Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson

Angus' Top XX of 2013

I’ve been running my ‘Top xx’ of the year posts since 2004 on Live Journal. It’s a personal review of the year of my favourite films, books and bands, and sometimes other things (such as dvds or clubs I’ve been to – when I once lived in London and went clubbing on a regular basis atleast – le sigh).

I usually post this at the beginning of January, but it’s not unusual to be a few days late due to me not usually being at home on the 1st.

This covers 2013 – but has been streamlined to only include cinema trips and gigs. I saw a lot less bands in 2013 than in 2012 (largely down to going to Reading Festival in 2012 ;p) but hope to do more in the coming year.

Top 20 Films of 2013
20. Enders Game
19. Epic
18. Kick-Ass 2
17. Despicable Me 2
16. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
15. Pacific Rim
14. Iron Man 3
13. Anchorman 2
12. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
11. Oblivion
10. Thor 2
9. We’re the Millers
8. Machete Kills
7. Elysium
6. Man of Steel
5. Star Trek: Into Darkness
4. World War Z

3. Saving Mr. Banks
2. Hunger Games: Catching Fire
1. Rush
2013 saw a jump in the number of films I saw at the cinema from 2012. I managed to make it out to the silver screen 33 times, up from a lowly 25 in 2012, but still well down from the 45 trips in 2011, 49 in 2010, and 42 in 2009. Will I get back up to the 40’s in 2014? Who knows…
I didn’t see as many bands in 2013 but I did enjoy most of those I did manage to catch. Looking forward to 2014 as I should be seeing a lot more live music (I already have several gigs booked…) but here’s my Top 5 live bands of 2013…
Top 5 Live Bands of 2013
5. The Naked & Famous
4. 1000 Planets

3. The Mission
2. Fields of the Nephilim
1. Roger Waters “The Wall”

Anyway, that's it from 2013.
You can find my previous ‘Best of’s…” via the following links:
2012 Top XX -

2011 Top XX -

2010 Top XX -

2009 Top 10 –

2008 Top 10 -

2007 Top 15 -

2006 Top 15 -

2005 Top 15 -

2004 Top 10 -
Tags: year review

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