Teddy Ray's top 10 of 2013(top 100 soon to follow)

ncdrawl

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http://www.amazon.com/Muchacho-Phosphorescent/dp/B00AYR2FPM/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t]phosphorescent - muchacho[/url]l beautiful melodies, haunting, timeless.

http://www.amazon.com/Graceless-Age-John-Murry/dp/B00EV524U4/ref=tmm_vnl_title_0'>John Murry- the graceless age . dude came from nowhere and blew my mind. sad, desparing.... and fantastic

http://www.amazon.com/Southeastern-Jason-Isbell/dp/B00CCEHUAU/ref=tmm_vnl_title_0'>ason Isbell- Southeastern i compare this album in every way to one of my desert island discs - ryan adams heartbreaker. both left great bands at the pinnacle of their popularity, both got fucked up on drugs and alcohol, sobered up and handed the world the best albums of their careers. Jason Isbell is a force to be reckoned with. Truly a mindbendingly good album. speechless.

http://www.anticon.com/item/obsidian'>baths- obsidian - hooks and lyrics to die for set on a soundbed of blips and bleeps? genius.

http://www.amazon.com/Pale-Green-Ghosts-John-Grant/dp/B00ANT2FGU/ref=tmm_vnl_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1388565335&sr=1-1'>John Grant- pale green ghosts the guy is clearly a genius...and that voice of his. wow. it is as if he has created this genre to fit his lyrics. .

http://www.amazon.com/Pushin-Against-A-Stone-Vinyl/dp/B00D3ZJDRA/ref=tmm_vnl_title_0'>Valerie June - Pushin Against A Stone

This record takes a little bit of everything the southern music scene has

to offer, cooks it into a steaming gumbo and drives your ears to excstasy(sp bu \t fuck it)

http://www.lastchancerecords.com/john-moreland-in-the-throes-vinyl-lp/'>John Moreland- in the throes lyrically deep, crafted using the philosophy of less

is more to co=nvey emotions that cut to the core. I heard truth is whatsongs are for. Nobody gives a damn about songs anymore. is just one of

many haymakers John throws on the record. In The Throes is musically

stripped bare, much like the emotions John wrings out of his songs. Playing

nearly every instrument, John doesn t rely on other musicians to bring his

lyrics to life, instead his playing provides the space for the lyrics to

have the greatest impact much in the manner that Springsteen did on the

classic Nebraska. Pour yourself a stiff drink, turn the lights down low,

and give your demons hell.

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Coincidentalist-MP3-Howe-Gelb/dp/B00E9JLQGA/ref=tmm_vnl_title_0'>Howe Gelb - the Coincidentalist ...a tour de force, a pivotal record for the Giant Sand founder. jumping from genre to genre with a guest list as varied as the songs(steve shelley from sonic youth, m ward, bonnie prince billy), reverb laden hazy foundation that gives just the right amount of room for Howes vocals. incredible.

http://www.amazon.com/Dream-River-Bill-Callahan/dp/B00E1SJDJG]Bill Callahan - Dream River[/url]. the daddy of seminal sadcore band SMOG makes his best album yet. the album Kurt Wagner(lampchop) wishes he could make. Callahan is such a brilliant story teller. those lyrics, man.... wow.

http://threelobed.bandcamp.com/album/wooden-wand-the-world-war-iv'>Wooden Wand & The World War IV. self tited neil young meets dock boggs meets psychadelia meets drugs and alcohol meets roky ericson- james jackson toth is very much bringing to mind Neil . this is a wonderful album!

honorable mentions- The Replacements SONGS FOR SLIM EP. Why EP here? because it is the fucking replacements. thats the only answer needed!

http://songsmolina.bandcamp.com/album/songs-molina-a-benefit-compilation-for-jason-molinas-survivors - a record paying tribute to Jason Molina, the founder of magnolia electric company, songs:eek:ha, and a dear friend of mine. He passed earlier in 2013 of alcohol induced organ failure. just a great, great guy and such a talent, peerless as a friend...

 

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Some great choices here ...... I have most of these, the others I will check out. Not sure about Valerie June, saw her supporting Jake Bugg and she can sound majestic one minute and like a cat on heat the next ...... will be interested to see where she goes next.

Your comparison of Southeastern and Heartbreaker is spot on :^

John Murry was my favourite gig last year ............. he pushes himself to the edge, just hope he doesn't go over.

 

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Not very surprisingly I have albums by most of these artists, wasn't aware of the new Wooden Wand album, the last one I have of theirs is Blood Oaths of the New Blues.

Mind you I probably shouldn't use the plural as Wooden Wand is James Jackson Toth.

I must give John Moreland a try, a new name to me.

Thanks TR

 

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Top class wamming TR. Looking forward to some more gems in your top 100.

:^

 

ncdrawl

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redoing the bb code stuff to see if it works..for the benefit of those who want to go to the links. http://www.amazon.com/Muchacho-Phosphorescent/dp/B00AYR2FPM/ref=tmm_vnl_title_0

Phosphorescent-Muchacho

Johny Murry- the gracelss age

Jason Isbell-Southeastern

baths-obsidian

John Grant- Pale green ghosts

valerie june-pushin against a stone

jouhn moreland- in the throes

Howe gelb the coincidentalist

bill callahan- dream river

wooden wand&the world war iv

other musts that are tied for inclusion on the list...

doc feldman and the ld50 - sundowning at the station- this is a record to listen to late at night with a bottle, a syringe, a pipe, a bong of your favorite and drift into melancholy sleep..beautiful

Todd may- rickenbacker girls soulful americana done right.

daniel romano- come cry with me - i first thought it was a piss take, because he sounded like he stepped off the grand ole opry stage in 1956. gram parsons mixed with george jones. fantastic.

vince gill and paul franklin- bakersfield two country legends, one being one of the greatest voices in country, and the premier pedal steeler in nashville, both multiple grammy winners and opry members...making a record with an all star cast? why yes please!

honorable mentions- The Replacements SONGS FOR SLIM EP. Why EP here? because it is the fucking replacements. thats the only answer needed!

SONGS:MOLINA - a record paying tribute to Jason Molina, the founder of magnolia electric company, songs:eek:ha, and a dear friend of mine. He passed earlier in 2013 of alcohol induced organ failure. just a great, great guy and such a talent, peerless as a friend...

 

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Nice choices. Don't know who I would replace but I would include Parquet Courts 'Light up gold' in your list - maybe its in your 100.

 

ncdrawl

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Nice choices. Don't know who I would replace but I would include Parquet Courts 'Light up gold' in your list - maybe its in your 100.
indeed it is!

 

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Nice one TR. I can always rely on you to pick a few new gems.

I have heard half of them and agree they are all worthy of the top ten. That Bill Callahan album is something else though, left me in stunned silence. In my top three for the year for sure.

 

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Yep, nice on. Totally agree with the Jason Isbell and John Moreland - great albums both and Moreland definitely has that Nebraska era Springsteen vibe, excellent.

Can i throw in a vote for William Tyler's lovely Impossible Truth album too, fantastic guitar instrumentals half way between John Fahey and Jimmy Page's Bert Jansch inflected stuff.

 

ncdrawl

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absolutely brother...it is in my top 100!! and ecky, nice taste brother.

 

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Great stuff Teddy! Thanks.

would recommend Chris Eckman "last side of the mountain" a beautiful piece of work plus Lucius "Wildewoman" great girl vocal album.

And now to work through that list.

 

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and the other greats of 13...100

- Jason Isbell - Southeastern//

- Mikal Cronin - MCII//

- John Moreland - In the Throes //

- Superchunk - I Hate Music//

- Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze //

- Replacements - Songs for Slim EP //

- Doc Feldman and the LD - Sundowning at the Station//

- Nick Cave - Push the Sky Away//

- Two Cow Garage - Death of the Self-Preservation Society//

- National - Trouble Will Find Me//

- Phosphorescent - Muchacho//

- John Murry - The Graceless Age //

- Okkervil River - The Silver Gymnasium //

- Son Volt - Honky Tonk //

- Robbie Fulks - Gone Away Backwards//

- Lydia Loveless - Boy Crazy//

- Gleeson - Gleeson II//

- Neko Case - The Worse Things Get the Harder I Fight //

- Have Gun Will Travel - "Fiction - Fact - or Folktale?"//

- Bill Callahan - Dream River//

- Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse//

- Warm Soda - Someone for You//

- Oblivians - Desperation//

- David Bowie - The Next Day//

- Veronica Falls - Waiting for Something to Happen //

- Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle //

- Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart//

- Great Peacock - s/t//

- Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park //

- My Bloody Valentine - mbv //

- Houndmouth - From the Hills Below the City//

- Baptist Generals - Jackleg Devotional to the Heart //

- Barrence Whitfield & the Savages - Dig Thy Savage Soul //

- Eels - "Wonderful - Glorious"//

- Camera Obscura - Desire Lines //

- Bonnie Whitmore - There I Go Again //

- Howe Gelb - The Coincidentalist //

- Arcade Fire - Reflektor//

- Yo La Tengo - Fade//

- Dexateens - Sunsphere//

- Men - New Moon//

- Fidlar - s/t//

- Hurray for the Riff Raff - My Dearest Darkest Neighbor//

- Water Liars - Wyoming//

- Josh Ritter - The Beast in Its Tracks//

- Various Artists - Songs for Slim: Rockin Here Tonight//

- Richard Thompson - Electric //

- Magnolia Mountain - Beloved//

- Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture of You //

- Vince Gill & Paul Franklin - Bakersfield //

- El Cantador - Translation Wave//

- Bleached - Ride Your Heart //

- Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady //

- Steve Earle - The Low Highway //

- Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail//

- Futurebirds - Baby Gaga//

- King Kahn & The Shrines - Idle No More//

- Wooden Wand - Blood Oaths of the New Blues//

- Sam Phillips - Push Any Button //

- Palma Violets// -

- Duquette Johnston - Rabbit Runs A Destiny//

- Richard Laviolette and the Glitter Bombs - Over the Roar of the

Engines //

- Bob Dylan - Another Self Portrait//

- Bobby Jealousy - Importance of Being Jealous//

- Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister//

- Arliss Nancy - Wild American Runners//

- Patty Griffin - American Kid//

- Thermals - Desperate Ground//

- Todd May - Rickenbacker Girls//

- Bill Janovitz - Walt Whitman Mall//

- Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose //

- Deer Tick - Negativity//

- Todd Farrell Jr. & The Dirty Birds - All Our Heroes Live in Vans -

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- Daniel Romano - Come Cry With Me //

- Patty Griffin - Silver Bell //

- Elvis Costello & the Roots - Wise Up Ghost//

- Mavericks - In Time//

- Scud Mountain Boys - Do You Love the Sun//

- Brandy Clark - Stories //

- Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - Cheater's Game //

- Mogwai - Les Revanants //

- Dorado - "Anger - Hunger - Love - and the Fear of Death" - - -

- Foxygen - We Are the st Century Ambassadors//

- Jake Bugg - Shangri La//

- Mark Utley - Four Chords and a Lie//

- Slaid Cleaves - Still Fighting the War//

- Savages - Silence Yourself //

- Head and the Heart - Let's Be Still//

- Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold//

- Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork//

- Ty Segall - Sleeper//

- Hiss Golden Messenger - Haw//

- Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day //

- Dick Diver - Calendar Days//

- Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain//

- Wildlife - On the Heart//

- A Giant Dog - Bone//

- Belle Adair - The Brave and the Blue//

- Deerhunter - Monomania//

- Dr. Dog - B-Room//

- Sadies - Infernal Sounds//

- Wyldlife - The Time Has Come to Rock N Roll//

 

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