New Sounds Listener Poll 2013 Results


The results are in, and thanks to all of the listeners who submitted their short-lists. Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where we present what you, the listeners, have chosen as the best new music releases of 2013. Listen for some world music-inflected jazz, an acoustic piano trio (also Radiolab favorites), and two poignant records on themes of war and its aftermath.  Find out who emerged victorious from this year's contest on the 29th annual New Sounds Listener Poll show.

PROGRAM #3552– Listener Poll 2013 Top Ten (First aired on 1/9/2014)  





10. Nashaz


Hijaz Nashaz, excerpt [3:21]

Ziryab Records

9. Bill Frisell & Big Sur Quintet

Big Sur

Going to California [3:17]

Okeh Records / Masterworks - #88883717382 

8. Juliana Barwick


Labyrinthine [4:25]

Dead Oceans DOC 069

Hon. Mention (11.): Red Baraat

Shruggy Ji

Sialkot, excerpt [1:00]

Sinj Records SR0113

7. Ben Brody

Flow State

Mirrors and Beyond, part 1, excerpt [4:00]

6. Jussi Reijonen


Serpentine, excerpt [4:51]


5. Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble

Silk Road Ensemble -A Playlist Without Borders

David Bruce: Bury the Hatchet [5:35]

Sony Masterworks 88883 71092

4. David T. Little, David Adam Moore, Todd Reynolds and Newspeak

Soldier Songs

David T. Little: Soldier Songs Part One- Youth I. Real American Heroes [2:31]


Innova 852

3. Vijay Iyer / Mike Ladd 

Holding It Down

Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd - Derelict Poetry (Maurice, Brooklyn) [4:15]

PI 49

2. Dawn of Midi


Dysnomia [4:16]

Thirsty Ear  THI 57206.2

1. Daniel Wohl & feat. Julia Holter,  members of TRANSIT

Corps Exquis

Corpus [5:27]

New Amsterdam NWAM048