The Year In Music: Top 10 Albums of 2013

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Against all odds and despite the rumors in the gossip columns, I have not been kidnapped and held for ransom, nor have I forgotten about the “Unofficial Mayor of Austin” blog and apologize to my readers for failing to maintain frequent posts throughout 2013.

Truth be told, my life working at Dulce Vida Organic Tequila this year has been, not only, amazing, but also extremely time-consuming, leaving me without much free time to write. No complaints at all. Truly living the dream.

Amazingly, we’re on the verge of wrapping up the year (pun intended, considering the current holiday season) and with December now in full swing, I’ve been asked a good bit of late for my thoughts on this year of music and my favorite albums released throughout 2013.

Once again, from what my ears can tell, we’ve been blessed with a wealth of tremendous efforts over the last twelve months. Without question, there are definitely those that have truly impressed and that I have, quite honestly, worn out (and continue to do so).

After much thought, consideration and listening, I am happy to share my list of the “Best of the Best,” my Top 10 Albums of 2013. I would also love to hear your feedback, thoughts and favorites from the year, as well.

Excellent listening, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, y’all! Keep on rockin’ and cheers to an even more incredible 2014!

1) Jake Bugg – “Jake Bugg”

Jake Bugg

2) The Wild Feathers – “The Wild Feathers”

The Wild Feathers

3) Kacey Musgraves – “Same Trailer Different Park”

Kacey Musgraves

4) The Lone Bellow – “The Lone Bellow”

The Lone Bellow

5) Sons of Fathers – “Burning Days”

Sons of Fathers

6) Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires of the City”

Vampire Weekend

7) Charlie Robison – “High Life”

Charlie Robison

8) The Avett Brothers – “Magpie and the Dandelion”

Avett Brothers

9) Neko Case – “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You”

Neko Case

10) Dale Watson and His Lonestars – “El Rancho Azul”

Dale Watson and His Lonestars


  1. The DotCom says:

    As always.. Your ears can pick the Top Picks.. But I’m looking for THE MAVERICKS.. Sets me up as way Goood!

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