December 21, 2013

Best Albums of 2013

Another year, another amazing batch of albums. Here's the year's best.

1. Disclosure: Settle

2. Arcade Fire: Reflektor

3. Savages: Silence Yourself

4. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City
5. Chvrches: The Bones of What You Believe

6. Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia

7. Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold

8. Boards of Canada: Tomorrow’s Harvest

9. Fuck Buttons: Slow Focus

10. Kurt Vile: Walkin On A Pretty Daze

11. Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin

12. Jon Hopkins: Immunity

13. Darkside: Psychic

14. James Blake: Overgrown

15. Rhye: Woman

16. Bill Callahan: Apocalypse

17. Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels

18. Deafheaven: Sunbather

19. Washed Out: Paracosm

20. Death Grips: Government Plates

Albums 21 to 50:

21. Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse
22. Ty Segall: Sleeper
23. Low: The Invisible Way
24. Speedy Ortiz: Major Arcana
25. Oneohtrix Point Never: R Plus Seven
26. Foxygen: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
27. Phosphorescent: Muchacho
28. Danny Brown: Old
29. The Flaming Lips: The Terror
30. The Haxan Cloak: Excavation
31. Inter Arma: Sky Burial
32. Alice in Chains: The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
33. Carcass: Surgical Steel
34. FKA Twigs: EP2
35. Deerhunter: Monomania
36. Kanye West: Yeezus
37. Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt
38. The Knife: Shaking the Habitual
39. Volcano Choir: Repave
40. Forest Swords: Engravings
41. Pharmakon: Abandon
42. Haim: Days Are Gone
43. Drake: Nothing Was the Same
44. Doldrums: Lesser Evil
45. Gorguts: Colored Sands
46. Of Montreal: Lousy With Sylvianbriar
47. Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe
48. These New Puritans: Field of Reeds
49. Fuzz: Fuzz
50. Perfect Pussy: I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

Honorable mention:

The National: Trouble Will Find Me
The Field: Cupid’s Head
Tim Hecker: Virgins
Grouper: The Man Who Died in His Boat
Charli XCX: True Romance
Autre New Veut: Anxiety
Local Natives: Hummingbird
The Naked and Famous: In Rolling Waves
Mutual Benefit: Love’s Crushing Diamond
Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
Foals: Holy Fire
Smith Westerns: Soft Will
Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap
Prurient: Through the Window
Soft Metals: Lenses
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky Away
Toro Y Moi: Anything in Return
Russian Circles: Memorial
Iceage: You’re Nothing
Kirin J Callinan
My Bloody Valentine: MBV
Mikal Cronin: Mcii
Kylesa: Ultraviolet
Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady
Neko Case: The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight…
Torres: Torres
Earl Sweathshirt: Doris
Julia Holter: Loud City Song
Lorde: Pure Heroine
The Men: New Moon
Ulrich Schnauss: A Long Way to Fall
Sigur Ros: Kveikur
Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks
Junip: Junip
David Bowie: The Next Day
Cult of Luna: Vertikal
Gold Panda: Half of Where You Live
White Fence: Cyclops Reap
Baths: Obsidian
Cass McCombs: Big Wheel and Others
Pelican: Forever Becoming
Arctic Monkeys: AM

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