top of the top: 2013

by juicyfrog

well, you know how little prone we are to follow tendencies.
this may explain the reason why we unveil our 2013 top only today.
who cares anyway?!

best albums of the pond

1. … Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age

2.  Tomorrow’s Harvest, Boards of Canada

3. Field Of Reeds, These New Puritans

4. MCII, Mikal Cronin

5.  Images Du Futur, Suuns

6.  Silence Yourself, Savages

7. Kveikur, Sigur Rós

best songs of the pond
1. I Appear Missing, Queens Of The Stone Age
2. Brennisteinn, Sigur Rós
3. See It My Way, Mikal Cronin
4. Gun, Scout Niblett
5. Wonder 2, My Bloody Valentine

best concerts of the pond
A Place To Bury Strangers @Lido, september
Colin Stetson @Berghain, october
Suuns @Comet Club, may
Piano Interrupted @Waldo, november
The Chap @://about blank, february

killing surprise of the pond
the prodigious mountain of amps at My Bloody Valentine’s concert

best discovery of the pond

best label of the pond
Denovali Records, for their astounding cover artworks, but especially for their sharp roster (Saffronkeira, Piano Interrupted, The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Lento, Poppy Ackroyd)

most artistic cover of the pond
Amok, Atoms For Peace

best album artwork of the pond
Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age

greatest moments of the pond
bloody freezing at Denovali Swingfest Berlin and blissfully boiling at Shara Worden’s You Us We All

je-ne-sais-quoi of the pond
dancing at Thom Yorke’s dj-set in Berghain

we wouldn’t dare asking you to share your 2013 favs, but if you feel like doing so, please lie down and let’s have a pillow talk.