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2013 album reviews
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1975 The 1975 (Dirty Hit) synth-pop 5/10
Abu Lahab Of Heliotaxis and Cosmic Knifing (self) industrial 7/10
Abu Lahab Supplications of the Last Gyrosophist (Abu Lahab) industrial metal 7.5/10
Abyssal Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius (self) metal 6/10
Alameda 3 Pozne Krolestwo (Instant Classic) psych-rock 6/10
Alunageorge Body Music (Island) pop 5/10
Ichiko Aoba 0 (Speedstar) songwriter 7/10
Arcade Fire Reflektor (Merge) dance-pop 5/10
Artirial Artirial (self) ambient 7/10
Atoms For Peace Amok (XL) pop 4/10
Autechre Exai (Warp) glitch 6/10
Ayreon The Theory Of Everything (Transmission) prog-rock 5/10
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe (Dead Oceans) songwriter 7/10
William Basinski Nocturnes (2062) ambient 5/10
Basinski & Chartier Aurora Liminalis (Line) ambient 6/10
Beggars Beggars (Lotushouse) psych-rock 6/10
Bitchin Bajas Bitchtronics (Drag City) electronica 4/10
James Blake Overgrown (Atlas) songwriter 6/10
Boards Of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp) ambient 4/10
Axel Boman Family Vacation (Studio Barnhus) house 6/10
David Bowie The Next Day (ISO) pop 4/10
Danny Brown OLD (Fool's Gold) hip hop 7/10
Bill Callahan Dream River (Drag City) songwriter 5/10
Kirin Callinan Embracism (Siberia) songwriter 5/10
Neko Case The Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight (Anti) songwriter 5/10
Celeste Animales) (Denovali) metal 5/10
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap (no label) hip-hop 7/10
Richard Chartier Interior Field (Line) concrete 6/10
Brian Chase Drums & Drones (Pogus) avantgarde 6/10
Chastity Belt No Regerts (Help Yourself) garage-rock 6/10
Rhys Chatham Harmonie du Soir (Northern Spy) minimalism 5/10
Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe (Virgin) synth-pop 6/10
Circuit des Yeux Overdue (Ba Da Bing) songwriter 6/10
Claudia Quintet September (Cuneiform) prog-jazz 6/10
Colleen The Weighing of the Heart (Second Language Music) songwriter 5/10
Lou Cohen Music (Pogus) avantgarde 6/10
Cult of Luna Vertikal (Earache) post-metal 6/10
Alvin Curran Shofar Rags (Tzadik) avantgarde 7/10
Daft Punk Random Access Memories (Daft Life) disco 4/10
Dale Cooper Quartet Quatorze Pieces De Menace (Denovali) post-rock 7/10
Lucrecia Dalt Syzygy (Human Ear Music) songwriter 6/10
Darkside Psychic (Matador) dance 6/10
Dead C Armed Courage (Ba Da Bing) psych 5/10
Deafheaven Sunbather (Deathwish, 2013) doom 7/10
Deerhunter Monomania (4AD) garage 4/10
Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura (Golden Lab) acid-rock 7/10
Dirty Beaches Drifters/ Love Is The Devil (Zoo) songwriter 7/10
Disappears Era (Kranky) post-rock 5/10
Disclosure Settle (PMR) house 5/10
DJ Koze Amygdala (Pampa) techno 6/10
DJ Rashad Double Cup (Hyperdub) footwork 5/10
Djam Karet The Trip (HC) prog-rock 6/10
Nicole Dollanganger Ode to Dawn Wiener (self) songwriter 6/10
Echologist Storming Heaven (Prologue) ambient dub 6/10
Eluvium Nightmare Ending (Temporary Residence) ambient 6/10
Flaming Lips Terror (Warner) psych 6/10
Forest Swords Engravings (Tri Angle) dance 6/10
Four Tet Beautiful Rewind (Text) dance 5/10
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar) pop 5/10
Fuck Buttons Slow Focus (ATP) industrial 6/10
Full of Hell Rudiments of Mutilation (A389) grindcore 6/10
Funeralium Deceived Idealism (Weird Truth) doom 6/10
The Garden The Life and Times of a Paperclip (Burger) noise-rock 6/10
Gigan Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science (Willowtip) death-metal 6/10
Goat (Japan) New Games (self) post-rock 6/10
Gorguts Colored Sands (Season of Mist) metal 6/10
Grouper The Man Who Died In His Boat (Kranky) songwriter 5/10
Guapo History Of The Visitation (Cuneiform) prog-rock 5/10
Steve Gunn Time Off, (Paradise of Bachelors) songwriter 6/10
Haxan Cloak Excavation (Tri Angle) digital 7/10
Tim Hecker Virgins (Kranky) ambient 5/10
James Holden The Inheritors (Border Community) dance 6/10
Julia Holter Loud City Song (Domino) songwriter 6/10
Jon Hopkins Immunity (Domino) techno 6/10
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky (Rune Grammofon) songwriter 6/10
Iceage You're Nothing (Matador) hardcore 7/10
If Bwana Red One (Pogus) avantgarde 6/10
Julie Ruin Run Fast (TJR) songwriter 6/10
Valerie June Pushin' Against a Stone (Fantasy) songwriter 6/10
Jute Gyte Discontinuities (Jeshimoth) black-metal 6/10
Ka The Night's Gambit (Iron Works) rap 6/10
Kayo Dot Hubardo (Ice Level) post-rock 7/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Float Along - Fill Your Lungs (Flightless) garage 6/10
Knife Shaking The Habitual (Rabid) dance 7/10
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Ripely Pine (Ba Da Bing) songwriter 7/10
Land of Kush The Big Mango (Constellation) post-rock 5/10
Lapalux Nostalchic (Brainfeeder) r&b 5/10
Laurel Halo Chance of Rain (Hyperdub) techno 5/10
Cate LeBon Mug Museum (Wichita) songwriter 7/10
Lorde Pure Heroine (Universal) songwriter 7/10
Low Invisible Way (SubPop) slocore 4/10
Lycus Tempest (20 Buck Spin) doom-metal 6/10
Main Ablation (Mego) avantgarde 4/10
Majical Cloudz Impersonator (Matador) songwriter 6/10
Lionel Marchetti 23 Formes en Elastique (Subjam) avantgarde 7/10
Matmos The Marriage Of True Minds (Thrill Jockey) electronic 6/10
MIA Matangi (NEET) rap-pop 5/10
Mazzy Star Seasons of Your Day (self) psych-rock 6/10
Metasplice Infratracts (Morphine) electronic 7/10
Paul Metzger Tombeaux (Nero's Neptune) solo acoustic 6/10
Miriodor Cobra Fakir (Cuneiform) prog-rock 5/10
Jar Moff Financial Glam (Pan) collage 7/10
Juana Molina Wed 21 (Crammed Discs) songwriter 5/10
Janelle Monae Electric Lady (Bad Boy) soul 6/10
Kevin Morby Harlem River (Woodsist) songwriter 6/10
My Bloody Valentine MBV (self) shoegaze 5/10
National Trouble Will Find Me (4AD) roots-rock 5/10
Necks Open (Northern Spy) post-rock 6/10
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks (Columbia) synth-pop 4/10
Nmesh Nu.wav Hallucinations (Nmesh) vaporwave 6/10
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium (ATO) roots-rock 6/10
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven (Warp) ambient 5/10
oOoOO Without Your Love (Nihjgt Feelings) witch house 6/10
Oranssi Pazuzu Valonielu (Svart) space-rock 6/10
Pharmakon Abandon (Sacred Bones) industrial 7/10
Phosphorescent Muchacho (Dead Oceans) songwriter 5/10
Pissed Jeans Honeys (SubPop) alt-rock 4/10
Polvo Siberia (Merge) alt-rock 4/10
Portal Vexovoid (Profound Lore) death metal 6/10
Roly Porter Life Cycle Of A Massive Star (Subtext Recordings) glitch 6/10
Powerdove Do You Burn? (Murailles) songwriter 5/10
Primitive Man Scorn (Relapse) doom 6/10
Pryapisme Hyperblast Super Collider (Apathia) prog-rock 6/10
Puce Mary Success (Posh Isolation) electronics 7/10
Qa'a Sang (Magia Roja) psych 7/10
Raagnagrok Man Woman Birth Death Infinity (Lotushouse) ambient 6/10
Graham Repulski Cop Art (Big School) songwriter 5/10
Robert Rich Frozen Day (self) ambient 6/10
Alasdair Roberts A Wonder Working Stone (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
Xenia Rubinos Magic Trix (Self) songwriter 6/10
Run the Jewels Run The Jewels (Fool's Gold) hip hop 6/10
Savages Silence Yourself (Matador) garage-rock 6/10
Travis Scott Owl Pharaoh (self) hip-hop 6/10
Signor Benedick the Moor El Negro (Deathbomb Arc) hip hop 7.5/10
Spektr Cypher (Agonia) post-metal 6/10
Stara Rzeka Cien Chmury Nad Ukrytym Polem (Instant Classic) psych-rock 7/10
Superchunk I Hate Music (Merge) punk-pop 5/10
Tera Melos X'ed Out (Sargent House) pop 5/10
These New Puritans Field of Reeds (Infectious) prog-rock 6/10
Tien Lai Da'at (Monotype) psych-rock 6/10
Tricot THE (Bakuretsu) post-rock 6/10
Twenty One Pilots Vessel (Fueled by Ramen) power-pop 6/10
Uboa Jouissance (Uboa) songwriter 6/10
Ulcerate Vermis (Relapse) death-metal 6/10
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X (Jester) prog-metal 5/10
Ulwhednar Withatten 1892 (Northern Electronics) ambient 7/10
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II (Jagjaguwar) folk-pop 5/10
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City (XL) roots-rock 6/10
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador) songwriter 6/10
Kanye West Yeezus (Def Jam) hip hop 4/10
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (Kscope) songwriter 6/10
Wolf Eyes No Answer - Lower Floors (De Stijl) noise 5/10
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty (Sargeant House) songwriter 7/10
Won James Won Voinya Vezumiya/ Warrior Vesumia (RAIG) collage 5/10
Yo La Tengo Fade (Matador) pop 4/10
David Yow Tonight You Look Like A Spider (Joyful Noise) electronic 6/10

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