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Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Paul McCartney - NewPaul’s first solo release in 6 years demonstrates a new side to him maintaining a stronghold in modern music and relevance. It’s good too see a classic continue to stick up there with the best of them after all this time.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right ActionsAfter kind of straying away from the style that many people would describe as their roots, they actually begin to touch on that again while still giving you a nice balance of their more experimental side on this well-rounded album from start to finish.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Arctic Monkeys – AMAM, is such a great album. It’s the same old Arctic Monkeys that you know and love, but just taken to a whole other level. This is arguably the best collection of music by this group thus far as it brings in new dynamics and shows their growing maturity as a group.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Arcade Fire - ReflektorThis two-disc release takes you on a journey as you dive further and further into a wonderful weirdness that you can’t turn your back on. From start to finish this album is full of hits, but it’ll definitely make you consider what your definition of “hits” is from start to finish.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013David Bowie – The Next DayBowie is back and at it again on his latest album that brings you the same Bowie you know and love. Not only is the album wonderful as a whole, but Bowie has been working with individuals to remix some of his tracks giving you an entirely new sound and bonus tracks to provide the album even more longeivity.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Flaming Lips – The TerrorLike the title suggests, this album is truly a terrifying experience. The haunting vocals and instrumentation leave you deep in introspection as you travel from the first to the last song on the release. The ambiance the soundscapes create leave you speechless and encapsulated in the heavy lyricism provided to you.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Iggy and the Stooges – Ready to DieThey’re back with a new, highly energetic and addictive reincarnation of the style that helped carve out the definition of punk some 40 something years ago. If you’re looking for the same albums, that you know and love, you’re not going to find it, but it definitely still has a tie to its roots.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013The National – Trouble Will Find MeThe 6th studio album from the National is jam packed with appearances from many other big name artists that really bring a melting pot of sound to the album by each contributing a single puzzle piece of the big picture.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Parquet Courts – Light Up GoldThis is the debut album from the Brooklyn punk foursome that definitely doesn’t recreate the wheel, but manages keeps you lured in through the entire 15 tracks. They are catchy, they are repetitive, and to the point just like punk is meant to be.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push The Sky AwayNick Cave and his crew come back with their 15th release this year. Typically of Nick Cave, this album is lyrically wonderful which ends up being what carries this album, as it seems the instrumentation takes a calm, yet not ignored back seat.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Laura Marling – Once I was an EagleLaura Marling’s voice is what makes this album so great to me. The way her voice cracks in some songs gives this feeling of being so raw, but at the same time the notes are with ridiculous precision. With lyricism and instrumentation to (almost!) match the voice, it makes for a really great piece of work.
Some Of The Must Have Albums Of 2013Daft Punk – Random Access MemoriesThe best way I can describe this album is Daft Punk goes Post-Modern. I mean this in the sense that they took their typical Daft Punk, digital dance vibes, but reworked it in an arguably more genuine manner by actually recording the entire album on physical instruments.