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Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Devil's 13 from 13 - 11 to 13

Devil's 13 from 2013

Tonight I give you the final 3 tracks in the Devil's 13 for 13 and as a special bonus the 7 tracks that in just missed out but made the Devil's top 20 for the year. 

11. Crawling on Bruised Knees - Pharmakon

Pharmakon

Crawling On Bruised Knees sounds like a nightmare sponsored by Throbbing Gristle and is without doubt the most frightening track off 2013. It sounds like someone beating their head against a radiator on an aeroplane with a dodgy engine. 



Palehound12. Pet Carrot - Palehound

The scale of how much I love Pet Carrot by New Yorkers Palehound hasn't been invented. It's just so off the wall, so sweet, so strange, so adorable, so kooky, so perfect. It sounds like a pillow fight between Moldy Peaches and Edie Brickell after overdosing on sherbet. It's the coolest nursery rhyme ever written.

Go Listen



Lights That Change13. Beautiful Soul - Lights That Change

The simply gorgeous Beautiful Soul sounds so much like the Cocteau Twins that the dream gazing duo could have a second career as Robin Guthrie and Elizabeth Fraser's musical body doubles. This is a stunning song for star crossed lovers, romantics and anyone who simply loves beautiful things. In any other year it would have been a shoe in for the top 10. 

Go Listen



The quality of music outside the mainstream was so high this year that it wasn't easy picking just 13 songs. Here are the 7 songs that just missed out but made the Devil's top 20 for the year...


Hot Damn - Rad Stewart



Blind - Cat Bear Tree



Idle - Peggy Sue



A OK - The Ladykillers



Say No To Thugs - Lost Animal




Be Nice - Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs



Hey I Was Saved - Summer Cannibals



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