2013: Year of Music

One of my aims or ideas for 2013 is to buy or download at least one new album every week. The albums can be any genre of music, in fact as the year progresses I’d really like to fill my head with a wide variety of musical flavours. Ideally, I’d love to go off tips thrown to me by equally passionate music lovers, so feel free to get in touch and make some recommendations. I’d also like to support smaller bands as yet unaffiliated to record labels, or those bands who are deliberately flying in the face of the old industry and funding their own albums with no intention of signing up to a label anyway.

Been to a great gig recently by an underrated band or downloaded a little offbeat something by an obscure artist and think I’d love it? Get in touch.

My musical tastes are fairly eclectic and there’s pretty much nothing I won’t give a go. There’s a challenge for you.

Lydia Crow
1 January 2013


2013 Music
30 December 2013: Sunday at Devil Dirt (Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan)
23 December 2013: Strange Communion (Thea Gilmore)
16 December 2013: Wintersmith (Steeleye Span)
9 December 2013: Monkey Minds In the Devil’s Time (Steve Mason)
2 December 2013: Big Inner (Matthew E. White)
25 November 2013: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (Foxygen)
18 November 2013: Les Retrouvailles (Yann Tiersen)
11 November 2013: Yann Tiersen and Shannon Wright (Yann Tiersen and Shannon Wright)
4 November 2013: Old Ideas (Leonard Cohen)
28 October 2013: Moon Landing (James Blunt)
21 October 2013: One Breath (Anna Calvi)
14 October 2013: In a Perfect World (Kodaline)
7 October 2013: Our Version of Events (Emeli Sandé)
30 September 2013: The Opera Album 2011
23 September 2013: Tales of Us (Goldfrapp)
16 September 2013: Rewind the Film (Manic Street Preachers)
9 September 2013: Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys (Various Artists)
2 September 2013: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! (Kishi Bashi)
26 August 2013: Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Song And Chanteys (Various Artists)
19 August 2013: Solid Gold Hits (Beastie Boys)
12 August 2013: Into The Trees (Zoë Keating)
5 August 2013: Crowd of Reeds (emmalee^crane)
29 July 2013: I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose (Bombay Cycle Club)
22 July 2013: Sugaring Season (Beth Orton)
15 July 2013: Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (P J Harvey)
8 July 2013: Veckatimest (Grizzly Bear)
1 July 2013: Tomorrow’s Harvest (Boards of Canada)
24 June 2013: The Duckworth Lewis Method (The Duckworth Lewis Method)
17 June 2013: Drifters / Love Is The Devil (Dirty Beaches)
10 June 2013: Modern Vampires of the City (Vampire Weekend)
3 June 2013: Biophilia (Björk)
27 May 2013: The War Room (Public Service Broadcasting)
20 May 2013: Love This Giant (David Byrne and St. Vincent)
13 May 2013: Bad Blood (Bastille)
6 May 2013: In Love (Peace)
29 April 2013: Beautiful Africa (Rokia Traoré)
22 April 2013: The Smiths (The Smiths)
15 April 2013: Ballad of the Broken Seas (Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan)
8 April 2013: Melody AM (Röyksopp)
1 April 2013: Wonderful, Glorious (Eels)
25 March 2013: Delta Machine (Depeche Mode)
18 March 2013: Give Up (The Postal Service)
11 March 2013: The Next Day (David Bowie)
4 March 2013: Every Kingdom (Ben Howard)
25 February 2013: Les Revenants Soundtrack (Mogwai)
18 February 2013: Push the Sky Away (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
11 February 2013: Double Nickels on the Dime (Minutemen)
4 February 2013: Black Sands (Bonobo)
28 January 2013: Synthetica (Metric)
21 January 2013: Dust Lane (Yann Tiersen)
14 January 2013: Comme Un Boomerang (Double Best Of) (Serge Gainsbourg)
7 January 2013: Fairytale (Donovan)

My Last Five Downloaded Artists of 2012
And the Giraffe
Ben Folds Five
Jack White
Kishi Bashi