ILM's Top 77 Albums of 2013

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for the sake of MY ocd

77 JULIANNA BARWICK Nepenthe
76 FALL OUT BOY Save Rock And Roll
75 MELT-BANANA Fetch
74 BILL CALLAHAN Dream River
73 LORDE Pure Heroine
72 THEE OH SEES Floating Coffin
71 FÖLLAKZOID II
70 GORGUTS Colored Sands
(tie) 68 KELELA Cut 4 Me
(tie) 68 CUT COPY Free Your Mind
67 f(x) Pink Tape
66 DANNY BROWN Old
65 FACTORY FLOOR Factory Floor
64 CIARA Ciara
63 PARQUET COURTS Light Up Gold
62 K MICHELLE Rebellious Soul
61 ARCTIC MONKEYS AM
60 DONATO DOZZY Plays Bee Mask
59 JOHN GRANT Pale Green Ghosts
58 RHYE Woman
57 YOUNG GALAXY Ultramarine
56 KA The Night's Gambit
55 DJ SPRINKLES Queerifications and Ruins: Collected Remixes by DJ Sprinkles
54 NEKO CASE The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
53 CARCASS Surgical Steel
52 SAVAGES Silence Yourself
51 ASHLEY MONROE Like a Rose
50 WAXAHATCHEE Cerulean Salt
49 WILLIAM ONYEABOR Who is William Onyeabor?
48 YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN UZU
47 LAUREL HALO Chance of Rain
46 QUADRON Avalanche
45 ARCADE FIRE Reflektor
44 MATMOS The Marriage of True Minds
43 JON HOPKINS Immunity
42 MAYA JANE COLES Comfort
41 FUCK BUTTONS Slow Focus
40 FANTASIA Side Effects of You
39 GOLDFRAPP Tales of Us
38 PET SHOP BOYS Electric
37 LAURA MARLING Once I Was an Eagle
36 DJ KOZE Amygdala
35 DJ RASHAD Double Cup
34 MILEY CYRUS Bangerz
33 DARKSIDE Psychic
32 ARIANA GRANDE Yours Truly
31 DEAFHEAVEN Sunbather
30 BURIAL Rival Dealer EP
29 HOLDEN The Inheritors
28 TEGAN & SARA Heartthrob
27 AMEL LARRIEUX Ice Cream Everyday
26 TIM HECKER Virgins
25 CLASSIXX Hanging Gardens
24 BOARDS OF CANADA Tomorrow's Harvest
23 JULIA HOLTER Loud City Song
22 BRANDY CLARK 12 Stories
21 THE 1975 The 1975
20 KURT VILE Walkin On a Pretty Daze
19 CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
18 JANELLE MONÁE The Electric Lady
17 CHARLI XCX True Romance
16 DISCLOSURE Settle
15 THESE NEW PURITANS Field of Reeds
14 M.I.A. Matangi
13 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER R Plus Seven
12 DAWN RICHARD Goldenheart
11 CHANCE THE RAPPER Acid Rap
10 KANYE WEST Yeezus
9 KACEY MUSGRAVES Same Trailer Different Park
8 PARAMORE Paramore
7 THE KNIFE Shaking the Habitual
6 VAMPIRE WEEKEND Modern Vampires of the City
5 SKY FERREIRA Night Time, My Time
4 BEYONCÉ Beyoncé
3 MY BLOODY VALENTINE mbv
2 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories
1 HAIM Days Are Gone

lex pretend, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:08 (six years ago) link

charli xcx is fun!

paramore is def a great example of major label ILX idgicore

Zen Dawson (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:09 (six years ago) link

man this john grant record is not at all what i expected

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:11 (six years ago) link

76 FALL OUT BOY Save Rock And Roll
75 MELT-BANANA Fetch
73 LORDE Pure Heroine
74 BILL CALLAHAN Dream River
72 THEE OH SEES Floating Coffin
(tie) 68 KELELA Cut 4 Me
71 FÖLLAKZOID II
70 GORGUTS Colored Sands
(tie) 68 CUT COPY Free Your Mind
67 f(x) Pink Tape
66 DANNY BROWN Old
65 FACTORY FLOOR Factory Floor
77 JULIANNA BARWICK Nepenthe
64 CIARA Ciara
63 PARQUET COURTS Light Up Gold
62 K MICHELLE Rebellious Soul
61 ARCTIC MONKEYS AM
51 ASHLEY MONROE Like a Rose
52 SAVAGES Silence Yourself
53 CARCASS Surgical Steel
54 NEKO CASE The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
55 DJ SPRINKLES Queerifications and Ruins: Collected Remixes by DJ Sprinkles
56 KA The Night's Gambit
57 YOUNG GALAXY Ultramarine
58 RHYE Woman
59 JOHN GRANT Pale Green Ghosts
60 DONATO DOZZY Plays Bee Mask
50 WAXAHATCHEE Cerulean Salt
49 WILLIAM ONYEABOR Who is William Onyeabor?
48 YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN UZU
47 LAUREL HALO Chance of Rain
46 QUADRON Avalanche
45 ARCADE FIRE Reflektor
44 MATMOS The Marriage of True Minds
43 JON HOPKINS Immunity
42 MAYA JANE COLES Comfort
41 FUCK BUTTONS Slow Focus
30 BURIAL Rival Dealer EP
29 HOLDEN The Inheritors
28 TEGAN & SARA Heartthrob
27 AMEL LARRIEUX Ice Cream Everyday
26 TIM HECKER Virgins
25 CLASSIXX Hanging Gardens
24 BOARDS OF CANADA Tomorrow's Harvest
23 JULIA HOLTER Loud City Song
22 BRANDY CLARK 12 Stories
21 THE 1975 The 1975
40 FANTASIA Side Effects of You
39 GOLDFRAPP Tales of Us
38 PET SHOP BOYS Electric
37 LAURA MARLING Once I Was an Eagle
36 DJ KOZE Amygdala
35 DJ RASHAD Double Cup
34 MILEY CYRUS Bangerz
33 DARKSIDE Psychic
32 ARIANA GRANDE Yours Truly
31 DEAFHEAVEN Sunbather
20 KURT VILE Walkin On a Pretty Daze
19 CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
8 PARAMORE Paramore
7 THE KNIFE Shaking the Habitual
6 VAMPIRE WEEKEND Modern Vampires of the City
18 JANELLE MONÁE The Electric Lady
17 CHARLI XCX True Romance
15 THESE NEW PURITANS Field of Reeds
16 DISCLOSURE Settle
14 M.I.A. Matangi
13 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER R Plus Seven
11 CHANCE THE RAPPER Acid Rap
10 KANYE WEST Yeezus
9 KACEY MUSGRAVES Same Trailer Different Park
5 SKY FERREIRA Night Time, My Time
4 BEYONCÉ Beyoncé
3 MY BLOODY VALENTINE mbv
12 DAWN RICHARD Goldenheart
1 HAIM Days Are Gone
2 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories

raggett neds of your summer dress (The Reverend), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:13 (six years ago) link

THANK YOU LEX. It was driving me mad that nobody moved BoC to its proper position.

emil.y, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:13 (six years ago) link

loooool rev

141 Jute Gyte - Discontinuities 142 drake - nothing was the same (imago), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:14 (six years ago) link

so what was 78-100?

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:15 (six years ago) link

78 Queens of the stone age - Like clockwork
79 Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
80 Various Artists - I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990
81 Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
82 Bardo Pond - Peace on Venus
83 The National - Trouble Will Find Me
84 Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Elements of Light
85 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
86 Blondes - Swisher
87 Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
88 John Talabot - DJ Kicks
89 Young Thug - 1017 Thug
90 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME
91 DJ Sprinkles - Where Dancefloors Stand Still
92 The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
93 Mikal Cronin - MCII
94 Momoiro Clover Z - 5th Dimension
95 Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu
96 autre ne veut - anxiety
97 Annie - The A&R EP
98 Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
99 Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat
100 Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record

Ramnaresh Samhain (ShariVari), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:16 (six years ago) link

oh thanks, that's a solid list of stuff!

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:17 (six years ago) link

so that's a staggering EIGHT rap albums in the top 100, huh.

some dude, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:19 (six years ago) link

good top 77, great top 100

thanks to everyone who voted and organised this!

boxedjoy, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:29 (six years ago) link

RIP Moderat, I guess I'm the only one who really feels how wonderful a trance workout "Milk" is

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:29 (six years ago) link

Never knowingly heard Haim.

the drummer is a monster (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:33 (six years ago) link

It's all over, now everybody gaan haim.

emil.y, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:35 (six years ago) link

you didn't miss much, nick, they are ok but nothing special, really. i don't understand what the fuss is about really. another derivative, mainstream sounding pop band made of girls, so what?

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:46 (six years ago) link

those darn girls!

Spaghetti Sauce Shampoo (Moodles), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:47 (six years ago) link

you see, THAT'S the sort of misogynist critique I wasn't making when I simply said they bored me :P

141 Jute Gyte - Discontinuities 142 drake - nothing was the same (imago), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:48 (six years ago) link

ty

another derivative, mainstream sounding pop band made of girls (wins), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:49 (six years ago) link

I don't find any of the words in that description to be derisive, tbh.

jaymc, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:49 (six years ago) link

Oh no, not "mainstream sounding."

jaymc, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:50 (six years ago) link

beysus with the moral NINE-first-places victory and baduesque redemption to come :)

― lex pretend, Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:29 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

VW had EIGHT so it's morally second.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:51 (six years ago) link

I can't believe Juicy J didn't even make the top 100 and everyone voted Ka over Roc Marciano :(

xelab, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:51 (six years ago) link

"another....band made of girls" is horrifying, jaymc

141 Jute Gyte - Discontinuities 142 drake - nothing was the same (imago), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:51 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgflip.com/13lz5.gif

♬ what keeps daft punk from winning? (haim) ♬

keiji cretins (NickB), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:52 (six years ago) link

All bands are 'made of girls' when you think about it

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:52 (six years ago) link

nah Kraftwerk were hewn from girders and plastic

141 Jute Gyte - Discontinuities 142 drake - nothing was the same (imago), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:53 (six years ago) link

I can't believe Juicy J didn't even make the top 100 and everyone voted Ka over Roc Marciano :(

― xelab, Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:51 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

marci beucoup was kinda disapointing imo

Zen Dawson (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:53 (six years ago) link

my god, it's made of girls!

another derivative, mainstream sounding pop band made of girls (wins), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:54 (six years ago) link

I liked Marcberg a lot more than Roc Marciano's recent stuff. The Night's Gambit is Ka's best yet.

raggett neds of your summer dress (The Reverend), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:55 (six years ago) link

The heartening fact that the poll was full of (bands of) girls makes that a pretty un-misogynist comment, TBH.

these birches is awful (Branwell Bell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:55 (six years ago) link

marci beucoup was kinda disapointing imo

― Zen Dawson (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:53 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Spottie, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:56 (six years ago) link

I'm with alex in mainhattan in a sense: there were hundreds upon hundreds of albums released last year, and this is allegedly the best of them all? Naturally, I disagree.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:56 (six years ago) link

xp that's about the best thing about haim. imagine they would have been another boygroup, jesus.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:56 (six years ago) link

another derivative, mainstream sounding pop band made of girls, so what?

apart from the sexism in this that's been dealt with, "another"? there are only five all-girl bands in the 77, that's quite a small proportion.

lex pretend, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:57 (six years ago) link

Haim at number 1! Hahaha. Only real surprise for me was seeing Vampire Weekend at #6 (and Sky Ferreira at 5, I had no idea ILM loved her that much) I expected VW on the top three based on the comments surrounding the release.

Moka, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:58 (six years ago) link

I have not spreadsheeted it this year, but there seem to be metric fucktons of female solo artists.

these birches is awful (Branwell Bell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:59 (six years ago) link

(I have no idea how a metric fuckton differs from an imperial fuckton, to be honest.)

these birches is awful (Branwell Bell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:00 (six years ago) link

just another guy named alex in manhattan, making dumb remarks

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:00 (six years ago) link

five all girl bands? what are the other ones apart from savages and haim?

pearly-dewdrops' bops (monotony), Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:02 (six years ago) link

Marci Beaucoup is a grower and Pimpire is >>>the nights gambit.

xelab, Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:02 (six years ago) link

oh and tegan & sara, i guess

pearly-dewdrops' bops (monotony), Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:03 (six years ago) link

I have not spreadsheeted it this year, but there seem to be metric fucktons of female solo artists.

25!

lex pretend, Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:03 (six years ago) link

"another....band made of girls" is horrifying, jaymc

I think I wasn't clear. I don't find "derivative," "mainstream sounding," "pop," or "made of girls" to be inherently derisive terms, so I find it silly that AiM is using them as though they were.

jaymc, Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:03 (six years ago) link

five all girl bands? what are the other ones apart from savages and haim?

tegan and sara, yamantaka // sonic titan, f(x)

lex pretend, Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:03 (six years ago) link

YT//ST aren't all female, I'm pretty sure. Though the two main songwriters are.

emil.y, Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:05 (six years ago) link

25 solo + 5 bands + (who knows how many band members) = 30/77 = really amazingly close to parity. 25 is fully 1/3 which is way better than most publications' lists.

these birches is awful (Branwell Bell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:05 (six years ago) link

Haha I totally thought Yamantaka / Sonic Titan was a project of Boredoms dude.

raggett neds of your summer dress (The Reverend), Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:05 (six years ago) link

that F(x) album has been my fave discovery from this poll, need to start paying attention to the K pop thread.

xelab, Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:07 (six years ago) link

Curious now how many all-dude bands placed apart from Daft Punk & Vampy W/e?

Another derivative, mainstream-sounding girl made of bands (Branwell Bell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:09 (six years ago) link

YT//ST aren't all female, I'm pretty sure. Though the two main songwriters are.

wikipedia implied the core of the band was a duo (both women) with other "supporting members", and 90% of the promo shots just seem to consist of the two main members

lex pretend, Thursday, 30 January 2014 23:11 (six years ago) link


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