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Catching Up: 2013 - 2018

Once upon a time one of my favorite things to do on this blog was to unveil my end-of-the-year top ten. It started off as a complicated affair with multiple categories. As time went on it simplified, later becoming not a top ten but a modest list of albums I was happy to have spent my money on. As my attention moved away from the blog, I stopped the tradition altogether. I haven't posted - or even made - a year-end list since 2012. I also used to post the artwork and tracklist for my annual year-end mix, and I have also been remiss in that for the past six years.

So, in an attempt to make up for lost time, here's are some freshly-prepared year-end lists and a cataloging of the mixes I made each year.

2013
Jimmy Eat World - Damage
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

mix:
1) Jimmy Eat World - "I Will Steal You Back"
2) Ra Ra Riot - "That Much"
3) Divine Fits - "Chained to Love"
4) Regina Spektor - "You've Got Time"
5) Noah and the Whale - "Silver and Gold"
6) Tegan and Sara - "I'm Not Your Hero"
7) P.O.S. - "Weird Friends"
8) Phoenix - "Trying to be Cool"
9) They Might Be Giants - "You're On Fire"
10) Elvis Costello and the Roots - "Wake Me Up"
11) Vampire Weekend - "Unbelievers"
12) Pearl Jam - "Getaway"
13) Arcade Fire - "Afterlife"

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2014
Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, and War
Jenny Lewis - Voyager
New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
Prince - Art Official Cage
Sloan - Commonwealth
U2 - Songs of Innocence

mix:
1) Prince - "Art Official Cage"
2) Kylie Minogue - "I Was Gonna Cancel"
3) Robbie Williams - "The Pilot"
4) Spoon - "They Want My Soul"
5) Broken Bells - "Perfect World"
6) U2 - "California (There Is No End to Love)
7) Dan Wilson - "When It Pleases You"
8) Jenny Lewis - "Head Underwater"
9) Bryan Ferry - "Loop Di Li"
10) Rufus Wainwright - "WWIII"
11) Prince and 3rdeyegirl - "Anotherlove"
12) Sloan - "You've Got a Lot on Your Mind"
13) Sloan - "Three Sisters"
14) Kaiser Chiefs - "Coming Home"

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2015
Carroll - Carroll
Carly Rae Jepsen - E-mo-tion
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
James Taylor - Before This World
They Might Be Giants - Glean
Tropical Depression - Tropical Depression

mix:
1) The Bird and the Bee - "Will You Dance?"
2) Belle and Sebastian - "The Party Line"
3) They Might Be Giants - "Unpronounceable"
4) Ben Folds - "Capable of Anything"
5) Death Cab for Cutie - "Little Wanderer"
6) Jim Adkins - "I Will Go"
7) Rhett Miller and Black Prairie - "Jules"
8) The Decemberists - "Cavalry Captain"
9) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - "Riverman"
10) Carroll - "Bad Water"
11) Tropical Depression - "Tucson"
12) John Hermanson - "Healing"
13) Adam Levy - "Atoms Never Die"
14) Motion City Soundtrack - "I Can Feel You"

*

2016
David Bowie - Blackstar
Carroll - As Far As Gardens Go
The Honeydogs - Love and Cannibalism
Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues
The Monkees - Good Times!
Ra Ra Riot - Need Your Light
Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death
Tropical Depression - Islands
The Twilight Hours - Black Beauty
Weezer - Weezer (white album)

mix:
1) Kaiser Chiefs - "We Stay Together"
2) Prince - "Groovy Potential"
3) Tropical Depression - "Big Talk"
4) Mayer Hawthorne - "Love Like That"
5) Tegan and Sara - "Faint of Heart"
6) The Twilight Hours - "Lost in a Rain Cloud"
7) The Twilight Hours - "Sioux City Swinger"
8) Gloss Coats - "Man Made"
9) Jimmy Eat World - "Sure and Certain"
10) The Monkees - "Me and Magdalena"
11) Tuns - "Back Among Friends"
12) The Honeydogs - "Devices"
13) David Bowie - "Lazarus"
14) Weezer - "Endless Bummer"


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2017
New Pornographers - Whiteout Conditions
Spoon - Hot Thoughts
The Suburbs - Hey Muse
U2- Songs of Experience
Weezer - Pacific Daydream

mix:
1) Spoon - "Hot Thoughts"
2) The Suburbs - "Hey Muse!"
3) Nobody Kid - "Soundtrack of Endless Summer"
4) Hippo Campus - "Baseball"
5) Robbie Williams - "Numb"
6) The New Pornographers - "Whiteout Conditions"
7) Tears for Fears - "I Love You But I'm Lost"
8) Haim - "Right Now" (live)
9) Ryan Adams - "Doomsday"
10) John Mayer - "Helpless"
11) Mudcrutch - "Dreams of Flying"
12) Romantica - "St. Paul City Lights"
13) U2 - "The Little Things That Give You Away"

*

2018
Death Cab For Cutie - Thank You for Today
Intl Falls - Intl Falls
Josh Rouse - Love in the Modern Age
Sloan - 12
Storyhill - Stages
Caitlyn Smith - Starfire

mix:
1) Jimmy Eat World - "Love Never"
2) Sloan - "Spin Our Wheels"
3) The Get Up Kids - "Maybe"
4) Josh Rouse - "Businessman"
5) Paul Simon - "Can't Run But"
6) Death Cab for Cutie - "Near/Far"
7) Rhett Miller - "Close Most of the Time"
8) Caitlyn Smith - "Scenes from a Corner Booth at Closing Time on a Tuesday"
9) Trampled By Turtles - "We All Get Lonely"
10) Romantica - "Love in the Winter"
11) Totally Awesome Summer - "Nude Scene"
12) Paul McCartney - "Fuh You"
13) Justin Courtney Pierre - "Anchor"
14) Sherwood Forest - "Glow"
15) Frank Turner - "Be More Kind"

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