Best of 2013

Headphone Commute Best of 2013

Well, here we are… a new year… It’s time to turn the page and celebrate the last twelve months with Headphone Commute’s Best of 2013 selections! If you’re new to this, here’s how it goes. For the next two weeks I will be publishing one thematic list per day (so be sure to return daily), featuring my favorite album selections. There are no EPs, re-issues, or compilations here – just full-lengths. There are no genres, but each list is based around a particular mood, and if you recognize and like some choices, there’s a good chance that you’ll love the rest. There are no ratings – all entries are listed in alphabetical order by artist. You get the idea! To compliment this year’s picks, there’s A Year In Review article, along with Optic Echo’s Best of Vinyl 2013 mix. Enjoy, and please drop a line with your thoughts!!!


Music For The Film Behind Closed Eyelids
Music For Bending Light And Stopping Time
Music For Awakened Spirits And Open Minds
Music For Crawling Through Abandoned Cities
Music For Withered Leaves And Lonely Fishtanks
Music For Long Car Rides With My Family & Friends
Music For Walking And Not Crying In The Autumn Rain
Music For The Frosty Night When I Miss Your Warm Light
Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight
Music For Sonic Installations In The Cavern Of Your Skull
Music For Missed Friends, Barbecues And Turntables
Music For Vibrating Your Neighbors’ Dusty China
Music For Synergizing The Synapse Of Ideas
Music For Capricious Souls Adrift In Noir-fi

Our selections from past years…

Headphone Commute’s Best of 2012
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2011
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2010
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2008
Headphone Commute’s Best of 2007

9 thoughts on “Best of 2013

  1. I’m a man in my mid 50’s just discovering the joys of electronic/ambient music. I value your lists and have found them to be helpful in selecting new music. Thanks so much!

  2. Seems like I’m the “Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight” type… :) To be honest, it was quite a struggle to pick a favourite list based on the title. But I quite like how the arrow shape of them, pointing to the categories in the sidebar! Probably a prime space for an ad or something… ;)

  3. Thank you for your very generous “Best of 2013” series.
    I am looking forward to putting it on my Minidisc, (for extra deep listening).

  4. I wonder on which category Jah Wobble & Marconi Union’s Anomic and Marsen Jules Trio’s Présence Acousmatique will appear.

    Keep on with the amazing work ! :)

  5. Every year I check out these lists, only to realise how much I’ve missed in the past year. Really looking forwards to finding those gems again.

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