Best of 2013: Non-Canadian Albums [Top 13]

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HAPPY 2014!!
As revealed on Monday’s Photogmusic LIVE.
In case you didn’t hear it but want to check it out.
I revealed my Top 13 Non-Canadian Albums of 2013:

  1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
  2. Alot better than Contra.
    This was the album of 2013!
    Best tracks: Diane Young, Step and Worship You.
  3. Disclosure – Settle
  4. Settle got me dancing and grooving!
    Best tracks: White Noise feat. AlunaGeorge, You & Me feat. Eliza Doolittle and F For You
  5. AlunaGeorge – Body Music
  6. Debut album by this British duo.
    R&B and electronica mixing into a superb album.
    Best tracks: “Your Drums, Your Love”, You Know You Like It, Diver and B Ur Boo
  7. HAIM – Days Are Gone
  8. Debut album by these sisters.
    The only band that keeps popping into my head is The Bangles.
    Great fun pop rock album.
    Best tracks: Falling, Forever and The Wire
  9. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe
  10. Superb debut album by the Glasgow band.
    Best tracks: Lies, The Mother We Share and Science/Visions
  11. Local Natives – Hummingbird
  12. This wasn’t a sophomore slump for the LA band.
    A change in direction with the death of Kelcey Ayer’s mother and the departure of bassist Andy Hamm.
    A serious and mature album.
    Best tracks: Breakers, Wooly Mammoth and Black Balloons.
  13. Julia Barwick – Nepenthe
  14. A beautiful and ambient album.
    Makes you want to flow in a dreamlike state.
    Think of it as the female version of Sigur Ros (Who she happened to tour with them recently)
    Best tracks: One Half, The Harbinger, Adventurer of the Family and Crystal Lake
  15. London Grammar – If You Wait
  16. I swear they are the next Florence + The Machine!
    A blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds.
    Best tracks: Stronger, Interlude and High Life
  17. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  18. Surprising great album by this British Musician/Producer.
    It’s a mix of electro-ambient dance, IDM at it’s best.
    Best tracks: Collider, Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring (On the deluxe version) and Open Eye Signal.
  19. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
  20. The National’s sixth album and probably their most accessible to date.
    Best tracks: Sea of Love, Graceless and Demons
  21. Savages – Silence Yourself
  22. A wicked debut album by this British all female band.
    Full of angst and fury.
    Best tracks: Shut Up, City’s Full and She Will
  23. Peals – Walking Fields
  24. A band from Baltimore.
    Happened to see them at 2013 NXNE.
    This album is all instrumental.
    Has that quaint mellow chillax feel when you are camping.
    Best tracks: Blue Elvis, Belle Air and Believers
  25. M.I.A. – Mantangi
  26. Fourth album by the controversial hip-hop musician.
    Mix of Worldbeat and Electronica-Dance.
    Best tracks: Double Bubble Trouble, Come Walk With Me and Bring the Noize

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