Best of 2013… Albums

by nicole on December 31, 2013

The Top 10 Albums of the year is a @yegmusicclub ritual where we compare our lists, note those who have made multiple lists, create new lists of great music we missed this year and most often, the time where we beg for more than 10 slots to fill. Without further ado, here are the lists!

Deej

  1. The White Buffalo – Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways
  2. Jake Bugg – s/t
  3. EdTang - Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner

and the rest in no particular order:

  • Houndmouth – From The Hills Below The City
  • The Strumbellas – We Still Move on Dance Floors
  • The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  • Palma Violets – 180
  • The Men – New Moon
  • Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
  • Unwed Mothers – s/t
  • Jake Bugg – Shangri-La

Brad

  1. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
  2. The Strumbellas – We Still Move on Dancefloors
  3. Pearl Jam – Lightening Bolt
  4. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
  5. Arctic Monkeys – AM
  6. Nick Cave – Push the Sky Away
  7. Mavis Staples – One True Vine
  8. Har Mar Superstar – Bye Bye 17
  9. Houndmouth – From the Hills Below the City
  10. Sherman Downey & the Ambiguous Case – The Sun in Your Eyes

Sandra

[see all of Sandra's favourites of 2013 here on the Edmonton Journal page ]

  1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Push The Sky Away
  2. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
  3. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
  4. Savages – Silence Yourself
  5. A$AP Rocky -LONG.LIVE.A$AP
  6. Lorde – Pure Heroine
  7. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
  8. Disclosure – Settle
  9. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
  10. Jom Comyn – In the Dark on 99 (All the Time, All the Time)

Nicole

  1. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  2. The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still
  3. The Strumbellas – We Still Move On Dance Floors
  4. Kopecky Family Band – Kids Raising Kids
  5. Local Natives – Hummingbird
  6. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
  7. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
  8. Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow
  9. Two Hours Traffic – Foolish Blood
  10. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get …

Aaron

[All of Aaron's 2013 picks (including a full Top 20 Albums) are right here...]

  1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Push The Sky Away
  2. Suede, Bloodsports
  3. Deafheaven, Sunbather
  4. Moonface, Julia With Blue Jeans On
  5. David Bowie, The Next Day
  6. Majical Cloudz, Impersonator
  7. The Wonder Years, The Greatest Generation
  8. Kanye West, Yeezus
  9. INVSN, INVSN
  10. Willis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows

Marilyn

  1. Arctic Monkeys – AM
  2. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob
  3. Beyoncé – Beyoncé
  4. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Chris G

  1. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  2. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
  3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
  4. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
  5. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
  6. Sigur Ros – Kveikur
  7. Baths – Obsidian
  8. Majical Cloudz, Impersonator
  9. Royal Canoe – Today We’re Believers
  10. Suuns – Images du Futur

Renato

[Renato's full Best of 2013 can be found on Pitchfork here]

  1. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
  2. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
  3. Holy Ghost! – Dynamics
  4. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
  5. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  6. Classixx – Hanging Gardens
  7. Charli XCX – True Romance
  8. Kanye West – Yeezus
  9. A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord
  10. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap

Heather

  1. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  2. The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still
  3. Travis – Where You Stand
  4. Foals – Holy Fire
  5. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
  6. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
  7. Arctic Monkeys – AM
  8. Palma Violets – 180
  9. Bastille – Bad Blood
  10. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

Erin B

  1. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  2. Kurt Vile – Waking On A Sunny Daze
  3. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get
  4. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
  5. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffins
  6. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse

Trevor

  1. Kanye West – Yeezus
  2. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap
  3. Danny Brown – Old
  4. Sky Ferriera - Night Time, My Time
  5. Volcano Choir – Comrade
  6. CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
  7. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
  8. MIA – Matangi
  9. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the CIty
  10. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Marc

  1. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
  2. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  3. Houndmouth – From the Hills Below the City
  4. Of Montreal - lousy with sylvianbriar
  5. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
  6. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
  7. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
  8. MS MR – Secondhand Rapture
  9. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
  10. Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob

Honorable Mentions: Kanye West / Boards of Canada

Michael

[Michael's full selection of Bests including Top 20 albums, EPs and songs can be found on his music blog]

  1. Jagwar Ma – Howlin
  2. Buke and Gase – General Dome
  3. Black Books – s/t
  4. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
  5. Wavves – Afraid of Heights
  6. On an On – Give In
  7. Colin Cowan and the Elastic Stars – Fall Paths
  8. Daughn Gibson – Me Moan
  9. Tape Deck Mountain – Sway
  10. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt

Becka

  1. The Strumbellas - We Still Move On Dance Floors
  2. Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
  3. Lorde - Pure Heroine
  4. Ivan and Alyosha - All the Times We Had
  5. Hey Marseilles - Lines We Trace
  6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
  7. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
  8. The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still
  9. 100 Mile House - Wait With Me
  10. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

 

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