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#51 Posted by AlexW00d (6803 posts) -

Other than the new Cult of Luna and JT has anything of any real worth even come out?

#52 Posted by probablytuna (4234 posts) -

Anamanaguchi's Endless Fantasy is pretty good. Also Kavinsky's Outrun is fucking brilliant.

#53 Edited by Bloodlines (178 posts) -

Soilwork -The Living Infinite

Kvelertak - Meir

Jim Guthrie - Takes Time

Timo Tolkki's Avalon - The Land Of New Hope/ Avantasia - The Mystery Of Time

There are more releases i like so far this year, but enjoyed these the most.

#54 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -


  • Random Access Memories - Dat Punk
  • Yeezus - Kanye West
  • The Wack Album - The Lonely Island
  • OutRun - Kavinsky
#55 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6497 posts) -

@dharmabum: I saw him open up for Pretty Lights in Boston last Halloween. He was great.

So far I'd say my favorite album this year is Yeezus but Pretty Lights just put out an album today and Machine Gun Kelly just dropped his new mixtape and I still need to listen to both. I've heard this new Alice in Chains album is pretty damn good so I need to check that out too.

#56 Edited by StarFoxA (5257 posts) -

I'm a big fan of these albums so far:

  • Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy
  • Uppermost - Revolution
  • Lemâitre - Relatively 3
  • Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
  • My Bloody Valentine - m b v
#57 Edited by skipper00 (83 posts) -
  • CHVRCHES - Recover Ep
  • Charli XCX - True Romance
  • Kate Nash - Girl Talk
  • The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
  • Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle (best album this year)

I also only started listening to Yeezus but so far its awesome.

#58 Edited by Drakoji (243 posts) -

RAM - Daft Punk

Shaking The Habitual - The Knife

Endless Fantasy - Anamanaguchi

I kinda dug the new Tegan and Sara, and I think this fact makes me a monster.

The new Metric album was this year or last one?

Waiting with all my heart and and soul for Chvrches EP...
As an old AFI fan, I'm kinda curious about their new album, their viral videos make it look like they are going back to a STS and downward era sound. Or at least something darker.

#59 Posted by xMP44x (2227 posts) -

@milkman said:

  • LongLiveA$AP
  • Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap

I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong, but I don't get the allure of Acid Rap. I downloaded it, listened to it a couple of times and it hasn't grown on me. Are there any incredible tracks or anything on it? I've seen that much hype for it that I want to like it. I haven't listened to Yeezus yet but Long.Live.A$AP. really did impress me. It's probably my favorite album from the genre so far.

As for my favorite all round album thus far, my answer is going to be OutRun by Kavinsky. The tracks from his EPs are absolutely stellar and while the other new tracks aren't on the same level, they're still very good. Most people seem to have preferred Random Access Memories, but I like Kavinsky's '80s vibe.

#60 Edited by 49th (3116 posts) -
  • QOTSA - ...Like Clockwork
  • The Strokes - Comedown Machine
  • Daft Punk - RAM

I'm a big fan of Queens and thought the new album was great. I do like the last two as well, although I don't really get why Daft Punk are so popular. Get Lucky is so annoying after being played constantly on the radio.

#61 Posted by EuanDewar (5155 posts) -

2013 has been a killer year so far and we're only halfway through. I keep a list of the stuff I listened to that I liked so apologies for the massive dump of names.

  • Yeezus
  • Daft Punk - RAM
  • Daftside - RAM Remix
  • Deafhaven - Sunbather
  • Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires
  • Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
  • Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze
  • James Blake - Overgrown
  • The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
  • Atoms for Peace - Amok
  • Jon Hopkins - Immunity
  • Autechre - Exai
  • Beach Fossils - Clash the Truth
  • Pro Era - PEEP: The aProcalypse
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer
  • My Bloody Valentine - MBV
  • Shlohmo - Laid Out
  • Ice Age - You're Nothing
  • Disclosure - Settle
  • Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3
  • Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons to Die
  • Lapalux - Nostalchic
  • Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
  • David Bowie - The Next Day
  • Clipping - Midcity
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
  • A$AP Rocky - LONG.LIVE.A$AP
#62 Posted by Milkman (18007 posts) -

@xmp44x: There are a lot of reasons why I really liked Acid Rap. For one, Chance's style and flow is completely unique to him and there's no one else out there who sounds quite like him. And he also strikes what I feel is the perfect balance between creating a fun record and also delivering a record with a message. A lot of the songs on Acid Rap have a very positive, anti-violence message that you don't really hear a lot in rap today and especially out of a Chicago rapper no less. Just a fun mixtape and real breath of fresh air.

#63 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

Killer Mike and El-P released Run the Jewels for free today.

It's really good.

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#64 Edited by davidwitten22 (1712 posts) -

Chance the Rapper- Acid Rap

#65 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4213 posts) -

Fall Out Boy(?) - Save Rock and Roll

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#66 Posted by Nightriff (6472 posts) -

Shockingly the most enjoyable album for me was Bullet for My Valentines new one, so far most have been disappointing...hopefully NIN can change that trend in a few months

#67 Posted by Redbullet685 (6221 posts) -

My favorite album so far this year has to be Bankrupt! by Phoenix

And other albums I really like from this year, in no specific order:

  • Portugal, The Man - Evil Friends
  • Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
  • Kanye West - Yeezus
  • Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
  • Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
  • The Strokes - Comedown Machine

#68 Edited by DharmaBum (1072 posts) -

@everyones_a_critic said:

@dharmabum: I saw him open up for Pretty Lights in Boston last Halloween. He was great.

Nice, try to see him with his live band if possible. He just added some more tour dates to his schedule in fact.

#69 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6283 posts) -
  • Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury
  • Deafheaven - Sunbather
  • Power Trip - Manifest Destination
  • Hessian - Manegamr
  • Nails - Abandon All Life
  • My Bloody Valentine - MBV
  • Kvelertak - Meir
#70 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (7030 posts) -

Threads like these are always among my favorites, because where I live, I don't get exposure to a lot of new music beyond pop or country, and since I'm not really a fan of either, it kinda drives me crazy. Since I'm not familiar with a lot of the bands mentioned, anyone have any recommendations for lighter rock, rap, or the like?

I'm not saying this as a mod, but I'd really love to see these albums and lists broken down into genres. In any case, you guys have recommended some great stuff here.

#71 Posted by dankempster (2599 posts) -

My album of the year thus far is probably Clutch's 'Earth Rocker'. It's one of the best straight-up no-frills rock records I've ever heard, it's perfectly paced, and there isn't a bad song on it.

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There are a few other records from this year that I've enjoyed (Biffy Clyro's 'Opposites', Deep Purple's 'Now What?!', and Steven Wilson's 'The Raven That Refused To Sing And Other Stories' all spring to mind), but so far nothing touches the raw enjoyment this album has brought me.

#72 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (552 posts) -

Iron and Wine's Ghost on Ghost and Alice in Chain's The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

#73 Posted by ilovebees (75 posts) -
  • The Story so Far - What you don't see
  • The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation
#74 Edited by Zooey74 (56 posts) -

Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Day - my fav of the year so far by a mile.

#75 Posted by Islaja (59 posts) -

Deafheaven - Sunbather

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Baths - Obsidian

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Gold Panda - Half of Where You Live

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Koreless - Yugen

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Daughter - If You Leave

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Foot Village - Make Memories

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Kanye West - Yeezus

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#76 Posted by zenmastah (1068 posts) -

Boards Of Canada - Tomorrows Harvest

Sigur Rós - Kveikur

QOTSA - ...Like Clockwork

Bonobo - North Borders

Atoms For Peace - AMOK

Plastician - Dubstep Allstars Vol. 10

Palms - Palms

Maya Jane Coles - Comfort

Zomby - With Love

M83 - Oblivion OST

#77 Edited by mbr2 (591 posts) -

It's been a year full of disappointments for me (Shapeshifter, Palms, Sigur Ros, Cult of Luna, Dark Tranquillity, Ghost, Puscifer,) but I got Boards of Canada's latest, earlier today. I'm a sucker for good ambient music, I didn't have many expectations for this and it might be because of all the 'meh' albums that came out before it this year but... It's soooo nice! Not in a "Oh my god it's incredible. I've never heard anything like it." kind of way. It's just really pleasant listening.

#78 Posted by SunBroZak (1829 posts) -

Simply talking music that's been released in 2013, the only things that comes to mind is the Weapon album by Skinny Puppy and "Came Back Haunted", the single which will be included in NIN's new album later this year. Oh, and The Last of Us's soundtrack was pretty cool.

#79 Edited by cheishxc (102 posts) -

Portugal. The Man "Evil Friends"

Vampire Weekend "Modern Vampires of the City."

Iron and Wine "Ghost on Ghost"

Daft Punk "Random Access Memories"

#80 Posted by Marcsman (3381 posts) -


Five Finger Death Punch ( featuring Rob Halford ) Lift Me Up

#81 Edited by Sanious (799 posts) -

@drakoji said:

As an old AFI fan, I'm kinda curious about their new album, their viral videos make it look like they are going back to a STS and downward era sound. Or at least something darker.

They should go back to sounding like Back Sails.

Also I didn't even realize the new The Knife album came out yet, need to check it out.

#83 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5008 posts) -

A couple songs from my top album favorites for the year.

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#84 Posted by Nev (598 posts) -

Hrm. My list:

Charli XCX - Charli XCX

Daft Punk - R.A.M.

Disclosure - Settle

#85 Posted by YummyTreeSap (514 posts) -

I probably should have kept a list of everything I've listened to from 2013 because damned if I can remember most of it. Especially in the Spotify era where I often listen to an album and forget about it a week later, regardless of whether or not I really dig it. I think I've generally liked this year for music, but damn. Sunbather is definitely pretty great, that's what I've recently been listening to.

Also listened to the new Julianna Barwick album while going for a 2:30 AM walk, which was pretty much a perfect experience.

#86 Posted by ShaggE (7239 posts) -

It just occurred to me that I haven't really been listening to any 2013 stuff at all. A couple of songs here and there, but mostly I've been listening to 2012 and earlier. (doesn't hurt that last year was absolutely awesome release-wise)

#87 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

In bold = particular favorites

  • Daft Punk - Random access memories
  • Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's harvest
  • Siriusmo - Enthusiast
  • Thundercat - Apocalypse
  • Queens of the stone age - ...Like Clockwork
  • David Bowie - The Next day
#88 Posted by Nonused (263 posts) -

@islaja God, Daughter's amazing. Can't believe I forgot about them.

But no Defeater love? No one? WELL LISTEN:

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