2013 Bloodshot Best-Of Mentions


January 18th, 2014 by Rami

At the end of every year since the dawn of time, critics and pundits around the world tell us what works of art they liked in the past year (or rather, they tell us what we should have liked in the past year – since, after all, it’s their job). There were many mentions of Bloodshot releases in said best-of lists at the end of 2013, so here is a guide, organized by album, to the critics’ Bloodshot picks.

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages – Dig Thy Savages Soul

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

Boston Herald (Bill Brotherton)

Examiner (Chris Martin)

Herald Journal (Alan Sculley)

Little Steven’s Underground Garage (Steven Van Zandt)

Santa Fe New Mexican (Steve Terrell)

Shindig (UK)

Steve McLean blog

USA Today (Jerry Shriver)


The Bottle Rockets – Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side Reissue

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

2013 Jazz Journalists Association ‘Best of’ (Geoffrey Himes)

Fervor Coulee blog

Houston Press (Chris Gray)

Steve McLean blog


Deadstring Brothers – Cannery Row

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

Broken Jukebox

Saving Country Music


Robbie Fulks – Gone Away Backward

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

AllMusic Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums

American Songwriter (Jeff Terich)

AV Club (Kyle Ryan)

Broken Jukebox

Buzz and Howl Albums of the Year

Chicago Tribune – Top Chicago indie albums of 2013

Engine 145 (Juli Thanki)

Fervor Coulee blog

Frontier Psychiatrist – Top Country/Americana Albums

Kansas City Star (David Frese)

Mojo Magazine (UK) – #6 Americana Album of the Year

No Depression

NPR Fresh Air (Ken Tucker’s Top Ten)

PopMatters Country Albums of the Year

Rolling Stone (#10 Country Album of the Year)

Saving Country Music – Album of the Year Nominee

Things I’d Rather Be Doing

Twang Nation

Wicked Local – Beverly



Ha Ha Tonka – Lessons

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

American Songwriter (Jeff Terich)

Columbia Tribune – Best concerts list, Aarik Danielsen, 12/29

Hits Daily Double (Bud Scoppa)

Indiegutter blog

PopMatters Best Americana Albums of the Year

Salt Lake City Weekly

Speakers In Code (#10 Best Song)

Speakers In Code (#1 Album of the Year)


Wayne Hancock – Ride

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

Saving Country Music

Uprooted Music Revue


JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound – Howl

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

2 Gentlemen Review

AV Club (Andrea Battleground)

One Song Per Day

Speakers In Code 150 Best Songs of 2013



Lydia Loveless – Boy Crazy EP

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

Steve McLean blog


Luke Winslow-King - The Coming Tide

2013 Best-of List Inclusions:

American Songwriter

American Standard Time/KEXP (Greg Vandy)

Buzz and Howl (Honorable Mention)

Ft. Myers Magazine Top Ten Albums of 2013

Hear Ya Top 50 Songs of 2013

Magnet (Devon Leger)

Uprooted Music Revue