Posted in music on November 18, 2013

Outside the soon-to-open Rough Trade NYC (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
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Well it's that time of year again where everybody and their grandma start making Best of the Year lists. Almost always first out of the gate is Rough Trade Shops and their entire Top 101 list just went up. Here's the Top 20:

1. John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
2. Savages - Silence Yourself
3. Matthew E White - Big Inner
4. Dan Avery - Drone Logic
5. Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
6. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
7. Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone
8. Moderat - 2
9. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
10. Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt
11. Jagwar Ma - Howlin
12. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
13. My Bloody Valentine - MBV
14. Connan Mockasin - Caramel
15. Factory Floor - S/T
16. Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
17. London Grammar - If You Want
18. Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork
19. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
20. Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
You can check out the whole list below and read about each one on their site.

You can see their #1 -- John Grant -- at the new Rough Trade NYC on December 2 which is free with purchase of Pale Green Ghosts (which comes with an exclusive RT bonus disc). Grant also plays Music Hall of Williamsburg the day before (12/2) which is a "stripped-down acoustic show" and tickets are still available.

Rough Trade NYC is set to open its doors next Monday (11/25) and its first shows will be that day with Sky Ferreira (7 PM, free with purchase of b-sides CD) and Charles Bradley (8:30 PM, FREE). Other opening week performances include Matthew E. White (11/27, FREE), Marissa Nadler and Phosphorescent (both 11/30 and FREE).

A couple new Rough Trade shows were announced today: Au Revoir Simone, who just played a Kidrockers show over the weekend and will be touring with Broken Bells next year, will play a free show on December 17. That's after their free Brooklyn Night Bazaar show on December 7.

Anthemic Scottish rockers Glasvegas will play there on February 20 and they've also got a show at Mercury Lounge the day before (2/19). Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday at noon, with an AmEx presale for the Merc show on Wednesday (11/20) at noon.

Rough Trade's 101 Albums of 2013 list below...

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Rough Trade Shops - Albums of the Year 2013
1 - John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
2 - Savages - Silence Yourself
3 - Matthew E White - Big Inner
4 - Dan Avery - Drone Logic
5 - Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
6 - Jon Hopkins - Immunity
7 - Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone
8 - Moderat - 2
9 - Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
10 - Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt
11 - Jagwar Ma - Howlin
12 - Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In
13 - My Bloody Valentine - m b v
14 - Connan Mockasin - Caramel
15 - Factory Floor - Factory Floor
16 - Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
17 - London Grammar - If You Wait
18 - Queens Of The Stone Age - ....Like Clockwork
19 - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
20 - Mazzy Star - Seasons Of Your Day
21 - Arctic Monkeys - AM
22 - Public Service Broadcasting - Inform - Educate - Entertain
23 - Arcade Fire - Reflektor
24 - Haim - Days Are Gone
25 - Daughter - If You Leave
26 - John Wizards - John Wizards
27 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 2
28 - Veronica Falls - Waiting For Something to Happen
29 - Maps - Vicissitude
30 - Sigur Ros - Kveikur
31 - Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
32 - Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
33 - Patty Griffin - American Kid
34 - Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
35 - Daughn Gibson - Me Moan
36 - Darkside - Psychic
37 - Satellites - 2
38 - Cat Power - Sun
39 - Primal Scream - More Light
40 - Blondes - Swisher
41 - Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down
42 - Nadine Shah - Love Your Dum And Mad
43 - The Strypes - Snapshot
44 - Foals - Holy Fire
45 - The National - Trouble Will Find Me
46 - Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of The City
47 - Atoms For Peace - Amok
48 - Hookworms - Pearl Mystic
49 - Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light Moving
49 - Body / Head - Coming Apart
51 - Julia Holter - Loud City Song
52 - Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
53 - Goldheart Assembly - Long Distance Song Effects
54 - Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
55 - Bill Callahan - Dream River
56 - Fuzz - Fuzz
57 - Dirty Beaches - Drifters / Love Is The Devil
58 - Mark Lanegan - Imitations
59 - Money - The Shadow of Heaven
60 - James Holden - The Inheritors
61 - Darkstar - News From Nowhere
62 - David Bowie - The Next Day
63 - Bonobo - The North Borders
64 - Serafina Steer - The Moths Are Real
65 - Palma Violets - 180
66 - Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
67 - Suede - Bloodsports
68 - The Men - New Moon
69 - Keaton Henson - Birthdays
70 - Jacco Gardner - Cabinet Of Curiosities
71 - The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
72 - Fimber Bravo - Con-Fusion
73 - Edwyn Collins - Understated
74 - Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
75 - The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
76 - Bill Ryder Jones - A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart
77 - Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
78 - Pond - Hobo Rocket
79 - The Pastels - Slow Summits
80 - Laura Veirs - Warp And Weft
81 - Thundercat - apocalypse
82 - The Flaming Lips - The Terror
83 - Purling Hiss - Water On Mars
84 - Son Volt - Honky Tonk
85 - Phosphorescent - Muchacho De Lujo
86 - The Proper Ornaments - Waiting For The Summer
87 - Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle - Perils From The Sea
88 - The Asphodells - Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust
89 - Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
90 - Pantha Du Prince And The Bell Laboratory - Elements Of Light
91 - Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu
92 - White Hills - So You Are...So You'll Be
93 - Dexter - The Trip
94 - Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic
95 - Steve Mason - Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time
96 - Villagers - {Awayland}
97 - James Blake - Overgrown
98 - Laurel Halo - Chance Of Rain
99 - Steve Earle And The Dukes (And Duchesses) - The Low Highway
100 - Larry Gus - Years Not Living
101 - Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind

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Comments (43)

Do we know capacity yet?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 1:47 PM

I stopped at Savages #2. They are rehashed early 80's post punk. Big deal.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 1:51 PM

^^
is in a rehashed 90's pop punk band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 1:54 PM

QOTSA should be Top 5. Nuff said

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 1:55 PM

that John Grant record is full of terrible lyrics

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:02 PM

thats like my dad's top 20 of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:13 PM

"Floating Coffin" hit me in the face with its greatness like a young Crown Heights hoodlum in a game of one hitter quitter.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:18 PM

^ Your dad is a hipster?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:18 PM

Jon Hopkins and Nick Cave....two out of twenty ain't bad, I guess.

Posted by Anonymoose | November 18, 2013 2:19 PM

1:54: Come on now. That's not right. I'm in a rehashed 70s glam rock band. I would never stoop that low.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:20 PM

I have a B.A. in Psych from Jon Hopkins.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:21 PM

I can't wait to NOT step into this store. It's going to be a giant haven of fucktards. I'll stick to Amoeba 3-4 times a year and Rasputin & Half Price Books.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:28 PM

2:19, Daniel Avery's was fucking sick as shit. If you like Jon Hopkins then Laurel Halo's new album was also really good.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:38 PM

valerie june makes me swoon; rest is lame whitey shit

Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:40 PM

What the fuck no diiv? This list is a joke.


Ha ha ha jokes on anyone that likes DIIV

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:40 PM

2:28, you don't go to The Thing?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:41 PM

cat power came out in 2012

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:47 PM

John Grant's latest record is simply amazing

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 2:58 PM

Weird to see that Moderat record on here. Haven't heard a peep about it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 3:00 PM

Can't fucking wait for this store to open

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 3:29 PM

Savages should be on the 2013 most overrated list. Revisiting that genre was played out 10 years ago and there are 400 other bands that did it a lot better. MBV on the other hand should be at the top of this list.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 3:52 PM

Wasn't that Cat Power record from last year?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 4:13 PM

Just coincidence I guess that the top ten are all "Rough Trade exclusives."

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 4:24 PM

Their list seems to always feel like it's trying too hard and hates black people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 4:35 PM

Deerhunter isn't even on this list? Who did Bradford Cox piss off over there?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 5:25 PM

How long do the record murals stay up for? How often will they rotate those?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 5:54 PM

so that's where the 8 Beatles CD's are going to be sold in NY

no used lp's = total fail

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 7:11 PM

Queens of the Stone Age and no Stone Temple Pilots!!? Fuck Rough Trade.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 7:49 PM

QOTSA? Are you fucking serious? That album is for shit! And, I'm a fucking fan too. Any respectable QOTSA fan would definitely count that album amongst their worst to date.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 7:54 PM

Cat Power was 2012. WTF!!!!!!! Is it really that hard to get a fucking list right? For fucks sake guys. Really?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 7:56 PM

matthew e. white was also 2012

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 8:01 PM

I agree with Steve Earle And The Dukes (And Duchesses) - The Low Highway. But what about Lee Ranaldo's new one?

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 9:34 PM

7:54 is a total idiot. That album slays.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 9:43 PM

This list is a UK list, release dates may have been different!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2013 10:13 PM

also known as Top Records Rough Trade ordered too many of in 2013.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2013 12:04 AM

Lucius?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2013 12:56 AM

well the Fuck Buttons are listed waaaaaay ahead of The National. that tells me all I need to know about this list. #hipster yeaaaaah baby

Posted by austin powers | November 19, 2013 1:59 AM

For fuck's sakes, you people have terrible taste in music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2013 2:29 AM

12:56, Lucius should be on the list. But then again, Pitchfork didn't review their album, so they don't count in hipster land.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2013 6:35 AM

Any list that includes Savages (music I can't listen to for 20 seconds) at #2 while Deerhunter doesn't even crack the top 100 isn't worth my or anyone else's time.

C'mon people, children are reading these things. Unless you want everyone to listen to Haim and fuck it up for everybody.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2013 10:37 AM

kurt vile not being in the top 10 makes this list completely irrelevant.

Posted by oldbizmark | November 19, 2013 2:48 PM

That Kurt Vile sounds like any other Kurt Vile album. That makes your comment irrelevant.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2013 3:10 PM

I think I have posted this already some months ago, but I don't care. I still love this song and video:

Posted by Maci | March 2, 2014 5:01 AM

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