Brighten the Corners

BTC Show #343 – 12/17 Favorite Songs/Albums of 2013!

Streaming audio of the songs can be found in 3 different playlists…

AS AIRED/Albums 1-10/Songs 1-25


WCNR Brighten the Corners 12-17-13 (Show 343)

{all titles out now unless otherwise noted}


Bold numbers – favorite ALBUMS

Italic numbers – favorite SONGS

(in numerical order at the bottom)




11 Pearl Jam – “Swallowed Whole”/Lightning Bolt

1 & 3 Jake Bugg – “What Doesn’t Kill You”/Shangri-La

10 Queens of the Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun”/…Like Clockwork

12 Neko Case – “Man”/The More


13 Parquet Courts – “Borrowed Time”/Light Up Gold

3 Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”/Reflektor


2 Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear – “Doin’ It Right”/Random Access Memories

4 Washed Out – “It All Feels Right”/Paracosm


6 Mikal Cronin – “Weight”/MCII

8 Night Beds – “Ramona”/Country Sleep

21 Dead Professional – “Bad Memory”/2013 EP

22 GEMS – “Sinking Stone”/Medusa EP

7 Alela Diane – “About Farewell”/title track

10 Blind Boys of Alabama – “I’ve Been Searching”/I’ll Find A Way




1 John Grant – “GMF (Greatest Living Creature)”/Pale Green Ghosts

2 Bastille – “Pompeii”/Bad Blood

4 Janelle Monae – “Dance Apocalyptic”/The Electric Lady


5 & 5 Robert DeLong – “Global Concepts”/Just Movement

6 Barrence Whitfield & The Savages – “The Corner Man”/Dig Thy Savage Soul


23 Savages – “She Will”/Silence Yourself

7 Haim – “The Wire”/Days Are Gone


18 Lorde – “A World Alone”/Pure Heroine

8 Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”/Modern Vampires of the City

20 Quadron – “Hey Love”/Avalanche

19 Pet Shop Boys – “Vocal”/Electric


14 Widowspeak – “Ballad of the Golden Hour”/Almanac

9 Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones – “Long Time Gone”/Foreverly




16 Nine Inch Nails – “Everything”/Hesitation Marks

17 How To Destroy Angels – “How Long”/Welcome Oblivion

9 Small Black – “Free At Dawn”/Limits of Desire


9 (tie) Frankie Rose – “Heaven”/Herein Wild

15 TV on the Radio – “Mercy”/digital A/B single

24 Divine Fits – “Ain’t That The Way”/A/B single


25 Beck – “I Won’t Be Long”/summer single



So that’s the way I thought they sounded best together…this is the more linear rundown:



1Jake Bugg – Shangri-La

2Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

3Arcade Fire – Reflektor

4Washed Out – Paracosm

5Robert DeLong – Just Movement

6Mikal Cronin – MCII

7Alela Diane – About Farewell

8Night Beds – Country Sleep

9Small Black – Limits of Desire

9(tie)Frankie Rose – Herein Wild

10Blind Boys of Alabama – I’ll Find a Way

10(tie)Rockabye Baby! – Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam (uncanny timing!)



1 John Grant – “GMF (Greatest Living Creature)”

2 Bastille – “Pompeii”

3 Jake Bugg – “What Doesn’t Kill You”

4 Janelle Monae – “Dance Apocalyptic”

5 Robert DeLong – “Global Concepts”

6 Barrence Whitfield & The Savages – “The Corner Man”

7 Haim – “The Wire”

8 Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”

9 Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones – “Long Time Gone”

10 Queens of the Stone Age – “My God Is The Sun”

11 Pearl Jam – “Swallowed Whole”

12 Neko Case – “Man”

13 Parquet Courts – “Borrowed Time”

14 Widowspeak – “Ballad of the Golden Hour”

15 TV on the Radio – “Mercy”

16 Nine Inch Nails – “Everything”

17 How To Destroy Angels – “How Long”

18 Lorde – “A World Alone”

19 Pet Shop Boys – “Vocal”

20 Quadron – “Hey Love”

21 Dead Professional – “Bad Memory”/

22 GEMS – “Sinking Stone”

23 Savages – “She Will”

24 Divine Fits – “Ain’t That The Way”

25 Beck – “I Won’t Be Long”

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