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Aids' 2013: Albums Of The Year

I usually wait until like February to decide on my favourites of the year but oh man who cares? It's only sputnik right? Top 90 ish is my favourite LPs, in order, and then I shoved some dope EPs at the end (most of which are dubstep tee hee). Happy new year everybody, smoke weed every day.
100Lapalux
Without You


[100-88: EPs of the year, not in order] The LP was just ok but this release was awesome.
99ASA
Arcane


dubstep is rarely this emotional
98Killawatt
Press On/Tantra


up there with V.I.V.E.K for favourite dubstep releases of the year
97Biome
Spawned


Biome is always great. He put out a lot this year, but this was my favourite.
96The History Of Gunpowder
Time's Teeth


RIYL "real" music
95Quadrupede
Quadrupede


beards
94Burial
Rival Dealer


the plot thickens
93Kahn
Kahn


I love rapping with dubstep/grime
92Kryptic Minds
Namaste


Badman VIP is too good
91Jafu
No More


pretty-step
90iNTRiKeT
Shut Your Eyes/Underneath


Frazee-fraze was busy in 2013 but this is probably my favourite of the EPs he produced this year. He's expanding on his atmospheric bass-y sound brilliantly. [insert some british lingo here m8, big ups, this wan, choon!!!]
89Wolf Thief
Deprivation


A marvelous EP made by my friend, which was turned into a short film by two other friends of mine. Solid stuff all around, watch the film here http://vimeo.com/79438965
88V.I.V.E.K
Asteroids/Over My Head


my favourite short-player of the year. Deep dubstep is alive and well.
87Polyenso
One Big Particular Loop


[this is the start of the LP list]
86Comadre
Comadre


these guys may be finished with the music game but you can still hit them up on their celly-cell
85Blood Orange
Cupid Deluxe


I wish this had more rapping.
84A Wilhelm Scream
Partycrasher


Nowhere near the level of Career Suicide for me but a fun listen nonetheless.
83Depth Connection
Different Waves


one day I will legally purchase and consume marijuana while hanging out with Tanner and watching him play a set
82The Wonder Years
The Greatest Generation


If only this band's fans weren't endlessly annoying I'd probably like this more. I thought the previous album was quite a bit better though. Also I hate this album's title (man I'm negative today).
81Disclosure
Settle


thrust that pelvis dog, get your ass into it. that dancefloor aint gonna destroy itself.
80Tyler Brown
The Hollows


this guy likes Bon Iver I'm pretty sure
79The Knife
Shaking the Habitual


I'm so beta for this being so low on my list. Sorry team.
78Foals
Holy Fire


I CAN'T GET ENOUGH.... SPACE
77Janelle Monae
The Electric Lady


I wish I liked this album more but it's definitely great.
76Data Romance
Other


"The XX, if The XX bumped"
75Haim
Days Are Gone


Adam "chorus porn" Downer
74Youth Lagoon
Wondrous Bughouse


very bughouse such wonder wow
73Frank Turner
Tape Deck Heart


Apparently he's covering Plea From A Cat Named Virtute soon. Careful!
72Jake Bellows
New Ocean


do you ever check out your favourite artist's favourite recrods? This is Laura Stevenson's favourite album of the year and wouldn't you know it's pretty good. Kind of simple but touching at parts.
71bansheebeat
Spiral Power


protip: listen to this while you play pokemon and you are guaranteed to catch them all
70John Lithgoat
Who Gives a Fuck Nowhere


Steven Farmer making a strong showing this year
69ASAP Rocky
LongLiveA$AP


(beast)
68Rosie June
Listening Post


the word "lush"
67Zomby
With Love


Disappointing but still excellent.
66Polica
Shulamith


Disappointing but still excellent.
65Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Uzu


Disappointing but still excellent.
64Mr.-Muthafuckin-eXquire
Kismet


album artwork of the year by a country mile, don't even attempt to argue that it isn't
63Deltron 3030
Event II


underrated cause everyone was actually thinking they could replicate their classic
62Sed Non Satiata
Mappo


french people screaming
61Majical Cloudz
Impersonator


I like this album significantly less than I like Ali Ashoor.
60Dirty Beaches
Drifters/Love Is The Devil


dirty cause of oil spills? or..... No Enbridge, right? Pretty sure that's what this album is about.
59Mister Lies
Mowgli


always tell the truth kids, play safe
58Nails
Abandon All Life


sometimes I listen to non-pussy shit, who knew
57Moderat
II


me me
56Thundercat
Apocalypse


This wouldn't be on my list if not for Heartbreaks + Setbacks which is one of the best fukkkkn songs I've ever heard. I really wish I liked Thundercat more but he's just not my jam. I like him a lot and respect the shit out of him, but it's not my cup of tea. I mean it is, but it's like the person making my tea asked me if I wanted milk and I said no but they put milk in it anyway. It /is/ my cup of tea but I'm not 100% about it you feel me?
55Deafheaven
Sunbather


"Sunbather is too low!!!" No, no it isn't. I like this album. It is my 55th favourite LP of the year. I have place it at #55 on my list. Good day.
54Emika
DVA


yo dubstep is tyte tho
53Capacities
There Is No Neutral


"sometimes screamo is still good blahblahblah"
52Tim Hecker
Virgins


I haven't gotten as into this one as Ravedeath, at least not yet.
51Eluvium
Nightmare Ending


perfect music for napping, which I realize makes it sound boring or something but it's not
50Johnny Good
Fear


Johnny "loves top 10 lists" Good. Also this is my friend's album and it's damn good so give it a listen please. Massive choruses, beautiful harmonies, soulful music. He's really good at using loops too, check out this video http://vimeo.com/69436979
49The World is a Beautiful Place...
Whenever, If Ever


I love that album cover. All nostalgic n shit.
48Yo La Tengo
Fade


really though you don't need "yo" for that sentence to make sense yo
47Arcade Fire
Reflektor


Once upon a time, Chan said I looked like a greasier Win Butler. I was not thrilled.
46My Bloody Valentine
m b v


my shoes are red I love looking at them
45Troubled Medium
CAN U FEEL IT???


Can you?
44Friendzone
DX


If you use the term "friend zone" in real life then you probably also watch The Big Bang Theory and get in comment battles on youtube. Hey also this album's good.
43Beyonce
Beyonce


changed my life (with regards to how I perform oral sex)
42Okkervil River
The Silver Gymnasium


Robin "4.5/5" Smith
41Black Milk
No Poison No Paradise


I hope I never go to Detroit ever but they've got some good rappers!!
40Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork


best QOTSA since Songs for The Deaf
39Maya Jane Coles
Comfort


I want to go out just once in my life and hear music like this all night. I'd be all about clubbing if this is what was played while I got my intoxication on.
38Chance The Rapper
Acid Rap


soooo I thought this was just alright then I got really drunk and saw him live and yeah now I love it. burnholes in my memories, my homies think it's dank.
37Geskia!
Silent of Light


are you I enough for this DM??
36Sigur Ros
Kveikur


drums again, yes!
35Boards of Canada
Tomorrow's Harvest


copyright infringement on this band name yo I'm pissed. hmu canadians we need to take this shit to the courts. (sorry)
34James Blake
Overgrown


Why did Ali not put this on his 2013 list? Your reason made no sense you wonderful weirdo.
33Shugo Tokumaru
In Focus?


was on my 2012 list as well but I'm sneaking this in on a technicality
32 Boris
Praparat


guaranteed this will fuck up the artwork on my beautiful list. gonna try without the umlaut (?) over the first a, wish me luck. thanks guys.
31The Front Bottoms
Talon of the Hawk


Adam "doesn't like The Daily Mail" Knott
30The Dodos
Carrier


Rudy "my facebook comments get mad likes" Klapper
29And So I Watch You From Afar
All Hail Bright Futures


I miss when everyone loved this band. This album is comparable to their first one for sure, I don't understand the backlash.
28Old Man Markley
Down Side Up


get your ire on, but also have a hoe-down cause yolo
27Var
No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers


Joseph "even Aids would like this" McGlone
26Suuns
Images Du Futur


Music won't save you.
25Swearin'
Surfing Strange


Waxahatchee is betterrrrr, nice try other Crutchfield sister.
24Phaeleh
Tides


Dubstep is tight. Bristol is tight. Phaeleh is tight.
23Thriftworks
Terry - D


free on bandcamp get all up in it, kinda like FlyLo I suppose
22Streetlight Manifesto
The Hands That Thieve


Oh my god, I will hold my tongue and I'll breathe easily, if anyone can say with any sort of certainty that there is something to believe.
21Pusha T
My Name Is My Name


http://25.media.tumblr.com/b09795847cdf3689db022b1ef7300641/tumblr_mqi63hYv rS1qztvpwo1_r1_500.gif , he puts numbers on the boards
20Justin Timberlake
The 20/20 Experience


I swear to god if I see anyone holding the wall I'm gonna lose my shit.
19Frightened Rabbit
Pedestrian Verse


good job Scotland, you did it
18Dean Blunt
The Redeemer


this album makes me wish I made music. I don't really know what that means but at the same time I do woahhhhh mannnnnnn this is sum guuuuuud weeeeeeed
17Jon Hopkins
Immunity


this guy put on probably the "best" electronic performance I've ever seen. Like, Flying Lotus was a better show (in my opinion), but this guy's hands never stop moving. He made my DJ-hating friend a believer. Also, this album hey? It's all good and shit.
16Basia Bulat
Tall Tall Shadow


Basia is an incredible artist and should have more fans. Amazing singer, immensely talented multi-instrumentalist, beautiful lyrics, and a great performer.
15Captain, We're Sinking
The Future Is Cancelled


John "Terrible Middle Names" Hanson
14The National
Trouble Will Find Me


they took a noticeable step down in quality with this one, but who woulda known? they still rule
13Julia Holter
Loud City Song


ferry rides
12Neko Case
The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight...


sleeper hit of the year (aka I am dumb for not listening to this shit ages ago)
11Sorrow (UK)
Dreamstone


bass you guys, bass
10Autechre
Exai


drugs you guys, drugs
9Shad
Flying Colours


Shad should be world famous.
8Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven


One of my roommates asked me if I'd heard of/liked this album. I was like BRO one of my favourite of the year. He hated it. I was pissed but we worked it out everybody. Don't worry guys, don't worry.
7The Flaming Lips
The Terror


in Wayne we trust
6Waxahatchee
Cerulean Salt


simple, heartbreaking, brilliant
5Bonobo
The North Borders


This guy gets better which each release. At this rate his next album's gonna be 6/5. Know You - come on, shit bangs.
4Run The Jewels
Run The Jewels


You know why Run The Jewels was Walter White's favourite album of 2013? Chemistry. (oh my god that was awful, apologies) RTJ2 is gonna rule so hard though cause they'll actually be trying. This was essentially a 30 minute free mixtape (bustling with bonafide gold, mine you) that was produced "just for fun". So when they get back in the studio and go through the proper motions for producing a full LP, shit's gonna pop off. ps. A Christmas Fucking Miracle is so good that I want to cry. check that: I did cry. Many times. Hold me.
3Lorde
Pure Heroine


I hate trying to justify why I like Lorde so much, so I think I'm gonna not even bother. I'll just say that, like most of you, I often find myself at odds with the mainstream music community and what gets pimped out on the radio, so when an artist comes along that actually seems genuine and refreshing, I'm all about it. I don't believe in guilty pleasures (see: my unabashed love for Call Me Maybe last year), but yeah I still always seem to have to do a bit of extra work to justify Pure Heroine as a good album. The lyrics are refreshing (hardly "never been done", but very welcome in the world of increasingly unimaginative mainstream acts), her voice is amazing, and the production is handled tastefully. A minimalist approach is employed expertly to allow Lorde's voice to shine (rightfully so) over pulsing bass tones and an aesthetic that falls somewhere between hip-hop and indie-pop. To me, this is what more mainstream artists should aspire to sound like. It's fucking ear candy and I honestly kind of feel sorry for anyone who doesn't enjoy this glorious piece of pop on the same level as me.
2Danny Brown
Old


Old sees my long-troubled relationship finally come full circle. At long last I have learned to embrace all the tropes that used to grate me, and Danny Brown is to thank for that. Thanks to his clever trickery, I find myself relating to stories about life on the streets, slinging crack, getting mugged. It's because he frames it with more relatable themes like struggling to live up to one's potential and anxiety. It's a very human listening experience and one of the more unique approaches to lyricism in quite some time. The Side A/Side B dichotomy is definitely one of the things that makes this album so special, and the skill in which he executes the separation of the two deserves ample praise. Unique delivery, gripping and relatable lyricism, and some of the "biggest" sounds of the year (Smokin and Drinkin omg): Old is a glorious success.
1Laura Stevenson
Wheel


This will shortly become my favourite album of all-time (I'm waiting until it's been out for a few years to make this declaration cause loving a new release so much is not allowed round these parts). It's strikingly honest and self-effacing and speaks to me more deeply and frankly than any other album I have ever heard. I loved Sit Resist and was anticipating this album heavily so that by the time it came out I was ready to go into full-blown obsession mode. I listened to virtually nothing else for months; this album worked its way into the deepest recesses of my mind. I know it like the back of my hand now, every lyric, every guitar riff, everything. It was released at the perfect time for me to be receptive to it: I was deep in a transition phase in March, tentatively stepping away from a long-standing depression and cynical attitude towards my surroundings. After Sit Resist, Laura Stevenson seemed ready to re-focus her bleak outlook, and Wheel sees her succeed with flying colours. The world is fucked, absolutely and unquestionably, but we may as well enjoy what little time we have left. Is the sadness any less real? Is impending doom any less frightening? Absolutely not, but when we do ourselves a disservice by letting fear control out lives. The world keeps spinning, just like the wheel, whether we huddle in our lonely corners or we go experience life to the fullest, and Wheel is the musical realization of that wonderful, inspiring truth.
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