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Because the Internet needs another album of the year list… 2013

January 3, 2014


I helped shape and contribute a bit to the 405’s Album of the Year list that you should probably go and check out if you haven’t done so yet – take note of the album suggestions/recommendations next to each place while you’re there, which is where the list really comes in to its own. Connecting the dots and all that. It’s a strong rundown and I agree with much of it and disagree slightly with some parts naturally – so here’s my own personal favourites of 2013.

I’ve assigned the top 21 a gif that best represent my feelings towards the album as I’m #sofuckingbuzzfed like that and really enjoy killing journalism, and no-ones actually reads anything on the Internet these days do they? And how horrific does this page look? Below the Top 21 are a while other bunch of LPs I’ve enjoyed that on another day/had I actually listened to them more, may have gotten into the upper echelons.

**FOR MY TRACKS OF 2013 AND PLAYLIST CLICK HERE (that features most of the below at somepoint)**


1) Jon Hopkins – Immunity

The first half of the LP

…and then the second half…

2) Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap

3) Deafheaven – Sunbather

4) Son Lux – Lanterns

Beautiful weirdo-pop

5) James Holden – The Inheritors

6) Darkside – Psychic

7) Deptford Goth – Life After Deffo

and then

8) Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live

9) Kanye West – Yeesuz

10) Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat

11) Beyoncé – Beyoncé

12) Baths – Obsidian


13) Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

14) M.I.A. – Matangi

15) Deerhunter – Monomania

16) Daniel Avery – Drone Logic

Surprisingly good “Water jump”

17) Lapalux – Nostalchic

18) James Blake – Overgrown


19) Lubomyr Melnyk – Corollaries

20) Factory Floor – Factory Floor

21) Black Polygons – Accalmie


Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

Money – Shadow Of Heaven

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Nosaj Thing – Home

Braids – Flourish // Perish

Disclosure – Settle

Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Jenny Hval – Innocence Is Kinky

Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

Grumbling Fur – Glynnaestra

Anna von Hausswolff – Ceremony

Vondelpark – Seabed

Natasha Kmeto – Crisis


Weekend – Jinx

Thundercat – Apocalypse

The Haxan Cloak – Excavation

Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

John Wizards – John Wizards

Glasser – Interiors

Hookworms – Pearl Mystic

L.Pierre – The Island Come True

Dawn Richard – GoldenHeart

Huerco S – Colonial Patterns

Tim Hecker – Virgins


Thanks to anyone whose sent me .gifs over the past year PARTICULARLY CHRIS MASON.


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