10 Albums I Loved in 2013

It's that time of year that all of us compulsive list makers absolutely love. I already made a list of my 5 Favorite Young Adult Books of 2013 over on my writing blog. 

I have a grand tradition on this blog of posting my favorite albums of every year (here are my favorites from 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012), and I'm definitely not quitting anytime soon. There were a lot of great albums this year, and it was hard for me to narrow it down to just ten! 

Spoiler alert: This is one best of 2013 list that Kanye West is not on. Because eww.

These are not in any order. It's hard for me to "rank" my favorites. I'll just say these are 10 albums I absolutely loved that came out this year.

White Lies - Big TV

For fans of Interpol, The Naked and Famous, The Cure

Listen to "Change" - my favorite track from this album

This album reminds me of everything I love about 80s music with a modern twist. While "Change" is my favorite track, most of the album is actually pretty upbeat. (Of course, the sad song is my favorite.)

Veronica Falls - Waiting For Something To Happen

For fans of Wild Nothing, Twin Shadow, Slowdive 

Listen to "Teenage" - my favorite track from this album

There is not a bad track on this album. It reminds me of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Everything good reminds me of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Freelance Whales - Diluvia

For fans of Givers, Stars

Listen to "Follow Through" - my favorite track from this album

This album will bring up the FEELS. At least for me. But I'm a sap. 

City and Colour - The Hurry and the Harm

For fans of Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie

Listen to "Paradise" - my favorite track from this album

This album features some really great, great, great songwriting with lyrics that will hit you. Unless you don't have a heart. (OH!)

Little Green Cars - Absolute Zero

For fans of Band of Horses, Cranberries, Lumineers

Listen to "The John Wayne" - my favorite track from this album

If you want to hear some AMAZING harmonies, unique and soulful vocals, and kickass songwriting, this album is for you.

Guards - In Guards We Trust

 guards   For fans of Best Coast, The Raveonettes, Girls

Listen to "Not Supposed To" - my favorite track from this album

When I got my hands on this album in February of last year, I had it on non-stop for about a month. I couldn't stop listening to it. Seriously, guys, it's SO GOOD.

Smith Westerns - Soft Will

For fans of Cults, Deerhunter

Listen to "Idol" - my favorite track from this album

These guys are SO young. Seriously, they're like 12. And they're incredibly talented. This album was another one I couldn't stop playing.

Editors - The Weight of Your Love

For fans of Echo and the Bunnymen, Interpol, The Killers

Listen to "Honesty" - my favorite track from this album

This album is amazing. Period. Recommended for fans of British whiny rock. (i.e. Morrissey)

Savoir Adore - Our Nature


For fans of Slowdive, Beach House, Stars, M83

Listen to "At The Same Time" - my favorite track from this album

There is really nothing I can say that will explain how much I love this album so just click the track, people! (I know, I'm supposed to be a writer.)

Shout Out Louds - Optica


For fans of The Cure, Peter Bjorn and John, New Order

Listen to "14th of July" 

Listen to "Illusions"

Listen to "Where You Come In"

I loved this album so much, I couldn't even pick one favorite track. If there was one album I listened to more than any other album, it was this one. I started annoying my friends, I was playing this so much. So there you have it. 10 albums I LOVED in 2013. It was a good year :-)

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