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Best Of: Staff Picks for Best Albums of 2013

posted December 31, 2013, 3:38 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Best Of, Top Albums | comment Leave a Comment

It’s that time, minus one or two, our staff picks are in. Below, find the best indie music had to offer our beloved staff. Some in lists of albums, others in songs and some with both. Thanks for reading in 2013, and join us as we spend the next few weeks exploring what’s to come in 2014.

Gary Hill

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1. Deep Purple “Now What”
2. Levin Minnemann Rudess “Levin Minnemann Rudess”
3. Kitchens of Distinction “FollyKitchens of Distinction Folly”
4. Gandalf’s Fist “A Day in the Life of a Universal Wanderer”
5. Queensrÿche “Queensrÿche”
6. Flash “Featuring Ray Bennett & Colin Carter”
7. Motorhead “Aftershock”
8. William Shatner “Ponder the Mysterey”
9. Liquid Casing “A Separate|Divide”
10. Kingbathmat “Overcoming the Monster”


Check out her full editorial about her top 25 artists of 2013 soon!

1. Hiatus Kaiyote- “Tawk Tomahawk”
2. Run The Jewels- “Run the Jewels”
3. Janelle Monáe- “The Electric Lady”
4. Childish Gambino- “because the internet”
5. Black Milk- “No Poison No Paradise”
6. Mala Rodríguez- “Bruja”
7. Madchild- “Lawn Mower Man”
8. The Foreign Exchange- “Love in Flying Colors”
9. The Internet- “Feel Good”
10. Draco Rosa- “Vida”
11. Tyler, The Creator- “Wolf”
12. Mack Wilds- “New York: A Love Story”

Nick Fry

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1. Girls Names “A New Life”
2. Frightened Rabbit “Pedestrian Verse”
3. Veronica Falls “Waiting for Something to Happen”
4. House of Love “She Paints Words in Red”
5. History of Apple Pie “Out of View”
6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds “Push the Sky Away”
7. Makthaverskan “Makthaverskan II”
8. No Joy “Wait to Pleasure”
9. Savages “Silence Yourself”
10. Foals “Holy Fire”

Kevin Sellers

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1. Ihsahn “Das Seelenbrechen”
2. Queens Of The Stone Age “Like Clockwork”
3. David Bowie “The Next Day”
4. Alice In Chains “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”
5. General Lee “Raiders Of The Evil Eye”

Gilles LeBlanc (best songs)

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1. Arcade Fire “Normal Person”
2. Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?”
3. Cage the Elephant “It’s Just Forever (feat. Alison Mosshart)
4. David Bowie “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
5. Franz Ferdinand “Right Action”
6. Kings of Leon “Don’t Matter”
7. Monster Truck “The Lion”
8. My Bloody Valentine “New You”
9. Nine Inch Nails “Came Back Haunted”
10. Pearl Jam “Mind Your Manners”
11. Queens of the Stone Age “My God Is the Sun”
12. The Strokes “50/50”
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Sacrilege”

Nathan Lathy

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1. Savages-Silence Yourself
2. Vampire Weekend-Modern Vampires of the City
3. Quadron-Avalanche
4. Tomahawk-Oddfellow
5.  Phosphorescent-Muchacho
6. Gavin Ackerly-This Beautiful Fire
7. The Strokes-Comedown Machine
8. Waxahatchee-Cerulean Salt
9. Mice Parade-Candela
10. Surfer Blood-Pythons

Brian Rutherford

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1. Palms “Palms”
2. Cage The Elephant “Melophobia”
3. Iron and Wine “Ghost on Ghost”
4. Foals “Holy Fire”
5. The Moth The Flame “&”
6. Charles Bradley featuring Menahan Street Band- “Victim of Love”
7. Senses Fail “Renacer”
8. Arctic Monkeys “AM” (I’m as shocked as you are, wow!)
9. How To Destroy Angels “Welcome Oblivion”
10. The Civil Wars -“The Civil Wars”


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