Another stellar year for music, coming in from all sides and never letting up. Highlighting the second half of 2013 are these ten extra-fine albums, along with best song and reissue of the year. Happy listening—and holidays!
In 2003, John Cale released HoboSapiens, which yielded "Zen," a song that carries itself well with intriguing verses, hypnotic percussion, and challenging music. (You really should check that song out!)
In a time when so much of the world looks like it's spinning out of control, just maybe this music can make a true difference. It's like the man said in the film Greaser's Palace: "If you feel, you're healed." The line starts right here.