2013 Year End Lists: Camelia Brennan, Mail Order & College Radio

2013 Year End Lists: Camelia Brennan, Mail Order & College Radio

Top 10 (non Merge) releases of 2013: 
Of Montreal - Lousy with Sylvianbriar
Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana
Phantogram - Phantogram 
Dungeonesse - Dungeonesse
Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami / Play It Right 
Rhye - Woman
Bonobo - The North Borders
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Islands - Ski Mask

Top (non Merge) newly engaged couple of 2013: 
Lauren Brennan & Greyson Davis 

Best Dog of 2013: 
Bella

Worst Dog of 2013:
Lucy 

Honorable Mention:
Kudzu

My staff pick = Wye Oak The Knot 

I first heard The Knot when I was helping out at the Merge XX festival as an intern in 2009, and I have such fond memories of those times, and this record. Also, this is one of my favorite album covers ever, it's so enchanting!