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The Best Rock Albums of 2013

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock
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  1. Knife: Shaking The Habitual (Rabid)

  2. Haxan Cloak: Excavation (Tri Angle)
  3. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Ripely Pine (Ba Da Bing)
  4. Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura (Golden Lab)
  5. Stara Rzeka: Cien Chmury Nad Ukrytym Polem (Instant Classic)
  6. Alvin Curran: Shofar Rags (Tzadik)
  7. Jar Moff: Financial Glam (Pan)
  8. Qa'a: Sang (Magia Roja)
  9. Puce Mary: Success (Posh Isolation)
  10. Danny Brown: OLD (Fool's Gold)
  11. Iceage: You're Nothing (Matador)
  12. Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap

EPs and minis:

  1. Pharmakon: Abandon (Sacred Bones), 7.5/10 (EP)
  2. FKA Twigs: EP2 (2013), 7/10 (EP)
  3. Abu Lahab: Of Heliotaxis and Cosmic Knifing (), 7/10 (mini)
  1. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Aubergine
  2. Knife: A Tooth For An Eye
  3. Savages: No Face
  4. Julian Lynch: Yawning
  5. Phosphorescent: Song for Zula
  6. Gorguts: An Ocean of Wisdom
  7. Vampire Weekend: Worship You
  8. Run the Jewels: Get It
  9. FKA Twigs: How's That
  10. Janelle Monae: Dance Apocalyptic
  11. Alasdair Roberts: Scandal and Trance
  12. Flaming Lips: The Terror
  13. Okkervil River: It Was My Season
  14. Twenty One Pilots: Guns for Hands
  15. Neko Case: Wild Creatures
  16. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: The Nothing Part II
  17. Flaming Lips: Try To Explain
  18. Arcade Fire: Reflektor
  19. James Blake: Overgrown
  20. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Rooftop
  21. Foxygen: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  22. Iceage: Everything Drifts
  23. James Holden: Renata
  24. Earl Sweatshirt: Centurion
  25. Bill Callahan: Small Plane
  26. Janelle Monae: Sally Ride
  27. Twenty One Pilots: Holding on to You
  28. Paramore: Now
  29. Death Grips: Whatever I Want
  30. Jimmy Eat World: I Will Steal Your Heart
  31. Chance the Rapper: Good Ass Intro

Extended tracks
  1. Fuck Buttons: Brainfreeze
  2. Pharmakon: Sour Sap
  3. Knife: Full Of Fire
  4. Haxan Cloak: The Drop
  5. Alvin Curran: Shofar X 17
  6. Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Christmas In Honduras
  7. Lionel Marchetti: My Dream My Drone
  8. Pharmakon: Ache
  9. Beggars: Midget Decapitates Clown
  10. Abu Lahab: Cynocephalic Torments
  11. Haxan Cloak: Excavation (Part 1)
  12. Deafheaven: Vertigo
  13. Stara Rzeka: Przebudzenie Boga Wschodu
  14. Funeralium: 21st Century Ineptia
  15. Alameda 3: Pozne Krolestwo
  16. DJ Hidden: Reversed Psychology
  17. Jim Haynes: November
  18. Qa'a: Sang
  19. Jar Moff: Commercial Mouth
  20. Darkside: Golden Arrow
  21. Echologist: Down The Rabbit Hole
  22. Gigan: Beneath The Sea Of Tranquility
  23. Autechre: Yjy Ux
  24. David Yow: Opening Suite
  25. Steve Gunn: Lurker
  26. Puce Mary: The Wait
  27. Bitchin Bajas: Krausened
  28. Helm: Silencer
  29. Wolf Eyes: Confessions of the Informer
  30. Jon Hopkins: Open Eye Signal
  31. Autechre: Nodezsh
  32. Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Day
  33. DJ Koze: Marilyn Whirlwind
  34. Cult of Luna: Vicarious Redemption
  35. Spektr: Cypher
  1. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak
  2. Yelena Eckemoff: Glass Song
  3. Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: Wislawa
  4. Ken Vandermark & Mats Gustafsson: Verses
  5. Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man
  6. Brad Mehldau: Ode
  7. Engine Room Favourites: Blue Meat, Black Diesel & Engine Room Favourites
  8. Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Slippery Rock
  9. Rob Mazurek: Skull Sessions
  10. Power of the Horns: Alaman
  11. Craig Taborn: Chants
  12. Pat Metheny: Unity Band
  13. Dave Holland: Prism (Dare 2)
  14. Keith Jarrett: Somewhere (ECM)

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