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Honorable mentions, Compilations, Reissues and Ep's of 2013

As promised, here is my list of favorite records that barely missed the cut, compilations, reissues and ep's. I hope that you find some things on here that are to your liking.

Happy New Year!

Honorable Mentions

1) Bill Callahan- Dream River
2) Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears- Electric Slave

3) Day Ravies- Tussle
4) Jeffrey Novak- Lemon Kid
5) Magik Markers- Surrender to the Fantasy
6) Sebadoh- Defend Yourself
7) Steve Gunn- Time Off
8) The Liminanas- Costa Blanca
9) No Joy- Wait to Pleasure
10) Mike Donovan- Wot
11) The Shivas- Whiteout
12) Dirty Beaches- Drifter/Love is the Devil
13) Retribution Gospel Choir- 3
14) Follakzoid- II
15) Charlie Megira and the Modern Dance Club- Love Police
16) The Spyrals- Out of Sight
17) Mdou-Moctar- Afelan
18) Kurt Vile- Wakin' On a Pretty Daze
19) Julian Lynch- Lines
20) Girls Names- The New Life
21) Ghostface Killah- 12 Reasons to Die
23) Tape Deck Mountain- Sway
24) Akron Family- Sub Verses
25) Pond- Hobo Rocket

Compilations

1) Enjoy the…

Favorite Albums of 2013

It's once again that time of year where I listen solely to records that I have bought or downloaded that were released in 2013. This year, it was going to be different. I already had been working on a list several months ago, and I had planned to have most of my post written a couple months before the year-end lists from magazines and music blogs were posted on the internet. By doing this, I could look through the other year-end lists to see if there were any records that slipped below my radar, and that warranted a spot on my list.

Sadly, the universe had other plans for me. Starting in late September, I started to experience neck and back pain which didn't get better for 2-3 weeks. Then, I got a terrible cold that lasted over a month, leading into a period of fatigue that left me with no energy to do much of anything. Needless to say, my brain could barely function at the level necessary to do my job,  let alone to write reviews of my favorite albums of 2013. After late Oct…