Favorite Albums of 2013

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An intro paragraph for a personal favorites list is kind of pointless since it always boils down to essentially saying “these were my favorite albums of the year due to experiences I had and my personal taste.” So instead I’m going to do a quick few intros as if I were making a list for a different publication.

VICE/Noisy

I took a break from dropping acid and sand surfing with amputee Afghanistan prostitutes to make a bullshit music list. All music all the time is shit and if you sincerely enjoyed or cared about something from this year, you’re the fucking worst. Especially if it’s commercially popular, indie-hipster or anything in between. Anyway, here is my ironic/sarcastic/snarky/trolling/click-bait list and no matter how it comes off, know that I’m in on the joke and honestly don’t care what you think about it, because having positive opinions about things is fucking stupid. Alright, off to do cool shit with horrible people in areas on devastation.

Buzzfeed

36 Albums From 2013 That Were So Album They Were Almost Too Album.
When I first started listening to music this year I was like:
Top albums gif Little Mermaid
But by the end of the year I was like:
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Jr. High Me Writing An Intro Paragraph For An Essay

Websters dictionary defines music as “the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.” In addition to having unity in itself, music also unites people together and unites certain bands and artists together in an individuals mind. In my essay I will show the artist that I enjoyed from the past year, the albums that they released, and provide a favorite song for you that an audience could sample.

The Onion

Blogger Rocks Music World With Year-End List.

 

SEATTLE – In a move that several experts have called “incredibly inventive” and “awe-inspiring,” local music blogger Alex Anderson has composed a year end music list unlike anything ever seen before by human eyes.

 

While somehow avoiding all the usual trappings and pitfalls of other year end list makers, the 26 year old ex record store employee, managed to compose a list so perfect and unique other music publications have given up attempting one themselves.

 

“At the end of every year you always end up seeing list after list of the same music,” explained reader Conor Heinz. “That was until this year when I took a look at Alex’s list and was blown away by the originality contained within.”

 

“I mean, he was able to weave in lesser known albums while also plugging in a few larger release as well,” Conor added. “Having Wild Belle at 18 followed by HAIM at 17 was a stroke of genius. And having Pickwick at 4, who thinks to do that?”

 

Music critics and fans are once again preparing to have everything they know and hold sacred flipped upside down as sources confirm Alex is starting work on a top songs list. “I hear it might be alphabetical instead of numbered” said Heinz, adding “can you even imagine how unconventional and world changing that would be? Blows my fucking mind.”

(In all seriousness, I thought it was a pretty great year for music and could have easily kept going with this list into the hundreds. Also I left off bands I personally know because I felt weird ranking them. Sorry guys!)

SoundCloud playlist for most of the songs can be found HERE and the Spotify HERE

Favorite Albums

36. Lady Lamb the BeekeeperRipely Pine

35. CocoRosieTales of a Grass Widow

34. Julianna BarwickNepenthe

33. ChvrchesThe Bones of What You Believe 

32. Jacco GardnerCabinet of Curiosities

31.5. Diane CoffeeMy Friend Fish

31. FoxygenWe Are the 21st century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

30. CultsStatic

29. AustraOlympia

28.5 MiloshJetlag

28. RhyeWoman

27. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories

26. Washed OutParacosm

25. TunngTurbines  

24. BombinoNomad

23. VUMPsychotropic Jukebox

22. PhosphorescentMuchacho

21. Agnes ObelAventine

20. WidowspeakAlmanac

19. LordePure Heroine

18. Wild BelleIsles

17. HAIMDays Are Gone

16. White DenimCorsicana Lemonade

15. Arctic MonkeysAM

14. Sallie Ford & the Sound OutsideUntamed Beast  

13. Marika HackmanThat Iron Tastes

12. Devendra BanhartMala

11. Julia HolterLoud City Song

10. DaughterIf You Leave

9. Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs

8. London GrammarIf You Wait

7. Poliça – Shulamith

6. Son Lux – Lanterns  

5. Blue HawaiiUntogether

4. PickwickCan’t Talk Medicine

3. The GrowlersHung at Heart

2. BraidsFlourish // Perish

1. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty  

 

Top Albums Arranged By Metacritic Score

N/A Marika Hackman – That Iron Tastes
N/A Pickwick – Can’t Talk Medicine
N/A VUM – Psychotropic Jukebox
87 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
86 Julia Holter – Loud City Song
85 Phosphorescent – Muchacho
82 Bombino – Nomad
82 Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty
82 Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Ripely Pine
81 Arctic Monkeys – AM
80 Foxygen – We Are the 21st century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
80 White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade
80 Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
79 Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
79 HAIM – Days Are Gone
79 Rhye – Woman
78 Braids – Flourish // Perish
78 Lorde – Pure Heroine
76 Austra – Olympia
76 Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside – Untamed Beast
75 Agnes Obel – Aventine
75 London Grammar – If You Wait
75 Son Lux – Lanterns
75 Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities
75 CocoRosie – Tales of a Grass Widow
74 Diane Coffee – My Friend Fish
73 Polica – Shulamith
73 Widowspeak – Almanac
73 Tunng – Turbines
73 Washed Out – Paracosm
73 Cults – Static
72 Milosh – Jetlag
72 Devendra Banhart – Mala
72 Daughter – If You Leave
70 The Growlers – Hung at Heart
69 Blue Hawaii – Untogether
68 Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs
63 Wild Belle – Isles

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