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Bryan’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Our staff lists are coming to a close but we’ve saved the best for (nearly) last.  The cool kid in the office – by Pitchfork standards of course – has listed his 10 Favourite Albums of 2013 along with the 10 singles that dominated his Rdio plays. See the best of Bryan “the closer” Columbus, Marketing & Label Manager at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North below.

10. Royal Canoe – Today We’re                 9. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like      8. James Blake – Overgrown                                                         Believers                                                                      Clockwork
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7. Mikal Cronin – MCII                                  6. Disclosure – Settle                                  5. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
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4. Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault        3. Born Ruffians – Birthmarks                   2. Typhoon – White Lighter                                                             Less Youth
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1. Son Lux – Lanterns

I’m convinced that this new Son Lux record is from the future. Composer Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux) somehow manages to re-invent the way that many other artists have been trying to experiment and cross genres. This album manages to simplify a complex mix of everything from hip-hop to alt rock to classical to electro-pop… something that would come of a Yeasayer and Clams Casino collaboration in the year 2020. – Bryan Columbus

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Mas Ysa “Why”
Sky Ferreira “You’re Not the One”
Beck “Defriended”
Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile”
Bo Keeney “Ambulance”
Forest Swords “The Weight of Gold”
Mac Miller “S.D.S.”
Darkside “Paper Trails”
Sights & Sounds “Poli’s Song”
“Waste Of Time



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