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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.
1The National
Trouble Will Find Me


This record got me into The National and I still can't let go of it. It is amazing.
2Nine Inch Nails
Hesitation Marks


Not your usual aggro Reznor fix, but this is what makes it more interesting. Happy to see Trent back in action with NIN.
3Causa Sui
Euporie Tide


The best summer record released this year for me. Each song is carefully and gorgeously constructed and the grooves are downright infectious.
4The Ocean
Pelagial


Loving everything from the concept to the music. There is no filler, just pure awesomeness. I totally regret missing them twice this tour.
5Bad Religion
True North


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.
6Alice 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.
7Queens Of The Stone Age
...Like Clockwork


Not quite your usual QOTSA. ...Like Clockwork doesn't bash you in the head, it crawls and slowly secures its place.
8Bodyjar
Role Model


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH! Been waiting for this to happen since 2005.
9David Bowie
The Next Day


David Bowie is forever.
10Front Line Assembly
Echogenetic


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.
11Clutch
Earth Rocker


Sounds like a rebirth for the genre! Crucial Velocity, Cyborg Better, Oh Isabella & Book, Saddle and Go
12Depeche Mode
Delta Machine


Much like David Bowie, these guys can always be counted on. Secret To The End, Alone, Soothe My Soul, Angel
13Steven Wilson
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
14Daft Punk
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
15Pet Shop Boys
Electric


Old school techno/rave nostalgia. Fluorescent, Love Is A Bourgeois Construct, Vocal & The Last To Die
16Filter
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
17Sasquatch
IV


Not as good as III, but still, it's Sasquatch. Money, The Message, Sweet Lady & Eye Of The Storm
18Monster Magnet
Last Patrol


Their most potent record since 2004's Monolithic Baby! Nice to see them back on track. End Of Time, Last Patrol, Mindless Ones, Paradise
19Coheed 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
20Amplifier
Echo Street


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
21Gozu
The Fury Of A Patient Man


Fun! Fun!! Fuuuun!!! irish Dart Fight, Signed Epstein's Mom, Salty Thumb & Charles Bronson Pinchot
22Monkey3
The 5th Sun


These guys are getting massive! Icarus, Suns, Birth Of Venus, Circles
23How To Destroy Angels
Welcome Oblivion


Reznor's wife is so hot, I don't care about anything else. Strings And Attractors, Ice Age, How Long?, Keep It Together
24Thomas Dybdahl
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
25Samsara 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
26Ulver
Messe I.X-VI.X


Son Of Man, As Syrians Pour In...., Shri Schneider
27The Black Angels
Indigo Meadow


You're Mine, Love Me Forever, Indigo Meadow
28Primal Scream
More Light


Invisible City, Elimination Blues, River Of Pain
29Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Specter At The Feast


Hate The Taste, Sell It, Fire Walker
30Hammock
Oblivion Hymns


Holding Your Absence, I Could Hear The Water At The Edge Of All Things, Like A Valley With No Echo
31Toner Low
III


These guys are a must see live! The bass moves your bowels. Phase 6, Phase 8, Phase 7
32Skinny Puppy
Weapon


illisiT, wornin, survivalisto, solvent
33Daniel Romano
Come Cry With Me


I'm Not Cryin' Over You, Middle Child, He Lets Her Memory Go
34Moby
Innocents


The Last Day, The Lonely Night, A Case For Shame, Almost Home
35Shpongle
Museum Of Consciousness


The Aquatic Garden Of Celestial Delights, Juggling Molecules, How The Jellyfish Jumped The Mountain
36The Flying Eyes
Lowlands


Eye Of The Storm, Rolling Thunder, Under Iron Feet
37 Buckethead
Pikes #13
38Sandveiss
Scream Queen


Scar, Blindsided, Do You Really Know
39Exxasens
Satellites


Sputnik, Rocket To The Sky, Mass Of Pluto
40Pelican
Forever Becoming


Deny The Absolute, Immutable Dusk, Vestiges
41The Flaming Lips
The Terror


Be Free A Way, The Terror, Look...The Sun Is Rising
42Red Fang
Whales And Leeches


Blood Like Cream, DOEN, This Animal
43Pearl Jam
Lightning Bolt


Getaway, Mind Your Manners, Sirens
44Five Horse Johnson
The Taking Of Blackheart


Mexico, Quick On The Trigger, Smash & Grab
45Buckethead
Pearson's Square


Eagle's Flight, Pearson's Square, Heart's Delight, Eagle's Nest
46The Flower Kings
Desolation Rose


Tower One, Dark Fascist Skies, White Tuxedows
47Arcade Fire
Reflektor


Reflektor, We Exist, You Already Know
48Placebo
Loud Like Love


Loud Like Love, Scene Of The Crime, A Million Little Pieces
49Motorpsycho
Still Life With Eggplant


Hell Part 1-3, Barleycorn, August
50Rob Zombie
Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor


Occasionally, a nice listen. Revelation Revolution, Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin, Dead City Radio, Lucifer Rising.
51Humanfly
Awesome Science


Poetry Of Light, The Apple That Never Fell, A Majestic Story
52Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood
Black Pudding


Shade Of The Sun, Mescalito, Thank You
53HIM
Tears On Tape


This is here pure out of fanboy-ism and teenage nostalgia. All Lips Go Blue, WLSTD, Hearts At War
54Wooden Shjips
Back To Land


Everybody Knows, Ghouls, In The Roses
55Earthless
From The Ages


Uluru Rock, Violence Of The Red Sea, Equus October
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