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The Top 20 Local Releases Of 2013

Back in November, we asked listeners to vote on their top local releases of 2013. We received just shy of 4,000 ballots for the poll, and it became apparent quickly just how many great releases the Minnesota music community put out this year. As promised, we counted down the top 20 on The Local Show and the results can be found below (as well as relevant links to coverage during 2013).

Tune in on Monday, December 30 from 10AM-2PM on the Local Current stream to hear the top 50 counted down, hosted by David Campbell and Andrea Swensson.

Bad Bad Hats#20 – Bad Bad Hats: It Hurts EP
(171 votes)
Local Radar: Bad Bad Hats

 

 
Carroll#19 – Carroll: Needs EP
(175 votes)
Carroll performs in The Current studios
Interview: Carroll on Billionaries, ‘Girls’ and amateur theatre

 

 

Aby Wolf

#18 – Aby Wolf: Wolf Lords
(188 votes)
Aby Wolf performs for 89.3 The Current

 

 

4onthefloor#17 – 4onthefloor: Spirit Of Minneapolis
(206 votes)

 

 

 

Lizzo

#16 – Lizzo: Lizzobangers
(216 votes)
Lizzo performs in The Current studios

 

 

suburbs#15 – The Suburbs: Si Sauvage
(232 votes)
Artist Of The Month: The Suburbs
The Suburbs perform in The Current studios

 

 

lucy michelle#14 – Lucy Michelle: Attack Of The Heart
(268 votes)
Lucy Michelle performs in The Current studios

 

 

p.o.s.#13 – P.O.S.: POS/WDELH/MDS/RMX
(271 votes)
P.O.S. performs at the Minnesota State Fair

 

 

low#12 – Low: The Invisible Way
(281 votes)
Low performs in The Current studios
Low at Rock The Garden 2013

 


charlie parr
#11 – Charlie Parr: Barnswallow
(301 votes)

 

 

 

mason jennings#10 – Mason Jennings: Always Been
(302 votes)
Mason Jennings performs in The Current studios
CD of the week: Mason Jennings
Theft Of The Dial: Mason Jennings

 

replacements#9 – The Replacements: Songs For Slim EP
(308 votes)
RiotFest Toronto: Replacements Review
RiotFest Chicago: Replacements Review
Replacements Family Tree

 

cranshaft#8 – Crankshaft and The Gear Grinders: What You Gonna Do?
(341 votes)
Interview: Crankshaft

 

 

caroline smith#7 – Caroline Smith: Half About Being A Woman
(362 votes)
Caroline Smith performs in The Current studios

 

 

clou cult#6 – Cloud Cult: Love
(400 votes)
CD of the week: Cloud Cult

 

 

har mar#5 – Har Mar Superstar: Bye Bye 17
(408 votes)
Har Mar Superstar performs in The Current studios
Interview: Har Mar Superstar

 

 

trmpled#4 – Trampled By Turtles: Live At First Avenue
(410 votes)

 

 

 

polica#3 – Polica: Shulamith
(423 votes)
UBS Forum Performance
CD of the week: Polica

 

 

a firm handshake#2 – Zach Sobiech/A Firm Handshake: Fix Me Up
(429 votes)
Zach Sobiech passes away

 

 

 

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#1 – Dessa: Parts Of Speech
(515 votes)
Dessa Deconstructed
Dessa at the Fitzgerald Theater

 

#50 – # 21

# 50 – The Melismatics – Rising Tide

# 49 – Enemy Planes – Beta Lowdown

# 48 – No Bird Sing – Definition Sickness

# 47 – Lioness – Queen

# 46 – Atlantis Quartet – Expansion

# 45 – Southwire – Southwire

# 44 – Dem Atlas – Charle Brwn EP

# 43 – Farewell Milwaukee – Can’t Please You, Can’t Please Me

# 42 – Frankie Lee – Middle West

# 41 – Grant Hart – The Argument

# 40 – Various Artists – Songs For Slim

# 39 – Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank – Number One Contender

# 38 – Verskotzi – Lemon Heart

# 37 – Charlie Parr – What Do You Think About Jesus (Remix 7”)

# 36 – L’Assassins – Lovin’ On The Run EP

# 35 – Taj Raj – Fine Hearts Alive

# 34 – Strange Names – Minor Times 7″

# 33 – Pert Near Sandstone – Ship Of Fools (7”)

# 32 – Farewell Circuit – We Were Wolves EP

# 31 – The Cloak Ox – Shoot The Dog

# 30 – Marijuana Deathsquads – Oh My Sexy Lord

# 29 – Spirits Of The Red City – Jula

# 28 – Crimes – Thin Sunlight

# 27 – Dosh – Milk Money

# 26 – GRRRL PRTY – GRRRL PRTY EP

# 25 – Greg Grease – Black King Cole EP

# 24 – Bora York – Dreaming Free

# 23 – Dark Dark Dark – What I Needed EP

# 22 – The Ericksons – The Wild

# 21 – Actual Wolf – Actual Wolf