Friday, December 20, 2013

The Best Albums of 2013

After countless hours of record shopping, listening and headache-inducing contemplation, I present my picks for The Best Albums of 2013. As usual, I've invited several of my trusted friends to share their favorites as well. I would love to hear your opinions and your own lists, so be sure to post feedback in the comments section all the way at the bottom. If you would like to purchase any of the albums / songs - please click on the link below.

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Bret Helm

10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
09. Savages - Silence Yourself
08. Chelsea Wolfe - Pain Is Beauty
07. David Bowie - The Next Day
06. Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
05. Mazzy Star - Seasons Of Your Day
04. OMD - English Electric
03. Placebo - Loud Like Love
02. Suede - Bloodsports
01. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle - Perils From The Sea


Three Honorable Mentions That Need To Be Mentioned:

Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy - You Are Everything
Luke Betchner - Let It Fly
Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love

Sarah Quarrie
Nashville, TN | Hi Sarah

10. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
09. Jagwar Ma - Howling
08. Savages - Silence Yourself
07. Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
06. London Grammar - If You Wait
05. Poli├ža - Shulamith
04. Chelsea Wolfe - Pain Is Beauty
03. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
02. Avicii - True
01. Arctic Monkeys - AM


Jason DeWolfe Barton
Phoenix, AZ | Audra

10. David Bowie - The Next Day
09. Subrosa - More Constant Than The Gods
08. Cult Of Luna - Vertikal
07. Coliseum - Sister Faith
06. Portal - Vexovoid
05. Deafheaven - Sunbather
04. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get...
03. Savages - Silence Yourself
02. Fen - Dustwalker
01. Jesu - Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came


Jaymz Todd
Phoenix, AZ | Jaymzilla


10. Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love
09. Eraas - Initiation
08. Keep Shelly In Athens - At Home
07. Foals - Holy Fire
06. HAIM - Days Are Gone
05. Gauntlet Hair - Stills
04. The-Dream - IV Play
03. Moonface - Julia With Blue Jeans On
02. Moby - Innocents
01. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (Part 1)

Ivan Rose
Phoenix, AZ | Cultures

10. Mazzy Star - Seasons Of Your Day
09. Primal Scream - More Light
08. Splashh - Comfort
07. Exit Calm - The Future Isn't What It Used to Be
06. Blouse - Imperium

05. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away

04. Iceage - You're Nothing
03. Savages - Silence Yourself
02. Placebo - Loud Like Love
01. Johnny Marr - The Messenger


Anthony Camplone
Melbourne, Australia | Grouse

10. Kadavar - Abra Kadavar
09. Follakzoid - II
08. The Flaming Lips - The Terror
07. Papir - Papir III
06. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
05. Big Scary - Not Art
04. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
03. Savages - Silence Yourself
02. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
01. Tricky - False Idols


'Rick' James Buttery
Melbourne, Australia | Formerly of New Zealand

10. Jesu - Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came
09. Los Campesinos - No Blues
08. Lorde - Pure Heroine
07. Myele Manzanza - One
06. King Krule - 6th Beneath The Moon
05. Mogwai - Les Revenants
04. Rhye - Woman
03. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
02. Mark Kozelek & Desertshore
01. Placebo - Loud Like Love

Dream Pop Jesse Deitermann

10. Wild Nothing - Empty Estates
09. Arctic Monkeys - AM
08. Suuns - Images Du Futur
07. Crystal Stilts - Nature Noir
06. Cults - Static
05. Radiation City - Animals In The Medium
04. Minks - Tides End
03. Pure Bathing Culture - Moon Tides
02. Mood Rings - VPI
01. Travis - Where We Stand


Brent Berg
Phoenix, AZ | The Record Room

10. A Place To Bury Strangers - Strange Moon
09. Glitz - It'z Glitz
08. OFF! - Live at the 9:30 Club
07. Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds - Haunted Head
06. Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
05. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
04. Church of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum
03. Nobunny - Secret Songs
02. Fuzz - s/t
01. Raw Nerves - s/t

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Bret,
    My Top 10 of 2013
    Album Of The Year: Full List
    1 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Push The Sky Away, Bad Seed
    2 Savages, Silence Yourself, Matador
    3 Kurt Vile, Wakin' On A Pretty Daze, Matador
    4 Bill Callahan, Dream River, Domino
    5 Low, Invisible Way, Sub Pop
    6 Mazzy Star, Seasons Of Your Day, Fontana
    7 Yo La Tengo, Fade, Matador
    8 Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, Last Night On Earth, Matador
    9 Nine Inch Nail, Hesitation Marks, Columbia
    10 Queens Of The Stone Age, Like Clockwork, Matador

    Bubbling under the ten
    The National, Trouble Will Find Me, 4AD
    Frightened Rabbit, Pedestrian Verse, Atlantic
    Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold, What Your Rupture

    Simon

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  2. Jagwar Ma - Howling definitely was a good one as was Pure Heroine.

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  3. For me I'd have to go

    10.Follakzoid - II
    9. Ty Segall - Sleeper
    8. Purling Hiss - Water on Mars
    7. Kvelertak - Meir
    6. Savages - Silence Yourself
    5. The Men - New Moon
    4. Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
    3. Run the Jewels
    2. Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
    1. Fuzz - S/T

    if I could say Kadavar, Surfer Blood, and Phosphorescent just narrowly outside looking in

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