Best of 2013

[work in progress]


The Wolf of Wall Street
The Way Way Back

Male Lead:
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

Female Lead:
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Judy Dench – Philomena

Male Support:
Matthew McConaughy – The Wolf of Wall Street

Female Support:
(Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine)
(Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle)

Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity

Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Way Way Back

Love Me Again – John Newman
Down the Road – C2C
Children Go Where I Send Thee – Nick Lowe
Where Are We Now – David Bowie
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Nothing’s Changed – Tricky (with Francesca Belmonte)
Hang Me, Oh Hang Me – Oscar Isaac

Quality Street – Nick Lowe
Cecile McLorin Salvant – WomanChild
Big Inner – Matthew E White
False Idols – Tricky
(Lee Perry presents – Candy McKenzie (1977 reissue))

Van Morrison at Ronnie Scott’s

Bruce Springsteen at Wembley Stadium (Darkness on the Edge of Town)
The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park
Dexys – One Day I’m Going To Soar – Duke Of York’s Theatre

Othello at Olivier Theatre

Art Exhibition:
All that is Solid Melts into Air (Jeremy Deller), Manchester

Andy Murray winning Wimbledon

My birthday party – incorporating The Box

Mick Jagger

Best of 2012

Best of 2011

Best of 2010

Best of 2009

7 comments so far

  1. noah gee on



  2. theluckhabit on

    Aarkangel – do re-releases count?

    My best albums (with more to be added):

    Matthew E White – Big Inner;
    Scot Mou/Queens – End Times;
    Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest;
    Fuzz – Fuzz;
    Polica – Sulamaith; Amatorski – TBC;
    Agnes Obel – Aventine;
    Holy Other – Held


  3. ArkAngel on

    Re-releases don’t really count but I can’t think of what I have bought that was new 😦

    I bought myself Big Inner for Christmas but I’m not fully convinced yet, needs more listening

    Will work my way through your candidates

    PS I’ve now made more of a fist of the singles and albums


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