Monday, January 06, 2014

Top Albums of 2013

I think my 2013 edition of top albums is another good one.  This year saw an uptick in the number of very strong hip hop albums, as well as a continuation of my tendency toward electronica.  Alt/indie rock is also represented by a couple of prominent selections.  You can compare this to 2012, or 2011.

A new feature this year: the album name link is to a YouTube video of my favorite (or one of my favorite) song on the album.  I have also embedded a playlist of all the videos at the bottom of this post.

Top 10
1. James Blake - Overgrown
2. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
3. Local Natives - Hummingbird
4. Kid Cudi - Indicud
5. A$AP Rocky - LONG.LIVE.A$AP
6. Beacon - The Ways We Separate
7. The Range - Nonfiction
8. Jay-Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail
9. Tricky - False Idols
10. Snowden - No One In Control

Best of the rest...
11. Foals - Holy Fire
12. Until the Ribbon Breaks - A Taste of Silver (EP)
13. Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
14. Nosaj Thing - Home
15. Atoms for Peace - Amok
16. Son Lux - Lanterns
17. Natasha Kmeto - Crisis
18. Bonobo - The North Borders
19. Moby - Innocents
20. Cut Copy - Free Your Mind
21. Black Milk - No Poison No Paradise
22. Buke and Gase - General Dome
23. Weekend - Jinx
24. Junip - Junip
25. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
26. Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals
27. The Besnard Lakes - Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
28. Washed Out - Paracosm
29. The Naked and Famous - In Rolling Waves
30. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
31. Gauntlet Hair - Stills
32. Phoenix - Bankrupt!
33. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
34. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

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