2013 has been a whirlwind year for music. Legends have returned (Bowie, McCartney, MBV) and moderns heroes have been in top form as well (Jay-Z, The National, Flaming Lips). There has been an outrageous amount of eyebrow-raising releases, which means I inevitably missed out on a lot of them.
This month, the final of the year, I’ve given myself a mission: Catch up on everything I missed. I got to a lot of 2013 albums, but there were a few I didn’t have the chance to explore. The recently published Best of 2013 lists from SPIN and Rolling Stone made me increasingly aware of this. I made a list of those and I plan on listening to them all from now to 2014. Here are the records that haven’t yet made their way onto my iTunes, through my headphones and into my ears: