FasterLouder's Top 50 Albums of 2013

FasterLouder's Top 50 Albums of 2013

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49.

May 3, 2013
Critic Score
78
36 reviews

48.

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
69
23 reviews

47.

Adalita - All Day Venus
November 5, 2013
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

46.

Hungry Kids of Hungary - You're A Shadow
February 22, 2013
Critic Score
70
1 review

43.

August 19, 2013
Critic Score
85
28 reviews

42.

February 3, 2013
Critic Score
87
40 reviews

My Bloody Valentine still sound like no other band, but they’re stretching out to a large degree on this album, making their sound even more texturally dense.

41.

September 24, 2013
Critic Score
79
35 reviews
Managing to exhibit emotional torment within ready-to-dance anthems is a tense balancing act, but Chvrches’ pain is coated in a glossy, candy armour.

40.

February 11, 2013
Critic Score
75
31 reviews

39.

World's End Press - World's End Press
October 4, 2013
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

36.

Pikelet - Calluses
September 3, 2013
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

35.

January 22, 2013
Critic Score
71
30 reviews

34.

Big Scary - Not Art
June 28, 2013
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

33.

June 11, 2013
Critic Score
90
21 reviews

32.

Wolf & Cub - Heavy Weight
September 13, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

30.

August 24, 2013
Critic Score
77
28 reviews
At 14 tracks, it’s just a bit more time than we needed to spend with someone who’s spilling his guts this way. But taking each track on its own, this is a marvellous debut and a perfect fit for those desolate late nights.

29.

October 8, 2013
Critic Score
85
26 reviews

28.

February 5, 2013
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

From soul to psychedelia may seem like a stylistic jump, but Ruban Nielson has absorbed his influences so completely, and has attained such control of his sound, that he makes such eclecticism seems completely natural.

27.

Ngaiire - Lamentations
June 12, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

26.

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
84
45 reviews

If you think you’ve outgrown them, you haven’t. Matt Berninger’s quandaries are not the sort that can be outgrown, they’re the sort that stalk you to the grave. That The National can wring beauty from these bleak inevitabilities is the reason that they matter.

25.

February 26, 2013
Critic Score
75
40 reviews

24.

August 20, 2013
Critic Score
80
31 reviews

23.

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
84
29 reviews

22.

February 18, 2013
Critic Score
84
42 reviews

Straight to your heart and to your gut, Push The Sky Away hits like a gentle kiss: life, love, loss. It’s a masterwork by an artist whose horizon feels a long, long way off.

21.

February 25, 2013
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

18.

March 12, 2013
Critic Score
81
41 reviews

17.

November 5, 2013
Critic Score
69
28 reviews

16.

September 10, 2013
Critic Score
83
37 reviews

15.

TV Colours - Purple Skies, Toxic River
June 17, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

14.

April 8, 2013
Critic Score
83
40 reviews

Overgrown holds together beautifully, managing to cohere without wilting into monotony. Given how eclectic the album is, it’s a hell of a trick.

13.

April 30, 2013
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

12.

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
76
35 reviews

11.

October 29, 2013
Critic Score
77
49 reviews

Reflektor is the sound of a few goofballs throwing themselves a well-deserved party, present are the requisite anxieties that go hand in hand with playing host.

10.

Dick Diver - Calendar Days
March 15, 2013
Critic Score
80
1 review

9.

June 10, 2013
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

8.

May 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
42 reviews

The record’s better executed moments (‘Unbelievers’, ‘Ya Hey’) are widescreen and epic; adjectives one would never have associated with Vampire Weekend’s first two albums

7.

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
81
38 reviews

If not a total revelation, it’s another periodic reminder of just how arresting a playful songwriter and a well-schooled rock band can sound together.

5.

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
47 reviews

Random Access Memories is too intimate to be the late night dancefloor banger some might’ve expected. Instead it’s the sensual conversation on the velvet sofa in a dimly-lit room.

4.

Violent Soho - Hungry Ghost
September 6, 2013
Critic Score
60
4 reviews

3.

June 18, 2013
Critic Score
83
43 reviews

It’s dark as anything but able to turn uplifting at any moment, synths and drum machines giving way to choral samples as if it’s the most natural thing in the world.

2.

June 4, 2013
Critic Score
82
42 reviews

I called them solid and dependable previously and that sense of solidness is the first thing that comes across on ...Like Clockwork. They are a Volvo of a band, reliable, they will not let you down.

1.

September 30, 2013
Critic Score
78
32 reviews

Overwhelming nostalgia defines Pure Heroine, a wistful dissection of a youth still in progress.

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