Best Music of 2013 - Critics have spoken...now have your say!
Here is a round-up from some of the more influential sources:
As I’ve explored these lists, I found a few fantastic albums that I’d missed this year including Valerie June’s Pushin’ Against a Stone, CHVCHES’s The Bones of What You Believe, and Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt. Maybe you’ll discover something new too. If you visit our Central location, we currently have a “Best Albums of 2013” display in the Music & Movies room where you’ll find some of these titles.
I blogged about a few of my favorite 2013 albums back in June. Since then I’d add the following to those ranks:
- Deafheaven - Sunbather (review)
- Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana
- Jagwar Ma - Howlin
- Sam Amidon - Bright Sunny South (review)
- Mavis Staples - One True Vine
- Haim - Days Are Gone (review)
- Arcade Fire - Reflektor
People love to debate whether it’s been a good year in music or not. The question seems more immense than I’m qualified to tackle. I know I’ve found plenty to listen to and I’m sure there are more under-the-radar titles sitting on our shelves right now.
What are some of your favorites from 2013? What albums or artists have been woefully ignored this year? We’ve seen the dubstep and folk-rock movements waning, what will be the radio-ready fad of 2014?