Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Charlotteans' Top 10 albums of 2013

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. 

Wilson, TV and radio personality, WCCBNews Rising
Paul McCartney "New"
David Bowie "The Next Day"
The Avett Brothers "Magpie and the Dandelion"
Haim "Days Are Gone"
Savages "Silence Yourself"
King Krule "6 Feet Below the Moon"
Parquet Courts "Light Up Gold"
Lorde "Pure Heroine"
Melt Yourself Down "Melt Yourself Down"
M.I.A "Matangi"

Garrett Leister, bassist, HRVRD
Savages "Silence Yourself"
Chelsea Wolfe "Pain is Beauty"
The National "Trouble Will Find Me"
Thee Oh Sees "Floating Coffin"
Atoms for Peace "AMOK"
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds "Push the Sky Away"
Arcade Fire "Reflektor"
Sigur Ros "Kveikur"
Still Corners "Strange Pleasures"
Cult of Luna "Vertikal"

Laurie Koster, Independent bookings and promotions
Both Koster and her husband Don were so enthusiastic they picked 20 top albums each as well as favorite EPs. Here’s ten each.
Junip "Junip"
Jake Troth "Double Black Diamond"
Yes the Raven
"Love is Covered in Dust"
Tom McBride "Morning in Glen Burnie"
Gregory Alan Isakov
"The Weatherman"
Escondido "The Ghost of Escondido"
Humble Tripe "The Giving"
Paul Speer
"Ax Inferno"
Trent Dabbs
"The Way We Look at Horses"