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Asianguy's 2013

It's been a crazy year; first year of college n all that. List is albums that rhave gone especially rhard this year, or that I have connected with the revents of this year. As such, not all of these rwill be 2013 releases.
1Soundtrack
Hotline Miami Official Soundtrack


Really slick and memorable soundtrack. Also a sick game; can't wait for the sequel.
2Chance the Rapper
Acid Rap


A interestingly quirky album with really nice production. Also, Chance is just great.
3American Football
American Football


Self-Explanatory.
4Mew
Frengers


Disliked this initially, but I'm digging it now.
5Dada Life
The Rules of Dada


Went to college parties, heard Dada Life. Not baaaaaad.
6Glassjaw
Worship And Tribute


Also pretty self-explanatory.
7At The Drive-In
Relationship of Command


Do I really have to justify this?
8Janelle Monae
The Electric Lady


Coolest pop personality in awhile.
9Destroyer
Kaputt


Funky, chill, and dreamy.
10The Chariot
One Wing


Damn this album goes hard. "First" is a great song.
11Protest the Hero
Volition


Not the greatest PTH album, but it has some pretty nice jams.
12Drake
Nothing Was The Same


As overproduced and contrived this can be, Drake makes it much easier to forget that. Great production also.
13A Lot Like Birds
No Place


Personal AOTY.
14Squid The Whale
Four More


This band shouldn't have booted the vocalist, tisk tisk.
15 Enemies
We've Been Talking


Pretty sweet band, although their inconsistency can be annoying.
16Snowmine
Laminate Pet Animal


A pretty ethereal indie pop affair.
17Every Time I Die
Ex Lives


Discog goes hard.
18The Damned Things
Ironiclast


A few songs on here are gold. Keith Buckley is also a great vocalist.
19Justin Timberlake
The 20/20 Experience


mmm I'd say 18/20 but overall refreshing
20Saint Pepsi
Hit Vibes


Chill, funky, and groovy. Close contender for personal AOTY
21Disclosure
Settle


Pretty talented producer. Also, Flume's remix of "You & Me" is probably one of my SOTYs
22Sweater Beats
That Feel


Surprisingly tight. Also I dig the project name.
23Heavenly Beat
Prominence


Relaxing to chill to
24Mylets
Retcon


An incredible solo math project.
25Closure In Moscow
Pink Lemonade


Isn't out yet, but all the material I've heard is pretty golden. Stoked for the full thing.
26Dance Gavin Dance
Downtown Battle Mountain II


Most underrated DGD in my humble opinion. Band has achieved a point in their sound where they can groove and jam at the same time.
27So Much Light
Supine/Spellbound


To put it succinctly, this album is delightful. Soundtrack to my Bermuda vacation.
28City of Ifa
Self Titled


Pretty solid recent post-hardcore find. Unorthodox catchy.
29Ra Ra Riot
The Orchard


Another frustratingly inconsistent band. Has some good songs.
30Discovery
LP


Has some good ideas, but also a lot of annoying ones.
31Postmadonna
Postmadonna


Schizophrenic and catchy math-pop. Also got a personal shoutout from this band cuz of my review, so pree cool.
32 The Reign of Kindo
Rhythm, Chord, & Melody


An absolutely majestic listen.
33Circle of Contempt
Entwine the Threads


Can be crushingly heavy yet beautiful at the same time. A really interesting band. Futuremetal.
34Death Grips
Government Plates


gud album
35Jhene Aiko
Sail Out


She's hot, smokes pot, and has a heavenly voice. What's not to like.
36Bansheebeat
Spiral Power


A nostalgic and measured listen. Great production. And it's better when you realize it's the project of Sputnik's very own Rev.
37The Glitch Mob
Drink The Sea


Very very addictive yet low-key assaults of bass.
38Fuck Buttons
Tarot Sport


Damn Olympians is just mmmmm
39 The Story So Far
What You Don't See


1st album was better but 2nd one is great also. Pop punk done right, with good lyrics.
40 The Wonder Years
Suburbia: I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing


See above, minus the "2nd one is great also" part. Also I dig the production.
41First Place Science Project
FPSP.WRECKS


A surprisingly fresh and extremely unorthodox listen. Cory Lockwood rules.
42The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Red Version


Seamless blend of the best indie pop and math rock.
43Bomb the Music Industry!
Vacation


Less ska, more indie + punk. It's a sad album to be, but it's great and bombastically catchy.
44ASAP Rocky
LongLiveA$AP


Has some cool jams that go hard. Yet another relic of my past semester's party experience (not much admittedly)
45Steve Aoki
Wonderland


See above. I'm getting into really groovy trap. "Boneless" is a good song, although it's not on here.
46The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches


I have discovered something possibly even better than Streetlight
47Analog Rebellion
Full Frontal


An interesting and hook-laden slab of alt rock.
48Kid Cudi
A Kid Named Cudi


"The Prayer" is one of my SOTYs. The chillest vibe.
49Bibio
Silver Wilkinson


Some tracks are boring, while others are just very well done. Especially "You."
50Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Advanced Base Battery Life


Very sad yet hauntingly catchy indie/dream pop
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