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The best EPs & LPs of 2013 - what a love, what a life
100Deep Magic
Reflections of Most Forgotten Love


The ethereal springtime and its hidden electronic compotents | https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/deep-magic-reflections-of-most
99Gobby
Lantern


I CAN'T BE LATE I CAN'T BE LATE I CAN'T BE LATE I | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AifaiV8NRP8
98Raajmahal
Raajmahal


Distant dusty memories | http://decimus.bandcamp.com/album/raajmahal-2
97Autechre
L-Event


not safe for work | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTjFGElBNPM
96Ethernt
Chambers


16 year old prodigy does ambient house better than most... | http://xcv-music.bandcamp.com/album/chambers-ep
95C V L T S
Intentions


Hazy dreary daydreams of retro action credit sequences | http://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/album/intentions
94The Focus Group
The Elektrik Karousel


Surreal cocktail parties of your own creation | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHa4GDDwWKc
93Nights
Whisper


Cute AND nostalgic...*melts* Seriously like the cutest song of the year -> | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIrcQaFGAU
92DJ Rashad
Double Cup


IT'S GOT A FUNKY BEAT AND I CAN BUG OUT TO IT | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzEK5Z9ALU8
91Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt
The Raw and the Cooked


Are these two simply havin' fun or should they be locked up and forced to wear straight jackets for the rest of their days | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ4gVDTZZ_E
90Colin Stetson
New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light


Bon Iver's soaring falsetto is a little grating after a while, but oh my goodness is Colin Stetson continually ever wonderful | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu9Qj1ZekSI
89Emptyset
Recur


Abhorrently self-deprecating realists on suicide watch who gave up their chance of happiness for hard truths and even harder techno | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K3SBNdZCZk
88Pharmakon
Abandon


Wailing mechanical banshee at the end of city in ruins | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBss8QtfvM0
87Grooms
Infinity Caller


One of the most criminally overlooked indie bands in years. YEARS! | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8f4jjjspcM
86My Bloody Valentine
m b v


Also one of the most criminally overlooked indie bands in years | Just go outside and listen to a big plane flying past your trailer park while you pound on your Roland TR- 808
85Inc.
No World


Your faded memory of the early-00s R&B track that always distantly played over the speakers of the local shopping mall | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4TpTEA3dNo
84Rodolphe Alexis
Utsukushi Haru


If you aren't aching to visit Japan after this, your either not human or are already there, and are pleasantly reminded how beautiful your surroundings are | http://impulsivehabitat.com/releases/ihab079.htm
83Dean Blunt
Stone Island


Dean Blunt and his motionless bodyguard continue to stare at us through another dimension | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBSa5rIr37o
82Tim Hecker
Virgins


A stripped and naked celestial portrait flowing through incidental and naturally occurring realms | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-ihs4BkAs
81Echo Lane Afterschool Recreational Dept
Greenvale SodaPop and Clinic


The microscopic forces of nature are whimsical | http://echolane.bandcamp.com/album/greenvale-sodapop-clinic
80Magnetophonique
Lush Islands - Illusion of Paradise


After a truly buzz worthy year (the beyonce split, the arrest) Lord Magnetophonique somehow managed to drop one of the hawtest tapes of the year | https://carpi-records.bandcamp.com/album/cr-15-lush- islands-illusion-of-paradise
79ASC
Machine Love


ASC (even though we all know this is secretly Deviant) and co destroy and reconstruct Skynet's leftover terminator parts depository | http://www.beatport.com/track/blue-sun-original-mix/4485795
78Pausal
Sky Margin


Gently flowing optimism and hope | http://ownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sky-margin
77Livetune
ReDial


Hyper-electro synthesis ideal for flipping through futuristic Manga | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHzScp7mlXo
76Dirty Beaches
Hotel


One man, a piano, and somber hotel acoustics. Let your heart say the rest | https://dirtybeaches.bandcamp.com/album/hotel- ep
75Luxury Elite
TV Party


The realization that some sonic fetishes can truly be realized (if yours are late night 80s muzak buzzing out of a 10" panasonic TV) | https://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/tv-party
74HNNY
Yearning


Features one of the absolute best dance tracks in years | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57CLMLLqnFA
73Slava
Raw Solutions


What often comes off like a man purely exercise his right to DRUM MACHINE, this comes off as (brace yourself) ...crossover footwork? | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgTekW_Q99Y
72Atom TM
HD


"Sonic invasion, from nation to nation. Gaga, Gomez, Timberlake. Give us a fucking break." | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlIeKi72j5U
71Merchandise
Totale Nite


~ y o u c o u l d h a v e i t a l l d e a r ~ | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRngUy5u--A
70Fortune 500
The Music of the Now Age II


Compilation No. 2 of the best & brightest dreamy looping DJs (or uh *cough* vaporwave) echoing their beautiful sounds to the masses | https://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-the-now- age-ii
69Gorguts
Colored Sands


Justifies an entire night spend on Stronghold Crusader, effortlessly making the virtual all too real | YYEAH your a member of sputnikmusic and actually you need a clip of how this sounds #smh
68Buke and Gase
General Dome


Oh so bouncy and cute oh how to resist ~ | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-vZEShtlJE
67The Yearning
Still in Love


The absolute finest merger of 60s girl groups and modern twee pop | http://elefantrecords.bandcamp.com/album/still-in-love
66Deafheaven
Sunbather


Why does the summer continually get represented as peaceful and happy. Like a blue sky, some sunshine, and a beach could make this empty hole in my heart ever go away! | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=GfbLWHT7vUU
65Outer Limits Recordings
Birds, Bees, Babys, Bacteria


The charm and spirit of early Ariel Pink for the bandcamp age | https://sewagetapes.bandcamp.com/album/birds-bees-babys- bacteria
64Merzbow, Gustafsson, and Pandi
Cuts


Swirling choatic neon hate jazz for that after-breakdown listen | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E-Ds984Vv4
63Disclosure
Settle


We base far too many opinions on the audience of groups like these (which really says more about your insecurities than it ever could their own) than the actual music, which, to my ears, is frequently gorgeous and alot of fun | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjgEBZhsGJs
62L. Pierre
Surface Noise


Absorbing classical loops never forget to haunt | https://soundcloud.com/melodic-records/movement-iv
61Fortune 500
The Music of the Now Age


Compilation No. 1 of the best & brightest dreamy looping DJs (or uh *cough* vaporwave) echoing their beautiful sounds to the masses | https://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-of-the-now- age
60Kodak Cameo
Riviera


VHS casino memories lost in a dream | https://fortune500.bandcamp.com/album/riviera
59Omar S
Thank You for Letting Me Be Myself


Thank You For Letting Me Listen To This Album While Driving And Starring Out The Window To "It's Money In The D" Which Helped Me Realize How Beautiful The City Can Be At Night | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN7uojJ55Rw
58Obliteration
Black Death Horizon


Undead Samurai overlords creep through the night cutting flesh and capturing souls | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=gLrxzmokIMo
57Ceephax
Cro Magnox


Squarepusher's little brother (aka Andy Jenkinson) completely out does his older brother's recent shortcomings, creating an inspired soundtrack to a non-existent virtual world | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp5xki8Wzu4
56Former Selves
Calico Sunset


Who said New Age was only for greying garden enthusiasts sipping on unsweetened coffee with their radio dialed to NPR news | http://formerselves.bandcamp.com/album/calico-sunset
55Kurt Vile
Wakin on a Pretty Daze


A little up and down, but when Vile is in stride it's absolutely magical | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llz8UUuXHSU
54Zomby
With Love


Trap may have been a slightly unexpected turn for Zomby, but who else is taking such a familiar sound these days and injecting it with such mysteriousness and gloom? Nobody. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhQMlw3upe8
53Maston
Shadows


Fascinating blend of 60s harmonies and exotica's exquisiteness | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2MXrBJ1nsQ
52Mark Templeton
Jealous Heart


Glitchy tape plunderphonics sewed and stretched to new levels of dark | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2I22njUa_Q
51 Boards of Canada
Tommorow's Harvest


This feels far more like a soundtrack than anything they've done. Now what exactly its scoring is up to you, I choose wandering in awe and sorrow around a post-apocalyptic earth. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwz9Ue4RH-w
50James Blake
Overgrown


Can someone explain to me how 'Every Day I Ran' was a BONUS track? It's easily the best thing he's ever done. I went on multiple trips to and from airports in 2013, and every time that song perfectly captured the essence of walking around a futuristic hangar at night, past all the walking suits, flight attendants, and neon trimmed sushi bars, until I was starring out of the window of a plane watching the fluttering city lights obscure and fade into the infinite fog above. .........BONUS TRACK!? | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe-Shm_clUY
49No Joy
Wait to Pleasure


The Shoegaze band of the moment | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajCLQLg6coU
48Daniel Romano
Come Cry With Me


The best thing that's happened to Country in recent years | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVn0g4soHgE
47Phosphorescent
Muchacho


Completely inauthentic, but how could what fundamentally sounds Jim O'Rourke shooting for a modern pop record be a bad thing | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WNvswC3Mlc
46Steven Wilson
The Raven That Refused to Sing


I'm not remotely concerned with prog or how (apparently) artificially this borrows from the past. This completely reminds me of the painfully overproduced nerd wank on various instruments of the Sonic Adventure soundtrack, and I adore it for that. | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=_w8SY_9yO8k
45Machinedrum
Vapor City


Machinedrum continues to be the most forward thinking Footwork producer out there, taking the sound to new lush and organic levels never ventured | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp5jpAYeYI4
44Julianna Barwick
Nepenthe


Considering how much I adored The Magic Place, this was only slightly disappointing as a more condensed and produced take on Julianna's effortless celestial gaze | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8s_pm9uqMs
43Casino Hearts
Lonesome Island


Endlessly looping exotic sublimity, you could hardly ask for a more appropriate tropical get away score | http://carpi-records.bandcamp.com/album/cr-16-lonesome-island-2
42Kvelertak
Meir


The catharsis of rock 'n roll in 2013 | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enrmDWVAZBw
41ADR
Chunky Monkey


Outsider drum and bass from one of electronic music's brightest [and most underrated] minds (Aaron David Ross) | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi_7f3AaLN8
40William Tyler
Impossible Truth


Gorgeous pastoral acoustic noodling for wandering tall country sides | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGnNhtd1HGc
39Slim Guerilla & DJ Smokey
Guerilla Warfare


Rawest album of 1994. RIP DJ Screw we still got luv for ya mayne | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcsQSSxVds8
38Olivia Block
Karren


Haunting classical grandeur with tape deck irrelevance | http://thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/listen_exclusive-olivia-block- excerpts
37Dirty Beaches
Drifters/Love Is The Devil


Few artists capture the physical elements of dust and decay this successfully | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOZFVFF-ATw
36Waxahatchee
Cerulean Salt


I'd like to think if Beck's One Foot In The Grave at a female counterpart... | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQusUE8y3SA
35Taku Unami, Moe Kamura & Tetuzi Akiyama
Hontatedori


What hollowly vortex did this fall from? Simultaneously as hauntingly mysterious as these three enigmas while being completely heartfelt, intimate, and warm. Needless to say we need more music like this. | couldn't find a single clip =
34Dalglish
Niaiw Ot Vile


Beautiful Autechre'ish extremes with lush cavernous dreams | http://boomkat.com/vinyl/861103-dalglish-niaiw-ot-vile
33Aidan Baker and Troum
Nihtes Niht


Completely immersive darkness transporting whomever allows it to realms unknown | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=TyMC2LCXkHg
32Bataille Solaire
Documentaires


Seemingly jetting from all angles influence wise (see: computer graphics reels, new age harmonies, glitchy bliss, sampling madness), this is a soundtrack to a grown up imagination stuck in the past | http://ctatsu.bandcamp.com/album/documentaires
31Pierrot Lunaire
This Love of Mine


"Imagine Krusty the Clown doing his best Jack-Nicholson-as-Jack-Torrance impersonation and you?re not even close to the musical extravaganza hidden within" | https://sicsic.bandcamp.com/album/this- love-of-mine-sicsic042
30Lubomyr Melnyk
Three Solo Pieces


Gorgeous classically trained minimalism, pure bliss from start to finish | http://boomkat.com/vinyl/856051-lubomyr-melnyk- three-solo-pieces
29 Work/Death
Death Phone About To Ring


As far as noise music goes, this is masterful. Arrestingly dark and incredibly subtle, slowly let it consume you. | http://boomkat.com/vinyl/767569-work-death-phone-about-to-ring
28Andras Fox
Erskine Falls


Nobody's quiet cookin' up grooves like Andras Fox - his expert sense of rhythm and loveable nostalgic vibes carry this one to the stars | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n46r3KUHy-c
27 Zahava Seewald and Michael Grebil
From My Mother's House


A richly original album oozing in haunt, obscurity, and poignance | https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/zahava-seewald- michael-grebil
26Sean McCann
Music for Private Ensemble


McCann takes a giant leap from home-brewed ambient tapes to elegant classical recordings and the result is nothing more than amazing | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw7JAFC8W-8
25Ahnnu
World Music


Subtly crafts the skeleton of hip-hop into a beautiful work of art | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umMxrm1w8SU
24Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile


Roberts is inarguably one of the most original and vital Jazz artists to come around in a long while, and her clash here of "high and low art" (opera against jazz and spirituals) is all kinds of wonderful | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhVlG4hkJKs
23Julia Holter
Loud City Song


A sole winged songstress flies above the loud city and renders all quiet as she spreads her heavenly hymns across the land | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7paoM2cghjI
22Laurel Halo
Chance of Rain


Halo wonderfully shifts her focus from pop songs to the spirit of rave, inviting all to dance with her on cloud lifted floors | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6dN1WB8Az0
21Tomonari Nozaki
Une Histoire de Bleu


Glorious drones for wide-eyed reflection, sorely overlooked. | http://ingentingkollektiva.bandcamp.com/music
20No Joy
Pastel and Pass Out


Yes, the EP is better than the album. With the boom in Shoegaze and Dream Pop acts, this little EP is a revelation | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIlCcGozaGI
19Josh Mason
Conduit


Takes the spirit of Tim Hecker's Radio Amor with the micro sensitivity of Taylor Deupree. Heartbreaking simplicity | http://scissortail.bandcamp.com/album/conduit
18Matt Krefting
High Hopes


A heart of obscurity and sorrow, attempting to connect with the outside world but reaching at shadows | https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/mark-krefting-high-hopes-album
17Memorex Dawn
Galleria


As "Vaporwave" treaded in 2013, this little gem stood out the most for me. Will Burnett (aka Internet Club) has had alot of aliases over the past few years, but never has he sounded as vital as he does here. Transforming static beaten muzak loops into shadowy, distant figures as they so often feel in real life, Galleria is the most physical, intimate, and tragic I've ever heard this sound reach | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5vQJfOfZaA
16L. Pierre
The Island Come True


Takes the heart of Leyland Kirby and his Caretaker project and injects it with an exotic twist; tropical loops and soul crushingly beautiful drones | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT1W896jwV8
15Dean Blunt
The Redeemer


A thoroughly interesting and enigmatic artist, Dean Blunt's mysteriousness lies within how closely he walks the line of the accessible and experimental. The Redeemer acts as just that, something familiar yet strangely frightening and out of this world | http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=36sK3VESXy0
14Death Grips
Government Plates


Until Government Plates, my enjoyment of Death Grips were only in brief moments. It just never quiet clicked the way I felt it should, until the whirling electro absurdity of this changed all of that. It's hip-hop taken to the boundaries and then jumping off the end into a blank void only to find itself back on solid ground and attempting to maintain composure as its head drifts off into rave and electronic culture (or something) | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eltn_nyOPh8
13Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Nandacollection


The most thoroughly enjoyable and consistent J-Pop album to come out in recent years. Nandacollection is all things weird and adorable, without being too much or little at any time | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y6H-YjsE9Q
12Power Trip
Manifest Decimation


Not unlike spending hours crushing buildings on Rampage World Tour and feeling pumped straight from your innards. Question: did that game ever actually end? | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-T8JbG9ht4
11Nails
Abandon All Life


A blast of high volume shape shifting formlessness that stimulates life at its most primal and essential core | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX8Pm465Nj4
10Jakob Ullmann
Fremde Zeit Addendum 4


Ullmann, already a sort of classical extremist, takes minimal to a singular, trance inducing state. Individual electronic waves gently sway around distant occurrences, an experience that becomes meditative and deeply introspective as your own surroundings fade to follow along this alien signal to places unknown | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNk4d2HDre4
9Benoit Pioulard
Hymnal


Pastoral tape decks, natural ambience, and folky pop assimilate as Benoit Pioulard taps into all kinds of beauty and delicacy | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3zqravvt0
8Tomasz Stanko
Wislawa


Masterful cool jazz with free improvised elements; occasionally toe tappin', occasionally heartbreaking, always compelling | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bRInHD-tMw
7Willis Earl Beal
Nobody Knows


The voice of an dusty ol' turn of the 19th century bluesman who sold his soul to the devil and stumbled across a time machine, and his name is Willis Earl Beal | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuDRyAWxNNw
6 Paysage d'Hiver
Das Tor


An immersive experience to the brutality, atmosphere, and totality of extreme metal, one of the finest and most complete black metal albums ever | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk6WAptENIU
5Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven


As physical copies of the album and Jon Rafman's Still Life video and subsequent gallery pieces suggest, R Plus Seven is all about abstractions, eschewed states, virtual worlds, and documenting this generation's obsession with convenience, instant access, maximization. Obtuse technology falling in and out of liquid obscurity, flashing advertisements in every corner, hyper-real caricatures of the perversely commonplace masquerading as art, and attempting to document the sorrows of internet culture. With R Plus Seven, Lopatin continues to push boundaries and create music that's remarkably ahead of the curve. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmlJveN9IkI
4Burial
Rival Dealer


"That this world that we imagine in this room might be used to gain access to other rooms, to other worlds, previously unimaginable." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1bb2JakOmo
3Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Devotion


Wonderfully abbrasive, choatic, gorgeous, and hopeful, Devotion is simply one of the most beautiful EP's ever released. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k0JN8cC4H0
2Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet
Photographs


Lambkin and Lescallet manage to capture a series of situations, moments, and memories that aren't observable or detectable, suggesting the listener to establish their own feelings based on the abstractions at ear. That suggestion leads to some of the most fascinating, disturbing, otherworldy, and moving sounds of the year | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPGN_rpRk8M
1Autechre
Exai


Exai is more "human" than you may realize. Within life there are hidden worlds - universes within universes. Right now, billions of invisible micro-matters are bouncing and colliding off you at every direction, keeping you upright and on solid ground. Your mind is a hyperactive collection of arbitrary detail and aimless thoughts; rapidly cut-up and spewed out into glitchy, unrefined dialogue that rarely comes out the way you plan it. Over a lifetime these random, unstable forces create "friendship" and "love", which comfort us with feelings of "optimism" and "happiness" in an otherwise cold, random, and unforgiving world. But often these feelings are limited, and even more often, artificial. As much as I'd like to believe otherwise, life isn't the steady 4/4 of a Juan Atkins, Derrick May, or Jeff Mills; it's unstable, chaotic, and unpredictable forces that move life forward. With Exai, Autechre have managed to pull off a nearly impossible task; giving the cold, unsettling reality of the real world a sense of vitality, urgency, and beauty that few else in electronic composition can achieve. | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiRLb8AYgIc
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