Best of 2013 (so far)

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Here are mine: 


op 10 (in no order):
Volcano Choir - Repave
Daughter - If You Leave
Olafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter 
CHVRCHES - The Bones Of What You Believe
Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe 
Disclosure - Settle
The Appleseed Cast - Illumination Ritual 
The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
James Blake - Overgrown

Honorable Mentions:
Sigur Ros - Kveikur 
Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe
Local Natives - Hummingbird
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love you
Russian Circles - Memorial

Laura Marling - Okay I Was An Eagle

Hammock - Oblivion Hymns

Active Child - Rapor EP 

Cloudkicker - Subsume

Rhye - Woman

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A very kenny lis:


10. Silverstein - This Is How The Wind Shifts

9. A Wilhelm Scream - Partycrasher

8. Senses Fail - Renacer

7. Into It. Over It. - Intersections

6. Letlive - The Blackest Beautiful

5. Paramore - Paramore

4. The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation

3. Kanye West - Yeezus

2. Childish Gambino - Because the Internet

1. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll

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There are still a ton of albums I haven't heard from this year, and I'm sure this would be different if I had done a better job keeping up.


10. Kiev - Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth 

9. Hooded Fang - Gravez

8. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

7. Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends

6. Strawberry Girls - French Ghetto 

5. Carlton Melton - Always Even

4. Oathbreaker - Eros/Anteros

3. Earthless - From the Ages

2. Hot Lunch - Hot Lunch

1. Uncle Acid - Mind Control

Edited by Andrew Wiggin

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Pitchfork released its Top 50 Albums and 100 songs lists.


Again, I'm happy to see alot of love for the Vampire Weekend album.



Metacritic has updated its stats and it looks like Kanye still has the consensus best album. I can't hate on that since its probably like #5 for me.

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andrew said earthless. dig.

and so i watch you from afar - all hail bright futures was great.

snarky puppy - family dinner vol. 1 is instant legendary status and a dvd every musician/music lover should see


touche amore, yes.


deafheaven, russian circles. yeah. sargent house love.


thank you scientist - maps of non-existent places is an awesome album, though the coheed-ish singer took a sec to dig


jon gomm - secrets nobody keeps is a brilliant album. passionflower is beautiful.


ttng - is also terrific


if the new owls album (yes, they've done another) made it out, that'd be on here for sure.


new QOTSA...fuck yeah. of course.


colin stetson - new history warfare vol. 3: to see more light...not much i can say about this guy except that he is an absolute master of his instrument and composes some of the most beautiful pieces through an unorthodox approach. everyone should know this dude.


mylets - retcon dude is awesome


consider the source - fuck it! we'll do it love volume 2 awesome live album, insanely talented band


rubblebucket is fucking rad, so they deserve a mention. save charlie was great, though an EP.


chelsea wolfe - pain is beauty


daft punk - random access memories is a fucking tremendous album, i'll say it for everyone terrified of the bandwagon


i know i've missed lots, but it's fucking late and i'm tired.

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I put QOTSA on mine. And I just heard Arctic Monkeys for the first time (in general). It was pretty good.


I ordered my top 25. I obviously have more to listen to, though.


  1. Jai Paul - Jai Paul
  2. Deafheaven - Sunbather
  3. Son Lux - Lanterns
  4. Volcano Choir - Repave
  5. Suuns - Images Du Futur
  6. On An On - Give In
  7. Fidlar - Fidlar
  8. Local Natives - Hummingbird
  9. James Blake - Overgrown
  10. Oathbreaker - Eros|Anteros
  11. Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
  12. Discodeine - Swimmer
  13. PVT - Homosapien
  14. Hooded Fang - Gravez
  15. Flume - Flume
  16. Deerhunter - Monomania
  17. The Dodos - Carrier
  18. Russian Circles - Memorial
  19. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
  20. The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us is the Killer
  21. Modern Life is War - Fever Hunting
  22. Kanye West - Yeezus
  23. Zomby - With Love
  24. Akron / Family - Sub Verses
  25. Tera Melos - X'ed Out

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new releases (in no order)


miracle - mercury (planet mu)

ellie goulding - halcyon days (polydor)

strawberry girls - french ghetto (tragic hero now i guess)

night marchers - allez allez (swami)

uncle acid - mind control (rise above)

earthless - from the ages (teepee)

church of misery - thy kingdom scum (rise above)




nucleus - we'll talk about it later (tapestry/vertigo)

boards of canada - all their albums/eps (warp)

agitation free - last (MiD)

caravan - in the land of grey and pink (klimt)

rocket from the crypt - group sounds (vagrant)

dust - dust/hard attack (karma sutra)

egg - polite force (tapestry/deram)

Edited by mychael

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So I'm late to the party, but I was checking out a bunch of bands in the Coachella lineup that I wasn't too familiar with and I gotta say that the HAIM and Chance the Rapper albums are fucking great.





I also dig Darkside because they have a very chill and dark Pink Floyd vibe. Psychic is a pretty good album from start to finish, you just have to be in the right mood for it.



Plus Cupid Deluxe by Blood Orange is pretty alright too, especially "You're Never Good Enough." Some of the songs on it are too corny and go on too long though.





Hmm now I gotta figure out who to check out next.

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