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Staff Year End List: Program Director Kyle Pacynski’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

What a great year 2013 was for music. At least if you look in the right places. Music for the sake of shock value may have spread across the mainstream, but the Impact is here to quell your agitation with the best new music out there. So here is my list for the Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. A Great Big Pile of LeavesYou’re Always On My Mind

The sophomore release from AGBPOL continues to purport their signature style of nostalgia-based, care-free indie rock. Though they seemed to have dropped the underlying mathy inspiration, they’ve created a very stripped-down, lick-based record that doesn’t stray from what fans crave.

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The Basement – 12/12/13

Thanks all for tuning in! We say goodbye to Kyle tonight and welcome in our new host! Thanks to Jason Alarm and Wayne Szalinski for coming in and making it a great time.

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Jamaican Queens – Water

Fawn – Hip Parade

Selfish Tears – Homebound
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The Basement – 12/5/13

That’s everyone for tuning in! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Secret Grief – I’ll See You In Portland

The White Stripes – I’m Slowly Turning Into You

Brave Bird – Tired Enough

Eleanor Quigley – Out the Window Read More…

The Basement – 11/17/13

Thanks everyone for tuning in! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

The Bell Tree – Fizzy Lifting Drinks

Dogs In Winter – All I Can

Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers – Ego Loss On Grand River

Dizzy Dearest – Back Molar Dream Sequence

Calcaska – YBYL Read More…

The Basement – 10/17/13

Thanks all for tuning in and thanks to Eleanor Quigley for coming in and hanging out!

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

The Summer Pledge – Fences For Teeth

A Band Called Mithras – Concrete

Selfish Tears – Homebound

The Silent Years – No Secrets

Eleanor Quigley – Cali Thai

Eleanor Quigley – Raindrops

Eleanor Quigley – Out the Window

Eleanor Quigley – Water Temple

Brave Bird – Tired Enough

The White Stripes – Little Cream Soda

The Rival – Chisel

The Decks – Skeleton

Lights & Caves – The Shape

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) – Water

Jack and the Bear – Back to Despair

His Name Is Alive – Go To Hell Mountain

Jeff Pianki – Missing Parts

Natively Foreign – The Forest

Pity Sex – Sedated

Pulp Culture – Cognitive Dissonance

The Reptilian – Dungeons & Drag Queens

La Dispute – Such Small Hands / Said the King to the River

Nice Hooves – Play Jazz

The Basement – 8/22/13

Thank everyone for tuning in and thanks to Lights and Caves for coming in and hanging out with us tonight!

Be sure to check out the posting for The Basement Host here on the website.

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Alaska – Where the Wild Things Are

Great Lakes Myth Society – Nightfall at Electric Park

The Dead Bodies – The Orphan Song Read More…

The Basement – 8/8/13

Thanks everyone who tuned in! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Our Space In Time – Autumn to Spring

The Fencemen – Nation & Ghost

Meridian – Murder In A Small Town

Woodward – Find the Words Read More…

The Basement – 7/4/13

Thanks all for tuning in and happy 4th of July! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Simien the Whale – Keep On Marching

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys – Tied Down to You

Patchwork – Boring Song

Wavvy Hands – Ceramics

Amateur Anthropologist – You Say That I’m Selfish (Yeah, I Know)

The Fencemen – Rented Rooms

The Crane Wives – New Colors Read More…

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