Surprisingly, as a music editor, I don't get to listen to full albums all that often. I'm too busy doing the editing part to get caught up fully in that music bit. I did, though, spend December listening to album after album that came out in 2013 so I could contribute, along with 457 other music
nerds critics, in The Village Voice's annual 2013 Pazz & Jop Critic's Poll. I felt it was important to counter the Yeezus votes with Juicy J and Pharmakon. It just mattered to me. It's also a good idea to remind yourself what music makes your ass itch and which makes your titties tingle.
Click on to read which ten albums and which ten singles of last year I deemed awesome. I also added a brief explanation of my adoration on a few.More »