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Best Albums of 2013
California X - s/t
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Kim Baxter - The Tale of Me & You
Washed Out - Paracosm
Dick Diver - Calendar Days
King Khan & the Shrines - Idle No More
Football, Etc. - Audible
Wild Moth - Over, Again
Makthaversakn - Makthaverskan II
Kurt Vile - Wakin on A Pretty Daze
bfkiller wrote: Alright, with all this talk of best metal albums of the year, which ones would be suitable soundtracks for Cave Evil (which should arrive on my doorstep next week)?
I would think older albums would go better with that game, like Celtic Frost- To Mega Therion, Bathory- Under the Sign of the Black Mark and Demilich - Nespithe.
One thing is that american indie scene I just can't get, though I try. In the end I usually end up listening to Canadians... (Destroyer, Crystal Castles, Cadence Weapon). I'm still sifting through 2013 crop - usually I devote january to catching up on music from previous year.
What has popped up so far - it's kinda weird, but seems to be a comeback year for many ("older") artists.
1. Goldfrapp - Tales of Us.
I more or less gave up on her after the debur (which was brilliant) then comes this a sort of reprise, yet both more conceptual and atmospheric. Like songs to nonexisting B&W film. Probably German. Lyrics aren't as multifaceted, rather they're just a stroke in the atmospheric painting.
2. Arcitic Monkeys - AM
Again a band I pretty much ignored after their (awesome) debut. But whereas I can still listen to Goldfrapp's debut, theirs is so teenage centric I find it hard to relate to being a decade older. AM brings that up to speed with being a bit more grown up (not a lot, but they're rock stars). It's probably very unamerican album - catch beats and dancable but not really "rock-ey". Which is why I can listen to it - I like crisp clean sound.
3. Deltron 3030 - Event II
Jury's still out. But the original Deltron 3030 album was my discovery of the year, after I've ignored it on many occasions. And it also led to re-evaluation of Gorillaz Plastic Beach and Damon's african project. But Deltron 3030 is where it's at - futuristic epics. Event II isn't as good, but decent, and I usually listen to both albums in one go.
4. AlunaGeorge - Body Music
Look, if you yanks can listen to Kanye West, I can listen to this. I'm so not listening. I mean to you. I really don't know why I like this, but I think it's the beats.
Sounds promising but still evaluating:
- Zomby - With Love. Uhm, I'm not sure. I really liked Dedication and this is similar, yet, hm, I need more time with it.
- Then following stuff from two "kids" - geeky rapper Milo and german classical/crossover pianist Nils Frahm
- Kurt Vile - Walking on Pretty Daze. I kinda liked the previous album and this one seems better, didn't get around to listen to it yet.
- Hiatus Kaiyote - Tawk Tomahawk. Some futuristic soul from Australia. Released in 2012 though, but stupid us didn't found it till now.