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74 2013 Albums I Listened To In Q2: Semi - Ranked

Some of these may have been released in Q1 but I just got around to listening to them. they are semi ranked to the effect that the higher on the list they are the closer I am to promoting them to another score and vice versa. Anything a 3 or above I suggest at least giving a spin. anything 3.5 and above I don't think would be a waste of anyone's time. As always recs based on high ratings are welcome and anything ranked highly that you haven't heard you may consider a rec.
1Phosphorescent
Muchacho


4/5 excellent folk-pop alt/indie (there abouts).
2The Knife
Shaking the Habitual


4/5, quirky and off the wall "Electronica, Psychedelic" think Yacht except they would eat Yacht's soul.
3Bonobo
The North Borders


4/5 "Trip Hop, Electronica" I had never heard of this guy but this album is fan'fuckin'tastic.
4Killing Joke
The Singles Collection 1979-2012


I was really surprised to see this come out to little to no fanfare. Excellent collection from a classic band. I've read some issues about there being no b-sides on it etc but I'm not an ultra fan so it made no difference to me.
5The Growlers
Hung At Heart


4/5 "Psychedelic" and I'd add surf rock. I'm not familiar with these guys but this album was just fun and a pleasant surprise.
6Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork


4/5 I thought these guys were starting to wind down professionally and wasn't expecting much from this release but I was wrong wrong wrong. This was out of left field for me and just a great and solid album.
7Tape Junk
The Good and The Mean


4/5 poppy Folk-rock: I have no idea who this guy is and I could only find mention of him on portuguese sites so maybe one or two of our brothers can fill us in. He's the lead singer to Julie & The Carjackers but I didn't find their album to be as good.
8CocoRosie
Tales of a Grass Widow


4/5 far more polished and a little more grounded than their previous albums but still totally off the wall. This was a tremendously enjoyable find for me.
9Streetlight Manifesto
The Hands That Thieve


4/5 As I had stated in the review thread this was just far better than I had any right to expect. I liked it more than their previous entries and was temninded just how much I miss hearing good new punk-Ska.
10Frank Turner
Tape Deck Heart


4/5 This guy just knows how to toe the fucking line. This album fits in perfectly with the rest of his stellar discog.
11Rival Schools
Found


4/5 Excellent progression from their previous album, I enjoyed it thoroughly.
12Jimi Hendrix
People, Hell, and Angels


4/5 I'm not going to get into all the bullshit behind all his posthumous releases. This is a great album and surprisingly it's a great sounding album. If you like Hendrix I can't imagine you not liking this.
13Tricky
False Idols


4/5 It's a laid back Tricky but Trip-Hop can go very well with laid back so no complaints here.
14The Dillinger Escape Plan
One of Us Is the Killer


4/5 this was precisely what I was expecting and for me is a solid 4.
15Laura Stevenson
Wheel


4/5 Solid 4, not as immediately gratifying as Sit Resist imho but it it rewards repeated listens.
16James Blake
Overgrown


4/5 "post-dubstep" Solid musician, solid album, solid 4
17Paramore
Paramore


4/5 I really thought this album was getting a bum wrap after previewing it before giving it to my kid. I think it is a solid pop-rock album and I'd prefer my kid listen to it over a lot of other crap that is shoveled out there for mass consumption.
18Scout Niblett
It's Up To Emma


4/5 "Folk" I liked it immediately but I'm a little less sure of that 4 than when I first posted it. It'll stay a 4 for now but either way it is a good an unique album.
19Boris


3.5/5 not much to say here, solid album as alwayse, I wish i liked it a bit more but I don't.
20Purling Hiss
Water On Mars


3.5/5 "Psychedelic-Rock" This was a pleasant surprise and JT and I haven't stopped talking about them since. Great album and I definitely recommend it for any fans of the genre.
21The Invisible Hands
The Invisible Hands


3.5/5 Alt & Indie
22The Black Angels
Indigo Meadow


3.5/5 "Psychedelic-Rock" not quite as good as Purling Hiss but still pretty damned good.
23The Haxan Cloak
Excavation


3.5/5 Dark and brooding this is not usually my thing but the crafting and precision that went into this is deserves a big nod and really shouldn't be missed.
24Camera Obscura
Desire Lines


3.5/5 "Indie Pop" Camera Obscura just doing their thing, if you've liked any of their previous stuff you'll like this too.
25The Glockenwise
Leeches


3.5/5 "Punk, Alt Rock, Britpop" Excelent album lots of fun.
26Ex Wife
New Colors


3.5/5 Lo-Fi Very 90's alt -rock sounding with it's washed out sound.
27teen
Carolina


3.5/5 Off kilter, lo-fi, indie music, this spawn of a Kickstarter project is surprisingly delightful at times but it won't be for everyone.
28Alice in Chains
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here


3.5/5 Great album but it's missing a little something for me... I really feel this should be a 4/5 but it isn't.
29Captain, We're Sinking
The Future Is Cancelled


3.5/5 "Punk" Conceptually I love everything about this band, excellent album.
30Survival
Survival


3.5/5 "Math-Rock" BATS light, tighter more polished sound than TTNG.
31The Flaming Lips
The Terror


3.5/5 I expected more, maybe that's my fault?
32Mike Patton
The Place Beyond the Pines


3.5/5
33Loading Data
Double Disco Animal Style


3.5/5 "Hard Rock, Psychedelic" I thought this was a just a great rock album. Others seem to agree.
34Junip
Junip


3.5/5 "Alt & Indie" Evidently this is kind of a Swedish super group. Some times they hit and sometimes they miss but a great effort over all.
35Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City


3.5/5 Same VW different day. It's a little less frenetic but but has the same VW sound over all. Much better tha npeople are giving it credit for imho.
36Daft Punk
Random Access Memories


3.5/5 I dig what they've done here but I'll be the first to admit that it's lacking the killer track to make it a great album. Fanboy 3.5 as I really enjoyed it.
37Sound City Players
Sound City: Real To Reel


3.5/5 I think this album is catching some unnecessary flack but you really may have to watch the documentary in order to really enjoy the album.
38Colleen
The Weighing Of The Heart


3.5/5 "Other, Electronica, Post Rock" Beautifully layered strings and harmonies.
39Deerhunter
Monomania


3.5/5
40The Boxer Rebellion
Promises


3.5/5 Alt-Rock I found this to be a great alt rock album with solid production, a tight band and catchy choruses.
41A Hawk And A Hacksaw
You Have Already Gone to the Other World


3.5/5 "Eastern world music sent through a slightly American filter." yah that description is about right. Expertly crafted... not sure I'll ever listen to it again.
42Stereophonics
Graffiti On The Train


3.5/5 "Britpop" Quality rivals the The Boxer Rebellion album above but it just isn't quite as good.
43Kylesa
Ultraviolet


3/5 The rest of these I enjoyed but they jest kind of left me wanting. I don't plan to ever listen to anything on this list from here down again.
44Pryapisme
Hyperblast Super Collider


3/5 Noise for noise sake... it took skill to make this album but it might have been better to focus that skill elsewhere. This reminds me a lot of Unexpect's album from 2011.
45Kurt Vile
Wakin on a Pretty Daze


3/5 Nothing wrong with this album it just wan't anything... noteworthy. If I'm thinking of the right album I do think the guitar work was above average hence the 3.
46Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Mosquito


3/5, same... just nothing special but not a bad album.
47Dead Can Dance
In Concert


3/5 DCD fans like GnarlyShillelagh will probably beat off to it but really without being a fan there is nothing here for you.
48The Besnard Lakes
Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO


3/5 This album just dragged and dragged for me. It's not bad for what it is but it just couldn't hook me at all.
49Born Ruffians
Birthmarks


3/5 "Alt & Indie, Post Punk" again nothing wrong with it but just not up to par with their contemporaries.
50!!!
THR!!!ER


3/5 "Indie" Not as thrilling as the name would suggest.
51Akron/Family
Sub Verses


3/5 "Indie, Folk, Psychedelic" boring, there is better folk and Psychedelic listed above.
52Melvins
Everybody Loves Sausages


3/5 Nope, not everyone.
53Rainbow Arabia
F.M. Sushi


3/5 snore
54Eluvium
Nightmare Ending


3/5 this one I can appreciate the artistry on but... it makes me want to sleep.
55The National
Trouble Will Find Me


3/5 A step above average... no idea what you guys love about this.
56Ghostface Killah
Twelve Reasons to Die


3/5 oh please go the fuck away... there is so much better than this.
57little friend
We Will Destroy Each Other


3/5
58Filter
The Sun Comes Out Tonight


3/5 What the fuck do you like about this??? Don't you like yourself more than that?
59Jared Smith
Fjall


3/5, moar like music to die too, slowly!
60The Leisure Society
Alone Aboard The Ark


3/5 a little too leisurely.
61Rogue Wave
Nightingale Floors


3/5 it's fine, that is all.
62Peace
In Love


2.5/ the next six are just ho hum
63Suuns
Images Du Futur


2.5/5
64Merchandise
Totale Nite


2.5/5
65Lilacs and Champagne
Lilacs and Champagne


2.5/5
66 Dear Telephone
Dear Telephone


2.5/5
67Charli XCX
True Romance


2.5/5 Not even naming your album after a great movie will save you my dear...
68 Orchestral Manoeuvres
In The Dark English Electric


2/5 from here down I was just annoyed.
69Codeine
What About the Lonely


2/5 I don't think there is anymore room in my life for shoegaze, particularly poorly recorded shoegaze.
70Mudhoney
Vanishing Point


2/5 wtf
71Dirty Beaches
Drifters/Love Is The Devil


2/5 Fuck this and fuck you
72Barn Owl
V


2/5 I'm pretty sure I dozed off while listening to this.
73She and Him
Volume Three


3/5 I miscounted so I'm popping this one in here. They should probably call it a day with this project. It's not horrible but it's barely noteworthy.
74 will.i.am
#Willpowe


1.5/5 This is just insulting... fuck you bro just seriously fuck you! btw #HashtagsAreFuckingItStarted
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