Sunday, June 30, 2013

Best Albums of 2013... So Far...

Usually, I don't do half-year lists based on my history in writing about music but given the slate of new releases this year. 2013 has so far been an incredible year. So many good albums have come out so far and there's definitely more to come. Here are my 35 favorite albums so far...

1. My Bloody Valentine-MBV

2. Queens of the Stone Age-...Like Clockwork

3. David Bowie-The Next Day

4. Savages-Silence Yourself

5. Deerhunter-Monomania

6. Daft Punk-Random Access Memories (my mother's favorite album right now)

7. The National-Trouble Will Find Me

8. Phoenix-Bankrupt!

9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Mosquito

10. Boards of Canada-Tomorrow's Harvest

11. The Knife-Shaking the Habitual

12. Suede-Bloodsports

13. Sigur Ros-Kveikur

14. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds-Push the Sky Away

15. Disclosure-Settle

16. Primal Scream-More Light

17. Deafhaven-Sunbather

18. Depeche Mode-Delta Machine

19. Kavinsky-Outrun

20. Clint Mansell-Stoker OST

21. Various Artists-After Dark 2

22. How to Destroy Angels-Welcome Oblivion

23. Autechre-Exai

24. Skinny Puppy-Weapon

25. Yo La Tengo-Fade

26. Various Artists-Trance OST

27. The Flaming Lips-The Terror

28. Dillinger Escape Plan-One of Us is the Killer

29. Broadcast-Berberian Sound Studio OST

30. Atoms for Peace-Amok

31. Mike Patton-The Place Beyond the Pines OST

32. The Joy Formidable-Wolf's Law

33. Various Artists-Sound City - Real to Reel

34. The Besnard Lakes-Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO

35. Camera Obscura-Desire Lines

© thevoid99 2013


  1. Nice list! you've listened to a lot of new albums. We have quite a few in common, though the order is different.
    There are a few releases here between 15-35 I don't know, and will see if they are for me. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It wasn't easy coming up with this list but it's so far been a very fucking good year in music so far.

  2. I'm so far behind on my industrial. Had no idea Skinny Puppy had some new tunes out. Thanks!

    1. There's also a new Front Line Assembly album that's worth checking out. This, Skinny Puppy, and the upcoming NIN album are definitely the return of industrial music. Ministry don't count anymore because Al Jourgensen has lost his fucking mind.

    2. I was always more in the VNV/Covenant/A23 side of things in the industrial scene (more pop-ish than SP or FLA - though I saw FLA with Switchblade Symphony back in the day). But I haven't been to a club in probably 10 years, so besides new albums by the larger acts, don't know much new music from there.

      I see you're doing a lot of NIN reviews. That was my bread and butter in Middle/High School. Don't know I can count the number of times I must have run Pretty Hate Machine.

      Keep up the good stuff.

    3. I'm just re-doing lots of stuff from NIN in anticipation for the new album and keep an eye out for new tracks to emerge from the tour they're doing right now.