Aaron’s Favourites of 2013: Albums On Bandcamp

by Aaron Vanimere on December 17, 2013

In making a list of my favourite albums of 2013, I realized that much of what I liked I had already spent a lot of time talking about and/or had a fairly high-profile. The only value I find in year-end lists is from discovering music I had missed, and it’s somewhat redundant of me to say that acts like Nick Cave or David Bowie are worth checking out. With that in mind, I made a list of 20 albums that are available on bandcamp (I’ll still make a proper favourites list for our year-end meeting). It’s a lot easier to share albums this way, and hopefully you’ll come across something that may have slipped through the cracks.

Sorry about all the metal.

Altar Of Plagues, Teethed Glory & Injury (black/death/doom metal)

Chelsea Wolfe, Pain Is Beauty (acoustic/folk)

Crash Of Rhinos, Knots (emo/indie/post-hardcore)

Deafheaven, Sunbather (black metal/post-rock/shoegaze)

Dirty Beaches, Drifters/Love Is The Devil (blues/minimalist)

Frog Eyes, Carey’s Cold Spring (alternative)

Ghibli, Clubs (house/dance/electronic)

Goat, Live Ballroom Ritual (psych/rock)

Hookworms, Pearl Mystic (noise/post-punk/rock)

Inter Arma, Sky Burial (doom/sludge/black metal)

Jay Arner, Jay Arner (pop/indie/psych)

Kylesa, Ultraviolet (sludge/black metal)

Of Montreal, Lousy With Sylvianbriar (indie/pop/psych)

Real Friends, Put Yourself Back Together (pop-punk)

Regents, Antietam Afterparty (post-hardcore/alternative)

SubRosa, More Constant Than The Gods (doom/rock/sludge/metal)

Survival, Survival (heavy/alternative/progressive)

This World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Whenever, If Ever (emo)

Tough Age, Tough Age (punk/bubblegum)

Windhand, Soma (doom/stoner/psych)

Various, Topshelf Records Sampler (emo/punk/hardcore/indie) I threw this in as well; I played it at the end of one of our meetings a few months ago, and it highlights a lot of the current bands that I’m into right now

 

 

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