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Like Country–And A Lot Of Other Stuff, Too? Nick 13 Provides Eclectic Top 10 Albums List

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'Tis the season for music aficionados to gather their top 10 album lists for the year, many of them with predictable results. It's safe to say, however, that country/Americana artist Nick 13--who is also employed as the lead man for psychobilly (if you're not familiar with the genre, just consider it not country) outfit Tiger Army--has one of the more eclectic and interesting compilations this December.

Nick's list includes a variety of country artists ranging from Jim Lauderdale to Dwight Yoakam, electronica/dance (Blaqk Audio, a duo comprising his good friends Davey Havok and Jade Puget), a bit of hardcore punk, some alt-rock, and even a little of the not-quite-easily pigeonholed (Shooter Jennings, Calexico).

It may sound a bit cliche to say, but the list actually does have just about something to please everyone at a multi-generational family get-together, from the older folks on down to the teenage nephews--not an easy feat to accomplish.

Nick 13's Top Albums of 2012

Marty Stuart, Nashville, Vol. 1: Tear the Woodpile Down

Dwight Yoakam, 3 Pears

Calexico, Algiers

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Buddy And Jim

Blaqk Audio, Bright Black Heaven

Jim Lauderdale, Carolina Moonrise

Richard Hawley, Standing At The Sky's Edge

The Meteors, Doing The Lord's Work

Shooter Jennings, Family Man

Off!, Off!

Nick 13 is currently at work on his second country album, has announced spring tour dates with Tiger Army, and will be performing solo at California country music fest Stagecoach (along with one of his top 10-list artists, Yoakam) in late April.

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