My Very Own “Best Of 2013” Lists

It’s December and magazines like Rolling Stone, NME and Pitchfork are releasing their “best of” lists, so I decided to publish my very own lists. This post is absolutely subjective, just my humble opinion as a musician.
Without further ado, here are the categories:

Best Albums of 2013

1.- Lights & Motion – Reanimation/Save Your Heart
2.- Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
3.- Marble Sounds – Dear Me, Look Up
4.- Volcano Choir – Repave
5.- The National – Trouble Will Find Me
6.- Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe
7.- These New Puritans – Field Of Reeds
8.- Endless Melancholy – Epilogue
9.- Palms – Palms
10.- Ducktails – The Flower Lane
11.- Baths – Obsidian
12.- Public Service Broadcasting – Inform Educate Entertain
13.- Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
14.- Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
15.- amiina – The Lighthouse Project
16.- Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of The City
17.- Darkside – Psychic
18.- We Are The City – Violent
19.- The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
20.- Phosphorescent – Muchacho 


Best Songs of 2013

1.- Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile
2.- Marble Sounds – The Silent Song
3.- Lights & Motion – Home
4.- Volcano Choir – Comrade
5.- Palms – Patagonia
6.- Paul McCartney – Appreciate
7.- Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
8.- The National – Graceless
9.- Public Service Broadcasting – ROYGBIV
10.- The Leisure Society – Fight For Everyone

Bonus: The Paper Kites – A Lesson From Mr. Gray
Bonus 2: The Happy Hollows – Amethyst

Disappointing Albums of 2013

1.- The Airborne Toxic Event – Such Hot Blood
2.- Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up Ghost…
3.- Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
4.- Surfer Blood – Pythons
5.- Rod Stewart – Time
6.- The Mother Hips – Behind Beyond
7.- MGMT – MGMT
8.- Kodaline – In A Perfect World
9.- Guards – In Guards We Trust
10.- Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth

Bonus: The Cat Empire – Steal The Light

Best Live Albums of 2013

1.- Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – In Sydney
2.- Rush – Clockwork Angels Tour
3.- Phish – Niagara Falls
4.- Peter Gabriel – Live In Athens 1987 
5.- Eels – Tremendous Dynamite
6.- Medicine – Live Radio Session
7.-  Morrissey – Live 25

Best Soundtracks of 2013

1.- Gustavo Santaolalla – The Last Of Us
2.- Explosions In The Sky – Prince Avalanche
3.- Various Artists – The Hunger Games
4.- Say Hi – Free Samples
5.- David Buckley – Call of Duty: Ghosts

I might update this post eventually.

Signing off,
Philip Everett

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