2013, I’d suggest without stopping for even a second’s contemplation, has been a positively euphoric year so far as alternative music may be concerned. Yes, it’s had its ups (the return of Glastonbury), downs (the conclusive pooping of All Tomorrow’s Parties) and in-betweens (Nine Inch Nails’ decidedly stodgy comeback album, Hesitation Marks), but overall, the past twelve months or so have, by and large, been thoroughly satisfactory. And so what better way to delineate them than in the rightly, much-reviled list format? For below can be found the Records, Shows and Tracks that made 2013 such a memorable one – at least from our subjective, so too humble vantage point at the foot of the proverbial food chain. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, etc. And can we now all please hope and pray for a commensurately impressive 2014?
Dots & Dashes’ Records of 2013: I – V / VI – XV / XVI – XXV.
Dots & Dashes’ Shows of 2013: I – V / VI – XXV.
Dots & Dashes’ Tracks of 2013: I – V / VI – XV / XVI – XXV / XXVI – XXXX / Honourable Mentions.
2013: An Artist’s Impression by Arone Dyer, Aron Sanchez, Blue Hawaii, Brad Weber, Sam Cook-Parrott, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Nestor Matthews & Sean Nicholas Savage.