Those of you who are regular readers of my column may remember I released a list of the top 5 releases of 2013. Originally my list had started off much longer. Upon release of my Top 5, I received a lot of questions regarding artists that didn't make the cut. Even settling on a list of 13 was not easy. I had to make a lot of tough choices, but as I was writing this, a pattern began to emerge. I noticed that many of the releases on my list were heavy on creative collaboration. I also noticed that many of the releases were risky, innovative musical ventures for the artists. Due to popular demand, here is the rest of my Top 13 of 2013.
December 30, 2013