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The year-end coverage in our The 2013 Experience series continued this week with the 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014, 10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013, the Year In Death Grips, the Best Soundtrack Moments, the 10 Biggest Music Beefs, and a “Get Lucky” supercut featuring practically every appearance of Daft Punk’s hit in pop culture. This is the final regular Shut Up Dude of 2013, but make sure to check back next week for our countdown of the best comments of the year.


#10 ace1212 | Dec 20th Score:11

She’s so damn annoying.

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#9 HartfordTheWhale | Dec 23rd Score:11

Except Kanye makes genre-pushing, exciting, interesting music (if polarizing) and T.S. makes safe, mediocre pop-rock for the masses?

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#8 Scott Lapatine | Dec 23rd Score:11


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#7 Scott Lapatine | Dec 23rd Score:11

Ha, you won’t even write her name. TAYLOR ALISON SWIFT. SAY IT!

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#6 thebutterthief | Dec 23rd Score:11

#15 TV on the Radio
#8 Taylor Swift


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Bryce Bullins | Dec 20th Score:12

A no talent hack who is only hanging on to relevance by creating absolutely arbitrary “beefs” with anyone who even breathes in her direction.

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Michael Hanna | Dec 23rd Score:16

That would be nice, but you’re probably thinking of Biased Juice Hostel.

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#3 fartbasket | Dec 20th Score:20

Across the pond, are ya? Well, let’s put another “shrimp on the barbie” then!

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#2 ferns | Dec 20th Score:22

This is just kind of sad.

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#1 HartfordTheWhale | Dec 23rd Score:24

T.S. at #8? Are there that many people on this site actually excited about her release? Why does this SG continue to push Taylor Swift as anything beyond a mildly talented pop star? I don’t get it.

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Kevin Hukill | Dec 24th Score:-6

Wrecking Ball is a better song than anything here, aside from Dream House and Song for Zula.

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Corey Tieger | Dec 23rd Score:-7

That it? Looks like 2014 will be even worse than the crummy music year of 2013.

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#3 atomjackfuser | Dec 24th Score:-9

Vampire Weekend could suck a golf ball through a garden hose. No wait. They would get their parents to hire someone else to do it for them.

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Felipe Llorens | Dec 23rd Score:-9

This lists are getting ridiculous. The 100 most anticipated albums of 2014? In the past 10 years there’s been like only 30 great albums from start to finish.

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Michael Anthony Louviere | Dec 20th Score:-15

We.. shoulda.. neva.. let.. kanye… play……. music.

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frog oracle | Dec 19th Score:2

The line about driving a car into a telephone poll reminds me of May 15, 2002, when the tailor in my hometown had a fight with his wife at like 2 am, left the house, got into his car, gunned it at a telephone poll at a t-intersection, missed the telephone poll, plowed through the PlayPlace, dining room, counter and kitchen of the 24-hour McDonald’s, striking and killing three employees in the process, and managed to survive. Where was Sisyphus then?

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  1. 2013: The Year I Accomplished Nothing Fulfilling Again and Spent Way Too Much Time Over-discussing with a Bunch of Avatars on Some Music Site

  2. Happy new year everyone. Been a good year for music I think, and I’ve enjoyed commenting on this here website. Roll on 2014, let it be the year we all #BreakFree.

  3. Literally just finished mixing my new year’s eve playlist. I can get organized and share it with ya’ll if you’re interested…

    Either way see you in the Top Comments of 2013 post a.k.a. “The Only List That Matters Because WE Made It (Not Mike Will)”

  4. How was everyone’s Chrimmus? I only got one thing, but it was a Blackstar Club HT 40w, my very first tube amp, so I’m pretty happy. No more Line 6 aka Mr. Terrible Tone-y for me. Merry Unspecified Solstice Coordinated Holiday and Happy New Years from the Black Lodge!

    • I had an awesome Christmas. Got a shit ton of Vinyl (Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat” and “Velvet Underground & Nico”, St. Vincent, Savages, Some used jazz stuff that’s pretty cool). I also finally got Doolittle, The Monitor, and Have one On Me on CD (Can’t believe I haven’t owned any of these albums yet).

      Non musically, I got the complete Mr. Show on DVD. S/o to Raptor Jesus.

      Oh, and I got a wallet for the first time in my life. So there’s that.

    • MacBook Air and a garbage disposal!

    • A ticket to Coachella, thus making me not have to care what the lineup is because I’m being forced to go either way.

  5. You may think that, in some way, I’m angry. I’m not angry at all. I’m extremely, extremely happy. Extremely happy. See, my approach might be slightly different because the way I comment on here, people usually talk like that when they around their family. But see with me I believe that all of you all is my family so I can say anything. See the thing is, I’m talking to you all like, 10 years from now. 10 years from now just remember what I commented. Because, with music at least, you know what I’m saying? You’ve got some older commenters that understand what real music is like and all that shit like, ‘Fuck it, that’s Donny, let him do what he wants.’ Then you got some people who are disgruntled and shit, sad about life, and they want to take everything I’ve ever said that might not be the right thing that they all thought you wouldn’t be into and try to damn it. I think in the past three months, the shit I’ve been commenting, you’re all going to look at it in 10 years and be like, ‘That was very inspirational, actually.’

    Just to take those risks, you know what I’m saying? I had to scale back and I took those motherfucking risks. But for me the only risk in life is not taking risks. And all that’s going to happen is I am going to be extremely successful. Right now they’re talking shit and I know that’s extremely stressful, but what I need you to know right now…

    Let me explain the commenting thing because I want to get this point across. What I’m saying is like, 10 years from now there’s going to be people writing reports that were at this website and they’re going to know and feel the passion, the creativity, the surrealness that went into this.

  6. I’ve been making New Year’s Eve playlists for at least five or six years. Since Stereogum’s resident mix master Amrit is no longer making us heavenly mixtapes, consider this my Chrimbus contribution to assist in alleviating his absence.

    NYE 13/14

    “Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)” — David Bowie
    “Here Comes the Night Time” — Arcade Fire
    “Doin’ it Right” — Daft Punk
    big money

    “Come Thru (James Blake Remix)” — Drake
    “Hood Pope” — A$AP Ferg
    “Grins” — Charli XCX
    “24 Hours” — Sky Ferreira
    “Chloroform (Sleigh Bells Remix)” — Phoenix
    “The Possessed” — Glass Candy
    “Crush” — Jai Paul
    “Only 1 U” — M.I.A.
    “This Is How We Do It” — AlunaGeorge
    “Better” — SAINT PEPSI
    “Let Me Show You Love” — Cut Copy
    “Latch” — Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
    “Holding On” — Classixx
    bad ass

    “Acrylics” — TNGHT
    “Salt Carousel” — Evian Christ
    “Wild For The Night” — A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam
    “Odd Look (A-Trak Remix)” — KavinSky
    “Pass That Shit” — DJ Rashad feat. Spinn & Taso
    “On Sight” — Kanye West
    “Numbers On The Board” — Pusha T
    “Im Overlow” — Death Grips
    “Banana Clipper” — Run The Jewels feat. Big Boi
    “Kush Coma” — Danny Brown feat. A$AP Rocky & Zelooperz
    “Through The Eyes Of A G” — Action Bronson feat. Ab-Soul
    “Cocoa Butter Kisses” — Chance The Rapper feat. Vic Mensa & Twista
    “Molasses” — Earl Sweatshirt feat. RZA
    “Bookfiend” — Clams Casino feat. DOOM
    blew it

    “I Get Up” — Clams Casino
    “Hold On, We’re Going Home” — Drake
    “Body Party” — Ciara
    “Man of the Year” — ScHoolboy Q
    “Cherry” — Chromatics

    “They Won’t See Me” — The Field
    “only tomorrow” — my bloody valentine
    “Perfect Day” — Lou Reed

    (Yes, my playlists sometimes have concepts)

    Right click “Save As…” the Web site link in my profile for the download. Get it quick. I’m taking it down on New Year’s Day.

    I’ve broken down the list into five mixed mp3s for her pleasure.

    Have a fantastic New Year!

  7. To do:

    -Top 10 albums, maybe top 5 songs, maybe some other fun list shit
    -Figure out my life
    -Think about a different to do list I probably should be writing
    -Downvote a couple people on ‘Gum
    -Go through notebooks and add to-do’s from them
    -Listen to all music ever
    -Indignantly wonder why it hasn’t been raining upvotes for me lately
    -Become more shrewd
    -Stop being a bitch
    -Not care about the new year
    -In a few months, freak out when nothing on this list is done
    -When done freaking out in a few months, consolidate the old to-do list with a bunch of new piecemeal to-do lists, and add a bunch of new shit I’ll never do to the new to do list
    -Always remember to pay homage
    -Buy a dog (tamagatchi)
    -Thank RJ for his mix
    -Big things
    -A beautiful female who deeply cares for me and feels unwhole without me (though in this case, I wouldn’t use the crude term “do”)
    -Get that letter from God telling me I’m doinnn it uppppp

  8. Ok here are my lists. I had a good time catching up with the tunes while assembling this, and didn’t quite get to all the stuff I wanted to (which is good, now have tons of good ish in the queue).

    Top 10 albums
    1. Danny Brown – Old
    2. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
    3. VW – Modern Vampires Of The City
    4. Haim – Days Are Gone
    5. Young Thug – 1017 Thug
    6. Savages – Silence Yourself
    7. Yo La Tengo – Fade
    8. Earl – Doris
    9. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    10. Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe

    Top 5 Songs:
    1. ASAP Rocky – Fashion Killa
    2. Earl feat. SK ‘La Flare – Pre
    3. Yo La Tengo – Ohm
    4. Master P – My Life (put Fat Trel in when searching – he has another track with the same title!)
    5. Le1f – Psy Lock

    Top Verse:
    Kool A.D. in Beautiful Naked Psychedelic Gherkin Exploding Tomato Sauce All Over Your Face

    Honorable Mention Albums:
    Mr. Muthafucking Exquire – Kismet
    The Strokes – Comedown Machine (great)
    Milk Music – Cruise Your Illusion (good, awesome guitar)
    Sky Fereira – Night Time, My Time (*You’re Not The One)
    Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana (great 90s Indie)
    Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides (great haze pop, folky, chillwavey, cool vocals, beachousey)
    Mikal Cronin – MC II
    Waxahathcee – Cerulean Salt
    Julia Holter – Loud City Song
    Washed Out – Paracosm
    Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
    Dawn Of Midi – Dysnomia (great minimalism)
    James Blake – Overgrown (good synth soulwarp)
    Mr. Muthafucking Exquire – Kismet
    Le1f – Fly Zone
    Lil Durk (like Chvrches of drill music – others did the groundwork for this pristine accessible version)
    Forest Swords (instrumentals)
    Daft Punk
    Autre Ne Veut (reminds me of more in yo face How To Dress Well.. one of these dudes (and that includes Frank Ocean!) needs to become a The-Dream machine and keep the sound goin and bangin out hits)
    ASAP Ferg – Trap Lord
    John Wizards – John Wizards (shoutout K Bro)
    Death Grips – Government Plates (if i feel like nutting myself)
    Kanye – Yeezus (great production, lame raps)
    Kvelertak – Meir (badass metal)
    Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest (great electronica)
    Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (really good)
    Drake – Nothing Was The Same (good emo rap)
    Bill Callahan – Dream River (good sparse folk)
    Julia Holter – Loud City Song
    Bilal – A Love Surreal
    Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe (Disappointing)
    Onetronix Points Never – R Plus Seven
    Dawn Of Midi – Dawn Of Midi
    Tim Hecker – Virgins
    Charli XCX – True Romance
    Kelela – Cut 4 Me
    Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe (though I still think they’re pretty weak – AllMusic pegged em well, a real accessible version of the ethereal electropop genre, which AllMusic incidentally also predicted a downfall of)

    Reggae inflected/sampling rap (Ferg, Kanye, Young Thug)
    Some acts with annoyingly complex names are actually pretty good

    Most Overrated Albums:
    Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap (baby voice rap)
    Arcade Fire – Reflektor (boring stadium rock)

    • Yeah… even though I like to think Run The Jewels was the best rap album of the year, I think the major opinion is that no, Danny Brown was the best rap album of the year. I think I can live with your pairing lwd. I simply think that two is better than one sometimes.

      As for your most Overrated Albums… I also had a difficult time getting into Acid Rap. I had to re-record my rap section for my NYE playlist because I initially used “Juice” and in hindsight it just didn’t work. If you look at the other songs I used, they’re all very gritty and that seemed to be a theme this year. Maybe that’s why a lot of folks loved Chance’s album because it’s so positive. Of course, that’s why I barely listened to it, because I need the dirt & grit in my music. But I sampled damn near every track a few days ago (because like I said, I rarely listened to it) and decided that a guest Twista verse is always a fun time. Plus I think I had “Cocoa Butter Kisses” stuck in my head all year from my one sole listen of that album when it came out. It’s a good tune, but yeah, I feel you on the overrated aspect.

      Few other notes:

      –I clearly need to listen to Julianna Barwick since she made yr Top 10 AND Hon Menchies
      –”Pre” is yr #2 song of the year? REALLY? Plz explain
      –If “Fasion Killa” is yr #1 song (which is totally justified, I dig it, I too have a Rocky cut as my #1) then YOU MUST listen to FRIENDZONE. They did the beat, and their debut album “DX” should be available on their tumblr for free. Hit that shit up. I used a beat on my NYE list obvs.
      –Fuck Yeah Yo La Tengo & The Strokes

      Finally, to help you with your to do list: You’re Welcome

      • Flip yeah, I feel you all around. Appreciate the thoughts on my list. I was taking it a bit too seriously and flipped a bunch of stuff around. I was originally going to try to put Run The Jewels lower down to not have two raps up top.. but then I realized nothing was

        Also, I almost had to put the Brown album lower just for how sometimes its too stacked with party/eating pussy tracks, which you really have to be in the mood for. But that’s my sole complaint. Plus I haven’t even listened to any of it while exercising, yet and that’s my ultimate gauge for the quality of intense rap lol. And the one thing that couldn’t rip Old from the #1 spot is how the instrumentals are so well done and layered. If it was just a grimey beats album I probably like it almost as much. I think the beats are a huge reason why Old will long be regarded as a classic, just like they were for Boy In Da Corner and Original Pirate Material.

        Chance’s positivity def seems like a big draw to his fans. But he’s definitely a thoughtful dude, and never comes off as too saccharine. I’m drawn to darker music a lot of the time too, but for me it’s really his annoyingly wide eyed, pointless wordplay-heavy lyrical style, the baby voice delivery, and his incessant use of Waka-like adlibs where he just sounds like a yelping chipmunk. I’m all for reckless clutter behind your verses, but bro please make it listenable. Also I didn’t like the jazzy/cajun production on a lot of the tracks. But I actually like a lot of his themes and his general point of view. Cocoa Butter was a standout, esp Twista’s verse with along with Favorite Song – such a catchy chorus and a good Gambino verse (recorded in a parallel universe?) Maybe I’ll come around a bit like I did with Drake and Kendrick. We’ll see. Gunplay’s gotta relase somethin soooooooooon to swing the rap pendulum back a bit.

        LOL about Barwick, I knew I was gonna do that to at least one artist when I was copying and pasting. You def gotta check Nepenthe out, it’s a beautifully meditative work. Just noticed I double posted Kismet in Hon Mention too, which is funny cus for me it was borderline top 10 for me. Exquire has sooo much potential, I saw him live recently and he did a short but extremely gripping set.

        Pre dude, YES! Best Earl track, by far. That is what, imo, the whole album should have been.. Earl over super minimal trap beats. That opening “it’s money, it’s money, it’s money” is the harrrdest lil mantra, right there it becomes an anthem and the ultimate track to get pumped to. Then Sk ‘La Flare (whoever the fuck he is) just comes in and dessssstroys that beat. Probably the best guest verse on the album. Then the beat stops at the perfect point, pauses for the perfect amount of time, and drops back in riiiight where it should, to make way for Earl elevate the beat even higher and just throws down verbal gymnastic after verbal gymnastic.

        “Hard as arm services, y’all might have heard of him
        Escobarbarian, best call the lawyers up
        Bruh, the broad Aryan, know the squad loiterers
        Not with the grain and these bitch niggas’ wishes”

        This is one of my favorite bars of the album. Boilerplate Earl: without even looking into the lyrics whatsoever, the sounds they make are so satisfying and titillating. He has a way of being challenging and gratifying at the same time.

        And then the track ends with a short, pointed “Fuck em.” Hard as nails. He’s a machine. I thought Pre also worked really well as a track without a hook or chorus of some kind, unlike some of the other songs on the album.

        Yeah, The Strokes album tottttally surprised me with how fun it was to listen to. I gotta get cozier with it.

        I will check out FRIENDZONE for absolute, I really liked their track on your mix. Awesome job btw, and thanks again for posting that.

        Side note: Dub Club’s Foundation Come Again might actually be my favorite album of the year. Still getting through it but it is some reallll quality and entertaining reggea.

        Also, a lil early HAPPY NEW YEAR MY ‘GUMS!!!!!!!

        • *nothing was better than Run The Jewels besides Old by a longshot. I hadn’t gotten too into RAP Music or Cancer For Cure last year (partially due to a lack of effort on my part) and Run The Jewels hit that sweet spot for some reason. They are so consistent and dope.

        • Checked out Julianna Barwick and LOVED it. Can’t believe I never checked out “The Magic Place” (still need to!) but “Nepenthe” was phenomenal.

          I re-visited “Doris” and I supposed I was simply put off by the fact he’d start his album with a no-name. Now I see it’s actually a pretty baller move, especially considering the inclusion of the verse you mentioned. Holy hell on a return visit, those lines are incredible. After listening, I let it roll into EARL’s self-titled and I could’ve sworn that at the 2:10 mark of “Pigions” the sound is similar to “Pre”. I could’ve been bugging out, as I re-visited it this morning and it’s not so similar, but maybe it is?

          “I think the beats are a huge reason why Old will long be regarded as a classic, just like they were for Boy In Da Corner and Original Pirate Material. ”

          Two AMAZING references. The Streets & Dizzee Rascal were some of my earliest 2000s hip-hop favorites. The beats are unstoppable on “Old” and I like how he doesn’t waste time on intros before blasting us with verses. On one of my many listens, I noticed how he was jumping into the songs in usually 3-5 seconds. Of course we’re talking Danny Brown tackling verses, so to be hit with his fervent style instantly on all those tracks… that’s a good thing. We need more of that.

          Glad you jammed my playlist! It went over well on NYE, lots of people digging on Danny Brown when it came up on rotation. So there’s another point for DB.

          Peep that FRIENDZONE! It’s free.

  9. I like a lot of the music in the indie world but I at the end of the year, I don’t love it all.
    My top five, since I just changed my 18-month-old’s son for the second time today and it’s only 9am and I feel as if I should be listened to:
    Choices – To Kill A King
    The Next Day – David Bowie
    Deer Hunter – Monomania
    Tell Tale Signs – Frank Turner
    A New Life – Jim James
    The Horses Are Stuck – Jordan Klassens
    Line Of Fire – Junip
    Malandrino – Gogol Bordello
    Every Grain Of Sand – Justin Vernon/Bind Boys of Alabama
    Wakin’ On a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile
    Pompeii – Bear’s Den
    Stay Young – Okkervil River
    I also really liked Oblivion by Bastille and don’t care if it’s not cool.
    Also Get Lucky was awesome.
    Yep that’s more than five.

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