The amount of new music released in one year is completely overwhelming. I’m not the only one that feels this way. The question, “Is there too much music?” was recently posed to Stephen Thompson of NPR Music.
Thompson’s answer in a nutshell was that you should come to accept that you will most certainly miss something great, so just let that reality free you from feeling like you need to hear everything out there.
Lucky for you, I’ve scoured the internet for blockbusters and hidden gems. I will present three “Best Of 2013” lists representing these categories:
- Experimental/Avant Garde
These lists represent my own personal taste, so you might notice that certain chart toppers didn’t make the cut. An album also needed to be available for listening on Spotify to be included. I hope you will find something you love in these lists.