Best Of 2013: World Music


MAGNET’s j. poet picks the best world-music releases of the year.

1 Various Artists Salsa De La Bahia, Vol. 1 (Patois)
2 The Garifuna Collective Ayó (Cumbancha)
3 A Hawk And A Hacksaw You Have Already Gone To The Other World (I.M.)
4 Gary Nuñez y Plena Libre Corazon (plenalibre)
5 Minor Empire Second Nature (World Trip)
6 Habib Koité/Eric Bibb Brothers In Bamako (Stony Plain)
7 Le Vent Du Nord Tromper Le Temps (Borealis)
8 Very Be Careful ¿Remember Me From The Party? (Downtown Pijao)
9 Brushy One-String Destiny (Rise Up)
10 Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar Golden Horns (Piranha)

Best Of 2013: Noise


MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year.

1 TAHNZZ Xila (Sick Sick Sick Distro)
2 Wipe Hour Time Canceller (Trepanner)
3 Green Shadow Green Shadow Sings The Goodbye Song (Black Circle)
4 Sightings Terribly Well (Dais)
5 To The Lovers, Farewell The Well Of Loneliness (Red Venice)
6 Body/Gate/Head Glare Luring Yo (Feeding Tube)
7 Inappropriate King Live Datbonbaast c62 (Rainbow Bridge)
8 C. Spencer Yeh, Okkyung Lee, Lasse Marhaug Wake Up Awesome (Mexican Summer)
9 Fuck Buttons Slow Focus (ATP)
10 Daniel Menche Marriage Of Metals (Editions Mego)

Best Of 2013: Hip Hop


MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks the best hip-hop releases of the year.

1 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Aftermath/Interscope)
2 Kanye West Yeezus (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
3 Danny Brown Old (Fool’s Gold)
4 Earl Sweatshirt Doris (Columbia)
5 M.I.A. Matangi (Interscope/Virgin)
6 El-P And Killer Mike Run The Jewels (Fool’s Gold)
7 Quasimoto Yessir Whatever (Stones Throw)
8 Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons To Die (Soul Temple)
9 Deltron 3030 Event II (Deltron Partners/Bulk)
10 Champagne Champagne Champagne Mixtape (self-released)