#Best Albums of 2013

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Here’s the list, in alphabetical order. Rdio links, all. There’s quite a range here, from the noise of Holden and the harmonies of Minor Alps, to the Brooklyn garage rock of Parquet Courts and the floaty Americana of Gregory Alan Isakov.

If I had to pick a favorite, as far as the one I went back to the most over the year, it would probably be CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe. Great melodies that never got old, production that wasn’t too dense, but not so simplistic to be annoying, plus Lauren Mayberry’s basically perfect vocals. It is so good.

Arctic Monkeys // AM
Cass McCombs // Big Wheel and Others
CHVRCHES // The Bones of What You Believe
Darkside // Psychic
Everything Everything // Arc
Frank Turner // Tape Deck Heart
Gregory Alan Isakov // The Weatherman
Haim // Days Are Gone
Holden // The Inheritors
Jason Isbell // Southeastern
Local Natives // Hummingbird
Lorde // Pure Heroine
Mason Jennings // Always Been
Minor Alps // Get There
Parquet Courts // Light Up Gold
Phosphorescent // Muchacho
Son Lux // Lanterns
Surfer Blood // Pythons
T. Hardy Morris // Audition Tapes
Vampire Weekend // Modern Vampires of the City

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