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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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    8/10
    7.5/10
  1. Pharmakon: Abandon (Sacred Bones)

  2. Knife: Shaking The Habitual (Rabid)

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

EPs and minis:

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

Extended tracks
  1. Fuck Buttons: Brainfreeze
  2. Pharmakon: Sour Sap
  3. Katie Gately: Pipes
  4. Knife: Full Of Fire
  5. Haxan Cloak: The Drop
  6. Alvin Curran: Shofar X 17
  7. Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Christmas In Honduras
  8. Lionel Marchetti: My Dream My Drone
  9. Pharmakon: Ache
  10. Beggars: Midget Decapitates Clown
  11. Abu Lahab: Cynocephalic Torments
  12. Haxan Cloak: Excavation (Part 1)
  13. Deafheaven: Vertigo
  14. Stara Rzeka: Przebudzenie Boga Wschodu
  15. Funeralium: 21st Century Ineptia
  16. Alameda 3: Pozne Krolestwo
  17. DJ Hidden: Reversed Psychology
  18. Jim Haynes: November
  19. Qa'a: Sang
  20. Jar Moff: Commercial Mouth
  21. Darkside: Golden Arrow
  22. Echologist: Down The Rabbit Hole
  23. Gigan: Beneath The Sea Of Tranquility
  24. Autechre: Yjy Ux
  25. David Yow: Opening Suite
  26. Steve Gunn: Lurker
  27. Puce Mary: The Wait
  28. Bitchin Bajas: Krausened
  29. Helm: Silencer
  30. Wolf Eyes: Confessions of the Informer
  31. Jon Hopkins: Open Eye Signal
  32. Autechre: Nodezsh
  33. Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Day
  34. DJ Koze: Marilyn Whirlwind
  35. Cult of Luna: Vicarious Redemption
  36. Spektr: Cypher
  37. Richard Chartier: Interior Field - Part 1
  38. Jute Gyte: Acedia
  39. Pryapisme: La Notion De Chiralite De Spin
Jazz
  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)

By genre:

Songwriters

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Psychedelia

Electronica

Progressive

Punk/hardcore

Dance
Heavy rock

Instrumental

By country:

Britain

Germany
Japan

Rest of Europe
Australia

Canada

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