It’s that time of year again, the time to share my “best of” lists of the year.
It started with the top sermon downloads from Revolution Church, then my almost best books & almost best albums of the year. Then I shared my favorite books of 2013. Today is the last list: my favorite albums of 2013.
13. The Civil Wars | The Civil Wars
This band is just incredible. It’s too bad they can’t stand each other. Still an incredible album.
3 incredible EP’s from this Ryan O’Neal. So good.
11. The Head and the Heart | Let’s Be Still
This album took some time to grow on me, but now I love it. Definitely a good step from their last album.
10. The Lonely Wild | The Sun as It Comes
I could’ve paid $8 to see this band in Tucson over the summer, but didn’t. Still kicking myself for that because of how great this album is. So much heart in it.
9. Kodaline | In A Perfect World
Just discovered this band. Wow.
8. Andrew Belle | Black Bear
I’ve been a fan of Andrew Belle for a few years. This is his best and most ambitious album yet.
7. Hey Marseilles | Lines We Trace
According to the Seattle Times, “Hey Marseilles is a contender for a local rock band to break out in a significant way in 2013.” This album is that good.
6. Vampire Weekend | Modern Vampires of the City
This album is higher on a lot of other year end lists. I think because of my high expectations, it hurt this album. Still good, but not as good as I hoped it would be.
5. Gregory Alan Isakov | The Weatherman
4. Sigur Ros | Kveikur
Katie and I saw Sigur Ros in April. If you can ever get to their show, you need to. Wow. This album is off the charts.
3. Marble Sounds | Dear Me, Look Up
This is such a good album. It would be #1 if not for how good the next two are.
2. The National | Trouble Will Find Me
Not quite as good as High Violet, but such a good album. In fact, until I heard the next album, this one was #1.
1. Bastille | Bad Blood
I can’t believe this is the debut album for this band. So, so, so good.
How’s my list? What albums did I miss? What albums did I rate too high?