2013 music in haiku

2013′s best music in haiku

by Abdi Nazemian

As the year comes to a close, countless words will be written about the year’s best records. In an effort not to add to the glut of words, I offer one haiku to each of my ten favorite albums of 2013. If you think I’ve missed one, please let me know, preferably with a haiku about what makes it special.

Neko Case

NEKO CASE

The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight,
The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

It can’t be easy
To improve on perfection
But she has done it

Nick Cave

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

Push the Sky Away

Thirty-five years in
Instead of disappointing
Still bringing the dread

Chelsea Wolfe

CHELSEA WOLFE

Pain is Beauty

Dark lush and gothic
As she says, destruction makes
The world burn brighter

Skye Ferrara

SKY FERREIRA

Night Time, My Time

Hey mega divas
Here is a fun album that
Is real deal art pop

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 JON HOPKINS

Immunity

Sonic symphonic
Masterpiece electronic
My writing soundtrack

Kacey Musgraves

 KACEY MUSGRAVES

Same Trailer Different Park

This is a record
That could turn Juliette Barnes
Into Reyna James

Kiss Land

THE WEEKND

Kiss Land

Like Michael Jackson
But produced by Portishead
Self-loathing head trip

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GOLDFRAPP

Tales of Us

Long hot bath music
Melancholy ache music
Beautiful music

Janelle Monae

JANELLE MONÁE

The Electric Lady

Epic ambition
Future rock rhythm and blues
Prince’s true Princess

James Blake

JAMES BLAKE

Overgrown

Although the Grammys
Think he is a new artist
He is two for two

Abdi Nazemian

About Abdi Nazemian

Abdi Nazemian has written four produced films, and way too many unproduced films. Abdi is not the inspiration for Madonna’s children’s book The Adventures of Abdi, though the illustrations do look suspiciously like him. His first novel, The Walk-In Closet, was just published by Curtis Brown Digital. Set against the backdrop of "Tehrangeles," it tells the story of two best friends juggling a fictional relationship, trying to make it in Hollywood, and searching for meaning. You can visit Abdi at his website abdaddy.com and follow him on Twitter @Abdaddy and Facebook.

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