Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Top 40 Non-Hip Hop Albums of 2013

As per usual with my "top __ non-hip hop albums of 20__" lists, I don't rank these in order. I think it's absurd to measure albums of various genres with a singular scope. Also, I'm kinda lazy. However, I did have time to put together a compilation of loosies: selecting one standout track from each of the following albums. You can find that at the very bottom of the post. (No download link, 'cause what's the point? It's just for review purposes.) Just like last year, this list is thoroughly specific to my own particular preferences. (I'm kinda into garage/psychedelic rock more so than, say, Daft Punk.) Nonetheless I'm confident in this list's authoritativeness. I'm sure my list will shed light on plenty of cool stuff you missed out on in 2013. And if you've got any suggestions for albums I should check out, feel free to hit the comments section. Peace.

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

The Amorphous Androgynous - The Cartel Vol. 1 & 2

Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Arctic Monkeys - AM

Bass Drum of Death - Bass Drum of Death

The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow

Bleached - Ride Your Heart

Darkside - Psychic

David Bowie - The Next Day

Deafheaven - Sunbather

The Dirty Streets - Blades of Grass

Elephant Stone - Elephant Stone

Far-Out Fangtooth - Borrowed Time

The Flaming Lips - Peace Sword

The Flaming Lips - The Terror

Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

Fuzz - Fuzz

Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat

Haim - Days Are Gone

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

Lorde - Pure Heroine

Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go

Melt-Banana - Fetch

Mikal Cronin - MCII

My Bloody Valentine - MBV

Mystical Weapons - Mystical Weapons

Near Grey - The Herschel Central Peak

Night Beats - Sonic Bloom

Pelican - Forever Becoming

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Savages - Silence Yourself

Scout Niblett - It's Up to Emma

Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)

Suns of Thyme - Fortune, Shelter, Love and Cure

Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin

Ty Segall - Sleeper

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

White Fence - Cyclops Reap

White Hills - So You Are… So You'll Be