The final compiled list — my 40 favorite records of 2013

Last week, I spent some time highlighting my favorite new release albums of the year 2013. Not the “best” albums. Just the ones that I kept going back to again and again and again. The ones that I liked the most. I went into at least some detail about every one, breaking it into four parts. If you want to revisit those posts with the details, check here:
Albums 40-31
Albums 30-21
Albums 20-11
The top 10

There are lots of records that I like a lot but which didn’t make the list. There are a lot of records that disappointed me. I still plan to make a list or two of albums that didn’t make the list.

Without any commentary, here’s the full list of 40:

40. Rachel Zeffira — The Desserters
39. Mazzy Star — Seasons of Your Day
38. Eluvium — Nightmare Ending
37. Widowspeak — Almanac
36. San Fermin — San Fermin
35. Girls Names — The New Life
34. Bleached — Ride Your Heart
33. Fear of Men — Early Fragments
32. Cumulus — I Never Meant it To Be Like This
31. Ceremony — Distance
30. The History of Apple Pie — Out of View
29. Slowness — For Those Who Wish To See The Glass Half Full
28. Joanna Gruesome — Weird Sister
27. No Joy — Wait To Pleasure
26. Nightmare Air — High in the Lasers
25. SPC ECO — Sirens and Satellites
24. Mogwai — Les Revenants
23. Jetman Jet Team — We Will Live The Space Age
22. Drowner — You’re Beautiful, I Forgive You
21. The Fauns — Lights
20. The Darcys — Warring
19. Veronica Falls — Waiting for Something to Happen
18. Lemuria — Distance is So Big
17. Dråpe — Canicular Days
16. Houses — A Quiet Darkness
15. Waxahatchee — Cerulean Salt
14. Wax Idols — Discipline and Desire
13. Panda Riot — Northern Automatic Music
12. Hayden — Us Alone
11. Bleeding Rainbow — Yeah Right
10. Throwing Muses — Purgatory/Paradise
9. Low — The Invisible Way
8. Besnard Lakes — Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
7. Boardwalk — Boardwalk
6. Black Hearted Brother — Stars are Our Home
5. Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow
4. Weekend — Jinx
3. Typhoon — White Lighter
2. Torres — TORRES
1. My Bloody Valentine — m b v

Check those previous posts for details about all of the albums, including a sound and/or video file for every one. Those posts also have information about how and where to buy these albums. You should buy every one of them.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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