Saturday, June 29, 2013

Top 10 Albums of 2013 So Far

Phoenix's last album topped my '09 list. Did Bankrupt! make this one?

I've not caught up with everything yet, but here's my favorites from the first half of the year.

10. Outrun - Kavinsky

9. False Idols - Tricky

8. La Musique Numérique - AM & Shawn Lee

7. Heartthrob - Tegan and Sara

6. Yeezus - Kanye West

5. The Next Day - David Bowie

4. Wakin On A Pretty Daze - Kurt Vile

Wakin On A Pretty Day by Kurt Vile on Grooveshark

3. More Than Just a Dream - Fitz and The Tantrums

Break The Walls by Fitz and the Tantrums on Grooveshark

2. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk

1. True Romance - Charli XCX


  1. This has been a great year in music so far. I haven't been this excited in years. Here's my top 10:

    1. My Bloody Valentine-MBV
    2. Queens of the Stone Age-...Like Clockwork
    3. David Bowie-The Next Day
    4. Savages-Silence Yourself
    5. Deerhunter-Monomania
    6. Daft Punk-Random Access Memories
    7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Mosquito
    8. Phoenix-Bankrupt!
    9. Boards of Canada-Tomorrow's Harvest
    10. The Knife-Shaking the Habitual

    1. Nice list. It really has been a great first half for music. I'm not looking forward to changing my list, but I can't wait to see what other albums/artists I discover this year.

  2. Good stuff! I must have overlooked that Kavinsky pick. Great choice from Bowie LP, loved that track too.
    Nuclear Seasons is fantastic(in December I decided to list it as a 2012 song despite on her 2013 album)

    Second half of 2013, I'm looking forward to: Tales of Us - Goldfrapp, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, David Lynch's new album Big Dream, and Only God Forgives soundtrack

    1. Thanks! Nuclear Seasons is probably my favorite track from True Romance, but I can listen to her album over and over.

      Ooh, I forgot about Goldfrapp's new album. Can't wait for that!

  3. Duude I cannot get into the new Daft Punk. It just... I can't do it. I'm going to give it a few more listens, but I really wasn't feeling it.

    Yeezus on the other hand... wow, love it.

    1. I couldn't get into the new Daft Punk on the first listen, but it's grown on me. Yeezus was the same story. Actually, I could see Yeezus moving higher by year's end.