|My Top Rated Albums Of 2013|
Anyone remember when I did this last year and got torn a new asshole? I did not do much rating this year so based on what I got I'm expecting to have two new assholes tore for me. Every thing is an album I have user ranked 3.5 higher, and each is accompanied with an explanation, and my technical ranking. Flame away, and happy holidays everyone!
A tale of two halves. Be Alone being the only solid track on side two.
|15||Tegan And Sara|
These chicks annoyed the shit out of me until they made their music 10x more poppier.... is that bad?
|14||Twenty One Pilots|
The breakout band of the year for alternative music. Why do bands release all the albums best songs before the album is released, or simply, why do you have to remake them? All the excellent songs here are remakes. (besides Ode To Sleep)
|13||Jimmy Eat World|
An album that tells the tale of a relationship gone awry, Jimmy Eat World is best in a somber tone. I mean... besides Bleed American.
|12||My Chemical Romance|
The end of an era, until Way becomes a broke hippie. Some of these songs are plain excellent like Surrender The Night, Boy Division, Ambulance and The Light Behind Your Eyes. But some are understood why they are outtakes, mainly Make Room!!!
|11||A Day To Remember|
At least the metalcore ain't a gimmick no more, but the pop punk tracks are better then the metalcore tracks IMO
|10||Panic! At The Disco|
Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!
A disappointment, but nonetheless still excellent. This Is Gospel is one of my favorite tracks of this year. This could have been so much better though and that is really saying something.
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk's step into classier dance music could not have gone more smoothly for me. This was a surprise that I loved it. Contact is a must hear jam.
Ocean Avenue Acoustic
It was really nice to hear these songs composed somewhat differently than the originals, namely Ocean Avenue and Empty Apartment.
|7||The Wonder Years|
The Greatest Generation
Further maturity from a band that is still rising the ranks of pop punk, I expect them to only get better with their next release.
I have always had a soft spot for Tedder's voice, he has the ability to make bad songs listenable. (listen to Zedd's Lost At Sea featuring him) on their newest effort, OneRepublic are starting to put the coldplay comparisons to bed. Something I Need is just way too fucking good.
|5||How To Destroy Angels|
I've been riding this albums respective cock so hard ever since it has been released.
The most critically acclaimed pop release of the year. Lorde proves that she is a treasure and mature beyond her years at only the age of 17. A further proof of the new pop music niche, explored in a more creative and satirical way. Yes, it is funny how people talk.
|3||Angels and Airwaves|
Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal
What the band has always strived to be, this would be 5 worthy if it was not for pointless remixes.
The 20/20 Experience
For the past two years I have been saying to close friends and family that when Justin Timberlake returned to the music industry (after a slew of terrible movies) that it would be a big deal. I was right, but I didn't think I would be this right. With 20/20 JT explores different types of music, from the eccentric "Let The Groove Get In", to the mellow "Blue Ocean Floor", and the 2013 mega hit "Mirrors" JT proves he still has it... too bad he would drop it later in the year with the much less successful part 2.
Flowers For My Father
Sadistik is probably the most tongue and cheek MC in the game right now. On Flowers for My Father, Sadistik battles with us the loss of a loved patriarch. It's heart wrenching. Petirchor, and Snow White are the best tracks on this superb listen. A must listen.