My Top 10 Albums of 2013 by Sky Larkin's Katie Harkin
For every day of December, we're going to be bringing out the Top 10 albums or films of the year, chosen by someone who we think has excellent taste to show off. We begin today with Katie Harkin, singer of ace indie band Sky Larkin...
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
''Cate's music has this one-two punch of poise and warmth that is a killer combo. And she's a wicked guitar player''.
Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
''The last minute alone of 'Q.U.E.E.N' could hold its ground as song of the year''.
Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record
''This record is finding a paperback in the pocket of the perfect denim jacket, the coolest cookie in the jar, the best slice in the city''.
Marnie Stern - The Chronicles of Marnia
''This is the music of a woman from the Upper East side of Manhattan with a small dog in 2013. The future is now. We toured with Marnie this year and it was joyous''.
Anna Von Hauswolff - Ceremony
''The scale of this record has kept me coming back, a monumental and enveloping force with Anna at the helm''.
Swearin' - Swearin'
''Pretty sure this is worn into our van speakers so much so that I'll just tape the CD into the player if I ever have to sell it. It rules''.
Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
'''Peace and Quiet' is one of my favourite songs from this year, but the whole record is wonderful. It sounds like all of my favourite things about America and one person's mind at the same time''.
Brendan Canning - You Gots 2 Chill
''Touring with Broken Social Scene was an early formative chapter of our band that still feels like a dream. BSS alumni and our sensei Brendan's new jams are wonderful acoustic guitar shred that's too groovy for folkies, man''.
Dutch Uncles - Out of Touch in the Wild
''These lads have a borg like hive mind that just keeps evolving in fractal growth spurts. And they have Greggs on their rider. Living the dream''.
El P and Killer Mike - Run the Jewels
''Atlanta just keeps on givin''.