This is a list documenting my most beloved albums of 2013. It is not a window into my soul or a reason to lambast Kayne West, Daft Punk, or Vampire Weekend for making wildly overpraised albums. Alright, maybe there's a little bit of that, but what's most interesting is the absence of that full-blown masterpiece early on that made the race to the top a foregone conclusion. So, without further ado, here are my favorite records of 2013!
|Best Albums of 2013|
PARQUET COURTS Light Up Gold
Kind of like listening to The Dead Kennedys under the spell of Big Star, this ramshackle indie/punk/Americana/whatever you want to call it stomper is full of sardonic energy and hugely memorable songs. Austin Brown and Andrew Savage come across like laconic slackers dabbling in self-reflection, and with each guitar strum and slurred line, you start to realize how difficult it is to make an album this great. Brazen, reckless, invigorating.