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Cool Stuff From 2013

A few albums/EPs from 2013 that I enjoyed. Not all of them are "Best of 2013" for me but I found myself listening to these regularly. It's not in order.
1Strawberry Girls
French Ghetto

Probably one of my favorite albums of 2013 and I am genuinely surprised to not see it on many "best of" lists.
2Earl Sweatshirt

The production on the album was part of what kept me coming back to it. It is just really fun to jam to. While it's not exactly what I had been hoping for from Earl it's still solid material.
3A Lot Like Birds
No Place

One of my most anticipated albums of the year. I really enjoy this band and I loved this album.

Probably my favorite death metal release of 2013
5Benoit Pioulard

Great album, great production. Exactly what I expected from him as far as quality is concerned
6Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Descension

While it seems like everyone I know preferred Ascension I found the more meaningful songs on this album. I think of both albums as one so I choose not to pick one over the other but I was not disappointed by this release whatsoever.
7Elvis Costello
Wise Up Ghost

Not his best work but a fun album and very unexpected. A lot of the times it does not work but I respect the attempt
8Kurt Travis
Kurt Travis

A very sincere EP. I was not expecting Travis to be such a great singer songwriter but he really pulls off great music in the genre. I am looking forward to his upcoming full length.
Siberia Acoustic

I love Lights. While Siberia was far superior to this EP the acoustic versions of the songs are still amazing and prove that her songwriting stands on it's own.
10Matt Costa
Matt Costa

Matt Costa has been really hit and miss. His debut was great. Sophmore album...not so much. Third was great and I'm not so sure about this one. Maybe it will grow on me but I still listened to it a lot.
11 Ovid's Withering
Scryers Of The Ibis

For djent/deathcore whatever you want to call this it is a really decent album. The songwriting is solid and it packs a punch.
12Streetlight Manifesto
The Hands That Thieve

Great album. Didn't jam it as much as I've meant to however.
13Tilian Pearson
Material Me

Excellent debut solo effort. Tilian has a knack for extraordinarily catchy melodies and layered songwriting and he has shown that even in the pop avenue of music he can carry over that talent.

Solid for the band but not as good as the last release
15Dance Gavin Dance
Acceptance Speech

Not DGD's best release but it's still fun and I still jammed it a lot.
16Mount Eerie
Pre-Human Ideas

Everything Phil touches is gold and while I was extremely leary of his electronic imaginings of some of his most brilliant work it still turned out neat. Not phenomenal, not perfect but still neat.
17Denzel Curry
Nostalgic 64

A solid album. I haven't had much time to linger on it but I have been impressed overall.
Colored Sands

#2 death metal album of the year.
19The Speed Of Sound In Seawater
First Contact

I only listened to this a few times and it isn't as good as the bands past material but it was still very enjoyable.
Thousands Of Evils

This EP was a sleeper for me. I really didn't care for it at first but then one day it clicked. Probably the best thing the band has done thus far.
21 The Story So Far
What You Don't See

Restored an interest in pop punk for me. Great album, raw emotion and catchy melodies.
22Death Grips
Government Plates

Awesome album and while it is not the strongest of the groups release it is still enjoyable and has lots of replay value
23 The Ocean

Top notch Prog Metal
24Deeds Of Flesh
Portals To Canaan

I was disappointed by this album in comparison to "Of What's To Come" but it was still alright.

Great thrash album.
26The Dillinger Escape Plan
One Of Us Is The Killer

The bottom half of the album is hit and miss but I listened to the first 5 tracks more times than I can count.
27Fit For An Autopsy

I was surprised by how great this album was. For the most part deathcore has gotten really boring for me but this album is surprisingly energizing.
28Shai Hulud
Reach Beyond The Sun

Best metalcore release in a long long time.
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