O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Top 5 2013 albums by artists I love whose albums I no longer get all that excited about hearing.

I asked my therapist, "Why don't I care about the new National album?"

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Alex V. Cook, Music Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2013
I asked my therapist, "Why don't I care about the new National album?"
by Alex V. Cook, Music Editor for outsideleft.com
originally published: December, 2013
I asked my therapist, "Why don't I care about the new National album?"

Yo La Tengo - Fade
The Fall - Re-Mit
My Bloody Valentine - m.b.v.
Shearwater - Fellow Travellers
The National - Trouble Will Find Me

see more stories from outsideleft's Music archive »»

Alex V. Cook
Music Editor

Alex V. Cook listens to everything and writes about most of it. His latest book, the snappily titled Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, and Dance Halls is an odyssey from the backwoods bars and small-town dives to the swampside dance halls and converted clapboard barns of a Louisiana Saturday Night. Don't leave Heathrow without it. His first book Darkness Racket and Twang is available from SideCartel. The full effect can be had at alex v cook.com

more stories you really could read...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

When Heaven and Earth Change Places
Kamasi Washington's Heaven and Earth weighs in at Six on Jason's LPs of the year
Outsidebooks #4: In Pete's Doherty's Crack Den, Tara Telephone, and Pseudo-City
Joe Ambrose follows the fellows from the Daily Mirror down deep into Pete Doherty's Crack Den... And reads some good stuff too...
Top 5 2013 Albums by Artists Maturing Gracefully
It was not the sharpness of their teeth that got me, but the depth of their bite.
Outsideleft's Bottom. The 25 Least Popular Stories of the Year. So far...
These stories were broadly ignored by the readers of outsideleft... it's your chance to redeem them now
CHELSEA HOTEL MANHATTAN: PART 3 OF 4
Black is the Darkest Shade of Pink: Nachtmystium and Psychic TV
Two groups from different cul-de-sacs of the underground process Pink Floyd, life, death and the ways of psychedelia on their respective albums.
Some of our favorite things...