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|55 Albums For 2013|
After weeks of multiple listens, I decided to stop and post this. There are a lot of questionable choices, but these are the records I've listened most to this year. I tried to make the top 25 as accurate as possible.
Trouble Will Find Me
This record got me into The National and I still can't let go of it. It is amazing.
|2||Nine Inch Nails|
Not your usual aggro Reznor fix, but this is what makes it more interesting. Happy to see Trent back in action with NIN.
The best summer record released this year for me. Each song is carefully and gorgeously constructed and the grooves are downright infectious.
Loving everything from the concept to the music. There is no filler, just pure awesomeness. I totally regret missing them twice this tour.
No one does punk rock better than Bad Religion. Returning to the short and to-the-point formula after the more alternative Dissent Of Man, True North is everything you could wish for from the band.
|6||Alice In Chains|
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Probably 2/3 of the fanbase will never get over the fact that Layne Staley's dead and the band moved on. Even though some of the tracks overstay their welcome, the material is impressive.
|7||Queens Of The Stone Age|
Not quite your usual QOTSA. ...Like Clockwork doesn't bash you in the head, it crawls and slowly secures its place.
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH! Been waiting for this to happen since 2005.
The Next Day
David Bowie is forever.
|10||Front Line Assembly|
Keeping industrial alive, Bill Leeb constantly churns great material. Even if the guitars are completely missing (and sometimes missed), Echogenetic features traces of the original FLA, especially gems like Tactical Neural Implant or Caustic Grip.
Sounds like a rebirth for the genre!
Crucial Velocity, Cyborg Better, Oh Isabella & Book, Saddle and Go
Much like David Bowie, these guys can always be counted on.
Secret To The End, Alone, Soothe My Soul, Angel
The Raven That Refused To Sing
I wish Porcupine Tree were back, but this is good.
Drive Home, The Raven That Refused To Sing, Luminol, The Watchmaker
Random Access Memories
A lot of people hate it, but it's fun.
Get Lucky, Fragments Of Time, The Game Of Love & Give Life Back To Music
|15||Pet Shop Boys|
Old school techno/rave nostalgia.
Fluorescent, Love Is A Bourgeois Construct, Vocal & The Last To Die
The Sun Comes Out Tonight
Patrick's anger gets a bit polished, but it still hits the spot.
We Hate It When You Get What You Want, Surprise, It's Gotta Be Right Now, This Finger's For You
Not as good as III, but still, it's Sasquatch.
Money, The Message, Sweet Lady & Eye Of The Storm
Their most potent record since 2004's Monolithic Baby! Nice to see them back on track.
End Of Time, Last Patrol, Mindless Ones, Paradise
|19||Coheed And Cambria|
The Afterman: Descension
Not as good as the first part, but still very enjoyable.
Number City, Sentry The Defiant, The Hard Sell & Gravity
Even though it lacks the attitude of their previous stuff, it's nice and different in a Porcupine Tree way.
Matmos, Where The River Goes, Between Today And Yesterday & Extra Vehicular
The Fury Of A Patient Man
Fun! Fun!! Fuuuun!!!
irish Dart Fight, Signed Epstein's Mom, Salty Thumb & Charles Bronson Pinchot
The 5th Sun
These guys are getting massive!
Icarus, Suns, Birth Of Venus, Circles
|23||How To Destroy Angels|
Reznor's wife is so hot, I don't care about anything else.
Strings And Attractors, Ice Age, How Long?, Keep It Together
What's Left Is Forever
Left unnoticed on Sputnik, this album is his best since 2004's One Day You'll Dance For Me, New York City.
Man On A Wire, Soulsister, Easy Tiger & This Love's Here To Stay
|25||Samsara Blues Experiment|
Waiting For The Flood
Following the debut's blueprint and the more immediate approach of the second record, Waiting For The Flood is highly enjoyable.
Shringara, Waiting For The Flood, Don't Belong, Brahmin's Lament
Son Of Man, As Syrians Pour In...., Shri Schneider
|27||The Black Angels|
You're Mine, Love Me Forever, Indigo Meadow
Invisible City, Elimination Blues, River Of Pain
|29||Black Rebel Motorcycle Club|
Specter At The Feast
Hate The Taste, Sell It, Fire Walker
Holding Your Absence, I Could Hear The Water At The Edge Of All Things, Like A Valley With No Echo
These guys are a must see live! The bass moves your bowels.
Phase 6, Phase 8, Phase 7
illisiT, wornin, survivalisto, solvent
Come Cry With Me
I'm Not Cryin' Over You, Middle Child, He Lets Her Memory Go
The Last Day, The Lonely Night, A Case For Shame, Almost Home
Museum Of Consciousness
The Aquatic Garden Of Celestial Delights, Juggling Molecules, How The Jellyfish Jumped The Mountain
|36||The Flying Eyes|
Eye Of The Storm, Rolling Thunder, Under Iron Feet
Scar, Blindsided, Do You Really Know
Sputnik, Rocket To The Sky, Mass Of Pluto
Deny The Absolute, Immutable Dusk, Vestiges
|41||The Flaming Lips|
Be Free A Way, The Terror, Look...The Sun Is Rising
Whales And Leeches
Blood Like Cream, DOEN, This Animal
Getaway, Mind Your Manners, Sirens
|44||Five Horse Johnson|
The Taking Of Blackheart
Mexico, Quick On The Trigger, Smash & Grab
Eagle's Flight, Pearson's Square, Heart's Delight, Eagle's Nest
|46||The Flower Kings|
Tower One, Dark Fascist Skies, White Tuxedows
Reflektor, We Exist, You Already Know
Loud Like Love
Loud Like Love, Scene Of The Crime, A Million Little Pieces
Still Life With Eggplant
Hell Part 1-3, Barleycorn, August
Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
Occasionally, a nice listen.
Revelation Revolution, Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin, Dead City Radio, Lucifer Rising.
Poetry Of Light, The Apple That Never Fell, A Majestic Story
|52||Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood|
Shade Of The Sun, Mescalito, Thank You
Tears On Tape
This is here pure out of fanboy-ism and teenage nostalgia.
All Lips Go Blue, WLSTD, Hearts At War
Back To Land
Everybody Knows, Ghouls, In The Roses
From The Ages
Uluru Rock, Violence Of The Red Sea, Equus October
|God, this took forever, plus fuck you Buckethead for destroying 55 out of 55 artwork. Along with a short description, there are 3-4 best tracks. |
|yeah nice list. also, i didn't even realize the flower kings released an album this year|
|Thanks! Yeah, it went by pretty much unnoticed. I hadn't had the time to review it (I have to say I haven't heard most of their discography), but it's pretty good! |
|Also, Humanfly would rank higher, but I hadn't had time to listen more to it.|
|Awesome stuff, especially 51 :D You didn't put Golden Arrows, which was interesting...|
3, 20, 22, 25 and 49 are all brilliant too.
|Thanks. I couldn't find the time to listen more to Humanfly this year lol. Consider it higher on the list. |
|I've been digging 25 a lot lately. Great list, Raul.|
|Damn, Hesitation Marks is high. Great variety here, tho.|
|YES 12 & 15! :)|
Especially 15 which is criminally overlooked and my personal dance AOTY.
|trouble will find me got me into the national|
@Greg - Yeah, it's a great album. Almost as good as their debut. They are awesome live too!
@Eloriaz - Electric is so much fun! I love it.
@Shitsofrain - Same here. Maybe that's why I love it most of all their discography.