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The Year In Music: The Worst Of 2013; Top Reasons NYC Ruled; More Live Performances

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Okkervil River performs in the Soundcheck studio. Okkervil River performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode, Soundcheck host John Schaefer reveals the top two entries on his list of Ten Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World in 2013.

Also, Sean Manning, contributor to Esquire and author of the memoir The Things That Need Doing, picks the worst music moments of the year.

And more favorite live performances from the Soundcheck studio.

Live in-studio performances heard in this episode:


    Sean Manning

    The Year In Music: Sean Manning Picks The Worst Music Of 2013

    Soundcheck's weeklong look at the music of 2013 wouldn't be complete without a perennial favorite: the worst music of the year. Here are the year's "worsts" from Sean Manning, contributor to Esquire and author of the memoir The Things That Need Doing.


    James McBride performs in the Soundcheck studio.

    12 Days Of Soundcheck: James McBride, 'Standing In The Need Of Prayer'

    On Friday December 20, download a special live performance of James McBride's song "Standing In The Need Of Prayer," recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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