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2013 End Of Year Lists Now Being Added

Included on this page are selections that have been favourably reviewed in some or all of the following publications NME, Q and Uncut plus any other publication that catches my eye in the newsagent from time to time.

The Year So Far Archive

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In The Shops Soon (UK)


Keep Calm Buy A Recoed


  Expected Sometime During 2013

Elbow - 6th Album - March 2014

The Horrors
Friendly Fires
Azealia Banks (2013)
The Stone Roses
War Paint
La Roux
Wild Beasts


Scott Walker - Bish Bosh

The Staves

The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown
Brian Eno - Lux


Graham Parker & The Rumour - Three Chords Good
Willy Mason - Carry On
Villagers - {Awayland}
Yo La Tengo - Fade
I Am Kloot - Let It All In
The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law
Beans On Toast - Fishing For A Thank You
Esben & The Witch - Wash The Sins Not Only The Face
Everything Everything - Arc
Dutch Uncles - Out Of Touch In The Wild
Delphic - Collections

Matthew E White - Big Inner
Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio
New Order - Lost Sirens
Biffy Clyro - Opposites
Fidlar - Fidlar
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
Eels - Wonderful, Glorius
Atoms For Peace - AMOK
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away

Johnny Marr - The Messnger
Foals - Holy Fire

David Bowie - The Next Day
Iceage - You're Nothing
Palma Violets - 180


My Bloody Valentine - MBV
The Strokes - Comedown Machine
Stornoway - Tales From Terra Firma
Daughter - If You Leave
Devendra Banheart - Mala
Suede - Bloodsports
Low - The Invisible Way
Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Peace - In Love
Stereophonics - Graffitti On The Train

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
Merchandise - Totale Nite
British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy
The Flaming Lips - The Terror
Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
The Besnard Lakes - Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO

James Blake - Overgrown

James Blake - Overgrown
Iron And Wine - Ghost On Ghost
Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
Phoenix - Bankrupt!
!!! - Thr!!!er
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart

Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love
Noah & The Whale - Heart Of Nowhere
Deerhunter - Monomania
Primal Scream - More Light
Savages - Silence Yourself
Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
Mark Lanegen & Duke Garwood - Black Pudding
Public Service Broadcasting - Inform-Educate-Entertain
The National - Trouble Will Follow
Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled
Beady Eye - BE

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories


These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds
Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune
Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are
Queens Of The Stoneage - ...Like Clockwork

Product Details

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Tunng - Turbines
Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Jagwarma - Howlin
Mavis Staples - One True Vine

Grant Hart - The Argument
Pet Shop Boys - Electrc
Thundercat - Apocalypse
Electric Soft Parade - Idiots

Product Details

Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
Matt Berry - Kill The Wolf
Dawes - Stories Don't End
David Lynch - The Big Dream
Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Any Port In A Storm
Alela Diane - About Farewell
Pond - Hobo Rocket
White Lies - Big TV
Travis - Where You Stand
Drenge - Drenge
Bloc Party - Four & The Next Wave Sessions
Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Ty Segall - Sleeper
Laura Veirs - Warp And Weft
Julian Cope - Revolutionary Suicide
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Give The People What They Want

Pinkunoizu - The Drop
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
Nine Inch Nailes - Hesitation Marks
Vocano Choir - Repave

Arctic Monkeys - AM
The Strypes - Snapshot

Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghosts

Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film
Elton John - The Diving Board
London Grammar - If You Wait
Bill Callahan - Dream River
Roy Harper - Man & Myth
Mark Lanegan - Imitations
Haim - Days Are Gone
Niko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight
Yoko Ono - Take Me To The Land Of Hell
Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Ball
Turin Breaks - We Were Here
Willard Grant Conspiracy - Ghost Republic
Factory Floor - Factory Floor

Kathryn Williams - Crown Electric
Goldfrapp - Tails Of Us
Peter Gabrial (Various Artists) - ...And I'll Scratch Yours
Mazzy Star - Seasons Of Our Day
The Weekend - Kiss Land
Yuck - Glow & Behold
The June Ruin - Run Forest
Two Door Cinima Club - Changing The Seasons EP
Johathan Wilson - Fanfare
Paul McCartney - New

Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Anna Calvi - One Breath
Howie Gleb - The Coincidentalist
Prefab Sprout - Crimson/Red
Polica - Shulamith
Wooden Sjips - Back To Land
Cass McCombs - Big Wheel And Others

White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade
Euros Childs - Situation Comedy
MIA - Matangi
Midlake - Antiphon
Nick Lowe - Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family
Cate La Bon - Mug Museum
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe
Jake Bugg - Shangri-La
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
San Fermin - San Fernin
TOY - Join The Dots
The Flaming Lips - Peace Sword

Re Issues/Compilations

Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists [20th Anniversery Edition]
Blur - Parklive
Bessie Smith - The Complete Columbia Recordings
Hawkwind - Space Ritual
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English [Deluxe Edition]
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours: 35th Annerversery Edition / Tusk
Julian Cope - St Julian [Deluxe Edition]
Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse
The Cribs - Payola
Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell & Angels
The Breeders - Last Splash
David Bowie - Aladin Sane
Morrissey - Kill Uncle
R.E.M. Green (25th Anniversery Deluxe Edition)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya [Deluxe Edition]
Four Tet - Rounds
Rip Rig + Panic - God
The Clash - Sound System
The Style Council - Classic Album Selection
Sly & The Family Stone - Higher!
The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers & Sisters
Belle & Sebastian - The Third Eye Centre
Bob Dylan - Another Self Portrait
The Beach Boys - Made In California
Sly & The Family Stone - Higher!
The Clash - Sound System
Prince Buster & Friends - The Blue Beat Explosion
Nirvana - In Utero [20th Anniversery Edition]
Van Morrison - Moondance [Deluxe Edition]
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
John Martyn - The Island Years
Nirvana - In Utero: 20th Anniversery Edition
The Beta Band - The Regal Years
Elbow - Live At Jodrell Bank
Various Artists - Red Hot + Fela
The Beatles - On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2
Billy Bragg - Life's A Riot With Spy Vs. Spy
Drive By Truckers - Alabama Ass Whippin'
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live From KCRW
Neil Young - Live At The Celler Door



Friendly Fires - Why Don't You Answer
Foals - My Number
Alt-J - Buffalo
Dutch Uncles - Fester
Animal Collective - Crimson
Mumford & Sons - Lover Of The Night
Hot Chip - Don't Deny Your Heart
Lianne De Havas - Age
Muse - Follow Me
Haim - Don't Save Me
David Bowie - Where Are We Now?
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - We No Who U R
Atoms For Peace - Judge Jury & Executioner
Miles Kane - First Of My Kind
Pulp - After You
Johnny Marr - The Messenger
Delphic - Baiya
The XX - Chained
Lucy Rose - Middle Of The Bed
The Black Keys - Sister
Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier
Peace - Wraith
Suede - Barriers
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good At Being In Trouble
Palma Violets - Step Up (For The Cool Cats)
The Cribs - Leather Jacket Love Song
The Vaccines - I Always Knew
Alt-J - Matilda
The Black Keys - Sister
Haim - Don't Save Me
Delphic - Baiya
The Flaming Lips - Sun Blows Up
Miles Kane - Give Up
Cat Power - Angel Haze
Muse - Supremacy
Stereophonics - Indian Summer
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Haim - Falling
Everything Everything - Kemosabe
Django Django - Wor
Mumford & Sons - Whispers In The Dark
Everything Everything - Duet
Jake Bugg - Seen It All
David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Frank Ocean - Super Rich Kids
Biffy Clyro - Biblical
British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy
Alt-J - Desolve Me
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
Laura Marling - Where Can I Go
Noah & The Whale - There Will Come A Time
Foals - Late Night
Johnny Marr - Upstarts
Depeche Mode - Sooth My Soul
Primal Scream - 2013
Haim - Falling
Phoenix - Chloroform
Villagers - The Bell
Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are
Frankie & The Heartstrings - Nothing In Our way
John Grant - G.M.F
The National - Demons
The Staves - Facing West
Matthew E. White - Steady Pace
Paul Weller - Flame Out/The Olde Original
Laura Marling - Master Hunter
Palma Violets - We Found Love
Dutch Uncles - Bellio
Jagwar Ma - Man I Need
Queens Of The Stoneage - I Appear Missing
Beady Eye - Second Bite Of The Apple
Atoms For Peace - Magic Beans
Peace - Love Sick
Two Door Cinima Club - Handshake
David Byrne & St Vincent - Cissus
Boards Of Canada - Reach For he Dead
Polica Feat. Justin Vernon - Tiff
Parquet Courts - Got Me Wondering
Hot Chip - Dark & Stormy
Vampite Weekend - Unbelevers
Pond - Xanman
Thom Yorke - Honey Pot
The Vaccines - Melody Calling
Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool
Glasvegas - If
The Members - At The End Of Term EP
The Staves - Mexico
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Despair
Kings Of Leon - Supersoaker
The National - Sea Of Love
Arctic Monkeys - 2013
Vampire Weekend - Obvious Bicycle
Yuck - Rebirth
Manic Street Preachers - Show Me The Wonder
Kathryn Williams - Heart Shaped Stone
Arcade Fire - Games Without Frontiers
The Flaming Lips - Gates Of Steel
London Grammar - Feelings
Miles Kane - Taking Over
Kings Of Leon - Wait For Me
Anna Calvi - Eliza
The Duckworth Lewis Nethod - Third Man
London Grammar - Metal & Dust
Anna Calvi - Sing To Me
Pixies - Indy Cindy
Arctic Monkeys - Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You
Daft Punk - Lose Yourself To Dance
Fuck Buttons - Brainfreeze
Arcade Fire - Reflector
Anna Calvi - Eliza
Yuck - Memorial Fields
John Hopkins - Breath The Air
Local Natives - Celings
Steve Mason - Fire
Vampire Weekend - Step
Phoenix - Chloroform
British Sea Power - Monsters Of Sunderland
Suede - For The Strangers
Albert Hammond Jr - Rude Customer
White Denim - At Night In Dreams
Arcade Fire - Here Comes The Night Time
Kurt Vile - Serum
Toy - Join The Dots
Woodxen Sjips - Back To Land
Sufjan Stevens - Take Me
Arcade Fire - Afterlife
David Bowie - Born In A UFO
Broken Bells - Holding On For Life
The Flaming Lips - Open Your Heart

NME Singles/Tracks Of The Week



Ice Age - Coalition
Merchandise - Anxiety's Door
Milk Music - I've Got A Wild Feeling
The Strokes - One Way Trigger
Exclamation Pony - Rumours
The Strokes - All The Time
Suuns - 2020
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
James Blake - Digital Lion
Parquet Courts - Smart Aleck Kid
Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
The Child Of Lov - Fly
Primal Scream - It's Alright, It's OK
Queens Of The Stoneage - My God Is The Sun
Beady Eye - Flick Of The Finger
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
MGMT - Aloen Days
These New Puritans - Fragment Two
Dizzee Rascal Feat. Robbie Williams - Goin' Crazy
Miles Kane - You're Gonna Get It
Kanye West - New Slaves
Fuck Buttons - The Red Wing
Natasha Khan & Toy - The Bride
Jake Bugg - Broken
Arctic Monkeys - Do You Wanna Know?
Franz Ferdinand - Right Action
Pixies - Bagboy
Manic Street Preachers Feat. Richard Hawley - Rewind The Film
Earl Sweatshirt Ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies - Hive
Haim - The Wire
TV On The Radio - Mercy
MGMT - Your Life Is A Lie
Arctic Monkeys - Why Do You Only Call Me When I'm High?
MIA - Unbreak My Mixtape
Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rival
MIA - Come Walk With Me
The Killers - Shot At The Night
Jake Bugg - What Doesn't Kill You
A$AP Rocky - R Cali
Iceage - Jackie
THEEsatisfaction - Queen Country (4 Women) Feat. Gift Uh Gab JusMoni
Circa Waves - Get Away
Loom - Lice
Arctic Monkeys - Walk On The Wild Side
Metronomy - I'm Aquarius
The Orwells - Dirty Sheets
Childhood - Pinball
Childish Gambino - Sweatpants
St. Vincent - Birth In Reverse


NME 11 Best Albums Of 2013 So Far
April 15th 2013

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Foals - Holy Fire
Peace - In Love
Atoms For Peace - Amok
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
David Bowie - The Next Day
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Elements Of Light
The Strokes - Comedown Machine
Merchandise - Total Nite
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

NME 30 Best Albums Of The Year So Far...updated to 31??
June 7th 2013

Daft Punk's - Random Access Memories
Merchandise - Total Nite
Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
Iceage - Your nothing
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control
Tyler The Creator - Wolf
Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
Marnie Stern - 'The Chronicles Of Marnia
Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are
Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Faultless Youth
Charlie Boyer And The Voyers Clarietta
The National Trouble Will Find Me
Var No One Quite Dances Like My Brothers
Iggy And The Stooges Ready To Die
Daniel Johnston Space Ducks
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
James Blake Overgrown
Mudhoney Vanishing Point
Bleached Ride Your Heart
The Flaming Lips The Terror
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
How To Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion
David Bowie The Next Day
Suuns Images Du Futur
Girls Names The New Life
Inc No World
Matthew E White Big Inner
FaltyDL Courage
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold
Foals - Holy Fire


Selected Gigs

NME Awards Tour - Django Django/Miles Kane/Palma Violets - Feb
Muse - Stadium Gigs - May
Elvis Costello - June
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - June
Frank Turner - April
The Who - June
Vampire Weekend - June
Fleetwood Mac - September
Jim White - Sept
Kathryn Williams - Sept/Oct
Paul Weller - October
The Smoke Faries - Oct
Graham Parker & The Rumour - Oct
Elbow - Arena Tour - March 2014