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12-06-13 Footnotes
Show 419: The Best Albums of 2013

1 Lists! Critics and music fans love ‘em. But this one’s the ultimate: The Best Albums of the Year. Jim, Greg and some guest critics in the audience share their top releases of 2013.

1. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold
2. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
3. Allen Toussaint, Songbook
4. Darkside, Psychic
5. Savages, Silence Yourself
6. Rhye, Woman
7. Vic Mensa, Innanetape
8. Deltron 3030, Event II
9. Boogarins, As Plantas Que Curam
10. Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
11. Willis Earl Beale, Nobody Knows
12. Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information/Wings of Love
13. Richard Thompson, Electric
14. Bombino, Nomad
15. Sam Phillips, Push Any Button
16. Superchunk, I Hate Music
17. Wooden Shjips, Back to Land
18. Queens of the Stone Age, … Like Clockwork
19. Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa
20. David Bowie, The Next Day

1. Savages, Silence Yourself
2. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold
3. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
4. Foxygen, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
5. Lorde, Pure Heroine
6. Karl Bartos, Off the Record
7. Wire, Change Becomes Us
8. Upset, She’s Gone
9. Wooden Shjips, Back to Land
10. Low, The Invisible Way

For more:

Charlie from Minneapolis, MN: Mikal Cronin, MCII
Sharon from Willowbrook, IL: The Avett Brothers, Magpie & The Dandelion
Jon from Denver, CO: St.Lucia, When the Night

Songs Featured in Show #419
Goose Island Credit Music: Pure Sunray, "Caramel," Pure Sunray, 2013
Boogarins, "Lucifernandis," As Plantas Que Curam, Other Music, 2013
Low, "Plastic Cup," The Invisible Way, Sub Pop, 2013
Vic Mensa, "Fear & Doubt," Innanetape, Self Released, 2013
Wooden Shjips, "Back to Land," Back to Land, Thrill Jockey, 2013
Mikal Cronin, “Change,” MCII, Merge, 2013
The Avett Brothers, “Another Is Waiting,” Magpie and the Dandelion, American, 2013
Saint Lucia, “Elevate,” When The Night, Columbia/Neon Gold, 2013
Darkside, “Heart,” Psychic, Matador/Other People, 2013
Upset, “Don’t Lose Your Dinosaur,” She’s Gone, Don Giovanni, 2013
Allen Toussaint, “It’s Raining,” Songbook, Rounder, 2013
Chance the Rapper, "Pusha Man (feat. Nate Fox & Lili K.)," Acid Rap, Freely Available Mixtape, 2013
Chance the Rapper, "Cocoa Butter Kisses (feat. Vic Mensa & Twista)," Acid Rap, Freely Available Mixtape, 2013
Parquet Courts, “Master of My Craft,” Light Up Gold, Dull Tools/What’s Your Rupture?, 2012
Savages, “City’s Full,” Silence Yourself, Matador, 2013
Grateful Dead, “Operator,” American Beauty, Warner Bros., 1970
Joni Mitchell, “Free Man in Paris,” Court and Spark, Asylum, 1974
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, “Prisoners of Rock ‘N’ Roll,” Life, Geffen, 1987
The Replacements, “I Don’t Know,” Pleased to Meet Me, Sire, 1987
Tom Waits, “Goin’ Out West,” Bone Machine, Island, 1992

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