I hate doing “best of” lists! It is really hard to decided what’s best and I change my mind day to day. I can really identify with the sentiment of that great old song by the Loving Spoonful…..
But I have a post to so let’s make some decisions…..
TOP FIVE SONGS OF 2013
Go In Peace – Sam Baker
She Will – Savages
There’ll Be Hard Times – Joe Matzzie
All The Kids – Iska Dhoof
Used – Ashley Monroe
And the best song of 2013 is Used by Ashley Monroe. This song speaks to me on a very personal level and I just can’t hear it enough!
Top Five Albums Of 2013
Silence Yourself – Savages
Stories Don’t End – Dawes
Say Grace – Sam Baker
Let’s Be Still – The Head and The Heart
Like A Rose – Ashley Monroe/Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
I just couldn’t decide between these two albums so I’m recognizing both of them. There are some brilliant new female country singer/songwriters coming out of Nashville and these are two of the best!
And the album of the year is Stories Don’t End by Dawes. This album is close to perfect and has been my go to album since it was released this year. It shows the incredible songwriting growth of the band over the past few years and includes some amazing music. Here is one of my favorite songs from the album…..
At the scene of all I’ve left unlearned, in the directions to your house
In every swing I took to crack the code
I need a cold beer from a dressing room, I need a string of dates back out
I think there are a few of us that still belong out on the road
Biggest Musical Disappointments 0f 2013
Trouble Will Find Me – The National
An incredible let down, and a big step in the wrong direction, after the brilliance of High Violet!
Best Music Related Movie Of 2013
Springsteen and I
After being a rabid Bruce Springsteen fan for over 40 years I didn’t think that anything could make me love the man more than I already do. I was wrong! Springsteen & I is a movie about Bruce from the fan’s perspective and it shows that Bruce is not only a great musician but he is also a great human being. You need to watch it! I got an email from my friend Gerard from the Netherlands just this morning indicating that he had seen it and enjoyed it….you will too!