Wednesday, 11 December 2013

2013: Albums Of The Year - Honourable Mentions

In a year that's brought many a great release, the following 20 albums just missed out on making my annual top 30 list (to follow in due course). Although the respective below releases were unlucky not to be included, they're equally not to be sneezed at. As follows: 

Artist: Suede
Album: Bloodsports
Label: Warner
Favourite Tracks: Barriers, Faultlines 

Artist: The Besnard Lakes
Album: Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
Label: Jagjaguar
Favourite Tracks: In The Sticks, Colour Yr Lights In

Artist: Yo La Tengo
Album: Fade
Label: Matador Records
Favourite Tracks: Stupid Things, Cornelia and Jane

Artist: Lanterns On The Lake
Album: Until the Colours Run
Label: Bella Union
Favourite Tracks: Elodie, Another Tale from Another English Town

Artist: Bottomless Pit
Album: Shade Perennial
Label: Comedy Minus One
Favourite Tracks: Incurable Feeling, Felt A Little Left

Artist: No Joy
Album: Wait to Pleasure
Label: Mexican Summer
Favourite Tracks: Ignored Pets Elodie, Another Tale from Another English Town

Artist: Primal Scream
Album: More Light
Label: Sony
Favourite Tracks: 2013, Culturecide, Hit Void

Artist: Steve Gunn
Album: Time Off
Label: Paradise of Bachelors
Favourite Tracks: Water Wheel, Lurker

Artist: Hookworms
Album: Pearl Mystic
Label: Gringo Records
Favourite Tracks: Away Towards, Since We Have Changed

Artist: British Sea Power
Album: Machineries of Joy
Label: Rough Trade
Favourite Tracks: Machineries of Joy, Spring has Sprung

Artist: Radar Bros.
Album: Eight
Label: Merge Records
Favourite Tracks: Change College of Law, Horse Down

Artist: 65daysofstatic
Album: Wild Light
Label: Superball Music
Favourite Tracks: Prism, Safe Passage

Artist: Blondes
Album: Swisher
Label: Rvng Intl
Favourite Tracks: Bora Bora, Rei

Artist: Chance the Rapper
Album: Acid Rap
Label: Independent
Favourite Tracks: Pusah Man, That's Love

Artist: Steve Mason
Album: Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time
Label: Double Six Recordings
Favourite Tracks: Lie Awake, A Lot of Love

Artist: Kitchens Of Distinction
Album: Folly
Label: 3 Loop Music
Favourite Tracks: Oak Tree, Photographing Rain
Artist: Coliseum
Album: Sister Faith
Label: Temporary Residence
Favourite Tracks: Love Under Will, Sister Faith

Artist: Tricky
Album: False Idols
Label: K7
Favourite Tracks: Nothing Matters, Hey Love

Artist: Melt-Banana
Album: Fetch
Label: A-Zap
Favourite Tracks: Candy Gun, Infection Defective

Artist: Atoms For Peace
Album: AMOK
Label: XL Recordings
Favourite Tracks: Before Your Very Eyes, Dropped