1. December

    Sweat’s 2013 Staff Picks

    by Emile

    We spend all year buying and selling records – yeah, it’s a good gig. Many of you come into the store and ask what’s worth picking up. Some of you are shy but still nodding your head to what’s on in the background. And amongst the staff, we’re constantly debating and arguing over what to play next. As the year comes to a close, we want to share our Sweat Staff Top 13 of 2013 albums with you, not only in this post, but as the debut Sweat Records Radio Show on Miami’s Klangbox.fm. Yup, read what we loved in 2013 here, and tune in today at 2PM to hear Adames and new staff member Melissa give you a 2-hour sampling of the songs we couldn’t stop listening to in 2013.

    The lists…

    Adames (3D-VHS), in random-ish order:
    Sean Nicholas Savage – Other Life (Favorite Record of the Year)
    Deafheaven – Sunbather
    Special Request – Soul Music
    Holy Ghost - Dynamics
    inc. – No World
    Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
    Atom TM – HD
    Death Grips – No Love Deep Web
    Pusha T – My Name is My Name
    Disclosure – Settle
    *Dim Past – Black Dolphin*
    All Laraaji Warp rereleases
    Honorable mention: My Bloody Valentine – MBV


    Emile (AKA MLE/Cheetah Flores), in alphabetical order:
    Bardo Pond – Peace On Venus
    B/B/S – B/B/S
    betacicadae – mouna
    Blackout Beach – Blues Trip
    Colorlist – Sky Song
    Disclosure – Settle
    Ensemble Pearl – Ensemble Pearl
    inc. – No World
    King Khan & The Shrines – Idle No more
    Mark Templeton – Jealous Heart
    Shannon & The Clams – Dreams In the Rat House
    Superman Revenge Squad Band – There is Nothing More Frightening than the Passing of Time
    Wolvserpent - Perigaea Antahkarana
    …Yeah, yeah, one of these things is reallllly not like the others, but that Disclosure album didn’t leave my car for months.

    Honorable mentions:  Givan Lötz – Snarling, Dim Past – Black Dolphin, Giulio Aldinucci – Archipelago, Motél Mari – Eternal Peasant Remixes  (I released all the aforementioned, so I’m biased), Active Child – Rapor EP (this was only a digital release so couldn’t make the official list), Aidan Baker – Already Drowning (it took nearly the entire year to get my hands on a physical copy).

    A shit-fuck-ton of incredible reissues/compilations this year too, of Stereolab, Songs:Ohia, Califone, Pelican, Labradford, Saint Etienne, Alice Coltrane, William Onyeabor, Unwound, Rodan and Laraaji. If you’re not on that Laraaji tip yet, take a few days off of life and immerse yourself.


    Farrah (AKA DJ Tanner), from 13-1:
    13. Bass Drum Of Death – s/t
    12. California X – s/t
    11. Fuzz – s/t
    10. True Widow – Circumambulation
    9. Forest Swords – Engravings
    8. Russian Circles – Memorial
    7. Rhye – Woman
    6. Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right
    5. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
    4. inc. – No World
    3. Jessie Ware – Devotion
    2. Deafheaven – Sunbather
    1. Disclosure – Settle [it’s seriously sick how much I can’t stop playing this album]


    Jsin, from 1-13:
    1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
    2. Bill Callahan – Dream River
    3. Arctic Monkeys – AM
    4. Forest Swords – Engravings
    5. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze
    6. Lilacs & Champagne – Danish & Blue
    7. Deafheaven – Sunbather
    8. DJ Rashad – Double Cup
    9. Disclosure – Settle
    10. Danny Brown – Old
    11. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
    12. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    13. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin


    Lolo’s Top 13 (in ABC Order):
    Arctic Monkeys – AM
    Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Yellow Cocktail Music
    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    Disclosure – Settle
    Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
    Holy Ghost! – Dynamics
    King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
    David Lynch – The Big Dream
    Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    Savages – Silence Yourself
    Suede – Bloodsports
    Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
    Washed Out – Paracosm


  2. 1 Comment

    • 1
      Matt December 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      No love for Typhoon’s White Lighter? For shame, Sweaters; most amazing overlooked album of Two Zero One Three.

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