[Spotlight] 2013 Lists On Lists – Catie

I was a bad listener this year. Like the kind of listener who deserves a pile of really lumpy coal. In my limited ingestion, however, I did notice a trend. Likely less an actual trend and more a creation of my own earbrain, I started clumping favorite songs in twos. All of the sets of songs below appear next to each other on their respective albums. In some cases, tracks bleed together seamlessly to make my heart feel like melty gold. In others, I’ve paired them because they listen like a packaged deal. So, here is a list of my favorite pairs of 2013:

“What Am I Doing with My Life” & “Saturday”
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk

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“Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)” & “Song For Zula”

Phosphorescent

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“Gong” & “Parallel Jalebi”

Four Tet


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“Wakin on a Pretty Day” & “KV Crimes”

Kurt Vile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSh5ZJd7DnE


“Morton’s Fork” & “Possible Deaths”

Typhoon

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“Neon Junkyard” & “Leather Jacket II”

Deerhunter


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O9b_1F0z5Q

Here is a list of songs not in pairs:

“Ulysses”
Dan Friel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D0V4B3O48Q


“Plasticity”

YouYourself&i

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“Put a Light On”
Generationals

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“Open”

Rhye

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And here is a list of what I listened to most that wasn’t Destroyer because that is what kind of year this year has been:

Think Tone
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk

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Muchacho
Phosphorescent

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Julia With Blue Jeans On

Moonface

ju


Trouble Will Find Me

The National

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— Catie

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