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Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:29 pm
by Blonde
After being challenged to list my top ten albums of the year on twitter and finally coming up with a list, I was curious to see how it compares to other people's lists. It was a really good year for albums and so hard to narrow it down to just ten, there are several albums that very narrowly missed out, but here we go (in no particular order)

1. The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law, it came out at the start of the year and I haven't got bored of it yet.
2. Max Raptor - Mother's Ruin, one of my favourite bands at the moment
3. Public Service Broadcasting - Inform - Educate - Entertain
4. Drenge - Drenge
5. Wet Nuns - Wet Nuns, it appears that duos have been my favourite musical thing this year
6. Larry And His Flask - By The Lamplight
7. Dinosaur Pile-Up - Nature Nurture
8. The Bronx - Bronx IV
9. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse, despite thinking that the previous FR albums were only ok, I really love this.
10. Jetplane Landing - Don't Try

Your turn now.

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:03 am
by darlenet.
Without a doubt, for me Vessel was THE album. I have listened to it every day since its release.
1. Vessel - Twenty-One Pilots
2. Tape Deck Heart - Frank Turner & TSS (I have only recently decided I love this as a total album).
3. Southeastern - Jason Isbell
4. Downside Up - - Old Man Markley
5. Pedestrian Verse - Frightened Rabbit
6. In the Company of Thieves - Gaz Brookfield
7. Signed and Sealed in blood - Dropkick Murphys
8. Melophobia - Cage the Elephant
9. Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy (Yep, it's really a great come-back album)
10. Trouble Will Find Me - The National

EP's by The Smith Street Band and Drag the River.

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:14 pm
by smithyramfan
Today has been a terrific year for music for me, never bought so many new albums in one year and there still be many more I want to buy. After much thought my top 10 would be...

1. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
2. Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart
3. Suede - Bloodsports
4. Bowie - The Next Day
5. Savages - Silence Yourself
6. Manic Street Preachers - Rewind The Film
7. Deaf Havana - Old Souls
8. Ben Marwood - Back Down
9. Fighting Fiction - The Long and Short Of It
10. Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe

Special mentions to EPs by Smith Street Band and Felix Hagan & The Family which if full albums would both be in the top 10.

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:21 pm
by Craven
Looking through my itunes it turnes out I've only brought 8 albums that were released this year. So here's my top 7:

1-Ben Marwood - Back Down
2-Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart
3-Jamie Lenman - Muscle Memory
4-Black Sabbath - 13
5- Emily Barker - Dear River
6-Beans on Toast- Giving Everything
7-Oxygen Thief - Accidents Do Not Happen, They Are Caused

Biffy Clyro's Opposites is the other album, but this sham of a Biffy album doesn't deserve a place on any this list.
Thanks Blonde for reminding me that I am still yet to get The Bronx album.

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:02 pm
by marowak
I hardly got any new albums last year.

I think my fav album was the Disclosure album.

Must start listening to more new music in 2014.

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:08 pm
by Rubber_Soul
This was really hard this year, could've easily listed 20 albums that I've loved that came out within the last 12 months - ... from-2013/

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:08 pm
by DieselBenz
This is basically just a list of albums I loved, not by any means an objective ranking. I don't buy a lot of albums, to be honest. Lots of things piqued my interest that I still haven't gotten around to buying. That said, the ones I have gotten have made it a great year for albums. The top three I am deeply in love with.
1. Frank Turner, Tape Deck Heart
2. Arctic Monkeys, AM
3. The National, Trouble Will Find Me
4. Biffy Clyro, Opposites
5. Bastille, Bad Blood
6. James Blunt, Moon Landing
7. Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks
8. Ben Marwood, Back Down
9. Keane, Best Of (I normally can't be bothered with "best of" albums, but this is one of the nicest such collections I've ever seen. Really a nice retrospective of their career and the bonus disc with B-Sides is incredible.)
10. Muse, Live at Rome (Honestly I was actually a bit disappointed with the track choice, left out a lot of my favorites they played that night, and the sound quality could be better, but at the end of the day, I turn to mush at all the memories it evokes.)

I can't help but feel I forgot something.

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:51 pm
by h26
finally decided on mine...

black sabbath - 13
drenge - drenge
frank turner - tape deck heart
frightened rabbit - pedestrian verse
goldheart assembly - long distance song effects
joy formidable - wolf's law
max raptor - mother's ruin
the temperance movement - the temperance movement
the virginmarys - king of conflict
wet nuns - wet nuns

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:16 pm
by Watergirl
Listened to lots of stuff and bought plenty, but very little that was actually released in 2013. I am about one or two years behind…

Tape deck heart - FT
Vagrant stanzas - Martin Simpson
All hail bright futures - And So I Watch You From Afar

P.S. Really like the Addistock post above with the Youtube links.

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:58 pm
by danzbassman
My favorites from 2013:

FT - Tape Deck Heart
Cage The Elephant - Melophobia
Michael Franti & Spearhead - All People

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:39 pm
by Blonde
I didn't realise Cage The Elephant had released a new album. I'll have to check that out.

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:53 pm
by h26
Blonde wrote:I didn't realise Cage The Elephant had released a new album. I'll have to check that out.
they haven't in the uk yet - release date is feb 14

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:38 pm
by SpyKi
1. Infinity Crush - When We're Snow
2. My Chemical Romance - Conventional Weapons
3. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
4. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
5. The 1975 - The 1975
6. Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman: Decension
7. Kanye West - Yeezus
8. Hellogoodbye - Everything is Debateable
9. Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart
10. Paramore - Paramore
11. Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob
12. There Will Be Fireworks - The Dark, Dark Bright
13. Silverstein - This is How the Wind Shifts
14. Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back
15. The Reign of Kindo - Play With Fire
16. Captain, We're Sinking - The Future is Cancelled
17. Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
18. John Mayer - Paradise Valley
19. Joshua Radin - Wax Wings
20. Drake - Nothing Was the Same

Re: Best Albums of 2013

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:28 am
by LucianoZehner
My Top 5 list:

1. Ayreon - The Theory of Everything
2. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
3. Paramore - Paramore
4. Black Sabbath - 13
5. Dream Theater - Dream Theater