top 10 albums of 2013
(in no particular order)
deltron 3030 - event II - a 12 year wait, but dan, del and kid koala finally come good with the return of deltron zero.
polyphonic spree - yes, it’s true. its impossible to not have a massive smile on your face when you listen to t’spree
kanye west - yeezus - still a genius, even though he has lost his way a bit in non-music related activites
icona pop - this is… - i know technically its a sort of repackaged re-release of last years album, but i dont care (DYSWIDT?!)
avril lavigne - s/t - makes akty perrys effort seem pedestrian and dull. ignore the nickeltwat track, and its a great album.
emiliana torrini - tookah. yet more icelandic lovliness from former gusgus lady.
dan le sac vs scroobius pip - repent replenish repeat - brutal, angry genius listen to stunner
action bronson - blue chips 2 / saaab stories (ok, its a mixtape and an EP, but as the proper album isnt due till next year, this will do for now)
Matt Berry - Kill The Wolf - YES I HEAR YOU, CLEM FANDANGO! genius, twisted folk prog
Sigur Rós - Kveikur. beautiful. and two of the best gigs ive ever been to…
honourable mentions (11-20):
Nightmares on Wax - Feelin Good
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us
THE FLK - The Folk Law
Juliana Hatfield - Wild Animals
Little Boots - Nocturnes
Oh Land - Wish Bone
Holy Ghost - Dynamics
Eels - Wonderful, Glorious
Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail
Helen Love - Day-Glo Dreams
disappointments of the year:
katy perry - prism - nice album. well produced, but where are the floorfillers and pop bangers?
3Oh!3 - Omens - i was *so* looking forward to this, and when it finally leaked, it was a MASSIVE letdown.
miley cyrus - bangerz - took itself far too seriously. a distinct lack of actual pop bangerz
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines. 2 good songs. the rest of it is just dogshit.