Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Best Albums of 2013

Wasn't sure if this was a great year for music or not. But when I started working through everything I listened to, I actually had a really hard time paring it down to 10. I persevered and here are the top 10.

10. Talon of the Hawk – The Front Bottoms
9. The Features – The Features
8. We the Common – Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
7. Willy Mason – Carry On
6. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action – Franz Ferdinand
5. Untamed Beast – Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside
4. Trouble Will Find Me – The National
3. Pushin’ Against a Stone – Valerie June
2. Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend
1. Love has Come For You – Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

And my rather extensive list of runners up (in no particular order):
Foreverly – Billie Joe and Norah
Idle No More – King Khan and the Shrines
Hearts and Minds – Son Volt
Wakin on a Pretty Daze - Kurt Vile
VII – Blitzen Trapper
Southeastern – Jason Isbell
AM – Arctic Monkeys
Lightning Bolt – Pearl Jam
Isles – Wild Belle
Pythons - Surfer Blood
Gone Away Backward – Robbie Fulks
Muchacho - Phosphorescent
Carrier – The Dodos
Magpie and the Dandelion – The Avett Brothers
Shangri La – Jake Bugg
Country Mile – Johnny Flynn

From the Hills Below the City - Houndmouth
 

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