The Well-Played List: Best of 2013 Edition, Part 3

The year-end wrap-up continues; Spotify playlist included.

The Well-Played List is winding down in 2013, with the music tastemakers who participate in the ongoing listening series (myself and various other CL Staffers along with local music promoters, record store and venue owners, music fans and scenesters, DJs, musicians, and a radio personality or two) reflecting on our favorite albums of the year — the Best of 2013. Because we're off on consecutive Wednesdays for Christmas and New Year's, and make up such a large group with varying tastes, I've broken up our lists into four parts; two ran last week — Part 1 on Wednesday, Part 2 on Friday), and the last two parts go up today and Friday. Hopefully, all four will give you something to fill your ears while you enjoy your holiday breaks... and as always, a Spotify Playlist will be included at the end of each post, for your listening pleasure.

Check out past editions of The Well-Played List here. And on that note, what are your favorite albums of 2013? Tell us in the comments…


Dean Blunt, The Redeemer

My Bloody Valentine, m b v

Inter Arma, Sky Burial

Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt

Alex G/R.L. Kelly, Split

Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap

Drake, Nothing Was The Same

Wolf Eyes, No Answer : Lower Floors

Julia Brown, To Be Close To You

Daniel Bachman, Jesus I’m A Sinner


Toro Y Moi, Anything In Return

Rhye, Woman

Atoms For Peace, Amok

The Appleseed Cast, Illumination Ritual

Mixed Blood Majority, Mixed Blood Majority

Yo La Tengo, Fade

Junip, Junip

Local Natives, Hummingbird

The National, Trouble Will Find Me

Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

CHRIS NADEAU | non-musician, Permanent Makeup

Holly Hunt, Year One (released December 11, 2012)

The Julie Ruin, Run Fast

Chelsea Light Moving, Chelsea Light Moving

Sacridose, Anxiety Tremors 7"

Landbridge, Landbridge 7"

Pissed Jeans, Honeys

Thee Oh Sees, Floating Coffin

set and setting, Equanimity

Centuries, Taedium Vitae

Ex-Breathers, Collision

—Mojo has a rotating group of Well-Played List participants - co-owners Melanie Cade and Dan Drummond along with several knowledgeable staffers. Thus, we are splitting up their entries into two parts; this is the second part; check out part one here...


Deerhunter, Monomania

Speedy Ortiz, Major Arcana

Deafheaven, Sunbather

David Bowie, The Next Day

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away

My Bloody Valentine, m b v

Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold

Merchandise, Totale Night

Thee Oh Sees, Floating Coffin

Paul McCartney, New


Deerhunter, Monomania

James Blake, Overgrown

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Push The Sky Away

The National, Trouble Will Find Me

Arcade Fire, Reflektor

Phosphprescent, Muchacho

Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold + Tally All The Things You Broke

Disclosure, Settle

Kurt Vile, Walkin On A Pretty Daze

Janelle Monae, Electric Lady

World Party, Arkeology

Chris Whitley, On Air

Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle, Perils From The Sea

Talking Heads, The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (reissue)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Miami Pop Festival

Mad Season, Above (reissue)

Willis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows

Los Lobos, Disconnected In NYC

Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt

North Mississippi All Stars, World Boogie Is Coming


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