Sasha Frere-Jones: 42 Best Albums of 2013

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Excavation - The Haxan Cloak

Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker: 42 Best Albums of 2013 (listed chronologically within three tiers)

I have lost sensation in my extremities.

  • The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
  • Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
  • Kanye West – Yeezus
  • Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
  • Dawn of Midi – Dysnomia
  • King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
  • Tim Hecker – Virgins
  • Swans – Not Here/Not Now
  • The Necks – Open
  • M.I.A. – Matangi

I feel funny.

  • William Basinski – Nocturnes
  • Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
  • Old Apparatus – Compendium
  • Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  • Disclosure – Settle
  • Daftside – Random Access Memories Memories
  • Pet Shop Boys – Electric
  • Blondes – Swisher
  • Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
  • Anna Calvi – One Breath
  • Danny Brown – Old
  • Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind
  • Brandy Clark – 12 Stories
  • Son Lux – Lanterns
  • YVETTE – Process
  • Gardland – Syndrome Syndrome
  • various artists – Saint Heron
  • Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond

Something is up.

  • Atoms for Peace – Amok
  • William Tyler – Impossible Truth
  • My Bloody Valentine – mbv
  • Xenia Rubinos – Magic Trix
  • Julia Holter – Loud City Song
  • Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
  • Drake – Nothing Was the Same
  • Haim – Days Are Gone
  • Lorde – Pure Heroine
  • Noveller – No Dreams
  • Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
  • Chris Forsyth – Solar Motel
  • Juana Molina – Wed 21
  • David Van Tieghem x Ten – FRKWYS Vol. 10 Fits & Starts