Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Who Gives a S#!t? My 2013 Music Picks

Blah, blah, blah... another list. 

Favorite Albums of the Year (most favorite on top):

Modern Life Is War - Fever Hunting 
Carcass - Surgical Steel
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Nails - Abandon All Life
Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
Clutch - Earth Rocker

Damn Good Records (in no particular order):
Death AngelThe Dream Calls For Blood
Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks 
Elvis PresleyElvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition (3x CD)
Youth Code - s/t
Power Trip - Manifest Decimation 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control
Whores. - Clean 
Misery Signals - Absent Light
Aight Aight:
Vista Chino - Peace 
Monster Magnet - Last Patrol 
Red Fang - Whales and Leeches  
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork 
Chelsea Wolfe - Pain is Beauty
Shai Hulud - Reach Beyond the Sun
Inter Arma - Sky Burial

Fine Return to Form:
HIM - Tears on Tape

Just Say No:
IntegritySuicide Black Snake
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
AFI - Burials 

Certified Bangers:
Lady Gaga - "Applause"
Robin Thicke - "Blurred Lines"

Does Not Compute:
Katy Perry. I find her beautiful, rather genuine and recognize she has an ear for melody. I've even seen her perform (once with Juicy J, no less) - but her music does jack shit for me. Sorry, lady.

Vintage metal band Thorns and I agree to disagree on: Flotsam & Jetsam. (I'm pro.)

Haven't Listened To Yet:
Watain - The Wild Hunt
R. Kelly - Black Panties
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe 
Kanye West - Yeezus
CocoRosie - Tales of a Grasswidow

Best Shows I Caught This Year:
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Beacon Theatre, March 29
Into Another - Saint Vitus, April 26
Judge - Black N Blue Bowl/Webster Hall, May 18 (Saturday's set was better)
Elton John - iHeartRadio Music Festival/MGM Grand Arena, September 20
Motley Crue - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino, September 21 
Carcass - Gramercy Theatre, September 26
Modern Life Is War - The Studio at Webster Hall, October 12

Worst. Night. Ever:
Katatonia at Irving Plaza, September 24
The mopey Swedes decided to go all deep-cuts for a closing set and didn't play ANTHING off Last Fair Deal Gone Down. Should have gotten there earlier to see all of Cult of Luna's set.

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