The Best Music of 2013 (So Far)

It’s been a bleak year for music. Not “bleak” in the sense that there hasn’t been any good music. On the contrary, 2013 – only halfway through – has already outstripped both 2012 and 2011 in quality of albums (and quantity of those albums, too). I mean “bleak” in the sense that somebody needs to

New Order – Lost Sirens (2013)

Fans of New Order can be forgiven for approaching anything “new” from the group with suspicion. The famed 80s dance band has only released three studio albums since 1993, but their record label has somehow managed to release eight compilations in the same amount of time, most differentiated from each other only by a slightly