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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.
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


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

Went to college parties, heard Dada Life. Not baaaaaad.
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.

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

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

Not the greatest PTH album, but it has some pretty nice jams.
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.
Laminate Pet Animal

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

Discog goes hard.
18The Damned Things

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

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

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

Relaxing to chill to

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

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.

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

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.
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.
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

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!

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

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

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.
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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