PopMatters' Best Indie Rock Albums of 2013

PopMatters' Best Indie Rock Albums of 2013

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10. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Critic Score
88
34 reviews

m b v stretches My Bloody Valentine’s sound without changing it much, and you may not be surprised to find out this is an excellent headphones record.

9. Savages - Silence Yourself

Savages - Silence Yourself
May 6, 2013
Critic Score
82
31 reviews

With one foot in the here-and-now and the next already stepping into the future on Silence Yourself, Savages are not only making the statement that they are here, but that they are here to stay.

8. Deafheaven - Sunbather

Deafheaven - Sunbather
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
90
18 reviews

Deafheaven’s audacity and artistry are hard to deny, which is but one of many reasons why Sunbather is an essential listen, and one of 2013’s boldest works of art.

7. Vondelpark - Seabed

Vondelpark - Seabed
April 1, 2013
Critic Score
69
13 reviews

This is a fun record, one whose effusiveness only reveals itself slowly, with repeat listens opening up more and more emotional layers hovering beneath its sleepy atmosphere.

4. Los Campesinos! - No Blues

Los Campesinos! - No Blues
October 29, 2013
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

3. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
May 21, 2013
Critic Score
82
36 reviews

Trouble is a God-in-the-detail effort that features some of the National’s most intricate, meticulously crafted work to date, standing out with a deliberate stillness that makes you notice the barely made gestures and the small touches all the better.

2. Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana

Speedy Ortiz - Major Arcana
July 9, 2013
Critic Score
82
14 reviews

1. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt

Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
March 5, 2013
Critic Score
76
22 reviews

Cerulean Salt is proof positive that Katie Crutchfield is well on her way to becoming all she can be, an emerging artist who definitely possesses the skills and a point-of-view that you’ve either got or don’t.

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