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Top Tens

Tired of Brooklyn indie rock? Me too.

By Raoul Hernandez, January 3, 2014, Music

Top 10 National

1) Enrico Rava, Rava on the Dance Floor (ECM)

2) The National, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

3) Charles Bradley, Victim of Love (Daptone)

4) Savages, Silence Yourself (Ole/Matador)

5) Iggy & the Stooges, Ready to Die (Fat Possum)

6) Killer Mike & El-P, Run the Jewels (Fool's Gold)

7) Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed)

8) Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch)

9) Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark, Blind, Crippled & Crazy (New West)

10) Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti-)

Top 10 Metal

1) Carcass, Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)

2) Autopsy, The Headless Ritual (Peaceville)

3) Tribulation, The Formulas of Death (Ajna)

4) Church of Misery, Thy Kingdom Scum (Metal Blade)

5) Inquisition, Obscure Verses for the Multiverse (Season of Mist)

6) Power Trip, Manifest Decimation (Southern Lord)

7) Oranssi Pazuzu, Valonielu (20 Buck Spin)

8) Watain, The Wild Hunt (Century Media)

9) Earthless, From the Ages (Tee Pee)

10) Inter Arma, Sky Burial (Relapse)

Top 10 Austin

1) Patty Griffin, American Kid (New West)

2) Sarah Jarosz, Build Me Up From Bones (Sugar Hill)

3) Dale Watson & His Lonestars, El Rancho Azul (Red House)

4) Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Cheater's Game (Premium)

5) White Denim, Corsicana Lemonade (Downtown)

6) League of Extraordinary Gz, #LeagueShit

7) Shinyribs, Gulf Coast Museum (Nine Mile)

8) Okkervil River, The Silver Gymnasium (ATO)

9) Mammoth Grinder, Underworlds (20 Buck Spin)

10) The Boxing Lesson, Big Hits! (Frenchie Smith Records)

10 Locals You Missed

1) Patty Griffin, Silver Bell (UMe)

2) L.A.F.M., Live at Beerland cassette

3) Gary Graves, Till the End of Time

4) Black Books, (Believe Recordings)

5) Reivers, Second Story

6) Joanna Barbera, Forget

7) Spray Paint (S.S. Records)

8) Meat Puppets, Rat Farm (Megaforce)

9) Suzi Stern, Romancing the Dark (Bus Biscuit Records)

10) Joe King Carrasco y El Molino, Tlaquepaque (Anaconda)

10 Vinyl Vitals

1) Big Boys, Fun, Fun, Fun ... (540 Records)

2) The Relatives, The Electric Word (Yep Roc)

3) Kingdom of Suicide Lovers, Distant Waves (Super Secret Records)

4) Big Boys, Where's My Towel/Industry Standard (Light in the Attic)

5) Blaze Foley & the Beaver Valley Boys, Cold, Cold World (Secret Seven Records)

6) Starlings, TN, All the Good Times (Chicken Ranch Records)

7) Ichi Ni San Shi, Slow Truth (Super Secret Records)

8) Dupree, Nuestro Camino (Public Hi-Fi)

9) My Education, 5 Popes (Beat Imprint)

10) Monahans, Leveler

Top 10 EPs

1) Emily Wolfe, Mechanical Hands

2) Sarah Jarosz, Live at the Troubadour (Sugar Hill)

3) Old 97s & Waylon Jennings (Ominivore Recordings)

4) Temple Underground, Live at Strange Brew Lounge Side

5) Black Books, Aquarena (Believe Recordings)

6) Chris Jamison, Sleeping With the T.V. On

7) Weary Boys, The Early Years

8) True Believers, Dedication

9) Unmothered (Toxic Assets)

10) Southern Front, Seasons of Hate

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