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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 Albums
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  1. Pharmakon: Abandon (Sacred Bones)

  2. Knife: Shaking The Habitual (Rabid)

  3. Signor Benedick the Moor: El Negro (Deathbomb Arc)
  4. Haxan Cloak: Excavation (Tri Angle)
  5. Abu Lahab: Supplications of the Last Gyrosophist (Abu Lahab)
  6. Metasplice: Infratracts (Morphine)
  7. Julianna Barwick: Nepenthe (Dead Oceans)
  8. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Ripely Pine (Ba Da Bing)
  9. Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura (Golden Lab)
  10. Stara Rzeka: Cien Chmury Nad Ukrytym Polem (Instant Classic)
  11. Alvin Curran: Shofar Rags (Tzadik)
  12. Jar Moff: Financial Glam (Pan)
  13. Qa'a: Sang (Magia Roja)
  14. Puce Mary: Success (Posh Isolation)
  15. Lorde: Pure Heroine (Universal)
  16. Cate LeBon: Mug Museum (Wichita)
  17. Danny Brown: OLD (Fool's Gold)
  18. Iceage: You're Nothing (Matador)
  19. Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap
  20. Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park
  21. Deafheaven: Sunbather (Deathwish)
  22. Chelsea Wolfe: Pain Is Beauty (Sargeant House)
  23. Kayo Dot: Hubardo (Tzadik)
  24. Jason Isbell: Southeastern ()
  25. Ulwhednar: Withatten 1892 (Northern Electronics)
  26. Dirty Beaches: Drifters (Zoo)
  27. Dale Cooper Quartet: Quatorze Pieces De Menace (Denovali)

EPs and minis:

  1. Katie Gately: Pipes (Blue Tapes), 7.5/10 (EP)
  2. Pharoah Chromium: Vodou Rallizes (self) (EP)
  3. FKA Twigs: EP2 (self), 7/10 (EP)
  4. Abu Lahab: Of Heliotaxis and Cosmic Knifing (), 7/10 (mini)
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  1. Julianna Barwick: The Harbinger
  2. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Aubergine
  3. Knife: A Tooth For An Eye
  4. Savages: No Face
  5. Circuit des Yeux: Some Day
  6. Julian Lynch: Yawning
  7. Phosphorescent: Song for Zula
  8. Gorguts: An Ocean of Wisdom
  9. Vampire Weekend: Worship You
  10. Run the Jewels: Get It
  11. FKA Twigs: How's That
  12. Janelle Monae: Dance Apocalyptic
  13. Metasplice: Arterial Protocol
  14. Courtney Barnett: Avant Gardener
  15. Alasdair Roberts: Scandal and Trance
  16. Flaming Lips: The Terror
  17. Okkervil River: It Was My Season
  18. Twenty One Pilots: Guns for Hands
  19. Neko Case: Wild Creatures
  20. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: The Nothing Part II
  21. Katie Gately: Dead Referee
  22. Julie Ruin: Ha Ha Ha
  23. Circuit des Yeux: Acarina
  24. Flaming Lips: Try To Explain
  25. Arcade Fire: Reflektor
  26. James Blake: Overgrown
  27. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Rooftop
  28. Foxygen: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  29. Iceage: Everything Drifts
  30. Cate LeBon: Duke
  31. Camellia: Bug Collection
  32. Lorde: Ribs
  33. Julie Ruin: Cookie Road
  34. James Holden: Renata
  35. Earl Sweatshirt: Centurion
  36. Bill Callahan: Small Plane
  37. Janelle Monae: Sally Ride
  38. Twenty One Pilots: Holding on to You
  39. Paramore: Now
  40. Death Grips: Whatever I Want
  41. Clarence Clarity: Alive In The Septic Tank
  42. Jimmy Eat World: I Will Steal Your Heart
  43. Signor Benedick the Moor: All Revere
  44. Chance the Rapper: Good Ass Intro
  45. Lorde: Tennis Court
  46. oOoOO: Sirens
  47. Sophie: Bipp
  48. Armand Hammer: Hand Over Fist
  49. Chelsea Wolfe: The Warden
  50. Sleigh Bells: Young Legends
  51. Ka: Barring the Likeness
  52. Mitski: Because Dreaming Costs Money My Dear
  53. Young Thug: Stoner
  54. Chainsmokers: #selfie
  55. Nmesh: The Goose is Loose
  56. Matmos: Tunnel
  57. Thee Oh Sees: I Come From The Mountain
  58. Buke and Gase: Hiccup
  59. Jason Isbell: Cover me up
  60. Planning for Burial: Bleached Body
  61. Dirty Beaches: I Dream in Neon
  62. Valerie June: Workin' Woman Blues

Extended compositions
  1. Fuck Buttons: Brainfreeze
  2. Pharmakon: Sour Sap
  3. Katie Gately: Pipes
  4. Abu Lahab: Baleful Night
  5. Knife: Full Of Fire
  6. Haxan Cloak: The Drop
  7. Alvin Curran: Shofar X 17
  8. King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard: Head On/Pill
  9. Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Christmas In Honduras
  10. Lionel Marchetti: My Dream My Drone
  11. Pharmakon: Ache
  12. Beggars: Midget Decapitates Clown
  13. Abu Lahab: Cynocephalic Torments
  14. Haxan Cloak: Excavation (Part 1)
  15. Deafheaven: Vertigo
  16. Stara Rzeka: Przebudzenie Boga Wschodu
  17. Funeralium: 21st Century Ineptia
  18. Alameda 3: Pozne Krolestwo
  19. DJ Hidden: Reversed Psychology
  20. Jim Haynes: November
  21. Qa'a: Sang
  22. Jar Moff: Commercial Mouth
  23. Darkside: Golden Arrow
  24. Echologist: Down The Rabbit Hole
  25. Vektroid: Enemy
  26. Gigan: Beneath The Sea Of Tranquility
  27. Autechre: Yjy Ux
  28. David Yow: Opening Suite
  29. Steve Gunn: Lurker
  30. Puce Mary: The Wait
  31. Bitchin Bajas: Krausened
  32. Helm: Silencer
  33. Wolf Eyes: Confessions of the Informer
  34. Jon Hopkins: Open Eye Signal
  35. Primitive Man: Scorn
  36. Autechre: Nodezsh
  37. Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Day
  38. Uboa: Jouissance
  39. DJ Koze: Marilyn Whirlwind
  40. Cult of Luna: Vicarious Redemption
  41. Spektr: Cypher
  42. Richard Chartier: Interior Field - Part 1
  43. Jute Gyte: Acedia
  44. Pryapisme: La Notion De Chiralite De Spin
  45. Retribution Gospel Choir: Seven
  46. Lycus: Coma Burn
  47. Eluvium: Covered in Writing
  48. Burial: Come Down to Us
  49. Dale Cooper Quartet: Brosme en Dos-vert
  50. Kayo Dot: The First Matter
  51. Ulwhednar: Withatten 1892 - V
  52. The Men: Supermoon

  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. Kyle Bruckmann: Technological Music Vol 1
  8. Engine Room Favourites: Blue Meat, Black Diesel & Engine Room Favourites
  9. Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Slippery Rock
  10. Rob Mazurek: Skull Sessions
  11. Power of the Horns: Alaman
  12. Craig Taborn: Chants
  13. Pat Metheny: Unity Band
  14. Dave Holland: Prism (Dare 2)
  15. Keith Jarrett: Somewhere (ECM)

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