The Best Albums of 2013

liesl made : best albums of 2013Music is a high priority in my life, so high that its really surprising that I don’t go on and on and on about it here on the blog. Perhaps it’s because I’m not an expert by any means, my listening habits are purely personal. Here are twenty albums released in 2013 that I really fell for. Most of them are simply the newest releases from some of my long-time favorite artists. But some are new finds and maybe some are new to you, too. Further down is a playlist of the best songs from each of the albums.

Best Albums of 2013

  1. The Beast in Its Tracks – Josh Ritter
  2. Good Man Down – The David Mayfield Parade
  3. Ghost On Ghost – Iron & Wine
  4. If You Leave – Daughter
  5. Trouble Will Find Me – The National
  6. Once I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling
  7. Kveikur - Sigur Rós
  8. About Farewell - Alela Diane
  9. Dear Miss Lonelyhearts - Cold War Kids
  10. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You - Neko Case
  11. Secondhand Rapture - MS MR
  12. Aventine - Agnes Obel
  13. Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
  14. Pure Heroine - Lorde
  15. Silver Bell - Patty Griffin
  16. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
  17. Magpie And The Dandelion - The Avett Brothers
  18. The Weatherman - Gregory Alan Isakov
  19. Parts of Speech - Dessa
  20. Trouble - Natalia Kills

A few notable mentions are the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby (particularly the songs by Jack White, Sia, Lana Del Rey and Florence + the Machine) and The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver (particularly the covers by Kathleen Edwards and Brandi Carlile.) I also loved the song “Sons and Daughters“ by Allman Brown but at this point, he has only release a couple EPs.

(Note: Some of these songs have explicit content in them. // Albums are not listed in order of greatness. // All albums are linked to Amazon MP3 because that is where I purchase most of my music and I’m also part of the associates program and get a small commission if you purchase from amazon after coming through one of my links.)

What were your top albums or songs this year?