Staff Picks: 2013 So Far So Good

We're just six months into 2013, and already it has been a good year for musc. 

Nationally, we've had an explosion of new releases from indie powerhouses like Iron & Wine, The National, Vampire Weekend and even Jose Gonzales with his side project Junip. Locally, we had releases from Colorado icons Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Paper Bird.

We've also seen a few releases from music legends Iggie and the Stooges, and David Bowie!

2013 has been a great year for music, and we're only half way through.  We will post the results of the "2013 So Far So Good" listener poll tomorrow (7/4), so you can see what you chose as the best albums of the year so far, but in the meantime, you can see what our staff chose!

Staff Picks

Mike Flanagan, Program Director

  • Kurt Vile - Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze 
  • David Bowie - The Next Day 
  • HarMar Superstar - Bye Bye 17 
  • Palma Violets - 180
  • Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  • The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow 
  • The Strokes - Comedown Machine
  • Atoms for Peace - Amok
  • Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork 
  • Mikal Cronin - MCII

Jessi Whitten, Music Director 

  • Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Day
  • Shannon and the Clams
  • The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
  • Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
  • John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
  • Har Mar Superstar - Bye Bye 17
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
  • Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace and Magic
  • Junip - Junip
  • Phosphorescent

Alisha Sweeney, Morning Show Host 

  • Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
  • Har Mar Superstar - Bye Bye 17
  • The National - Trouble Will Find Me
  • Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
  • Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside - Untamed Beast
  • Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
  • Cayucas - Bigfoot
  • Yo La Tengo - Fade
  • Shannon and the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House

Local Records:

  • Josh Dillard -  The Bright LIght of Shipwreck
  • The Seven Hats - Scientific American
  • A. Tom Collins - Stick and Poke
  • Paper Bird - Rooms
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - 7"
  • John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
  • Shady Elders - No Favors EP
  • Hearts in Space - The Truth You're Hiding
  • Scatter Gather - How Did I End Up Here?
  • Joshua Novak - Ephemeron

Corey Jones, Production Director

  • Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
  • Cayucas - Bigfoot 
  • Savages - Silence Yourself
  • Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
  • Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  • FIDLAR - S/T 
  • Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - Ripely Pine
  • Foals - Holy Fire
  • Queens of the Stone Age - …Like Clockwork
  • Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman

Keefer Fulgham, Promotions Director

  • Steve Earle - The Low Highway
  • The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
  • David Bowie - The Next Day
  • Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost
  • Kurt Vile - Wakin' in a Pretty Daze
  • The National - Trouble will Find me
  • Local Natives - Hummingbird
  • Jim James - Regions of light and sound of god
  • Primal Scream - More Light
  • Replacements - Songs For Slim

Kegan Warner, Web Director

  • Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman
  • Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost
  • The National - Trouble will Find me
  • Har Mar Superstar - Bye Bye 17
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - 7"
  • Lady Lamb The Beekeeper  - Ripley Pine
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
  • Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
  • Junip - Junip
  • Surfer Blood - Pythons

Scott Carney, Weekend Host 

  • Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  • My Bloody Valentine - m b v
  • Deerhunter - Monomania
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
  • Mikal Cronin - MCII
  • King Tuff - Was Dead 
  • Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
  • White Fence - Cyclops Reap
  • Junip - Junip
  • Yo La Tengo - Fade

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