and what a shame, I too forgot These New Puritans’ Field of Reeds.
one of my favorite all time bands, amazing how they change each time and yet stay amazing.
FoR is such a bold move from these guys, I can’t believe how much they changed from their beginning dance-punk days. wow.
Kind of bummed AM isn’t on here. Thought that would be the year when the Monkeys finally hit the Americas. guess not.
Also, as a big James Blake fun, I really don’t get Overgrown not being on this list. It’s definitely in my top 5 this year, and I think it’s a big step from his debut. possibly a step to the side as the debut was amazing in it’s own right and they hardly compete in the same genre, but, y’know.
Other fantastic releases this year:
Foals – Holy Fire (I was at the Royal Albert Hall show. the new material is KILLER live)
Los Campesinos! – No Blues (IMO, their best since We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed)
The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is The Killer
Everything Everything – Arc (I used to hate those guys, but this album SLAYS)
oh, and last one – I’m probably alone on this, but I thought AMOK was really good.
overall, great year and great list.
I’m with ya on this one, Floating Coffin is fantastic
rest in peace Lou, and take a walk on the wild side.
Not a single mention of Yeezus or Drake? am I still on Stereogum?
I feel very lucky for not having to choose between Disclosure, Foals, James Blake and Arctic Monkeys. all have delivered amazing albums this year.
This is EXACTLY what I hoped to hear when I first heard James Murphy was producing an Arcade Fire album. and I LOVE IT!
I am really enjoying this. sure, it’s different than what I expected, but this album is so well made it’s hard not to love it. will probably listen on repeat for the next week(s).
Also, are we sure Thomas Mars isn’t on this? the chorus of Arabella sure sounds like him
gotta admit that’s a really cool concept! and very unsurprisingly El-P pulled it off in a very awesome way. let’s see where this goes next
that video is hillarious. reminds me of the equally great “official” video for Discipline from a few years ago – http://youtu.be/I1ZMKfFHU3U
really not feeling this one, but on the plus side, this post made me listen to Copy of A again and it is awesome, so it’s all good!
once again, thank you based 2013
This is awesome on so many levels.
It was made by Cyriak who is an amazing animator (he also made the video for Bonobo’s Cirrus, which is equally fantastic).
also.. yo do know dance-punk is a genre, right?
by the way, Bill Ryder-Jones played guitar for the Coral before he became a score composer, which is pretty dope
YES! 2013 may be the best year for music in recent history
That Small Black track is so good! I loved New Chain, haven’t listened to the new one yet, but now I want to. The video was very sweet. AND you mentioned Before Sunrise which is possibly one of my favorite films! awesome.
I voted for Get Lucky because it’s still EVERYWHERE and always gives me the best vibe.
Though I must admit, I really wanted to vote for Disclosure, seeing as their album is one of my favorites of the year so far, and White Noise is my ringtone – but we’ve had that song for a while and I associate it more with winter (maybe because I first heard it when I was freezing my ass off in London a couple months ago).
what I’m trying to get at is, If I had to choose a summer track by Disclosure, that would definitely be “You & Me”. played it in a pool party the other week, such good vibes
comment of the summer
This song is fantastic. Also, the video is amazing. Reminds me of Mind Mischief
10/10 best new kid
it appears the synths are sampled/interpolated from Steve Miller Band’s Fly Like an Eagle. awesome!
I have a strong feeling that it’ll be rap AOTY
I’m very disappointed that God isn’t actually on I Am a God, could have been a hit