Ten Best Indie-Rock Albums of 2013
5. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
For those who like: Daniel Johnston without the mental illness.
Kurt Vile is the stoner in the back of your high school biology class writing lyrics in the margins of looseleaf paper and singing them back into his lo-fi recording system after sniffing some glue.
6. Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
For those who like: Patsy Cline on opium.
A 17-year hiatus did nothing for this band, which seems to have remained in the same dreamscape it last visited in 1996's Among My Swan. Hope Sandoval's sweet voice is the lullaby to David Roback's lonely guitar.