albums of the year!!

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Yus it's that time again! Here's my list of personal faves for 2013:
  • 1 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
  • 2 Sigur Rós Kveikur
  • 3 65daysofstatic Wild Light
  • 4 The National Trouble Will Find Me
  • 5 James Blake Overgrown
  • 6 Daughter If You Leave
  • 7 Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
  • 8 London Grammar If You Wait
  • 9 Ólafur Arnalds For Now I Am Winter
  • 10 Fuck Buttons Slow Focus
  • 11 Phosphorescent Muchacho
  • 12 Mogwai Les Revenants OST
  • 13 Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals
  • 14 Laura Marling Once I Was An Eagle
  • 15 Villagers {Awayland}
Anyone else got fave albums for this year?
 

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Not a list based on favouritism as such, just a list of stand out albums this year imo. Top 4 are the pick of the bunch though.

letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful
Protest the Hero - Volition
Arcane Roots - Blood & Chemistry
The Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer
Retox - YPLL
Defeater - Letters Home
Empire - Where The World Begins
Dance Gavin Dance - Acceptance Speech
Norma Jean - Wrongdoers
 

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Makthaverskan - II
Tim Hecker - Virgins
Peter Broderick - Float 2013
Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaVelle - Perils From the Sea
Radioactivity - Radioactivity (tentatively, it's only just out, but it's ace and it's ex-Marked Men so it's almost guaranteed to be a stayer)
Football, etc. - Audible
Raum - Event of Your Leaving
Veronica Falls - Waiting for Something to Happen
Superchunk - I Hate Music
Ovlov - AM
King Khan & The Shrines - Idle No More
Washed Out - Paracosm
Kurt Vile - Walkin' on a Pretty Daze
Dick Diver - Calendar Days
California X - California X
 

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Deafheaven - Sunbather
Haruka Nakamura - Melodica
Protest The Hero - Volition
Soulchef - Food For Thought
Chthonic - Bú-Tik
Flatbush Zombies - Better Off Dead
Blazo - Colours of Jazz 2
Powerwolf - Preachers of the Night
Enforcer - Death By Fire
Exhumed - Necrocracy
Carcass - Surgical Steel
Kataklysm - Waiting for the End to Come
Kvelertak - Meir
Coffins - The Fleshland
 

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Chase & Status - Brand New Machine
Wilkinson - Lazers Not Included
 

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I tried listening to Eminem's stuff but I don't like his lyrical style. It annoys me :(
 

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I was never a fan of Eminem before but I quite liked the new album.
 

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I don't even know what albums have come out this year.

Listened to Disclosure's (I think), Timberlake's and Eminem's - So probably those 3. Reverse order.
 

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That plus James Blake, Eminem, disclosure and Frank ocean.
Frankie O was 2012 but I agree with Eminem. Listened to the whole thing for the first time yesterday and loved it.
 

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Frankie O was 2012 but I agree with Eminem. Listened to the whole thing for the first time yesterday and loved it.
Damn, time goes to fast these days. Can't believe that came out last year.
 

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London Grammer - If You Wait
Chvches - The Bones of What You Believe
 

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Chvches - The Bones of What You Believe
Agreed. saw them in notts before the album was released (and based on Lies) and they were pretty damn good. Hopefully catch them again at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Party.

Others (it's been a poor year for me in terms of new music, busy as fuck at work):

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Haim - Days are Gone
Savages - Silence Yourself
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
 

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Agreed. saw them in notts before the album was released (and based on Lies) and they were pretty damn good. Hopefully catch them again at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Party.

Others (it's been a poor year for me in terms of new music, busy as fuck at work):

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
Haim - Days are Gone
Savages - Silence Yourself
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
I liked the Haim album, but it was so long coming that half the tracks I had already as singles and B-sides, it became a bit of an anti-climax.

And now they have re-released Forever, why?. I would imagine they are getting a bit pissed off dragging the same set around on tour. Be interesting to hear some new stuff, whenever that might be
 

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Haim album was too short and too long coming as ed said. They are talented, and fit though.
 

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Savages - Silence Yourself
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Savages juuuuuust didn't make my top 15, and I actually haven't heard the new Arcade Fire in it's entirety. I'm not sure I approve tbh. I loved Funeral/Neon Bible, and to a lesser extent The Suburbs, but this new thing....hmmm
 

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Savages juuuuuust didn't make my top 15, and I actually haven't heard the new Arcade Fire in it's entirety. I'm not sure I approve tbh. I loved Funeral/Neon Bible, and to a lesser extent The Suburbs, but this new thing....hmmm
I have avoided new music this year to a certain extent and as a result I don't have much to add.

Arcade Fire remain one of the few bands who are still progressive, fresh and interesting despite their fame and the legacy that precedes them. I see Reflektor as only a small departure from their signature sound and for the most part I love the album. There are a few tracks that I'm sure will grow on me over time, but overall it's fairly excellent.
 

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The National
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Volcano Choir
Pearl Jam
 

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pitchfork's top 50 is interesting this time around. I think they're trying to ditch the meh feel they have of late. I like that Majical Cloudz is in the top 10, although I am unsure about their #1.
 

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They still have absolutely no idea what they're talking about though. This opening paragraph on Parquet Courts is the most misguided, overwritten bullshit I've encountered in a long time:

Light Up Gold is record-collector-rock for record-collector-rock-collectors, 34 gone-too-quick minutes of chin-stroking, bowl-cashing, amp-ruining, Socrates-dying-in-the-fucking-gutter punk. Parquet Courts are staunchly image-conscious about not having an image whatsoever, and on Gold, they perhaps accidentally dial in on that miracle middleground between art school and the CBGB’s bathroom, Malkmus and "New Rose".
 

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I confess I don't actually read their reviews :)
 

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But.......Parquet Courts ARE shite.
 

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Yeah because whether they're subjectively 'good' is entirely the point. :rolleyes:

@TdC I had a feeling you had more sense than that!
 

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