bizarroMUSIC: the Bizarro50 2013

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Bizarro50 2013

The Year Of The Glad

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A selection of this year’s Bizarro musical favourites – not all necessarily ‘released in 2013’, but at the very least, music effecting a profound influence on how decisions, both personal and professional, were undertaken over the last 365 days – all based on various criteria, including:

*Sustained and pleasurable complementation for pasta preparation, dishwashing and other kitchen-related processes.

*Music least likely to embarrass if caught dancing by oneself late at night in the dark

*Minimum road rage influence.

*Many wasted hours watching earnest television dramas staffed by exceptionally hip and happening music supervisors

*air guitaribility

*Various other moments of extreme dismay and/or bliss.

Earl Sweatshirt – Hoarse

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Laura Mvula – She

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Pearl Jam – Sirens

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Dutch Uncles – Flexxin

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Nobody – Vivid Green

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Boards Of Canada – New Seeds

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65daysofstatic – Heat Death Infinity Splitter

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Polica – Darkstar

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Tera Melos – Until Lufthansa

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Queens Of The Stone Age – Fair-Weather Friends

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – One At A Time

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Thundercat – Message For Austin (Peralta)

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Tomahawk – South Paw

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Bad Rabbits – We Can Roll

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Steve Martin / Edie Brickell – Love Has Come

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Take Down The Hero – Otherside Of The World

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Janelle Monáe – Sally Ride

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 “I’m packing my space suit / and I’m taking my shit and moving to the moon / where there are no rules”

Tears For Fears – Ready To Start

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Panama – Always

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Deaf Heaven – The Pecan Tree

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TV On The Radio – DLZ (non-2013)

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Haim – Forever

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Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (non-2013)

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Horns! Tom Morello! The Boss!

Megadrive – Dataline

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Out Run electronica is the new Dubstep.

retroactive synthy soundscapes, that’s all the rage with geeks, John Carpenter fans and Ryan Gosling.

Dainumo – Black Mambo

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Red Fang – Doen

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Clutch – Cyborg Betty

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Daft Punk – Giorgio By Moroder

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four-seasons-in-one-day epic history lesson.

S. Carey – In The Dirt

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Maximum Balloon – Groove Me

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Flaming Lips – You Lust

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Kanye West – Black Skinhead (Flying Lotus remix, featuring Thundercat)

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Childish Gambino – Worldstar

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Cute one from TV’s Community makes angsty hip-hop, still better than Kanye.

Buckethead – Ridge Roll

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Marnie Stern – Year Of The Glad

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…if Sheryl Crow went to MIT.

Fuck Buttons – The Stalker

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Biffy Clyro – Black Chandelier

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Forest Swords – Anneke’s Battle

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Phosphorescent – Song For Zula

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The Stepkids – Desert In The Dark

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Matthew E White – Big Love

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Besnard Lakes – People Of The Sticks


Watermark High – Evolve Already

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Teeth Of The Sea – Reaper

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spooky psych-proggers add a little extra electronica elements into their already weird and wonderful epic soundscaping. Closest relative to the kind of music I have been attempting in the last year or so.

their hybrid of post rock, electronica, a little bit of funk and other strange noodlings is, if I have to choose, my top band and album of 2013.

Intronaut – Sore Sight For Eyes

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Pharrell Williams – Happy

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My Bloody Valentine – Only Tomorrow (but rather ‘Soon’)

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Glacial shoegaze icons take two decades to record album. World suitably impressed.

And So I Watch You From Afar – Eunoia/Big Thinks Do Remarkable

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Monkey Business – Your Girl Looked Like Bill Ward On The Cover Of Paranoid

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Autre Ne Veut – I Wanna Dance With Somebody

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