2013 CDP Year In Review.

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Here it is; the entirety of 2013, through the eyes of the Communist Dance Party. Click liberally and have fun.

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JANUARY.

1/28 – After a 1-year sabbatical, I cryptically announce my return to much critical fanfare and media attention.

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FEBRUARY.

2/112/12 – If you really want to hear about it (and you do), here’s why I decided to come back. It has to do with alcohol, depression and arcade games (in 2 parts).

2/14 – Just to shake off the rust, here was my Top 5 Albums of 2012.

2/15 – I also brought back The Walking Dead Friday for the remainder of the season.

2/18 – After a lifetime with a deformed front tooth, I volunteer for a little frontier surgery.

2/20 – A drunken, track-by-track review of the new My Bloody Valentine album.

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MARCH.

3/4 – Hey, remember when my earlobe got cut off?

3/6 – A Cat Update that is, 9 months later, already woefully out of date.

3/11-15 – A detailed list and review of everything (and I mean everything) I wanted on TV for an entire week. This might have been the most fun thing I wrote all year, even if nobody else gave a toot. (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5)

3/29 – I use The Walking Dead Friday to discuss a foot injury. Pain ensues.

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APRIL.

4/3 – I bought my first new car! Check it out.

4/15 – Let’s go to the hospital!

4/22 – I update the CDP Archives during some routine maintenance, and over 100 ‘lost’ essays reappear. Pretty cool if you think you’ve read everything here (you probably haven’t; start over from the beginning).

4/30 – Buncha’ crap.

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MAY.

5/7 – The Great CD Swap of 2000. A tale of new love and Pop Punk at the dawn of the Millennium.

5/16 – The series finale of The Office, and the unexpected return of Arrested Development, and why one is significantly better than the other.

5/31 – The scoop on my favorite new TV shows, before they even air. My predictions were solid.

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JUNE.

6/7 – Seriously, I proved the existence of Time Travel because of a children’s book. Look.

6/10 – A tour of all the fun crap in my office that keeps me from writing another book.

6/14 – Probably the only essay I’ve ever written entirely about my dad. People liked this one; so will you.

6/19 – My 9th wedding anniversary with the Missus, and a private high school yearbook flashback.

6/24 – The 2013-2014 Fall TV Preview. Always one of my favorite posts of the year.

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JULY.

7/1 – I break ground on Book #3. It’s slow going, but we’re getting there. For real.

7/19 – All about humiliation and bankruptcy at your local sub sandwich restaurant. Goddamn it.

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AUGUST.

8/5 – Time to hit the reset button on my Summer.

8/26 – My day job allows me cageside seats to UFC 164; one of the best nights of my professional life.

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SEPTEMBER.

9/13 – On Breaking Bad, episode hoarding and the way we watch television in 2013.

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OCTOBER.

10/2 – We had to put our longtime feline homie, Gabe, to sleep. Here’s an old one in his honor.

10/7 – Art Bell returns to radio! Then…leaves six weeks later. Outstanding.

10/14 – Here’s a commercial-free, 24 hour (to the minute) Halloween movie marathon, just for you.

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NOVEMBER.

11/1 – October was a good month, just like it always is (with bonus synchronicity!).

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DECEMBER.

12/13 – My Top 20 tracks of 2013, per tradition.

12/16-20 – My Top 25 albums of 2013, blaz blurr bradition. (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5)

Well, there you have it. 2013, revisited through the eyes of the CDP. Sound off in the comments section, enjoy your holidays and spend some time digging around and checking out some things you might have missed. We will return in early 2014, where we prepare for yet another brand-new year of blogging perfection from yours truly.

Thanks, everybody.

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The CDP’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 (5-1).

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5. Streetlight Manifesto – Hands That Thieve

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4. Surfer Blood – Pythons

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3. My Bloody Valentine – mbv

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2. Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe

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1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Thanks for reading. Sound off in the comments and enjoy your weekend. More year-end stuff to follow here on the CDP.

The CDP’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 (10-6).

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10. The Impossibles – Come Back/The Position

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9. Saves The Day – Saves The Day

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8. The National – Trouble Will Find Me

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7. Less Than Jake – See The Light

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6. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your day; countdown concludes tomorrow.

The CDP’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 (15-11).

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15. Deafheaven – Sunbather

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14. The Parasites – Non-Stop Power Pop

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13. Kanye West – Yeezus

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12. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2

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11. Death Grips – Government Plates

Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your day; countdown continues tomorrow.

The CDP’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 (20-16).

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20. Matt Pond – The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand

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19. The Pastels – Slow Summits

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18. Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals

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17. Los Campesinos! – No Blues

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16. Superchunk – I Hate Music

Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your day; the countdown continues tomorrow.

The CDP’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 (25-21).

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25. The History Of Apple Pie – Out Of View

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24. Arctic Monkeys – AM

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23. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks

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22. Haim – Days Are Gone

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21. Deltron 3030 – Event 2

Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your day; the countdown continues tomorrow.

The CDP’s Top 20 Tracks Of 2013.

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(Sleigh Bells)

My list, my rules. I even linked to every damn one of them for you. Enjoy.

20. Sleigh Bells – ‘Bitter Rivals
19. Los Campesinos! – ‘Avocado, Baby
18. The Pastels – ‘Check My Heart
17. Haim – ‘The Wire
16. Paramore – ‘Still Into You

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(Masked Intruder)

15. The National – ‘Don’t Swallow The Cap
14. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?
13. The Killers – ‘Shot At The Night
12. Tegan And Sara – ‘Closer
11. Masked Intruder – ‘Valerie Is Getting Married

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(Daft Punk)

10. Eminem – ‘Rap God
9. Superchunk – ‘Me And You And Jackie Mittoo
8. Deltron 3030 – ‘City Rising From The Ashes
(Note: I linked to a live performance of ‘City Rising From The Ashes’ because it’s absolutely incredible.)
7. The Impossibles – ‘Come Back
6. Daft Punk – ‘Instant Crush

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(Chvrches)

5. Eminem – ‘Berzerk
4. The History Of Apple Pie – ‘See You
3. Surfer Blood – ‘Demon Dance
2. Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky
1. Chvrches – ‘The Mother We Share

Sound off in the comments section, share your favorite track of 2013, and enjoy your weekend. The CDP’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 arrives all next week.