Top albums of 2013: Longlist

These are the new albums (and in some cases non-album things) to which I’ve been listening this year. Expect some sort of ‘favourite albums’ post to follow.

!!! – THR!!!ER
Actress – Silver Cloud
Adam Green & Binki Shapiro – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
Alasdair Roberts & Friends – A Wonder Working Stone
Alela Diane – About Farewell
Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer – Child Ballads
Andrew Bird – I Want to See Pulaski at Night
Anna Meredith – Jet Black Raider EP
Apparat – Krieg und Frieden
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Atoms for Peace – Amok
bEEdEEgEE – SUM/ONE
The Besnard Lakes – Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO
Bill Callahan – Dream River
Bill Callahan – Expanding Dub / Highs in the Mid-40s Dub
Blitzen Trapper – VII
Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Marquis de Tren – Solemns
Bryce Dessner – Aheym (performed by Kronos Quartet)
Buke and Gase – General Dome
Camera Obscura – Desire Lines
Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
Clogs – The Sundown Song
CocoRosie – Tales of a Grass Widow
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
College – Heritage
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Darkstar – News from Nowhere
Daughn Gibson – Me Moan
Daughter – If You Leave
David Bowie – The Next Day
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Brass Tactics EP
David Lynch – The Big Dream
Death Grips – Government Plates
Deerhunter – Monomania
Dent May – Warm Blanket
Destroyer – Five Spanish Songs EP
Devendra Banhart – Mala
The Dodos – Carrier
Dr Dog – B-Room
The Duckworth Lewis Method – Sticky Wickets
Dutch Uncles – Out of Touch in the Wild
Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
Eels – Wonderful, Glorious
Elvis Costello & The Roots – Wise Up Ghost
Emiliana Torrini – Tookah
Euros Childs – Live 2007
Euros Childs – Situation Comedy
Everything Everything – Arc
The Fall – Re-Mit
The Field – Cupid’s Head
The Flaming Lips – The Terror
Four Tet – 0181
Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind
Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
Future of the Left – How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident
Glasser – Interiors
Golden Suits – Golden Suits
Goldfrapp – Tales of Us
Grizzly Bear – Shields: B Sides
Grouper – The Man Who Died in His Boat
Grumbling Fur – Glynnaestra
Haiku Salut – Tricolore
Haim – Days Are Gone
The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
Hollow & Akimbo – Pseudoscience EP
Hookworms – Pearl Mystic
Hot Chip – Dark and Stormy
Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost
James Blake – Overgrown
Jamie Lidell – Jamie Lidell
Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady
Joe Gideon & The Shark – Freakish
John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
John Zorn – The Mysteries
Jon Hopkins – Immunity
Jonwayne – Rap Album One
Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
Kanye West – Yeezus
The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
The Knife – Let’s Talk About Gender, Baby
L. Pierre – The Island Come True
The Last Hurrah!! – The Beauty of Fake
Laura Groves – Thinking about Thinking EP
Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon
Laura Veirs – Warp and Weft
The Leisure Society – Alone Aboard the Ark
Lisa Germano – No Elephants
Local Natives – Hummingbird
Lorde – Pure Heroine
Los Campesinos! – No Blues
Low – The Invisible Way
Mark Mulcahy – Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You
Matmos – The Marriage of True Minds
Maya Jane Coles – Comfort
Mazzy Star – Seasons of Your Day
Melt-Banana – Fetch
MGMT – MGMT
M.I.A. – Matangi
Midlake – Antiphon
Moby – Innocents
Moderat – II
Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas
Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Múm – Smilewound
My Bloody Valentine – mbv
Nancy Elizabeth – Dancing
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…
Neon Neon – Praxis Makes Perfect
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
Nicolas Jaar – Brian Eno/Grizzly Bear Remixes
Nils Frahm – Spaces
Of Montreal – Lousy with Sylvianbriar
Ólöf Arnalds – Sudden Elevation
Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu
Os Mutantes – Fool Metal Jack
Pet Shop Boys – Electric
Phoenix – Bankrupt!
The Revival Hour – Scorpio Little Devil
The Revival Hour – The Wipeouts EP
Rilo Kiley – Rkives
RocketNumberNine and Four Tet – Roseland
Rokia Traoré – Beautiful Africa
Sam Amidon – Bright Sunny South
Savages – Silence Yourself
She & Him – Volume 3
Sigur Rós – Kveikur
Shearwater – Fellow Travellers
Short & Curlies – At the Dance
Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals
Son Lux – Lanterns
Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time
Sweet Baboo – Ships
Teitur – Story Music
These New Puritans – Field of Reeds
Thom Yorke – Dazed Digital Mix
Thundercat – Apocalypse
Tim Hecker – Virgins
Todd Rundgren – State
Torres – Torres
Tunng – Turbines
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
Van Dyke Parks – Songs Cycled
The Veils – Time Stays, We Go
Villagers – Awayland
Volcano Choir – Repave
Waxahastchee – Cerulean Salt
White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade
Wooden Shjips – Back to Land
Yo La Tengo – Fade
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

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3 Responses to Top albums of 2013: Longlist

  1. Joe says:

    Which of these should I get to fuel my travels? I think shamefully I’ve only heard Daft Punk (love), The National (liked but not quite as much as their other stuff) and John Grant (also love).

  2. Joe says:

    Oh, and what happened to Daughter?!

  3. peburgess says:

    With you on The National and John Grant, less of a fan of Daft Punk, though there are some really good bits.

    For your travels, it might be worth grabbing the ones by Blitzen Trapper, Omar Souleyman and Dutch Uncles. Eels one is good if you haven’t heard yet. Bill Callahan would be great for quiet, spacious landscapes, if that’s the kind of place you’re in.

    Daughter, you say… *runs off to find*

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