Note: I’ll kick off my look back at the music of 2013 later this week. Here’s an appetizer about music in, but not of, 2013.

I forget what the motivation was, but for some reason last night I decided to check and see when season two of The Americans was supposed to start. Unofficially, I found early February. Which is kind of a bummer. Mid-January would be much nicer. I guess I can go stream all of season one after the holidays to refresh my memory before the new ones air.

I must have felt something in the pop-culture airwaves. Because this morning the AV Club posted a playlist, and discussion, of the terrific music choices made in season one. Scratching me right where I itch, as Kramer would say.

The Pat Benatar Record Wouldn’t Load