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.
|2||Chance the Rapper|
A interestingly quirky album with really nice production. Also, Chance is just great.
Disliked this initially, but I'm digging it now.
The Rules of Dada
Went to college parties, heard Dada Life. Not baaaaaad.
Worship And Tribute
Also pretty self-explanatory.
|7||At The Drive-In|
Relationship of Command
Do I really have to justify this?
The Electric Lady
Coolest pop personality in awhile.
Funky, chill, and dreamy.
Damn this album goes hard. "First" is a great song.
|11||Protest 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.
|13||A Lot Like Birds|
|14||Squid The Whale|
This band shouldn't have booted the vocalist, tisk tisk.
We've Been Talking
Pretty sweet band, although their inconsistency can be annoying.
Laminate Pet Animal
A pretty ethereal indie pop affair.
|17||Every Time I Die|
Discog goes hard.
|18||The Damned Things|
A few songs on here are gold. Keith Buckley is also a great vocalist.
The 20/20 Experience
mmm I'd say 18/20 but overall refreshing
Chill, funky, and groovy. Close contender for personal AOTY
Pretty talented producer. Also, Flume's remix of "You & Me" is probably one of my
Surprisingly tight. Also I dig the project name.
Relaxing to chill to
An incredible solo math project.
|25||Closure In Moscow|
Isn't out yet, but all the material I've heard is pretty golden. Stoked for the full thing.
|26||Dance 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.
|27||So Much Light|
To put it succinctly, this album is delightful. Soundtrack to my Bermuda vacation.
|28||City of Ifa|
Pretty solid recent post-hardcore find. Unorthodox catchy.
|29||Ra Ra Riot|
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.
|33||Circle of Contempt|
Entwine the Threads
Can be crushingly heavy yet beautiful at the same time. A really interesting band.
She's hot, smokes pot, and has a heavenly voice. What's not to like.
A nostalgic and measured listen. Great production. And it's better when you realize
it's the project of Sputnik's very own Rev.
|37||The Glitch Mob|
Drink The Sea
Very very addictive yet low-key assaults of bass.
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.
|41||First Place Science Project|
A surprisingly fresh and extremely unorthodox listen. Cory Lockwood rules.
|42||The Speed of Sound in Seawater|
Seamless blend of the best indie pop and math rock.
|43||Bomb the Music Industry!|
Less ska, more indie + punk. It's a sad album to be, but it's great and bombastically
Has some cool jams that go hard. Yet another relic of my past semester's party
experience (not much admittedly)
See above. I'm getting into really groovy trap. "Boneless" is a good song, although
it's not on here.
|46||The Arrogant Sons of Bitches|
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
I have discovered something possibly even better than Streetlight
An interesting and hook-laden slab of alt rock.
A Kid Named Cudi
"The Prayer" is one of my SOTYs. The chillest vibe.
Some tracks are boring, while others are just very well done. Especially "You."
|50||Casiotone for the Painfully Alone|
Advanced Base Battery Life
Very sad yet hauntingly catchy indie/dream pop