Jordan Martins’ Favorites of 2013 : Screens and Rhymes | "Sharing stories between Screens"

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  • Jordan Martins’ Favorites of 2013

    Jordan-Martins'-Best-of-2013Happy New Year! Since this is the last day of 2013, I present to you… my year in review. There’s a ton of things I enjoyed this year, so it was pretty tough narrowing things down to one selection, but for the most part I was able to do so. Both Screens (movies, apps, viral moments) and Rhymes (favorite: song, album, music video) are well represented. I also keep it pretty personal, with some individual highlights spotlighted as well. Check below for the comprehensive list and let me know in the comments how much you agree with my taste and/or how I completely suck at life.

    Jordan Martins’ Favorites Of 2013

    Favorite Album: Nothing Was The Same by Drake

    Favorite New Artist: PartyNextDoor

    Favorite Song: Toro Y Moi- “Cake” (check my favorite rap tracks in a mix)

    Guilty Pleasure Song of 2013: Lil Durk- “One Night”

    Favorite Music Video: Theophilus London feat. Menahan Street Band- “Rio”

    Favorite Live Show: Toro Y Moi at Paradise Rock Club (February 15th)

    Favorite New Movie: Blue Is The Warmest Color

    Favorite Film Experience: 2001: A Space Odyssey at Boston’s MFA

    Favorite Book: This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

    Favorite Comic/Manga/Anime: Shingeki No Kyojin (Attack On Titan)

    Favorite Dining Experience: 9 months of weekly Banh Mi from Dorchester’s Ba Le

    Favorite Event of Year: Sabado Gigante VIII (Photos)

    Favorite App: Pocket (proof of my rampant usage)

    Favorite Purchase: iPhone 5

    Favorite Apparel Purchase: 90s Vintage Boston Celtics Starter Jacket

    Favorite Footwear Purchase: Nike Roshe Run QS Marble (Dark Obsidian)

    Pharrell-Tweet-to-Jordan Martins + Screens And Rhymes

    Proudest Moment: (Finally) Launching Screens And Rhymes

    Lowest Low: Toro Y Moi Interview Request Rejected, NYC Wintertime Woes

    Favorite Piece I Wrote This Year: Pharrell’s “Frontin'” Video Changed My Life

    Favorite Piece (I Wish I Wrote This Year): Daft Punk Pitchfork Cover Story

    Most Amazing Internet Experience: Pharrell hitting me with the prayer hands emoji in response to my piece via Twitter. (Affirmation.)

    Least Amusing Internet Experience: Being trolled on Twitter by adamant Papoose Stan—yes, apparently they do exist—over this piece.

    Favorite Viral Video: LeBron James sends Jason Terry to “The Crossroads”

    Favorite Viral Moment: Drake Dada Meme

    Favorite Quote: “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period.” – Kanye West (New York Times Interview).