Waterloo Records just released their Best of 2013 list, chosen by their employees.
Seeing this list reminds me just how much music I really need to delve into. I enjoy music, but I certainly wouldn’t consider myself an audiophile by any means. I usually get into indie artists about three or four years after everyone else has heard of them. For instance, I was raving about Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to my brother and friend Tap this past weekend, thinking neither of them had heard of the band. I was wrong. Tap said, “Oh. I saw them at SXSW 2011. You weren’t at that show, for some reason.” “You ruined Jen’s one opportunity of being a hipster,” my brother replied.
I think a fun project for the next several months will be to listen to these albums, and seeing for myself if these albums are worthy of a best of list. I’ll think I’ll start from the bottom first and post my thoughts here. I like what I’ve heard of HAIM, so hopefully that will be a fun album to listen to.