My five fives of 2013

Previous lists for 201220112010 and 2009.

Top 5 Films

(Released in UK cinemas in 2013, which I have seen. Links point to IMDb)

  1. Gravity
  2. Blue Is The Warmest Colour (La Vie d’Adèle)
  3. Before Midnight
  4. Lincoln
  5. You’re Next

Top 5 Albums

(Released in the UK in 2013, which I have heard. Links point to Spotify)

  1. Sunbather by Deafheaven
  2. The Bones Of What You Believe by Chvrches
  3. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
  4. Yeezus by Kanye West
  5. Days Are Gone by Haim

Top 5 TV series

(That I watched in 2013. Links point to IMDb)

  1. Breaking Bad Series 5 Part 2
  2. Game of Thrones Series 3
  3. Broadchurch Series 1
  4. The Returned (Les Revenants) Series 1
  5. Orphan Black Series 1

Top 5 Books

(That I read in 2013. Links point to Amazon)

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  3. The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
  4. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Top 5 Live performances

(That I attended in 2013. Links point to the act’s website)

  1. The Postal Service @ Primavera Sound
  2. The Book of Mormon @ Prince of Wales Theatre
  3. My Bloody Valentine @ Hammersmith Apollo
  4. Chvrches @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
  5. Blur @ Primavera Sound

And as a bonus, here is a Spotify playlist of my top 13 tracks of 2013.

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We Love the Internet 2013/51: The end-of-2013 edition

The last We Love the Internet of the year (i.e. there won’t be one next week). Enjoy the festive period, one and all.

Part 1: For the day job

Things to think about:

Reference points:

Longer reads:

Part 2: For the lunch-break

More 2013 reviews

Things to play with

Things to look at:

Animal corner:

This week on Tumblr:

Tweets of the week

Part 3: For the weekend

Long-form articles

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We Love the Internet 2013/50: The Slonk Donkerson edition

Not as overwhelmingly long this week, since Christmas drinks won’t attend themselves…

Part 1: For the day job

Things to think about:

Reference points:

Longer reads:

Part 2: For the lunch-break

Animal corner:

This week on Tumblr:

Things to look at:

Serious things to look at:

Tweets of the week

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We Love the Internet 2013/49: The December-means-best-of-year-posts edition

Part 1: For the day job

Things to think about:

Reference points:

Longer reads:

Part 2: For the lunch-break

Animal corner:

Things to look at:

Things to play with:

Videos and music:

This week on Tumblr:

Tweets of the week

Part 3: For the weekend

Random long-form things to read:

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