Best Albums From the First Half of 2013
The first half of this year has been absolutely amazing music-wise. There have been some major releases I have been kinda bummed with (cough cough Justin Timberlake), but then the absolute volume of wonderful songs, and even more cool – full albums – that have already KICKED ASS this year has BLOWN ME AWAY.
Here are my top albums from 2013 so far.
You can hear free samples of the songs via the Rdio embeds.
COLOR OF CLOUDS || NINE OF ARROWS EP
Favorite Track: Nine of Arrows
FALL OUT BOY || SAVE ROCK AND ROLL
Favorite Tracks: The Phoenix, Just One Yesterday
FIERCE BAD RABBIT || THE MAESTRO AND THE ELEPHANT
Favorite Tracks: Wildflowers, Carry On, Apple In Your Hand
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS || MORE THAN JUST A DREAM
Favorite Tracks: All of them. My favorite album in a long time.
FRANK TURNER || TAPE DECK HEART
Favorite Tracks: Recovery, The Way I Tend To Be,
Four Simple Words, Oh Brother
JOHNNY MARR || THE MESSENGER
Favorite Tracks: Lockdown, The Crack Up, New Town Velocity,
Word Starts Attack
THE MOWGLIS || WAITING FOR THE DAWN
Favorite Tracks: San Francisco, Slowly Slowly, Clean Light, Emily
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD || I LOVE YOU
Favorite Tracks: How, Afraid, Sweater Weather, Alleyways, Float
NINA STOREY || THINK TWICE
Favorite Tracks: Think Twice, Gimmie Some, Private Army,
Come Back, Run For Cover
RHYE || WOMAN
Favorite Tracks: Open, The Fall, Last Dance, 3 Days, Hunger
SHOUT OUT LOUDS || OPTICA
Favorite Tracks: Sugar, 14th of July, Walking In Your Footsteps,
Where You Come In, Chasing The Sinking Sun, Circles
SHOUTING MATCHES || GROWNASS MAN
Favorite Tracks: Avery Hill, Mother When?, Seven Sisters, I’ll Be True
SIN FANG || FLOWERS
Favorite Tracks: What’s Wrong With Your Eyes, Look At The Light,
Sunbeam, See Ribs, Catcher, Everything Alright
THE STROKES || COMEDOWN MACHINE
Favorite Tracks: Tap Out, All The Time, Welcome To Japan,
Partners In Crime, Chances
TEGAN & SARA || HEARTTHROB
Favorite Tracks: Closer, I Was A Fool, Love They Say,
Shock To Your System
WILD BELLE || ISLES
Favorite Tracks: Keep You, It’s Too Late, Another Girl, Love Like This
Thanks for sharing! Will check them out.
I love the new Daft Punk!
I cannot wait to give these a listen!
It’s been pointed out to me on FB that I missed Bad Rabbit’s American Love and honestly I bypassed cause I hate the album cover. But upon listening again, it *is* a very good album. Apologies, Brandon.
Albeit totally Rick James.
Oh these are great – thanks!