My Favourite Albums Of 2013


At the end of every year I like to look back on the music that’s been released and compile a list that I think encapsulates everything I loved that year in terms of releases. What follows below is my 2013 list, and I’m pretty pleased with it. Some of the albums are ones I’ve reviewed, so I’ve left links beside them that will redirect you, if you’re interested. Each album in the top 20 has a brief reasoning, which I’ve also linked. Sorry it’s in a relatively uninspired list, if I knew how to make it nicer then I would, but I don’t.

FYI: If you’re into EOTY lists you can also view my Top 25 Songs of 2013 and what I considered to be the Top 25 EPs / Splits / Mini-albums of 2013.

100) Continents – Idle Hands
99) Bag Of Bones – On Moving On (Review)
98) She & Him – Volume 3
97) The Devil Wears Prada – 8:18
96) Shai Hulud – Reach Beyond The Sun
95) Tyler, The Creator – Wolf
94) Ryan Keen – Room For Light (Review)
93) Palma Violets – 180
92) Funeral For A Friend – Conduit
91) Pusha T – My Name Is My Name
90) Mountains For Clouds – Maybe It’s Already Everywhere
89) Arcade Fire – Reflektor
88) Crossfaith – Apocalyze
87) The Hell – You’re Listening To The Hell
86) Lemuria – The Distance Is Too Big
85) Off With Their Heads – Home
84) Fall Out Boy – Save Rock & Roll
83) Hands Like Houses – Unimagine
82) Modestep – Evolution Theory
81) AFI – Burials (Review)
80) The Bronx – IV
79) Sombear – Love You In The Dark
78) Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal
77) 65daysofstatic – Wild Light
76) Los Campesinos! – No Blues
75) Silverstein – This Is How The Wind Shifts
74) Balance & Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing
73) Arcane Roots – Blood And Chemistry
72) Rescuer – With Time Comes The Comfort
71) TRC – Nation
70) Tiny Moving Parts – This Couch Is Long & Full Of Friendship
69) We Are Knuckle Dragger – The Drone
68) Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork
67) Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty
66) Darwin Deez – Songs For Imaginary People
65) Northlane – Singularity
64) The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Whenever, If Ever
63) Counterparts – The Difference Between Hell And Home
62) Gabrielle Aplin – English Rain
61) Blessthefall – Hollow Bodies (Review)
60) Kevin Devine – Bubblegum / Bulldozer
59) TesseracT – Altered State
58) Sainthood Reps – Headswell
57) Volcano Choir – Repave
56) Jamie Lenman – Muscle Memory
55) Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off
54) Palm Reader – Bad Weather
53) Daughter – If You Leave
52) Placebo – Loud Like Love
51) Tancred – Tancred (Review)
50) Moving Mountains – Moving Mountains
49) Koji – Crooked In My Mind
48) Defeater – Letters Home (Review)
47) Arctic Monkeys – AM (Review)
46) Mallory Knox – Signals
45) Deaf Havana – Old Souls (Review)
44) Deerhunter – Manomania
43) Better Off – (I Think) I’m Leaving
42) Allison Weiss – Say What You Mean
41) Anthony Green – Young Legs (Review)
40) We Still Dream – Something To Smile About
39) James Blake – Overgrown
38) Foals – Holy Fire
37) Fenech Soler – Rituals
36) Bleed From Within – Uprising
35) Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
34) A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy (Review)
33) Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
32) Sigur Ros – Kveikur
31) Kanye West – Yeezus
30) Perma – Two Of A Crime (Review)
29) Old Gray – An Autobiography
28) City & Colour – The Hurry And The Harm
27) Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
26) Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
25) This Town Needs Guns – 13.0.0.0.0
24) The Front Bottoms – Talon Of The Hawk
23) The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
22) Kvelertak – Meir
21) Touche Amore – Is Survived By (Review)

20) Nails – Abandon All Life (Reasoning)
19) Biffy Clyro – Opposites (Reasoning)
18) The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer (Reasoning)
17) Foy Vance – The Joy Of Nothing (Review / Reasoning)
16) Feed Me – Calamari Tuesday  (Review / Reasoning)
15) The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation (Reasoning)
14) A Great Big Pile Of Leaves – You’re Always On My Mind (Reasoning)
13) Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus (Review / Reasoning)
12) letlive. – The Blackest Beautiful (Review / Reasoning)
11) State Champs – The Finer Things (Review / Reasoning)
10) The 1975 – The 1975 (Review / Reasoning)
9) Little Big League – These Are Good People (Reasoning)
8) Norma Jean – Wrongdoers (Review / Reasoning)
7) Russian Circles – Memorial (Reasoning)
6) Captain, We’re Sinking – The Future Is Cancelled (Reasoning)
5) Chvrches  – The Bones Of What You Believe (Review / Reasoning)
4) Mikill Pane – Blame Miss Barclay (Review / Reasoning)
3) Foxing – The Albatross (Review / Reasoning)
2) Deafheaven – Sunbather (Reasoning)
1) Have Mercy – The Earth Pushed Back (Review / Reasoning)

Honorable Mention: Grandview – Everything Between Paint And A Wall
This album came out a few days after I posted this list and therefore I didn’t include it, partly because of my own laziness and refusal to take a record out in order to try and slot it in. Still Grandview’s debut was one of the best releases of 2013, and if I had given it a spot it would’ve been number 3 or 4 – it’s that good. Check out my review here.

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