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Typhoner's 2013: Albums

It's almost february, so the window to post 2013 lists is closing. Here's list of 30 (somewhat ranked) albums I think deserve some additional mention.
30Flunk
Lost Causes


A remarkably consistent effort in which Flunk further solidify their sound. Lost Causes sees the band incorporating more of the trip-hop elements from their older albums into the indie sound that dominated This Is What You Get. The result is a nice balance of more "catchy" songs with electronic and trippy influences and of course Anja Oyen Vister's characteristic vocal delivery. All in all, I would consider Lost Causes to be their best album since, at least, Morning Star. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heq0iK90qX0
29Laura Marling
Once I Was an Eagle


Folk that needed quite a bit of growing for me, but now I love it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubdWPJSCbos
28Lunik
Encore


Read the review to feel the emotions that are the reason to put this here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f035M00V-hQ
27Vuurwerk
Me + One


Garage with indie/ambient leanings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPn2gfWCx08
26Old Apparatus
Compendium


Genre: used-to-be-dubstep, now it's just very creepy stuff - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN5z_L9TNZo
25The Happy
Guilty Pleasure


Vintage pop music made by four ladies and beardy guy. Can't be bad, right? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTaIzwonh4g
24Lorde
Pure Heroine


Hyped, of course. But a main part of the hype is that this is actually really good pop music - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Ymd-OCucs
23Ikonika
Aerotropolis


As RA described it: sonic Prozac - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZEumFUAWxQ
22E.m.m.a.
Blue Gardens


Garage that bleeps and bloops, Zomby style - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-vnv1oDs9s
21bansheebeat
Spiral Power


An album absolutely worthy to be in every elctronic end-of-the-year list, even although it's made by "some guy on sputnik". And then he also gives it away for free! Conclusion: Rev's awesome! - http://bansheebeat.bandcamp.com/
20Run The Jewels
Run The Jewels


Crazy beats, brilliant rapping. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ5rI461KNE
19Ena
Bilateral


An abstract take on drum & bass, techno and everything along the path connecting the two - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VmgvMQFV6k
18Ellen Allien
LISm


"Ellen Allien making scary soundscapes" doesn't sound like something that should work but, well, it does. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhP7uu2RtbA
17Traumprinz
Mothercave


Dusty house from a shadowy guy, stunning nonetheless. His RA mix is even better (but not much). - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_Ddu1OKqls
16Sorrow (UK)
Dreamstone


Absolutely stunning, lush garage - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBSQSvtjxPw
15Jon Hopkins
Immunity


2013's most widely loved techno album, and rightly so. The production quality is "off the hook" (clercqie) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XtqUOegCv8
14Phase
Frames of Reference


Proper fuckin' techno that gets the job done, but with enough variation to keep it interesting for home listens - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqJ6GRyFou4
13Laurel Halo
Chance of Rain


This is imo the kind of stuff Halo excells at: abstract techno, letting the machines do the talking - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5gHAXEnCR0
12Function
Incubation


Proper techno - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X2wPkGvWnM
11Chvrches
The Bones of what You Believe


It was a nice surprise that these guys were able to put out an album as fun as their stuff I heard back in 2012. Another example of sonic Prozac - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSaOnwl4sFQ
10Bonobo
The North Borders


Bonobo goes garage and does it well - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hIQDavRD54
9Marcel Fengler
Fokus


The best Marcel in techno - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmxwyJpAYNI
8Recondite
Hinterland


Gorgeous, well-crafted dubby techno/deep house - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RBCVFby96U
7Poppy Ackroyd
Escapement


Piano is a highly overrated instrument (yes, I'm the son of a harpsichordist), but Ackroyd does some great things with it. She constructs all her pieces (bass, beats, melodies) by multitracking hits, plucks, taps and scrapes on a piano and the violin. I'm also going to namedrop Hidden Orchestra, of which she's a member (see it as a quality stamp). - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpVunNzvlXs
6Zomby
With Love


Once again a very scatterbrained take on the hardcore continuum, once again very good - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5fccx15b2k
5Felix K
Flowers of Destruction


Very abstract/minimal drum & bass - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVWuvDlI_J8
4Oathbreaker
Eros|Anteros


My first encounter with the hardcore genre (although I was informed that they mix in other stuff as well), but man, what an album it is: from Caro's vocals to the perfect instrumentation: everyone's on fire here. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFALPj-F8wU
3Forest Swords
Engravings


Some of those albums where people tend to start acting very weird when they want to attach genres to it. Anyway, the production on this thing is just nuts. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSYjkDW_nwc
2James Blake
Overgrown


Yes, of course. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p6PcFFUm5I
1Ishome
Confession


My review basically sums it up, but this was a really big surprise for me. Beautiful garage-based album from an unexpected place. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUIG8P8bvSQ
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