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25 Best New Songs released in 2013 (Videos)


This is my list… just need to get it out..

I need to confess that I listen to way more “old” music during a year. Lot’s of old bootlegs & old classics. Hallgeir (my partner in crime here @ JV) is the one always checking out new music, and giving me input.

Anyways, I manage to get my share and there were many great albums released this year as well. For me Jason Isbell’s “Southeastern” was number uno.. by quite a distance, but a late runner: John Moreland’s “In The Throes” came knockin’ when the polls were closing.

I only allow a maximum of 2 songs each artist.

 Top 25

  1. Jason Isbell – Elephant

    I buried her a thousand times,
    giving up my place in line,
    but I don’t give a damn about that nowThere’s one thing that’s real clear to me,
    no one dies with dignity.
    We just try to ignore the elephant somehow.

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Best albums of 2013 number 15 to 6


Part one: The best albums 2013 25-16 

15. The South – The Further Inside You Go…

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Musically The South are even more at “the west-coast” of USA this time, the country aspect is toned down (but there are traces of it still – great steel-guitar and some honky-tonk piano, I like that they haven’t abandoned it all.) It has that very recognizable guitar sound (“The South-sound”), but it has more “space” and is more dreamy in a way.

“We didn’t have that specific discussion this time, we told him (Bent Sæther, producer) a bit about what we wanted, in what direction we would like to go. “A bigger canvas” was an expression that came about early on. We wanted not to rush it, to give the songs more time.”
– Alexander Pettersen

The South is also an incredibly good live band, catch them if you get the chance!

I know you wanted me to grow up tall
Not sure that I am man enough just yet to face it all
I know this isn’t what you had in mind  at all
I hope it helps to know I’ll pick you up each time you fall

– Hallgeir

Hallgeir: Different Eyes, The further inside you go…, Dad
Egil: The further inside you go…, Dad, Different Eyes

The South – The Further Inside You Go… (live in studio):

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American “Best albums of 2013″ lists (Rolling Stone Mag, Paste & American Songwriter)

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Check out my prev. post:

Here are 3 American end-year lists.. in the next post I’ll pull it all together and create a “Critics list of 2013″.

Rolling Stone Magazine

rsm 50 best albums


Check out:

1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
2. Kanye West – Yeezus
3. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
4. Paul McCartney – New
5. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
6. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
7. Lorde – Pure Heroine
8. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
9. Arctic Monkeys – AM
10. John Fogerty – Wrote a Song for Everyone
11. Parquet Courts – Tally All the Things That You Broke
12. Jake Bugg – S/T
13. Disclosure – Settle
14. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
15. Atoms for Peace – AMOK
16. David Bowie – The Next Day
17. Danny Brown – Old
18. Ashley Monroe – Like a Rose
19. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
20. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
21. Sky Ferreira – Night Time My Time
22. Phoenix – Entertainment
23. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
24. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
25. Elton John – The Diving Board
26. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
27. Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
28. Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
29. Bombino – Nomad
30. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
31. Haim – Days Are Gone
32. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
33. Pusha T – My Name is My Name
34. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
35. Best Coast – Fade Away EP
36. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
37. The So-So Glos – Blowout
38. Kurt Vile – Walkin on a Pretty Daze
39. Keith Urban – Fuse
40. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
41. J Cole – Born Sinner
42. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
43. Savages – Silence Yourself
44. Valerie June – Pushin’ Against a Stone
45. Avicii – True
46. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
47. MIA – Matangi
48. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
49. The Flaming Lips – The Terror
50. Beck – Song Reader

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