Bar None



BEST OF 2013 Bar/None Records friends and family edition


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Glenn Morrow Top 10 albums of 2013 (in alphabetical order)

Arctic Monkeys “AM”

James Blake "Overgrown"

Chance the Rapper "Acid Rap-Mixtape"

Diarrhea Planet "I'm Rich beyond Your wildest Dreams"

Dismemberment Plan "Uncanny Valley"

Laura Marling "Once I was An Eagle"

Laura Mvula "Sing To The Moon"

Paranoid Style "The Power of Our Proven System"

Vampire Weekend "Modern vampires of the City"

Kanye West "Yeezuz"



Mark Lipsitz Top 10 albums of 2013

Swearin' - Surfing Garage

La Honda – I See Stars

The Bottle Rockets – Bottle Rockets/Brooklyn Side (reissue)

Edwyn Collins – Understated

Butter the Children – True Crime EP

Sex Clark Five – Rembrandt X

Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt

Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana

Cassolette – Return to Sender

Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You



Emmy Black Top 6 albums of 2013 (in alphabetical order)

Danny Brown – Old

Disclosure - Settle

Major Lazer – Free The Universe

Run The Jewels – s/t

Yo La Tengo – Fade

Flavor Raid - Selected Works



Ken Beck Top albums of 2013

Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork

Yuck - Glow and Behold

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information/Wings of Love

Superchunk - I Hate Music

Sly Stone - Higher box set

Endless Boogie - Long Island

Of Montreal - Lousy With Sylvianbriar

Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare

Foxygen - We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

Junip - Junip

Bombino - Nomad

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II

Sebadoh - Defend Yourself

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

My Bloody Valentine - MBV



Matthew Kaplan Esq. Best of 2013

ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS: HOW FAR AWAY (WOODSIST RECORDS)

BRONCHO: CAN’T GET PAST THE LIPS (FAIRFAX RECORDS)

Cheatahs: Extended Plays (Wichita Recordings)

DIARRHEA PLANET: I’M RICH BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS (INFINITY CAT

RECORDS)

DUCKTAILS: THE FLOWER LANE (DOMINO RECORDS)

BOB DYLAN: ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT 1969-1971 THE BOOLEG SERIES VOL. 10 (COLUMBIA RECORDS)

LAURA MARLING: ONCE I WAS AN EAGLE (RIBBON MUSIC)

Mazzy Star: Seasons Of Your Day

THELONIOUS MONK: PARIS 15TH DECEMBER1969 (BLUE NOTE RECORDS)

Oneohtrix Point Never: No Name As Of Yet (Warp Records)



Dominic Angelella, DRGN KING Top 7 jams of 2013

"Morning Star" Cass McCombs

"No Need For A Leader" Unknown Mortal Orchestra

"Zebra" Oneohtrix Point Never

"Fog Dog" Porches.

"Turning Violent" Flaming Lips

"Dope Song" Danny Brown

“20 Different Days” Eros And The Eschaton



John Baumgartner, Speed The Plough Best albums of 2013

Bill Callahan – Dream River

Thelonious Monk – Paris 1969

Yo La Tengo – Fade

Alex Chilton – Electricity by Candlelight

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Last Night on Earth

Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series No. 10, Another Self Portrait

Neil Young – Psychedelic Pill



Ezra Furman 5 songs released in 2013 to which I kept compulsively returning like a killer to the crime scene, arranged from least favorite (#5) to most favorite (#1):

5."You've Got Me Wondering Now" - Parquet Courts

4."San Francisco" - Foxygen

3.Purity of Heart" - Krill

3."Diane Young" - Vampire Weekend

1."Gold Star" – Tristen



Eros And The Eschaton Top music moments of 2013

Mark Dixon, Jodi Staley, & Bart Trotman in "Invisible," The New Obsolete

Merzbow at Hopscotch Music Festival

Yo La Tengo playing our request "Center of Gravity" live in Omaha

DRGN King at Golden West in Baltimore

Kind of Creatures at Spaceboy in Wilmington, DE



Gail Job Top 5 Albums

Eros & Eschaton - Home Address for Civil War

Front Bottoms- Talon of the Hawk

Ezra Furman- Day of the Dog

Wydlife- The Time Has Come to Rock n Roll

Justin Timberlake- 20/20 Experience - Part 1

Top 10 Songs

Lorde- Swingin Party Cover by The Replacements

Yo La Tengo - OHM

Regina Spektor- You Got Time

David Bowie- Where are we now?

Lorde- Royals

The Front Bottoms- Funny You Should Ask

Wydlife- First Time's The Worst

Allison Strong- Poco a Poco

Eros And The Eschaton- 20 Different Days

Ezra Furman- I wanna destroy myself


Happy holiday to all!



BEST OF 2012 Bar/None Records friends and family edition

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Glenn Morrow Top 6 songs of 2012

1. Alabama Shakes "Hold On"

2. Cadence Weapon "Conditioning"

3. Bruce Springsteen: "Easy Money"

4. Lana del Rey "Video games"

5. Bob Dylan "Duquesne Whistle"

6. Nada Surf "Waiting For Something"



Mark Lipsitz Top 5 albums of 2012

1. Hop Along – Get Disowned

2. Eros and the Eschaton – You Know I Do: Love Drunk Session

3. Modest Midas – The Wild Honey Pie: Buzzsession

4. Shrag – Canines

5. The Coup – Sorry to Bother You



Emmy Black Top 5 albums of 2012

1. Ghost Pal – Nathan Jones Is Dead

2. Delicate Steve – Positive Force

3. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

4. Alt J – An Awesome Wave

5. Dustin Wong - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads



Gail Job Top 5 albums of 2012

1. Passion Pit - Gossamer

2. The Raveonettes- Observator

3. Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts

4. Bright Little Field- Tribute to the Replacements

5. Japandroids- Celebration Rock



Ken Beck Top 5 albums of 2012

1. Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man

2. Tame Impala - Lonerism

3. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart, Sweet Light

4. Dinosaur Jr - I Bet on the Sky

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange



Tara Frank Top 5 albums of 2012

1. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

2. Kadavar - S/T

3. Baroness - Yellow & Green

4. Testament - Dark Roots of Earth

5. Flo Rida - Wild Ones



Michael Hill 5 Amazing shows of 2012

Antony and the Johnsons at Radio City Music Hall: Not since seeing the Rockettes as a kid has Radio City seemed such an awesome place. Antony Hegarty turned the venue into an incredible art installation. And Tilda Swinton was in the audience.

Kraftwerk at the Museum of Modern Art: These 60-something guys in neon unitards turned an art space into an incredible music venue. It was clear that so much of modern music, from hip hop to electronic dance music and even Coldplay, took its cues from Kraftwerk. Or just stole its riffs. And Ryuichi Sakamoto was in the audience.

Bjork at the Queens Hall of Science. More fun than a middle school field trip.

Einstein on the Beach at BAM: Took me my entire adult life to get to see this and it was breathtaking. I only got up once to pee in four and half hours. And yes, lots of modern music and theatre, took its cues from this epic.

Loney, Dear at South Street Seaport. Why isn't the world in love with this guy? Combined heart on his sleeve indie rock with a rhythmic pulse straight out of Steve Reich.

Honorable Mention: The Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center and the Yo La Tengo Hanukkah shows.



Matthew Kaplan Esq. Non-client related top 11 releases of 2012:

1. Allah-Las: Allah-Las/ Innovative Leisure Records

2. Captain Beefheart: Diddy Wah Diddy B/W Who Do You Think You're Fooling + Moonchild B/W Frying Pan/ Sundazed-A&M Records Sep2-243 2x7

3. Mara Carlyle: Floreat/ Ancient & Modern Records

4. The English Beat: The Complete Beat/ Shout Factory Records 5xcd Box

5. Sam Flax: Sam Flax/ Bergur Records

6. Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio/ Blue Note Records

7. The Groove Farm: I Know It’s Only Indiepop But I Like It!/ Big Pink Cake Records

8. Carole King: The Legendary Demos/ Concord Records

9. Kronos Quartet: Music Of Vladimir Martynov/ Nonesuch Records

10. Rhett Miller: The Dreamer/ Maximum Sunshine Records

11. Krzysztof Penderecki + Jonny Greenwood: Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima + Popcorn Superhet Receiver + Polymorphia + 48 Responses To Polymorphia/ Nonesuch Records



Kiani Angus-Torres Top 10 albums of 2012

1. Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes

2. An Awesome Wave, Alt - J

3. The North, Stars

4. Transcendental Youth, The Mountain Goats

5. Sun, Cat Power

6. The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than The Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, Fiona Apple

7. Shields, Grizzly Bear

8. Positive Force, Delicate Steve

9. Psychedelic Pill, Neil Young

10. Way Down Low, Kat Edmunson



Dominic Angelella, Drgn King Top 5 albums of 2012

1. Swans "The Seer"

2. Frank Ocean "Channel Orange"

3. Scott Walker "Bish Bosch"

4. Ab-Soul "Control System"

5. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Mature Themes"



Chad Matheny, Emperor X Top 5 albums of 2012

1. Ryland Bouchard -- Only You (Swim Slowly)

2. Adel Bengo -- Treasure (self-released)

3. Ital -- Hive Mind (Planet Mu)

4. Kool Skull -- Alluminum (self-released)

5. Stephen Steinbrink -- I Drew a Picture (self-released)



Richard Barone Top 5 albums of 2012

1. Richard Barone: "cool blue halo" 25th Anniversary Concert (RBM/DigSin)

2. Richard Barone: "cool blue halo" 25th Anniversary Special Edition (RBM/DigSin)

3. Kreayshawn: Somethin' Bout Kreay (Columbia)

4. Occupy This Album: Various Artists (Razor & Tie)

5. Bob Dylan: Tempest (Columbia)



Shannon McArdle Misc. Best-Of 2012

1. best cat purchase of 2012:

Cat turntable. Yes, it’s a real cat scratcher, and yes, I bought it.

2. best quote about relationships of 2012:

“I resolve to not let guys treat my heart like monkey meat.” That Hannah Horvath from Girls makes me want to be a more insightful woman in 2013. Yes! Monkey meat is how they treat it!

3. favorite bar 2012:

Washington Commons in my own Crown Heights. There is a nook where no one can find me. Ahhh, wish I were in said nook at this moment.

4. best quote from a family member:

Uttered by my father to me in an effort to empower and console (uttered for many years before 2012): “Head down, arse up, charge ‘em, Shan!”

5. favorite higher-level thinking question asked me by a student in 2012:

“Ms. McArdle, why is your mouth open?” Why indeed.

Happy holiday to all!