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Best Of 2013

Great year for electronic music especially
30Nils Frahm
Spaces


Patchy, but the highlights are incredible
29Forest Swords
Engravings


Really interesting aesthetic
28Bonobo
The North Borders


Not really any weak moments
27DJ Koze
Amygdala


Really interesting songs but still pretty accessible
26Danny Brown
Old


A good album, not a patch on XXX and definitely not a classic, still good though
25Deerhunter
Monomania


Great stripped back record for this band. Hope they continue pushing forward however on their next record
24James Blake
Overgrown


Less original but better tunes, keep coming back to the singles
23Arcade Fire
Reflektor


Title track is amazing, rest of it doesn't live up but is still good
22The Haxan Cloak
Excavation


A bit like Andy Stott this is incredibly physical. Really, really dark too
21The Knife
Shaking the Habitual


Some epic tracks on here, still slightly prefer Silent Shout but they have upheld their reputation with this
20Disclosure
Settle


Some of the best house tunes around, I even like the pop songs on here; very organic sounding
19 Iceage
You're Nothing


Similar to their last effort but just better somehow, look forward to their next release
18Darkside
Psychic


Great nocturnal record, brilliantly produced
17Run The Jewels
Run The Jewels


These guys don't take themselves too seriously but they could end up being one of the more prolific partnerships in Hip-Hop
16Jon Hopkins
Immunity


Weaker second half but really great tracks on the first. Ending of Open Eye Signal is incredible
15Nails
Abandon All Life


Improved production and songs on this. Really exciting band
14Autechre
Exai


Sprawling beats from space. Love most of these tracks
13Julia Holter
Loud City Song


Cover art fits the mood of the album so well. Some of the most beautiful moments of 2013 on this
12Logos
Cold Mission


Incredibly visceral, really dark and atmospheric. + pretty original
11Gorguts
Colored Sands


Solidifying their legacy with this one, another classic pretty much
10 Boards of Canada
Tomorrow's Harvest


Watch the Reach for the Dead video again to regain appreciation for this brilliant return
9Altar Of Plagues
Teethed Glory And Injury


Why did they have to split up. Another amazing black metal release from 2013
8Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City


Great pop songs with enough quirkiness to keep them interesting. Don't know what they improve on really so this may be their pinnacle
7Burial
Rival Dealer


Not as good as Kindred (what is?) but a really interesting addition to the flawless discography of Burial. Rival Dealer is probably the best track of the year
6Deafheaven
Sunbather


Can't wait for their next release, one of the best bands to start out in the 2010s
5Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven


This one's a bit underrated. I personally think it's his best release, some really grand awe inspiring moments coupled with playful noodling
4My Bloody Valentine
m b v


So sensual, many of the tracks fit to be on Loveless. Couldn't have asked for anything better from this
3Tim Hecker
Virgins


Heavy ambient music? One of the great modern innovators
2Kanye West
Yeezus


One of the few polarizing records (at least among fans/haters etc). The critics loved it but for some reason many people misunderstand why. No, Kanye West isn't the best rapper alive but he is probably the best Hip-Hop and Pop artist at the moment. The vibrant aggression and attitude on this record is what makes it so interesting
1James Holden
The Inheritors


This album has grown and grown on me. Initially I thought, 'meh another pretty good electronic album with some interesting ideas'. Luckily I kept coming back to it and realised how masterful it really is. Every track is really organic and unique and truly sounds like a step forward for 'dance music' (most of it isn't really dance). Hopefully this album (and artist) start to get more appreciation soon
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