This was hard. There may not have been a lot of new music in 2013, but I liked so much of what did come out. Quality beat out quantity this year! I made the obligatory top 10 list, but have included a list of honorable mentions, because really I needed to make a top 17 list and I'm sure even then I've missed a couple I really liked.
OK, Here's what I decided:
10. Mike Doughty - Circles Super Bon Bon
9. Robert Randolph - Lickety Split
8. Gov't Mule - Shout!
7. Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone
6. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind
5. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
4. David Bryne/St. Vincent - Love This Giant
3. JJ Grey and Mofro - This River
2. Trombone Shorty - Say That to Say This
1. Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise up Ghost
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - Love Has Come for You
The Rides - Can't Get Enough
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
David Crosby - Croz!
Widespread Panic - Oak Mountain 2001 Night One
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Iron & Wine - Ghost on Ghost
North Mississippi All Stars - World Boogie Is Coming