Thursday, January 30, 2014

The G-Man Album of the Year 2013 : 50-11

The G-Man's Top 50 albums of 2013...

Amidst a misguided attempt to arrive somewhat fashionably late, this blog's end-of-year list peeps its pristinely primped perm around the door just in time to contribute to the disposal of many a ciggy-butt-loaded beer can following what seems to have been one hell of a year-ender. An album's worth is as dependent on the listener's mood as it is their personal taste and and for every 1,000 folks who don't "get it", there's someone out there who holds that same record dear to their affected heart not to mention very being so please bear in mind that this is merely a selection of albums that made a strong impression on me in one way or another in the past twelve months. It also serves as both a nice recap and bookend for the year that was 2013. Last year's countdown saw Sharon Van Etten's Tramp tromp off with top spot but who will claim top billing this year. Read on...

50. The Silver Gymnasium by Okkervil River
49. Pain Is Beauty by Chelsea Wolfe
48. Antiphon by Midlake
47. Get There by Minor Alps
46. My Dearest Darkest Neighbor by Hurray For The Riff Raff



45. Field of Reeds by These New Puritans
44. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
43. It's Alive by La Luz
42. Bright Sunny South by Sam Amidon
41. Yawning Chasm by Yawning Chasm
40. Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case



39. Boa Howl by Halves
38. Aventine by Agnes Obel
37. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
36. Bigfoot by Cayucas
35. Old Hearts Reborn by Hidden Highways



34. Almanac by Widowspeak
33. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
32. Move In Spectrums by Au Revoir Simone
31. Moon Tides by Pure Bathing Culture
30. Les Revenants by Mogwai
29. The Stand-In by Caitlin Rose
28. Pushin' Against A Stone by Valerie June
27. Perils From The Sea by Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle
26. Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant



25. Silence Yourself by Savages
24. M B V by My Bloody Valentine
23. Monomania by Deerhunter
22. Vitreous by O Emperor
21. Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds



20. The Invisible Way by Low
19. Fantasy by Lightning Dust
18. Milk Teeth by Crayonsmith



17. Sock It To Me by Colleen Green
16. Mole City by Quasi
15. Wondrous Bughouse by Youth Lagoon
14. My Garden State by Glenn Jones
13. Swoon by Dott
12. If You Leave by Daughter
11. Kveikur by Sigur Ros



- For the top 10 click here

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