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A year in music

The following is a list of music I listened to over and over again in 2013. None of it was stuff I was pressured to listen to because I am very opinionated about music and some of my income is from writing about music. This is strictly the music I held in the highest regard over the last twelve months.   (I have created a Spotify playlist for your enjoyment if you'd like to check out these records.) The Best Records I Heard This Year Crash Of Rhinos, Knots They have a silly name, but Knots is, hands down, one of the best records I’ve heard this year. Imagine Hot Water Music backed by Rat Scabies from the Damned spending time hanging out with . . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. Suede, Bloodsports When Suede reformed a couple of years ago for shows, the word was they wouldn’t put out new material unless it was worthy. Well, this is their best record since 1996’s Coming Up . Like Coming Up , this feels more like a singles compilation of great