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Here's a list of the record reviews we've written so far this year. For links to reviews we wrote before that point, see our old features page.

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May

Dissonance In Design, Sentient
Nazan Öncel, Bazı Şeyler
Trouble Funk, 35th Anniversary Live
tUnE-yArDs, Nikki Nack
#FirstListenFridays: Demet Akalın, Amoral, Backyard Band, The Lewis Conection, Linda Perhacs, Soreption, Storm Corrosion, Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Serap Yağız

April

#FirstListenFridays: The Agonist, John Bassett, Descending Chaos, Otep, Roman Remains, Straight Line Stitch, Bahadir Tatlıöz, Theo And The Skyscrapers, Whispered

March

New page - Angel Haze
Buckethead, Twisterlend
Chris Greene Quartet, Music Appreciation
Intervals, A Voice Within
Little Richard, The Rill Thing
Little Richard, The King Of Rock 'N' Roll
Little Richard, The Second Coming
Little Richard, Southern Child
Erol Mutlu, Ateş Düşer Şarkılara
Sıla, Yeni Ay
#FirstListenFridays: Ceylan, Keith LeBlanc, Aaron Lebos, Claudia Lennear, Malignant Mist, Man Must Die, Mulgrew Miller, Ersen Özprinçci, Raw Stylus, Ayşe Saran, Pelin Yılmaz

February

#FirstListenFridays: Burcu Arı, Inferi, Loverboy, Mechanical God Creation, MTM, Liv Warfield

January

#FirstListenFridays: DEV, Great Thunder, Model, Pantokrator, Diana Ross

December

New rant - (You And I) We Can Conquer #Trollgaze
New feature - Year In Review 2013
New page - Gary Numan
Aziza A., Kulak Misafiri
Beyoncé
Death Remains, Stand.Fight.Believe
The Dramatics, The Dramatic Way
Kylesa, Ultraviolet
#FirstListenFridays: Aethere, Cassie, Deafheaven, Goblin, HAIM, Icona Pop, PJ Morton, Nightkin, Nytro, Gregory Porter, Dawn Richard, Seda Tripkolic

November

Diane Birch, Speak A Little Louder
Black Milk, No Poison No Paradise
Centaurus-A, Side Effects Expected
Dysmorphic, A Notion Of Causality
Gutslit, Skewered In The Sewer
#FirstListenFridays: Acid Bath, Aytekin G. Atas, Hasan Günyüz & Örgü Project, Honey The Hippie, Insomnium, M.I.A., Trivium, Lesette Wilson, Zapp

October

Ghostface Killah, Ghostdini Wizard Of Poetry
Gilbert Neal, Dirty Red Pagan
Gabriel Palatchi Band, Caja Musical
The Soul Rebels, Unlock Your Mind
Cris Williamson, Pray Tell
Bernie Worrell Orchestra, BWO Is Landing
#FirstListenFridays: Deep Cotton, Deviant Syndrome, Kevin Gates, Ferhat Göçer, Sleigh Bells, Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express

September

New page - Janelle Monáe
B'Shnorkestra, Go To Orange
Carcass, Swansong
Carcass, Wake Up And Smell The... Carcass
Carcass, Surgical Steel
Cubic U, Precious
Ronald Isley, This Song's For You
Misery Signals, Absent Light
One City One Sound One Movement Vol. 1
Ziynet Sali, Bir Akdeniz Rüyasi
Uncalled 4 Band, Back 2 Basix
Hikaru Utada, First Love
Hikaru Utada, Distance
#FirstListenFridays: Afgrund, Chthonic, DevilDriver, Franz Ferdinand, Nico Gomez, Gorguts, Indeep, Junkyard Band, Freda Payne, Savages, Suttle Thoughts, The Weeknd

August

New feature - Funkadelic Fantasy Camp (Did This Really Just Happen?)
Drum And A Tantrum, The End
Nona Hendryx, Mutatis Mutandis
Hodges, James & Smith, Power In Your Love
Liferuiner, Future Revisionists
Marc Anthony, 3.0
Rare Essence, Work The Walls
Spawn Of Possession, Incurso
Olga Tañón, Una Mujer
Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers, Border-Free
Wale, The Gifted
#FirstListenFridays: Aysegül Aldinc, Gönül Angın, The Civil Wars, The Drake Equation, Kvelertak, Lettuce, Little Benny & The Masters, The Mars Volta, Ofermod, Sylvia Robinson, Sinem Sayin, Shady Groove, Snakes Get Bad Press, Yıldız Tilde, Bill Withers

July

New feature - Half-Year In Review: 2013
New page - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
Black Sabbath, 13
Candan Erçetin, Milyonlarca Kuştuk...
The Go-Go Allstarz, Do The Whop
Good To Go Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Juan Luis Guerra, Colección Cristiana
Juan Luis Guerra, Asondeguerra Tour
Irakere, Live At Ronnie Scott's
Irakere, ¡Afrocubanismo Live!
Irakere, Yemayá
Irakere, 30 Años
Megadeth, Th1rt3en
Megadeth, Super Collider
Milking The Goatmachine, Stallzeit
Sinem Polat, Merhaba 2013
Trouble Funk, Straight Up Funk Go Go Style
Trouble Funk, Say What!
Trouble Funk, P.A. Classics
Trouble Funk, Funkin' The Classics
Trouble Funk, Washington, D.C., 6 July 2013 (concert)
Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers, Chucho's Steps
#FirstListenFridays: Ana Carolina, Soner Arıca, india.arie, Autopsy, Can, Deafheaven, Çiğdem Erken, Nightlife Unlimited, Jeremy Pelt, Soilwork, TOB, Yo La Tengo

June

W&A On The Radio - Wilson guests on WFMU's Miniature Minotaurs (Prince's birthday show)
Brass Construction IV
The Dillinger Escape Plan, One Of Us Is The Killer
Exit 9, Straight Up
Experience Unlimited, Free Yourself
E.U., Just The Way You Like It
E.U., Future Funk
E.U. & Friends, School Daze Revisited
The Legendary Irakere In London
Irakere, Exuberancia
Little Anthony, Daylight
Arturo Sandoval/Chucho Valdés, Straight Ahead
Chucho Valdés, Lucumí: Solo Piano
Rafael Vigilantics, The Spade Tapes
Dionne Warwick, Now
Kanye West, Yeezus
#FirstListenFridays: Atiye, The Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Red Throne, Çapulcular, Dark Tranquillity, Device, Killswitch Engage, Serpents, Bülent Serttaş, The United We Funk All-Stars

May

Irakere, Chékere Son
Irakere, El Coco
Irakere, Live In Sweden
Irakere, Vol. VI
Irakere, Tierra En Trance
Irakere, Misa Negra
Daniela Mercury, Canibália: Ritmos do Brasil
Chucho Valdés, Tema De Chaka
Chucho Valdés, Invitación
Elle Varner, Perfectly Imperfect
Charlie Wilson, Love, Charlie
#FirstListenFridays: Alişan, Aosoth, Chambao, Deep Purple, Jack DeJohnette's Directions, Eve, Guardian Angel, Işın Karaca, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Muhabbet, Parkway Drive, Halil Sezai, Ilona Staller, Sunrize, Ebru Yaşar

April

Anata, The Conductor's Departure
Leo Brouwer/Irakere
Farah María/Los Irakeres, The Golden Orpheus '76
Chris Greene Quartet, Playtime Volume 2
Grupo Irakere
Irakere, From Havana With Love
Irakere, Cuba Libre
Chucho Valdés
Chucho Valdés, Jazz Batá
Chucho Valdés, Piano 1
Renée Yoxon/Mark Ferguson, Here We Go Again
#FirstListenFridays: Murat Ak, Clutch, Crak, Iggy And The Stooges, Jamie Lidell, Idris Muhammad, Rita Ora, Polyphia, Reality, Alice Smith, Kurt Vile, The Zenith Passage

March

New rant - Who Killed A (Meta)Critic: Where Quant Meets Qual, And Both Are Disappointed
Chelsea Light Moving
The Music of Prince at Carnegie Hall (concert)
The Schoenberg Automaton, Vela
Corin Tucker Band, Kill My Blues
Wing, Television Radio Heroes
#FirstListenFridays: Aguankó, Batillus, Asfalt Dünya, Burcu Güneş, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Humphrey & The Cool-Aid Chemists, Lady, Lil Wayne, Material, Maxyn, Mental Grubu, Stained Blood, Suffocation, Justin Timberlake, Waxahatchee

February

New rant - High Ceilings and Low Floors
New page - Kardeş Türküler (and solo work)
Keyshia Cole, Just Like You
Eric Dolphy, Last Date
Funeral For A Friend, Conduit
Nevermore, The Obsidian Conspiracy
Nutty, Jetsetter Jazz! The Persuasive Sounds Of Nutty
#FirstListenFridays: Atlas, Bilal, The Jimmy Castor Bunch, Gnarls Barkley, The Headhunters, Korkuluk, Bobby M., Mabel Matiz, Rice & Beans Orchestra, Sugarloaf, Suicide Silence, The Trashwomen

January

New bonus track - Chuck Mangione, "Feels So Good" (1977)
Andy Allo, Superconductor
Chic, Take It Off
Yusuf Harpatlu, Zamanı Geldi
Pete La Roca, Basra
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
#FirstListenFridays: Average White Band, Circle Takes The Square, Keyshia Cole, Giants Among Us, Devrim Gürenç, Angel Haze, Burcu Kaya, The Lumineers, Sibel Gürsoy, Sunn O))), T.I., Aşkın Nur Yengi, İsmail YK

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