Friday, December 20, 2013

Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2013

The year of 2013 was full and hectic, so it surprised me to find that I had nearly 30 albums I had purchased this past year. And what a year for music! From dance pop to industrial percussion to ethereal whispers to upbeat folk rock, it's all here in the soundtrack of my life from the past year. Enjoy. (Note: some of these albums have coarse/explicit language, which I've marked with "*" Choose to listen with caution and discernment.)

10. Sigur Ros - Kveikur

9. Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle

8. Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe*

7. Juliana Barwick - Nepenthe

6. The Lone Bellow - The Lone Bellow

5. Volcano Choir - Unpave

4. Arcade Fire - Reflektor

3. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

2. Audrey Assad - Fortunate Fall

1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Honorable Mentions (The Top 20): The National - Trouble Will Find Me*, The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars, Rend Collective Experiment - Campfire, Phoenix - Bankrupt!, Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park, Atoms for Peace - Amok, Phosphorescent - Muchacho, Leagues - You Belong Here, City and Colour - The Hurry and The Harm, Lorde - Pure Heroine

What were your favorite albums from 2013? Share in the comments.

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