"
Foxygen "We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic"
Phosphorescent "Muchacho"

Melissa Myer, Food to Die For, concert caterer 
Myer caters for bands and their crews at The Fillmore, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Time Warner Cable Arena and other regional venues.
Black Sabbath “13”
Motorhead “Aftershock”
David Bowie “The Next Day”
Clutch “Earthrocker”
Dave Grohl and Various artists “Sound City Real to Reel”
Temperance League “Rock n' Roll Dreams”

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., NASCAR driver, 2013 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
Garth Brooks “Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”
Casey Donahew “Standoff”
Blake Shelton “Based on a True Story”
Chase Rice “Ready Set Roll”
Justin Moore “Off the Beaten Path”