Sounds Like 2013

Everything I saw, read and enjoyed listening to this year.

BOOKS
James Wolcott, Critical Mass
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
Patti Smith, Just Kids
Nora Ephron, The MOST of Nora Ephron
Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
Adelle Waldman, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
Choire Sicha, Very Recent History
Mary McCarthy, Intellectual Memoirs: New York, 1936-1938
David Laskin, Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals
Joan Acocella, Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
Gabriel Roth, The Unknowns
Mary McCarthy, The Group
James Agee, Cotton Tenants: Three Families
Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift
James Salter, All That Is
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers
Renata Adler, Speedboat
Philip Roth, The Professor of Desire
Megan Shepherd, The Madman's Daughter
Carl Wilson, Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste
Scott Tennent, Spiderland
Marc Spitz, Poseur
Rosie Schaap, Drinking with Men

FILM
Enough Said
Her
Don Jon
Nebraska
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
The Punk Singer
Dallas Buyers Club
Last Love
Passion
Blue Jasmine
The Canyons
Drinking Buddies
Admission
I'm So Excited!
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
The Bling Ring
Before Midnight
Frances Ha
Behind the Candelabra
The Great Gatsby
The English Teacher
Greetings from Tim Buckley
Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
Philip Roth: Unmasked
Spring Breakers
Phil Spector
Les Miserables
The Sessions
Argo
Sound City
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

LIVE
Ben Vida, Graham Foundation
"Wherefore Art Nouveau, Chicago?" lecture, Chicago Architecture Foundation
Riot Fest, Humboldt Park
Bats, Schuba's
Peter Brotzmann/Joe McPhee/Hamid Drake/Kent Kessler, Constellation
Lee Ranaldo and Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Jay Pritzker Pavillion
Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse, Beat Kitchen
Shane Carruth with Upstream Color, Music Box Theatre
Kim Gordon with White/Light, MCA Chicago
Mount Moriah and Blessed Feathers, Schuba's
Quentin Hirsley, Empty Bottle
Psychemagik and Orchard Lounge, Smart Bar
Peter Hook in conversation, MCA Chicago
Yo La Tengo, The Vic
Jeff Parker, MCA Chicago
Orchard Lounge, Smart Bar

ART
"Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962," MCA Chicago

ALBUMS
Bleached, Ride Your Heart (Dead Oceans)
Charli XCX, True Romance (IAMSOUND)
Cults, Static (Columbia)
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (Daft Life/Columbia)
Deetron, Essential Mix (BBC Radio 1)
DJ Koze, Amygdala (Pampa)
Fear of Men, Early Fragments (Kanine)
Haim, Days Are Gone  (Columbia/Polydor)
Joanna Gruesome, Weird Sister (Slumberland)
Joy Formidable, Wolf's Law (Atlantic)
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury Nashville)
Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)
Magician, Magic Tape 29 (SoundCloud)
Men, New Moon (Sacred Bones)
My Bloody Valentine, mbv (mbv)
Perseus & Jonas Rathsman, Essential Mix (BBC Radio 1)
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
Yo La Tengo, Fade (Matador)

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