2013 - Best 50 Albums

Our Top 50 Albums Of 2013:

It's been a great year again.

The sounds have been as strong as they've been colourful as they've been original.
From sizzling débuts to old warhorses, all vying for pole position.

We've compiled this list from around a brain busting 1900 releases that we've been privy to hearing. 
It's been a trip and a half to get this list down.

So without further adieu...Our Top 50 from 1 to 50.
(Click the covers for 'buy' links and samples)

No.1 - Julia Holter - "Loud City Song" (Domino)

No.2 - Factory Floor - "Factory Floor" (DFA)

 No.3 - Goldfrapp - "Tales Of Us" (Mute)

 No.4 - Savages - "Silence Yourself" (Matador)
No.5 - The Stepkids - "Troubadour" (Stones Throw)
No.6 - Iceage - "You're Nothing" (Matador)

 No.7 - Thundercat - "Apocalypse" (Brainfeeder)
No.8 - The Mistys - "Redemption Forest" (Other Ideas)
No.9 - Nine Inch Nails - "Hesitation Marks" (Polydor)
No.10 - Rocketnumbernine - "MeYouWeYou" (Smalltown Supersound)

No.11 - Bibio - "Silver Wilkinson" (Warp)

No.12 - Larry Gus - "Years Not Living" (DFA)

No.13 - Laurel Halo - "Chance Of Rain" (Hyperdub)

No.14 - The Amorphous Androgynous - "The Cartel Vol. 1&2" (Monstrous Bubble)

No.15 - Bilal - "A Love Surreal" (Republic Of Music)

No.16 - KXP - "II" (Melodic)

No.17 - The Polyphonic Spree - "Yes, It's True" (Cherry Red)

No.18 - Space Dimension Controller - "Welcome To Mikrosector-50" (R&S)

No.19 - Carmen Villain - "Sleeper" (Republic Of Music)

No.20 - The Knife - "Shaking The Habitual" (Co-Operative Music)

No.21 - Toro Y Moi - "Anything In Return" (Carpark)

No.22 - Yoko Ono & Plastic Ono Band - "Take Me To The Land Of Hell" (Chimera)

No.23 - Oneohtrix Point Never - "R Plus Seven" (Warp)

No.24 - Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip - "Repent Replenish Repeat" (Sunday Best)

No.25 - Jackson And His Computer Band - "Glow" (Warp)

No.26 - Soft Focus - "Soft Focus" (Sahko)

No.27 - Deerhunter - "Monomania" (4AD)

No.28 - Machinedrum - "Vapor City" (Ninja Tune)

No.29 - Everything Everything - "Arc" (RCA)

No.30 - FaltyDL - "Hardcourage" (Ninja Tune)

No.31 - Letherette - "Letherette" (Ninja Tune)

No.32 - Ghostpoet - "Some Say I So I Say Light" (Play It Again Sam)

No.33 - Gertrude - "Love Axe Wish List" (Urban Missfits)

No.34 - Julianna Barwick - "Nepenthe" (Dead Oceans)

No.35 - Danny Byrd - "Golden Ticket" (Hospital)

No.36 - Scarlet Chives  - "This Is Protection" (Riot Factory)

No.37 - Hot Coins - "The Damage Is Done" (Sonar Kollektiv)

No.38 - The Flaming Lips - "The Terror" (Bella Union)

No.39 - Doug Stanhope - "Beer Hall Putsch" (New Wave Dynamics)

No.40 - Laura Mvula - "Sing To The Moon" (RCA)

No.41 - Femme En Fourrure - "36-26-36" (Convex Industries)

No.42 - Pilote - "The Slowdown" (Micro Spiral)

No.43 - Jenny Hval - "Innocence Is Kinky" (Rune Grammofon)

No.44 - Fuck Buttons - "Slow Focus" (ATP Recordings)

No.45 - Janelle Monáe - "The Electric Lady" (Atlantic)

No.46 - Miles - "Faint Hearted" (Modern Love)

 No.47 - Arcade Fire - "Reflektor" (Sonovox)

No.48 - Wire - "Change Becomes Us" (Pink Flag)

 No.49 - David Bowie - "The Next Day" (Iso)

 No.50 - Disclosure - "Settle" (Island)

Here are the FULL recommends lists from which we compiled the final list, 
In monthly order...Just click the Dates.

Don't forget that WE also released an album this year.
Obviously we're too humble to include it in this list, but here it is for you to make your mind up about :)

The Soap Company - "Amyl Nights" (Space Station Disco)

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