Northern Transmissions’ Favorite Albums 2013

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2013 was a great year in music. So many great albums to choose from! Coming up with only ten picks was nearly impossible. I think we could have all added another ten to our selections. Here’s hoping that 2014 will be just as good, if not better. These are our picks for the Best Albums of 2013. Hope you enjoy!

Charles Brownstein (founder)

1. Washed Out – Paracosm
2. Minks – Tides End
3. Weekend – Jinx
4. No Age – An Object
5. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
6. Iceage – You’re Nothing
7. Mikal Cronin – MCII
8. Deerhunter – Monomania
9. Yo La Tengo – Fade
10. Ty Segall – Sleeper


Mike Unger

1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
2. David Bowie – The Next Day
3. Louise Burns – The Midnight Mass
4. Chvches – The Bones of What You Believe
5. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
6. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
7. IO Echo – Ministry of Love
8. Johnny Marr – The Messenger
9. Soft Metals – Lenses
10. Valleys – Are You Going To Stand There and Talk Weird All Night?


Evan McDowell

1. Flaming Lips – The Terror
2. Deerhunter – Monomania
3. Kanye West – Yeezus
4. Vampire Weekend – Modern vampires of the city
5. The Knife – Shaking the habitual
6. Bill Callahan – Dream River
7. Dirty Beaches – Drifters
8. Foxygen – We are the 21st century…
9. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a pretty daze
10. William Onyeabor – World psychedelic classics 5


Julie Colero

1. Devendra Banhart – Mala
2. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
3. Warm Soda – Someone For You
4. Mikal Cronin – MCII
5. Camera Obscura – Desire Lines
6. Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
7. Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
8. Dick Diver – Calendar Days
9. Ty Segall – Sleeper
10. Tough Age – Tough Age


Adam Williams

1. Biffy Clyro – Opposites
2. Savages – Silence Yourself
3. Arctic Monkeys – AM
4. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
5. QOTSA – …Like Clockwork
6. Deap Vally – Sistrionix
7. Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal
8. Atoms For Peace – AMOK
9. Chelsea Light Moving – Chelsea Light Moving
10. Drenge – Drenge


Heather Welsh

1. Daniel Avery – Drone Logic
2. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
3. Bonobo – The North Borders
4. James Blake – Overgrown
5. Washed Out – Paracosm
6. London Grammar – If You Wait
7. Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
8. Disclosure – Settle
9. Machinedrum – Vapor City
10. Ludovico Einaudi – In A Time Lapse


Alan Ranta

1. Bill Baird – Spring Break of the Soul
2. Wolf People – Fain
3. Fol Chen – The False Alarms
4. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
5. William Ryan Fritch – The Waiting Room
6. múm – Smilewound
7. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
8. James Holden – The Inheritors
9. Tara King th. – Hirondelle et Beretta
10. Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities


Matt Dwyer

1. Sonny and the Sunsets – Antenna To The World
2. Mikal Cronin – MCII
3. King Kahn & The Shrines – Idle No More
4. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
5. Cass McCombs  – Big Wheel
6. Holy Folk – Motioning
7. Colleen Green – Sock It To Me
8. Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas
9. Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away
10. The Orwells – Who Needs You EP


Francesca Maculan

1. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
2. Minks – Tides End
3. Savages – Silence Yourself
4. Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century…
5. Darkside – Psychic
6. Julia Holter – Loud City Song
7. King Krule – 8 Feet Beneath The Moon
8. Mikal Cronin – MCII
9. Deerhunter – Monomania
10. Ty Segall – Sleeper


Alberto Dal Santo

1. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety
2. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
3. Mikal Cronin – MCII
4. Kanye West – Yeezus
5. Darkside – Psychic
6. Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century…
7. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
8. Disclosure – Settle
9. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
10. Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork


Jeff Powell

1.Big Black Delta – Big Black Delta
2.On An On – Give In
3. Jagwar Ma – Howlin
4. Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
5. Kavinsky – OutRun
6. Haim – Days Are Gone
7. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
8. Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe
9. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
10. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork


Demoge Brown

1. Sonny And The Sunsets – Antenna To The Afterworld
2. Body/Head – Coming Apart
3. Black Milk – No Poison No Paradise
4. Cliff Martinez – Only God Forgives (soundtrack/score)
5. The Internet – Feel Good
6. Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record
7. Deerhunter – Monomania
8. Ghostface Killah – Twelve Reasons To Die
9. Daft Punk Random Access Memories
10. Ibrahim Maalouf – Wind


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