Top 100 Albums of 2013

(short and sweet and to the point; culled from listening to 724 releases—at time of publishing—from 2013. ask me tomorrow and the list will probably be drastically different, but you have to lock ’em in sometime.)

Honorable Mention:


The Joy Formidable
Indians
Young Galaxy
Cansei de Ser Sexy
Kings of Leon
Kodaline
Frank Turner
Black Blinds
Chelsea Wolfe
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Jungle Giants
GRMLN
Holy Ghost!
Ours
KT Tunstall
Jim James
Chapel Club
Armin Van Buuren
The Black Angels
Volcano Choir
Neko Case
Matt Pond
Foals
Blue October
Bastille

Okkervil River

#100:

The Silver Gymnasium
by
Okkervil River
.

Steve Mason

#99:

Monkey Minds
in the Devil’s Time

by
Steve Mason

The Sounds

#98:

Weekend
by
The Sounds
.

Arcade Fire

#97:

Reflektor
by
Arcade Fire

Gold & Youth

#96:

Beyond Wilderness
by
Gold & Youth

Atoms for Peace

#95:

Amok
by
Atoms for Peace

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

#94:

Edward Sharpe
& The Magnetic Zeros

by
Edward Sharpe
& The Magnetic Zeros

The National

#93:

Trouble Will Find Me
by
The National
.
.

Neon Neon

#92:

Praxis Makes Perfect
by
Neon Neon
.
.

Black Joe Lewis

#91:

Electric Slave
by
Black Joe Lewis

Lydia

#90:

Devil
by
Lydia

Born Ruffians

#89:

Birthmarks
by
Born Ruffians

The Strokes

#88:

Comedown Machine
by
The Strokes

OneRepublic

#87:

Native
by
OneRepublic

Charles Bradley

#86:

Victim of Love
by
Charles Bradley

The Love Language

#85:

Ruby Red
by
The Love Language

The Virgins

#84:

Strike Gently
by
The Virgins

Cults

#83:

Static
by
Cults

Washed Out

#82:

Paracosm
by
Washed Out

Brendan Benson

#81:

You Were Right
by
Brendan Benson

Post War Years

#80:

Galapagos
by
Post War Years

The Naked and Famous

#79:

In Rolling Waves
by
The Naked and Famous

Deer Tick

#78:

Negativity
by
Deer Tick

Ludovico Einaudi

#77:

In a Time Lapse
by
Ludovico Einaudi

Shout Out Louds

#76:

Optica
by
Shout Out Louds

Camera Obscura

#75:

Desire Lines
by
Camera Obscura

Mayer Hawthorne

#74:

Where Does This Door Go
by
Mayer Hawthorne

City And Colour

#73:

The Hurry And The Harm
by
City And Colour

Ivan & Alyosha

#72:

All The Times We Had
by
Ivan & Alyosha

BT

#71:

A Song Across Wires
by
BT

Shearwater

#70:

Fellow Travelers
by
Shearwater

The Dear Hunter

#69:

Migrant
by
The Dear Hunter

Kid Cudi

#68:

Indicud
by
Kid Cudi

Hockey

#67:

Wyeth IS
by
Hockey

Stereophonics

#66:

Graffiti On The Train
by
Stereophonics

Phoenix

#65:

Bankrupt!
by
Phoenix

Surfer Blood

#64:

Pythons
by
Surfer Blood

Atlas Genius

#63:

When It Was Now
by
Atlas Genius

How to Destroy Angels

#62:

Welcome Oblivion
by
How to Destroy Angels

Pearl Jam

#61:

Lightning Bolt
by
Pearl Jam

The Airborne Toxic Event

#60:

Such Hot Blood
by
The Airborne Toxic Event

Tom Odell

#59:

Long Way Down
by
Tom Odell

Ty Segall

#58:

Sleeper
by
Ty Segall

Barbarossa

#57:

Bloodlines
by
Barbarossa

Thirty Seconds To Mars

#56:

Love Lust Faith + Dreams
by
Thirty Seconds To Mars

The Veils

#55:

Time Stays, We Go
by
The Veils

Snakadaktal

#54:

Sleep In The Water
by
Snakadaktal

The Courteeners

#53:

Anna
by
The Courteeners

eels

#52:

Wonderful, Glorious
by
eels

Empire Of The Sun

#51:

Ice On the Dune
by
Empire Of The Sun

Booker T.

#50:

Sound the Alarm
by
Booker T.

Lorde

#49:

Pure Heroine
by
Lorde

Gin Wigmore

#48:

Gravel & Wine
by
Gin Wigmore

Birds Of Tokyo

#47:

March Fires
by
Birds Of Tokyo

The Head And The Heart

#46:

Let’s Be Still
by
The Head And The Heart

Beady Eye

#45:

BE
by
Beady Eye

Pendentif

#44:

Mafia Douce
by
Pendentif

Lissie

#43:

Back To Forever
by
Lissie

Queens Of The Stone Age

#42:

Like Clockwork
by
Queens Of The Stone Age

Placebo

#41:

Loud Like Love
by
Placebo

Black Rebel Motorcyle Club

#40:

Specter at the Feast
by
Black Rebel Motorcyle Club

Fitz and The Tantrums

#39:

More Than Just A Dream
by
Fitz and The Tantrums

Yuna

#38:

Nocturnal
by
Yuna

Smith Westerns

#37:

Soft Will
by
Smith Westerns

The Features

#36:

The Features
by
The Features

Biffy Clyro

#35:

Opposites
by
Biffy Clyro

The Neighbourhood

#34:

I Love You
by
The Neighbourhood

Midlake

#33:

Antiphon
by
Midlake

Youngblood Hawke

#32:

Wake Up
by
Youngblood Hawke

Coheed and Cambria

#31:

The Afterman: Descension
by
Coheed and Cambria

Janelle Monáe

#30:

The Electric Lady
by
Janelle Monáe

Portugal. The Man

#29:

Evil Friends
by
Portugal. The Man

Local Natives

#28:

Hummingbird
by
Local Natives

Guards

#27:

In Guards We Trust
by
Guards

Jake Bugg

#26:

Shangri La
by
Jake Bugg

Cold War Kids

#25:

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
by
Cold War Kids

Har Mar Superstar

#24:

Bye Bye 17
by
Har Mar Superstar

Cut Copy

#23:

Free Your Mind
by
Cut Copy

White Lies

#22:

Big TV
by
White Lies

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

#21:

The Speed of Things
by
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Wildlife

#20:

…On the Heart…
by
Wildlife

Editors

#19:

The Weight of Your Love
by
Editors

Sky Ferreira

#18:

Night Time, My Time
by
Sky Ferreira

Daft Punk

#17:

Random Access Memories
by
Daft Punk

The Civil Wars

#16:

The Civil Wars
by
The Civil Wars

London Grammar

#15:

If You Wait
by
London Grammar

Aloe Blacc

#14:

Lift Your Spirit
by
Aloe Blacc

John Legend

#13:

Love In The Future
by
John Legend

Sigur Rós

#12:

Kveikur
by
Sigur Rós

Juveniles

#11:

Juveniles
by
Juveniles

Miles Kane

#10:

Don’t Forget Who You Are
by
Miles Kane

Sleigh Bells

#09:

Bitter Rivals
by
Sleigh Bells

Junip

#08:

Junip
by
Junip

Iron & Wine

#07:

Ghost On Ghost
by
Iron & Wine

Arctic Monkeys

#06:

AM
by
Arctic Monkeys

Frightened Rabbit

#05:

Pedestrian Verses
by
Frightened Rabbit

The Boxer Rebellion

#04:

Promises
by
The Boxer Rebellion

Ra Ra Riot

#03:

Beta Love
by
Ra Ra Riot

The Weeknd

#02:

Kiss Land
by
The Weeknd

CHVRCHES

#01:

The Bones Of What You Believe
by
CHVRCHES

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