Best Albums of 2013

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


Puerto Rican/Cuban musician Xenia Rubinos's startling debut is a one of a kind wonder, a brilliant tapestry of chopped rhythms and smoky vocals that for all it's eccentricity, is still a forlorn collection of love songs. As Rubinos layers her voice over off-timed drumming and quirky keyboards, the listening experience becomes an indefinable journey into the soul of a woman unbounded by the constraints of pop music.

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