Favourite Albums of 2013, etc.

Here we go!

Alright so this has been an insane year for tunes. Huge bands making even larger records.  Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys… actually we’re missing a Black Keys record this year.  That’ll come next year for sure.  The National and Vampire Weekend! and a slew of new talent.

Whew! I know what you’re thinking.  You’re sitting there in your comfy chair, surfing the web and asking yourself, “where do I even start?” Well, I’m here to help.  Here are my top twenty records of 2013, with a few extra categories thrown in to give some variety to the mix.  I hope you agree with at least a few bands and support them by checking out a show when they swing by or even picking up the record at your local distributor!

Cheers!

Trouble Will Find Me

The National – Trouble Will Find Me

1. The National – Trouble Will Find Me 

2. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

3. Generationals – Heza

4. Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends

5. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse 

6. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

7. The Front BottomsTalon of the Hawk  

Reflektor

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

8. Youth LagoonWonderous Bughouse

9. Cage the Elephant – Melophobia

10. Yuck – Glow & Behold

11. Arctic Monkeys – AM

12. Beach FossilsClash The Truth

13. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt 

 14. Smith WesternsSoft Will

Heza

Generationals – Heza

15. Wavves – Afraid of Heights

16. Surfer BloodPythons

17. The Head and the HeartLet’s Be Still

18. Jake Bugg – Shangri La

19. The Dodos – Carrier

20. Dinosaur Bones – Shaky Dream

 

Favourite Record Not Released in 2013

Evil Friends

Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends

Saint Motel – Voyeur

Late Entry:

Hebronix – Unreal

Best Canadian Record:

Royal Canoe – Today We’re Believers

Best Track:

Varsity – Smith Westerns

Honourable Mentions:

Pedestrian Verse

Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse

Foals – Holy Fire

Dr. Dog – B-Room

July Talk – Self Titled

DIIV – Oshin

Sigur Ros – Valtari

8track playlist coming soon…

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