Live Ledge #135: Best of 2013

For well over 20 years, I have been spending a good portion of my last weeks of the year going through my collection to compile my personal list of the best releases of the year. The results always results in a huge mess. Even in this digital age, I still purchase CD's, so there are stacks all over the bedroom. Some piles are reissues and box sets. Others are possibilities for the best new albums. Inevitably, the biggest stack consists of the records that didn't make the cut.
The list is done, and you can read it on my Argus Leader blog. For a sampling of some of the albums that made the cut, tonight's show is a countdown of sorts of many of the choices. There's also segments for reissues, box sets, and even cover songs.
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1. The Replacements, I'm Not Sayin'
2. Wilco, Color Me Impressed
3. Sloan, Nervous Breakdown
4. Tommy Keene, Ride On Baby
5. Roky Erickson, If You Have Ghosts
6. The Kinks, Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
7. The Beatles, The Hippy Hippy Shake
8. The Heartbreakers, One Track Mind
9. Blind Lemon Jefferson, Match Box Blues
10. The Clash, Career Opportunities
11. Babyshambles, Nothing Comes To Nothing
12. The So So Glos, Blowout
13. High Learys, Idolise Your Woman
14. The Julie Ruin, Ha Ha Ha
15. The Bronx, Style OVer Everything
16. King Khan & the Shrines, Better Luck Next Time
17. Fuzz, What's In My Head?
18. Swearin', Watered Down
19. Warm Soda, Jeanie Loves Pop
20. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Any Weather (606 Version)
21. Bad Sports, Nothing In This World
22. Ty Segall, The Keepers
23. Mikal Cronin, Am I Wrong
24. Grant Hart, So Far from Heaven
25. Thee Oh Sees, Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster
26. The Strypes, Blue Collar Jane
27. The Dirtbombs, Crazy For You
28. FIDLAR, Stoked And Broke
29. The Men, Half Angel Half Light
30. Mind Spiders, Inside You
31. Two Cow Garage, Geri
32. Superchunk, Me & You & Jackie Mittoo


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