Best Albums of 2013

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  1. mfelske

    mfelske Active Member

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    There was a lot of good music this year. Here's my list:

    1. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
    2. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    3. NIN - Hesitation Marks
    4. Bowie - The Next Day
    5. Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe

    I also found several older albums recently that I really enjoyed. So my new to me list:

    1. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    2. The last three Muse albums
    3. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
     
  2. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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  3. dmclone

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    Kanye West-Yeezus

    Didn't really like anything else.
     
  4. Gordyo5

    Gordyo5 Well-Known Member

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    Marshal Mathers LP 2 would be on the list for me.
     
  5. Clonebey

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    It seems you and I have similar music interests. Arctic Monkeys new album "AM" is amazing and is currently constantly spinning on vinyl at my place....May want to check it out if you haven't. To me it sounds like a tighter/cleaner version of The Black Keys "El Camino"
     
  6. Rabbuk

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    I hate how much I like bound 2.
     
  7. Daserop

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    The Bebop
    Am I the only one who doesn't recognize most of these bangs.
     
  8. ISUCyclones2015

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    My personal ones (I don't give a **** about release dates)

    Channel Orange - Frank Ocean (2012)
    Camp - Childish Gambino (2011)
    Blue Slide Park - Mac Miller (2011)
    Long Live A$AP - A$AP Rocky (2013)
    Yeezus - Kanye West (2013)
    The Gifted - Wale (2013)
    Based on a T.R.U. Story - 2 Chainz (2012)
    B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time - 2 Chainz (2013)
    The Heist - Macklemore (2012)
    I Am Not a Human Being II - Lil Wayne (2013)

    Excited about Because The Internet from Childish Gambino coming out next week.

    My non rap favorites are probably the new Vampire Weekend one, True - Avicci, and ARTPOP - Lady Gaga. Along with some stuff from others.
     
  9. ZJohnson

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    Volbeat-Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies(by far my favorite of the year)
    A7X-Hail to the King(not as good as Nightmare, imo)
    Korn-Paradigm Shift
    Eminem-MMLP2(minus a couple songs)
     
  10. SenorCy

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    The mention of 2 Chains in any sort of best albums discussion should be grounds for banishment.
     
  11. ZJohnson

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    Anyone who uses the lyrics "she got a big booty so I call her big booty" or "chain hang to my dang-a-lang," is not an artist.
     
  12. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    Music is entertainment. If you don't think 2 chainz's lyrics are entertaining (read:funny) then that's just your opinion man...
     
  13. Pitt_Clone

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    I'd need to go through my music to make a full list, but I can say that The National's Trouble Will Find Me is at #1 for me. By quite a bit. Iron & Wine's Ghost on Ghost is probably #2.
     
  14. Rabbuk

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    My 2nd graders are pretty much the only people I know that enjoy 2 Chainz.
     
  15. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, there is alot of bad music in this thread.
     
  16. isukendall

    isukendall Well-Known Member

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    Jim James - Region of Light and Sound of God
    Lissie - Back to Forever
    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
     
  17. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    It is literally your opinion and that is great! YOU know what you like. YOU are the one that decides. I'm not gonna lie, music is one of the least important things in my life. You know why? I'm deaf in one ear and I don't catch a lot of things in music, especially complex music. I like good beats and instrumentals because I can kinda make that out, words are the least important to me because I have to strain to make them out for a lot of songs.
     
  18. VikesFan5

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    Twenty one pilots anyone? I'm a big fan. Vessel is their album.
     
  19. Al_4_State

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    Jason Isbell "Southeastern"
    Queens of the Stone Age "...Like Clockwork"
    Two Cow Garage "The Death of the Self Preservation Society"
    John Moreland "In the Throes"
    Lydia Loveless "Boy Crazy"
    Michael Rank & Stag "Mermaids"
    Michael Rank & Stag "In the Weeds"
    Pearl Jam "Lightning Bolt"
    The Dexateens "Sunsphere"
    Kurt Vile "Wakin' On a Pretty Daze"
    The National "Trouble Will Find Me"
    Hiss Golden Messenger "Haw"
    Austin Lucas "Stay Reckless"
    Bonnie Whitmore "There I Go Again"
    Sturgill Simpson "High Top Mountain"

    Phosphorescent "Muchacho" and Bill Callahan "Dream River" are on my list to check out.
     
  20. GrindingAway

    GrindingAway Well-Known Member

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    Do people still talk in terms of albums? I figured by the time my kids grew up they wouldn't even know what an album meant.

    I'm old so I'll nominate Pearl Jam "Lightning Bolt". Not because I think it's outstanding, (it's solid, but not more than that imo) but because it's the only new album this year that I have any chance of listening to.
     

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