Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Top 25 Albums of 2013 4 - Numbers 10 to 6

We continue our countdown of the top 25 albums of 2013 with numbers 10 to 6. This group includes three great experimental works.

Rank Artist Album Source

Kanye West - Yeezus
10 Kanye West  Yeezus  Critics
Wow! If there is such a thing as post hip hop, this is it. One critic likens Kanye to Salvador Dali. Maybe. I was surprised by how much I liked this.

Julia Holter - Loud City Song
9Julia Holter Loud City Song Critics + Fans
This is the first of the top 25 to be selected by two of the three sources. Think Bjork does ambient. Bjorkish in some places, ethereal in others - always beautiful.

Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
8 Kurt Vile  Wakin on a Pretty Daze  Critics + Fans
I tried to like this but couldn't. Better to pull out your old REM or Nick Drake.

Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
7 Queens of the Stone Age  ...Like Clockwork  Critics + Fans
A good enough homage to late 70s Bowie, Eno, Iggy but without as interesting a voice. Some tasty guitar work.

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
6 Jon Hopkins  Immunity  Critics + Fans
Great to see some really nice industrial/techno/ambience rating so highly.

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