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The Music Writers' Poll 2013: Andrew Wowk

18 December 2013 | 8:43 am | Andrew Wowk

Andrew Wowk predicts the demise of commercial electronic music in 2014.

 Top Ten Albums
 1.  Nine Inch Nails  -  Hesitation Marks
 2.  Pelican  -  Forever Becoming
 3.  Special Request  -  Soul Music
 4.  Killer Mike & El-P  -  Run The Jewels
 5.  Jesu  -  Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came
 6.  Black Sabbath  -  13
 7.  Graze  -  Edges
 8.  Transitional  -  Dark Matter Communion
 9.  Horrorshow  -  King Amongst Many
 10.  Om Unit  -  Threads
 
 Top Three Miscellaneous Albums
 1.  Ben Sims  -  Fabric 73
 2.  Gustavo Santaolalla - The Last Of Us Official Soundtrack
 3.  Pale Sketcher  -  Just Won't Sing EP
 
 Top Five Songs
 1.  Tessela  -  Hackney Parrot
 2.  Nine Inch Nails  -  Find My Way
 3.  Bonobo  -  Cirrus
 4.  Space Dimension Controller  -  Back Through Time With A Mission Of Groove
 5.  Horrorshow  -  Unfair Lottery

 
 Artist Of The Year
 1.  Justin Broadrick (Pale Sketcher/Jesu/Final)
 2.  Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails/How To Destroy Angels)
 3.  Tessela
 4.  Ben Sims
 5.  Machinedrum
 
 Best Five International Artist Performances 
 1.  Shigeto
 2.  dBridge
 3.  Dave Clarke
 4.  The Black Angels
 5.  Jeff Mills
 
 Best Five Australian Artist Performances 
 1.  Horrorshow
 2.  Bec Paton
 3.  Flight Facilities
 4.  The Laurels
 5.  Kate Doherty
 
 Top Five TV Shows  
 1.  Breaking Bad
 2.  Parks & Recreation
 3.  The Blacklist
 4.  American Horror Story
 5.  Whose Line Is It Anyway?
 
 Top Five Films
 1.  Side Effects
 2.  This Is The End
 3.  Gravity
 4.  The Conjuring
 5.  The Heat
 
  Top Five Websites
 1.  Facebook
 2.  YouTube
 3.  Beatport
 4.  Cracked
 5.  The Escapist
 
 The Highlight Of 2013
 Supporting some of my heroes: Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, dBridge, and Robert Hood to name a few. Graduating with First Class Honours in Psychology.
 
 Prediction For 2014
 America will get tired of electronic music and find some other style of music to commercialise. The rest of us will rejoice.