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Albums of the Year 2013


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We're well into December now so its that time of the year, the time when we look back on our favourite music of the year.

Must say its been a great year for me, my list of albums will be posted later but please no top 10's, a list is as long as it needs to be.

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Despite it being thoroughly mainstream, I can't look far past this:

 

Arctic Monkeys - AM

 

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Seeing (the majority of) it performed live made it even better.

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I thought we'd already done this in another thread?

 

Just two in my list. 

 

Big Big Train: English Electric Part 2 (Actually, the full 2-CD English Electric, Full Power - but Part 2 was the stuff that first came out in 2013)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WHCdHAJsR0

 

Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused To Sing

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4ZqgOnhFT0 

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Need to have a proper think about this, and clarify what albums I've brought this year, came out this year!

 

Off the top I've my head, it's hard to look past My Bloody Valentine - m b v, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away.

 

I shall return!

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Most of stuff I listen to is from 60s and 70s so if I'm honest I rarely buy albums that are released this year. Only one I got was sabbath's new release. Really good comeback album but not as good as paranoid,MOR,vol4,SBS and probaly not as good as sabotage

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This year has been brilliant, so many top class albums released.

 

QotSA - Like Clockwork

Bloc Party - Four (real return to form that one)

Nick Cave - Push the Sky Away

Ghost - Infestissumam (probably top of the list for me)

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks

Black Angels - Indigo Meadow

Carcass - Surgical Steel

Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities

Agnes Obel - Aventine

Mark Lanegan - Imitations

Machinedrum - Vapor City

Volcano Choir - Repave

Chelsea Wolfe - Pain is Beauty

Gary Numan - Splinter

Deafheaven - Sunbather

F**k Buttons - Slow Focus

Sigur Ros - Kveikur

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Ghostface Killah - Twelve Reasons to Die

Tomahawk - Oddfellows

Soulfly - Savages

 

That's just a small selection.

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Easy. Far and away my favourite album of 2013 
 
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If I were to make a top 10 after that which is almost impossible considering how amazing it was for music this year, it'll probably be:
 
Laura Stevenson - Wheel
My Bloody Valentine -m b v
Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn
Bonobo - The North Borders
Autechre - Exai
The Doppelgangaz - HARK
Tim Hecker - Virgins
ASC - Machine Love
Obliteration - Black Death Horizon

 

Added samples just in case anyone's interested.

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It's been a **** cracking year, it really has.  I'm throwing EPs in here too, because screw you I don't need a reason.  B)

 

The Physics House Band - Horizons/Rapture
Fave track - Titan
 
A Ninja Slob Drew Me - [before/After, Tilt]
Fave track - Squid_Lizard
 
Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Fave track - White Cyclosa
 
65daysofstatic - Wild Light
Fave track - Prisms
 
100%chevalier - EP-IC
Fave track - TTT
 
Portasound - Sacrifice
Fave track - Time/Lost
 
Teeth Of The Sea - Master
Fave track - Reaper
 
Eat Lights Become Lights - Modular Living
Fave track - Modular Living
 
Vessels - Elliptic
Fave track - Elliptic
 
LITE - Installation
Fave track - Hunger
 
Satelliti - Transister
Fave track - Young Wolf
 
CHVRCHES - The Bones Of What You Believe
Fave track - Science/Visions
 
Foals - Holy Fire
Fave track - Inhaler
 
Axes - AXES
Fave track - Jon Bonjela
 
And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Futures
 
Arbor Lights - Hatherton Lake
Fave track - The Silent City
 
Trophy Wife - Trophy Wife
Fave track - Microlite
 
Arctus Questu - Arctus Questu And The Ice Raft
Fave track - Ice Raft
 
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Fave track - Giorgio By Moroder
 
Honorary mentions to the Nils Frahm and Rival Consoles albums which I imagine will make this list, only I haven't really listened to them that much yet.
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Like Designer1 said earlier - a pretty excellent year for music.

 

Highlights for me (and in no particular order)

 

  1. Slow Focus – F**k Buttons
  2. Big Love – Matthew E White
  3. Crusie Your Illusion – Milk Music
  4. Light Up Gold – Parquet Courts
  5. Push The Sky Away – Nick Cave
  6. Monomania – Deerhunter
  7. Pale Green Ghosts – John Grant
  8. Muchacho – Phosphorescent
  9. Dream River – Bill Callahan
  10. Curiosity – Wampire
  11. Desperation – Oblivions
  12. Fanfare – Jonathan Wilson
  13. Hobo Rocket – Pond
  14. Howlin – Jagwar Ma
  15. Pearl Mystic – Hookworms
  16. Pura Vida Conspiracy – Gogol Bordello
  17. Repave – Volcano Choir
  18. Season Of Your Day – Mazzy Star
  19. Sleeper – Ty Segal
  20. Circles - Moon Duo
  21. Imitations - Mark Lanegan
  22. Long Island - Endless Boogie
  23. Wonderful, Glorious – Eels
  24. Jubilee – Deep Dark Woods
  25. New Moon – The Men
  26. Corsicana Lemonade – White Denim
  27. Confection – Sebastien Tellier
  28. Antiphon – Midlake
  29. Big Wheels & Others – Cass McCombs
  30. Head In The Dirt – Hanni El Khatib

I'd personally put Milk Music, Parquet Courts, Nick Cave, Pond and the Jonathan Wilson albums as my top 5

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Some belters on there (and Gareth's list to be fair) that i'd forgotten about.

 

The John Grant album is definitely up there for me (think it was Bicks who recommended that one).

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Some belters on there (and Gareth's list to be fair) that i'd forgotten about.

 

The John Grant album is definitely up there for me (think it was Bicks who recommended that one).

Thats one of the reasons I love this thread every year, I forget about stuff and I learn stuff I'd missed. And yes John Grant was me I think

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