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Our Annual Orgy of Self-Congratulation, Grandstanding & Overconsumption : Matador Artists & Staff Select Their 2013 Favorites

By Gerard on Friday, December 13th, 2013

(close personal friend of the Matador family, Ryan Seacrest salutes Dick Diver on their strong showing in the 2013 staff and artists poll)

Around this time every year, your underappreciated good-looking editor attempts to coax a list of favorite recordings, books, television programs, life events, etc. out of the label’s artist roster and our rock biz colleagues. In the past, the exercise has been an arduous process, fraught with nagging, teeth-gnashing and no shortage of reluctant participants. In more recent times, however, people can’t wait to tell you everything. Too much, in fact. For some historical perspective, here’s last year’s selections. Questions or comments about our predictable tastes and/or inexcuseable omissions are welcome (but not necessarily appreciated). Bombs away! (full lists after the jump)