GIITTV writers individual Best Of 2013 lists Part 1

GIITTV writers individual Best Of 2013 lists Part 1

As well as putting together my Top 50 Albums Of The Year list for the RW/FF site, I (Ben P Scott) was tasked with compiling God Is In The TV’s writer’s list too. A large number of our writers submitted their own personal album lists, and my job was to write down every record mentioned. Next to each title, I recorded the amount of points the records had scored, depending on where they featured in writer’s lists, with number one albums winning 50 points, number two 49 points, and so on. After adding up all the overall scores, this aggregate list was created, and an interesting read it is too.

Our editor Bill Cummings said: “Democracy always throws up compromise and the accentuate popular, so just as you reach for that angry diatribe knife to wield against one of this year’s entrants consider this. This poll is such a subjective snapshot of our varied and eclectic taste that wasn’t put together by one writer or editor but a collection of them thus it will always be a subjective compromise rather than a definitive list.” Numbers 100 to 50 are listed HERE,
and 50-25 HERE. The Top 25 and other ‘Best Of 2013’ posts can be found HERE.

So for many reasons (one of them being that I don’t want people thinking it was my fault that Kanye West is so high up the list) here are the individual lists that we came up with. A wide and diverse array of sounds from an eclectic range of GIITTV writers…

  1. EDWYN COLLINS – UNDERSTATED (REVIEW HERE)
  2. TEETH OF THE SEA – MASTER (REVIEW HERE)
  3. PRIMAL SCREAM – MORE LIGHT (REVIEW HERE)
  4. SUEDE – BLOODSPORTS (REVIEW HERE)
  5. I AM KLOOT – LET IT ALL IN (REVIEW HERE)
  6. DAVID BOWIE – THE NEXT DAY (REVIEW HERE)
  7. THE FALL – RE-MIT (REVIEW HERE)
  8. THOUGHT FORMS – GHOST MOUNTAIN (REVIEW HERE)
  9. METAMONO – WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS (REVIEW HERE)
  10. ZOO ZERO – ZOO ZERO (REVIEW HERE)
  11. JAGWAR MA – HOWLIN’
  12. STEVE MASON – MONKEY MINDS IN THE DEVIL’S TIME  (REVIEW HERE)
  13. MANIC STREET PREACHERS – REWIND THE FILM (REVIEW HERE
  14. MELT YOURSELF DOWN – MELT YOURSELF DOWN (REVIEW HERE)
  15. SAVAGES – SILENCE YOURSELF
  16. ATLANTER – VIDDE (REVIEW HERE)
  17. JOHN GRANT – PALE GREEN GHOSTS
  18. ATOMS FOR PEACE – AMOK
  19. PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – INFORM, EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN (REVIEW HERE)
  20. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB – SPECTER AT THE FEAST (REVIEW HERE)

Ed Jupp:

  1. Dead Flowers –  Midnight At The Wheel Club
  2. Arcade Fire –  Reflektor
  3. Arctic Monkeys –  AM
  4. Janelle Monae –  Electric Lady
  5. Savages –  Silence Yourself
  6. Laura Mvula  –  Sing To The Moon
  7. Chvrches  –  The Bones Of What You Believe
  8. New Model Army –  Between Dog And Wolf
  9. Steve Mason –  Monkey Minds In The Devile Time
  10. Paul Haig  – ‘Kube

Lewie Peckham:

  1. Deafheaven – Sunbather
  2. Radiator Hospital  –  Something Wild
  3. Boards of Canada  – Tomorrows Harvest
  4. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  5. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
  6. Cloakroom – Infinity
  7. Waxahatchee  –  Cerulean Salt
  8. Moonface  – Julia With Blue Jeans On
  9. Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
  10. VA – Saint Heron compilation

Michael McDonald:

  1. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  2. Zomby – With Love
  3. Nils Frahm – Spaces
  4. DJ Koze – Amygdala
  5. L. Pierre – The Island Come True
  6. Mogwai – Les Revenants OST
  7. Tim Hecker – Virgins
  8. Future of the Left – How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident
  9. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
  10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

David Edwards:

  1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
  2. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
  3. Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
  4. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
  5. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  6. Foals – Holy Fire
  7. M O N E Y – The Shadow of Heaven
  8. My Bloody Valentine – MBV
  9. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
  10. Lanterns on the Lake – Until the Colours Run

Dominic Valvona:

  1. British Sea Power –  Machineries Of Joy
  2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
  3. Anna Calvi – One Breath
  4. M.I.A. – Matangi
  5. Julian Cope- Revolutionary Suicide
  6. Metamono – With The Compliments Of Nuclear Physics
  7. Zacht Automaat – Disturbed Ground
  8. Eat Lights Become Lights – Modular Living
  9. Quiet Marauder – Men
  10. Samba –  Touré ‘Alb

Tim Russell:

  1. Lescop – Lescop
  2. Sigur Ros – Kveikur
  3. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
  4. Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light
  5. Johnny Marr – The Messenger
  6. Jagwar Ma – Howlin’
  7. The Asphodells – Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust
  8. Drenge – Drenge
  9. Juana Molina – Wed 21
  10. Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time

Keira Brown:

  1. Mum – Smilewound
  2. Samaris – Samaris
  3. M O N E Y – The Shadow of Heaven
  4. Sigur Ros – Kveikur
  5. Zola Jesus – Versions
  6. Yo La Tengo – Fade
  7. Sumie Nagano – Sumie Nagano
  8. Serafina Steer – The Moths are Real
  9. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  10. Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light

Michael James Hall:

  1. Superchunk -I Hate Music
  2. Manic Street Preachers – Rewind The Film
  3. Deafheaven – Sunbather
  4. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  5. Buke & Gase – General Dome
  6. Stnnng – Empire Inward
  7. Bottomless Pit – Shade Perrennial
  8. Future of the Left – How To…
  9. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze
  10. Low – The Invisible Way

Honourable Mentions to Daft Punk, Yo La Tengo, Nick Cave, Frightened Rabbit, Juliana Barwick, Luke Haines, Meyhem Lauren, Lisa Germano, Fuck Buttons.

Re-issues/Live:

  1. The Kinks -Muswell Hillbillies
  2. Alex Chilton – Electricity By Candlelight
  3. Nirvana – In Utero
  4. The Chills – Somewhere Beautiful

Ben Gallivan:

  1. THE OH SEES – FLOATING COFFIN
  2. TRAAMS – GRIN
  3. TOTEM TERRORS – REPEAT PLAY TORRENT RAR
  4. YOUNG KNIVES – SICK OCTAVE
  5. SUUNS – IMAGES DU FUTUR
  6. CIAN CIARAN – THEY ARE NOTHING WITHOUT US
  7. JON HOPKINS – IMMUNITY
  8. YO LA TENGO – FADE
  9. LAURENCE MADE ME CRY – THE DIARY OF ME
  10. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Y RECORD LAS

Jack Hill:

  1. QOTSA – …Like Clockwork
  2. Black Sabbath – 13
  3. Arctic Monkeys – AM

Tiffany Daniels:

  1. Laura Stevenson – Wheel
  2. Summer Cannibals – No Makeup
  3. Agnes Obel – Aventine
  4. Alela Diane – About Farewell
  5. Mirror Travel – Mexico
  6. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
  7. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
  8. MS MR – Second Hand Rapture
  9. Caitlin Rose – The Stand In
  10. Nadine Shah – Love Your Dum and Mad

Al Penfold:

  1. Freelove Fenner – Do Not Affect A Breezy Manner
  2. Pissed Jeans – Honeys
  3. The Icarus Line – Slave Vows
  4. Giant Drag – Waking Up Is Hard To Do
  5. co-pilgrim – A Fairer Sea
  6. Graingerboy – Silent Universe (Remixes)

 Mark L. Grainger:

  1. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  2. Hey! Hello! – Hey! Hello!
  3. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
  4. Manic street Preachers – Rewind The Film
  5. Kathryn Williams – Crown Electric
  6. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
  7. Arctic Monkeys – AM
  8. Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away
  9. Har Mar Superstar – Bye Bye 17
  10. Janelle Monae – Electric Lady

Chloe Gynne:

  1. Villagers- {Awayland}
  2. My Bloody Valentine- m b v
  3. Placebo- Loud Like Love
  4. Factory Floor- Factory Floor
  5. Jon Hopkins- Immunity
  6. Foals- Holy Fire
  7. Devendra Banhart- Mala
  8. The History Of Apple Pie- Out Of View
  9. Kurt Vile- Wakin on a Pretty Daze
  10. Franz Ferdinand- Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

Tom Willmott:

  1. Letlive – The Blackest Beautiful
  2. Daylight – Jar
  3. Jetplane Landing – Don’t Try
  4. Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
  5. Balance & Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing
  6. Palms – S/T
  7. Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer
  8. The Bronx – IV
  9. Stagecoach – Say Hi To The Band
  10. My Bloody Valentine – m b v

Melanie Battolla:

  1. David Bowie – The Next Day
  2. Tyler, The Creator – Wolf
  3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
  4. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
  5. MGMT – MGMT
  6. Queens Of The Stone Age – … Like Clockwork
  7. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
  8. Phoenix – Bankrupt!
  9. Daft Punk – Random Access Memory
  10. Major Lazer – Free The Universe

Dexy K:

  1. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
  2. Alex Chilton – Electricity By Candlelight
  3. Broadway Calls – Comfort/Distraction
  4. The Flatliners – Dead Language
  5. Face To Face – Three Chords And A Half Truth
  6. Quasi – Mole City
  7. Teeth Of The Sea – Master
  8. Kanye West – Yeezus
  9. Stagecoach – Say Hi To The Band
  10. Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail

Holly Cruise:

  1. Anna Calvi – One Breath
  2. Torres – Torres
  3. The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
  4. Sigur Ros – Kveikur
  5. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
  6. Tegan And Sara – Heartthrob
  7. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
  8. Savages – Silence Yourself
  9. Austra – Olympia
  10. MIA – Matangi

Duncan Harrison:

  1. Kanye West – Yeezus
  2. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  3. DARKSIDE – Psychic
  4.  Foals – Holy Fire
  5. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
  6. Deerhunter – Monomania
  7. Jon Hopkins –  Immunity
  8. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
  9. Rhye – Woman
  10. Disclosure- Settle

Andy Davies:

  1. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze
  2. Darkside – Psychic
  3. Arctic Monkeys – AM
  4. David Bowie – The Next Day
  5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
  6. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  7. Atoms For Peace – Amok
  8. Villagers – {Awayland}
  9. Savages – Silence Yourself
  10. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Alisha Ahmed:

  1. The Veils – Time Stays, we go
  2. The Airborne Toxic Event – Such Hot Blood
  3. MsMr – Secondhand Rapture
  4. Guards – In Guards we trust
  5. Gabriel Bruce – Love in Arms
  6. Editors – The Weight of your love
  7. Filthy Boy – smile that won’t go down
  8. Attic Lights – Super De Luxe
  9. Camera Obscura – Desire Lines
  10. British Sea Power – Machineries of Joy

Duncan Vicat-Brown:

  1. Deafheaven – Sunbather
  2. Nick Cave – Push the Sky Away
  3. Danny Brown – Old
  4. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
  5. Darkside – Psychic
  6. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
  7. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
  8. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
  9. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  10. The Field – Cupid’s Head

 Austin Macfadden:

  1. Arctic Monkeys – AM
  2. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
  3. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
  4. Pissed Jeans – Honeys
  5. Foals – Holy Fire
  6. Rhye – Women
  7. Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us Is the Killer
  8. Jay Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail
  9. QOTSA – …Like Clockwork
  10. Disclosure – Settle

Sam Chamberlaine :

  1. Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain
  2. Boho Dancer – Gemini
  3. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
  4. Deap Valley – Sistrionix
  5. Rizzlekicks – Roaring 20s
  6. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
  7. The Creature Comfort, – The Creature Comfort
  8. Caitlin Rose, – The Stand In
  9. Lily and Madeleine, – Lily and Madeleine
  10. Disclosure – Settle

Paul Marshall:

  1. Haiku Salut – Tricolore
  2. Bonobo – The North Borders
  3. UMO – II
  4. B.O.C – Harvest
  5. eagleowl – this silent year
  6. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
  7. Sigur Rós – Kveikur
  8. British Sea Power – Machineries of Joy
  9. Conquering Animal Sound – On Floating Bodies
  10. Algernon Doll – Citalopop

Steven Morgan:

  1. Future Of The Left – How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
  2. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
  3. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
  4. Moderat – II
  5. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  6. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
  7. Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
  8. Baths – Obsidian
  9. Applescal – Dreaming In Key
  10. James Blake – Overgrown

Simon Godley:

  1. Poltergeist – Your Mind is a Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)
  2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
  3. Matthew E. White – Big Inner
  4. Psapp – What Makes Us Glow
  5. The Low Frequency In Stereo – Pop Obskura
  6. Pick A Piper – Pick A Piper
  7. Wooden Shjips – Back to Land
  8. Son Lux – Lanterns
  9. Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
  10. Devon Sproule & Mike O’Neill – Colours

 Mark Salmon:

  1. Kanye West – Yeezus
  2. QOTSA – Like Clockwork
  3. Drenge – Drenge
  4. Deep Vally – Sistronix
  5. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Jason Idnani-Powdrill:

  1. The Handsome Family – Wilderness
  2. Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards – Blindspot
  3. The Desoto Caucus – Offramp Rodeo
  4. Jonny Fritz – Dad Country
  5. Bill Callahan – Dream River
  6. An Axe – She is Dust
  7. Crime and the City Solution – American Twilight
  8. A Band of Buriers – Filth
  9. Shovels and Rope – O’ Be Joyful
  10. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Ghost Republic

Tim Miller:

  1. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
  2. Everything Everything – Arc
  3. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
  4. Dutch Uncles – Out of Touch in the Wild
  5. Savages – Silence Yourself
  6. MGMT – MGMT
  7. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
  8. Villagers – {Awayland}
  9. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
  10. Los Campesinos! – No Blues

Nikolai Rainbow:

  1. The Strokes – Comedown Machine
  2. Sigur Ros – Kveikur
  3. Primal Scream – More Light
  4. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
  5. MGMT -MGMT
  6. Foals – Holy Fire
  7. Arctic Monkeys- A
  8. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
  9. Manic Street Preachers – Rewind The Film
  10. Beady Eye – BE

Craig Taylor-Broad:

  1. Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal
  2. Little Kid – River of Blood
  3. Norma Jean – Wrongdoers
  4. Keaton Henson -Birthdays
  5. Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer
  6. City and Colour – The Hurry and The Harm
  7. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
  8. James Blake

Toni-Michelle Spencer:

  1. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
  2. CHVRCHES – The Bones Of What You Believe
  3.  Dutch Uncles – Out Of Touch In The Wild
  4. Foals – Holy Fire
  5.  Deap Vally – Sistrionix
  6.  Biffy Clyro – Opposites
  7. HAIM – Days Are Gone
  8. Los Campesinos! – No Blues
  9. Summer Camp – Summer Camp
  10. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

Bill Cummings:

  1. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  2. Nick Cave – Push the Sky Away
  3. The Crimea – Square Moon
  4. Laurence Made Me cry – The Diary Of Me
  5. M o n e y – The Shadow of Heaven
  6. Totem Terrors – Repeat Play Torrent Rar
  7. Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
  8. Suede- Bloodsports
  9. MUM – Smile Wound
  10. The Ballet – I Blame Society
  11. Public Broadcasting Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain
  12. Villagers – {Awayland}
  13. Tunnabunny – Genius Fatigue
  14. Cloud – Comfort Sounds
  15. Caitlin Rose – The Stand In
  16. Los Campesinos – No Blues
  17. Savages – Savages
  18. Quiet Marauder – MEN
  19. Thought Forms – Ghost Mountain
  20. Manic Street Preachers – Rewind the Film
  21. Akala – The Thieves Banquet
  22. Deafheaven – Sunbather
  23. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – UMO
  24. Teeth of the Sea – Master
  25. Fist of the First Man – S/T
  26. Moddi – Set the House on Fire
  27. Future of the left – How To Stop Your Heart
  28. Feathers – If All Now Here
  29. Thee Faction – Good Politics
  30. Goldfrapp – Tales of Us

Hayley Flynn:

  1. Mark Kozelek and Jimmy LaValle – Perils from the Sea
  2. Julianna Barwick – Nepthene
  3. Jessica Pratt – Jessica Pratt
  4. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  5. Bill Callahan – Dream River

Aug Stone:

  1. Teeth Of The Sea – Master
  2.  Rodion G.A. – The Lost Tapes
  3.  Suede – Bloodsports
  4. OMD – English Electric
  5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
  6. David Bowie – The Next Day
  7. Jodie Lowther – Klepsydra
  8. The Secret History – Americans Singing In The Dark
  9.  Makthaverskan – Makthaverskan II
  10.  Robyn Hitchcock – Love From London

Mark Barton:

  1. Magik Markers – Surrender to the Fantasy
  2. The Bordellos – Ronco Revival Sound
  3. Schizo Fun Addict – The Sun Yard
  4. Chantal Acda – Let Your Hands be my Guide
  5. Beautify Junkyards – S/T
  6. Lanterns – Rock n’ Roll Rorschach
  7. Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
  8. Atom Eye -The OtolithSsessions
  9. Oiseaux-Tempete – S/T
  10. Toy – Join the Dots
  11. Crystal Jacqueline – Sun Arise
  12. Laura J Martin – Dazzle Days

Mike Hughes :

  1. Austra – Olympia
  2. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
  3. Kate Nash – Girl Talk
  4. Emily Wells – Mama
  5. Polica – Shulasmith
  6. Mazzy Star – Seasons Of Your Day
  7. Ms Mr – Secondhand Rapture
  8. Pins – s/t
  9. The Fauns – Lights
  10. Young Fathers – Tape One

Nathan O’Hagan:

  1. Crash of Rhinos- Knots
  2. Listener- Time is a Machine
  3. Lanterns on the Lake- Until the Colours Run
  4. The National- Trouble Will Find Me
  5. Arcade Fire- Reflektor

 

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