Thursday, December 26, 2013

Top 5 TV shows of 2013

5. Game of Thrones
4. The Venture Bros.
3. Hannibal
2. Mad Men
1. Breaking Bad

Musical miscellany, 2013

  • No "best new artist" this year - everyone on my lists was a known quantity of some sort
  • Biggest disappointment: Drake - Nothing Was the Same
  • Best album from 2012 that I didn't hear until 2013: Chromatics - Kill for Love (sorry, Pato)
  • Best song from 2012 that I didn't hear until 2013: Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarassing
  • Annual "classic rock I got super into this year" award: David Bowie, come on down
  • Will I ever care about Beyonce or Lady Gaga: Doesn't look like it
  • Biggest surprise: The warm critical reception of most Deathwish Inc. releases
  • Line of the year: "There's no need to show me 'round baby / I feel like I've been here before" in Arctic Monkeys' "One for the Road"
  • Album I'm most likely to regret not listening to this year: Savages - Silence Yourself
  • Best album cover of 2013: Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Top 15 Albums of 2013

15. David Bowie - The Next Day
14. The Hunt - The Hunt Begins
13. James Blake - Overgrown
12. Nails - Abandon All Life
11. Pissed Jeans - Honeys
10. The Weeknd - Kiss Land
9. ASAP Rocky - Long Live ASAP
8. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
7. Letlive - The Blackest Beautiful
6. Touche Amore - Is Survived By
5. Arctic Monkeys - AM
4. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
3. Kanye West - Yeezus
2. Deafheaven - Sunbather
1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top 25 Songs of 2013

25. Pusha T - King Push
24. The Strokes - Chances
23. A Wilhelm Scream - Devil Don't Know
22. James Blake - Overgrown
21. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
20. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
19. Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home
18. Letlive - Pheromone Cvlt
17. Nails - God's Cold Hands
16. The Killers - Shot At the Night
15. The Replacements - I'm Not Sayin'
14. David Bowie - You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
13. Pissed Jeans - Romanticize Me
12. The Weeknd - Kiss Land
11. ASAP Rocky - Fuckin' Problems
10. Touche Amore - Harbor
9. Autre Ne Veut - Play by Play
8. The National - Hard to Find
7. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
6. Deafheaven - Dream House
5. Kanye West - I Am A God
4. Merchandise - Anxiety's Door
3. Vampire Weekend - Ya Hey
2. Cold Cave - Oceans With No End
1. Ellery James Roberts - Kerou's Lament

Monday, December 9, 2013

New movies I need to see

  • The Great Beauty
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • American Hustle
  • Her
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Sunday, December 1, 2013

How the NFL divisions should be aligned, if geographical accuracy is the goal

AFC East

Buffalo Bills
New York Jets
New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins

AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Indianapolis Colts

AFC South

Tennessee Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans
Dallas Cowboys

AFC West

Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
Arizona Cardinals
St. Louis Rams

NFC East

New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Baltimore Ravens

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions

NFC South

Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carolina Panthers

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders