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Posted November 21st 2013

Resident’s records of the year!

The much-loved Brighton indie music store, Resident, has released their top 100 albums of 2013 and we’re really happy to have many of our acts featured on it.

The politically-aware Northern Malian band, Tamikrest, is featured at number 8 in Resident’s list for World music, with their album Chatma (glitterbeat). We put Tamikrest on last month at the Komedia and it was a captivating performance, incorporating traditional African music with Western pop and rock styles whilst singing in Tamashek!

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Laura Veirs is in at number 78 with her latest album Warp & Weft (Bella Union). She played for Melting Vinyl at the Komedia earlier this month. Veirs combines lush instrumentation with some, at times, dark themes. It is a lovely contrast that makes her always such an endearing artist to witness live.

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Other Melting Vinyl artists we’re really pleased to see featured on the list:

John Hopkins – Immunity – 6

John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts – 7

Melt Yourself Down – Melt Yourself Down – 10

Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus – 15

The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess – 43

Low – The Invisible Way – 48

Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind – 54

Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle – 56

Deerhunter – Monomania – 67

Retribution Gospel Choir – 3 – 74

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City – 80

Anna Calvi – One Breath – 82

Iron & Wine – Ghost On Ghost – 86

Emiliana Torrini – Tookah – 89

Keep an eye out for our upcoming December shows (tickets available at Resident or which we’re really looking forward to!

Friday 6th December: Esmerine at St. George’s Church, Brighton.

Tuesday 10th December: The Blood Arm at The Green Door Store, Brighton.

Thursday 12th December: Asgeir at The Green Door Store, Brighton.

Monday 16th December: Patrick Wolf at The Old Market, Brighton.