Darin's Top 20 Albums and 13 Honorable Mentions of 2013

 

I realize this best of 2013 list is coming out later than most, but I decided to wait until after the New Year to compile my list. What happens to albums released in December? They're not included in most best of lists and likely forgotten when the next year's list comes out.
 
For example, El Drugstore released their first full length on December 31. I doubt their record be considered or even remembered when the 2014 best of lists starting coming out.
 
Anyway, here is my list. I hope you enjoy...you can listen to most of the records in their entirety through the links below.
 
Top 20 releases of 2013:
 
BELLS – Solutions, Silence, Affirmations 
Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Castevet – Obsian
Cloudkicker – Subsume
Dawn of Midi –  Dysnomia
El Drugstore – Plague Ship
Entropa – This is Water
The Flaming Lips – The Terror
Gorguts – Colored Sands
Intronaut – Habitual Levitations
Kayo Dot – Hubardo
Kevin Hufnagel – Ashland
Lilacs & Champagne – Danish & Blue
Locrian – Return to Annihilation
Mutoid Man – Helium Head
Secret Chiefs 3 – Books of Souls: Folio A
Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused to Sing
 
Tim Hecker – Virgins
Vaura – The Missing
Zevious – Passing Through The Wall
13 Honorable Mentions:
 
David Bowie – The Next Day
David Yow – Tonight You Look Like A Spider
The Dismemberment Plan – Uncanny Valley
Grails – Black Tar Prophecies Vol’s 4, 5, & 6
Infantephant – Cyclelicoptippopacalypse
Jesu – Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came
Les Rhinoceros – II
Mazzy Star – Season of Your Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuccUMcsLdQ
 
Rodan – Fifteen Quiet Years
Russian Circles – Memorial
Stephen Broadsky – Hit or Mystery
Voivod – Target Earth