|Favorites From 2013|
I listened to a heck of a lot more music this year than last. Here's some of what I enjoyed. Not in any order.
The Hands That Thieve
Easily the best ska from 2013.
Very solid indie rock that went pretty unnoticed.
Modern Vampires Of The City
Probably the best from them.
Can't understand how their ep is better like some say.
Is Survived By
Band continues their streak of great albums.
Perhaps a little overrated but it still rules.
This Is How The Wind Shifts
A step up from Rescue and up their with DTW and ASITS as my favorite Silverstein records.
|9||Mouth Of The Architect|
Still can't fully get into post metal but this was pretty solid.
Not as good as Animals but still a great album with a new vocalist.
Amazing voice and good album.
|12||This Old Ghost|
Acoustic light rock and a fun little album. Too bad this band called it quits.
I always had a soft spot for these guys and this album was pretty fantastic.
Lift Your Existence
Easily one of my favorite post hardcore albums of 2013, this just blew me away.
While A Nation Sleeps...
Probably my least favorite album from them but still a good comeback record.
My first Karnivool album and I know a lot of people were disappointed with it but I enjoyed it.
|17||A Lot Like Birds|
Not as good as Conversation Piece but these guys deliver again.
Way better than their last two records and probably my second favorite from them behind their debut.
Three year wait was worth it as these guys delivered another solid heavy album.
Production was way too bottom heavy but the songs were top notch.
|21||Queens Of The Stone Age|
Definitly one of the best rock albums from 2013.
|22||Alice In Chains|
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Their worst album but not bad by any means.
What can I say, it's a super fun album.
|24||The Ongoing Concept|
Could of been better but a solid debut nonetheless.
Solid stuff, I like the version with vocals more.
|26||State Champs |
The Finer Things
Great pop-punk debut. So damn catchy.
Fear Inside Our Bones
The Almost go for a more rock and roll sound and get much better because of it.
Not is good as The Infinite Order but still rules.
I like the chill sound of this album compared to the others. Shame these guys are done for a while.
Don't get why people didn't like this, it's just as good as their last imo.
This band rules, and this album is worth the wait.
Full Of War
Their best album, this band shouldn't have broke up.
|33||Close Your Eyes |
Line In The Sand
New vocalist isn't as good but this exceeded my expectations.
My first Misery Signals album and I gotta say it was pretty cool.
|35||Cage The Elephant|
I'd say it's my favorite of theirs although it has stupid distortion on the production.
The Blackest Beautiful
This was one of my favorite albums of the summer. I still gotta see these guys in concert.
|37||Falling Up |
The better of the two albums they released this year, these guys keep getting better.
|38||Breakdown Of Sanity|
A big improvement for these guys.
|39||The Devil Wears Prada|
Best full length from them.
Vocalist bugs me sometimes but great atmosphere.
Better than their last album and pretty solid throughout.
The Last Word Is Yours To Speak
Another great metalcore album from Phinehas.
|43||Soul Embraced |
After 5 years these guys haven't missed a beat.
The Living Infinite
Suprisingly consistently great double album from Soilwork.
Though I'm Alone
I listened to this because of the cover and I was suprised at how good it was.
From The Bird's Cage
Not quite as great as The Inevitable And I but still awesome.
One Big Particular Loop
Took a little while to get used to the change in syle but this has grown to become one of my favorites from the year.
Another album that exceeded my expectations with a new vocalist.
These guys went from annoying and generic to very solid.
|50||Everything In Slow Motion|
Did not dissapoint. Quickly has become one of my favorites.
|51||August Burns Red|
Rescue And Restore
My favorite abr album, great songwriting and production.
|52||Save Your Breath|
There Used To Be A Place For Us
These guys improved a lot. Poor production kept this from being better.
|53|| ||Captain, Were Sinking|
The Future Is Canceled
One of my favorite punk albums from the year.
|54||Life On Repeat|
Heavier and much improved. Another band that is unfourtunatly breaking up.
I didn't think WATV was that bad but this improved upon it.
|56||Hands Like Houses|
I didn't like this as much as Ground Dweller at first, but it's grown quite a bit on me.
This on the other hand, has grown off me a bit but I still like it more than their last which I thought was pretty overrated.
|58||I The Mighty|
I only recently got into this and it does indeed rule.
|59||The World Is A Beautiful Place...|
Whenever, If Ever
This album suprised me as I went in as a noob to emo unsure what to expect and came out highly impressed.
I love the new style as much as the old one.
|61||Protest The Hero|
Did not disappoint and their second best.
First Tyr album I listened to and it was fun.
Deceiver Of The Gods
I like this band.
The Way Things Should Be
Improvement over In It To Win It and this band is one of the catchiest.
I thought this was boring at first but I like it a lot more now.
|66||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
One Of Us Is The Killer
Another very solid release from tdep. Fun album.
The 20/20 Experience
This deserved most of the hype it got and is my favorite 2013 pop album.
Long and bombastic, this still winds up to be another great Arcade Fire album.
In The Taking Of Flesh
These guys improved yet again, great metal album.
|70||The Dear Hunter|
Not as good as their Acts albums, but not a disappointment either.
|71||The Venetia Fair|
Every Sick, Disgusting Thought...
Fun album, this band is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
Tommy Walter continues the new electronic sound and while not as good as last year's Sublime Currency, this album continues the success with that sound.
|73||Jimmy Eat World|
Goes for a more stripped down sound and does it pretty well. Better than their last two releases.
|74||The Reign Of Kindo|
Play With Fire
One of my favorites from the year, I love the new jazzy sound.
|75|| ||Balance And Composure|
The Things We Think Were Missing
Much more of a grower than Seperation, this album is just as good as it's predecessor.
|76||Anthony Green |
I have always enjoyed his solo stuff quite a bit and this album is no exception.
I started listening to this guy right before this dropped and it's the better of the two albums he released.
Ceasing To Breathe
A great kickstarter comeback album that tops The Sepent easily.
|79||My Heart To Fear|
Vocals take some getting used to, but this is one of the best metalcore albums this year.
I like the darker sound of this album though I prefer Garden Window
I couldn't quite place these guys in their first album. They were kinda all over the place, however in Headswell they narrowed down their own style and its great.
Black Out The Sun
Another band I've always had a soft spot for. This album is another good one to add to their consistent discography.
|83||Sleeping At Last|
One of the ep's from the Atlas project he's been doing this year. This one's my favorite.
|84||The Dangerous Summer|
Better than War Paint but doesn't touch their debut, these guys continue making great pop punk.
This is a good punk album and I'm really starting to get into these guys.
This is by far their best since Sing The Sorrow.
|87||Children Of Bodom|
Halo Of Blood
Up their with Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll.
The Difference Between Hell And Home
This album is heavy and hard. Another great metalcore album.
|89||Heart In Hand|
I didn't really go into this with super high expectations but it's really solid. Vocalist annoys me every now and then but that would be my only complaint.
|90||The Wonder Years|
The Greatest Generation
They didn't quite top Suburbia but I didn't really expect them to and this is great in it's own right.
|91|| ||The Story So Far|
What You Don't See
My favorite pop punk album of the year, production brings it down slightly but not too much.
The Light Under Closed Doors
This album kinda flew under my rader when it released but I listened to it a few weeks ago and enjoyed it.
|93||Into It. Over It.|
This new style threw me off at first, but I think I may like it more than Proper.
|94||Off With Their Heads|
This is my pop punk part of the list I guess.
|95||The Safety Fire|
Mouth Of Swords
Definitly an improvement from their first album.
He may never top his golden years up till Portugese Blues, but this album is still better than his last several albums.
A solid sophmore album from Northlane.
|98||Hope For The Dying|
A better album instrumentally and vocally than Dissimulation, but not as good imo, still really impressive.
A great debut album from this pop punk band.
Not as good as Silent Water or Skyforger but definitly improves upon The Beginning Of Time.