The Best Albums of 2013


Jim and Greg present their Best-Of Lists of 2013, and they hear nominations from guest critics in the listening audience.

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The Best Albums of 2013

Greg’s Top Albums

  1. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold
  2. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
  3. Allen Toussaint, Songbook
  4. Darkside, Psychic
  5. Savages, Silence Yourself
  6. Rhye, Woman
  7. Vic Mensa, Innanetape
  8. Deltron 3030, Event II
  9. Boogarins, As Plantas Que Curam
  10. Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
  11. Willis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows
  12. Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information/Wings of Love
  13. Richard Thompson, Electric
  14. Bombino, Nomad
  15. Sam Phillips, Push Any Button
  16. Superchunk, I Hate Music
  17. Wooden Shjips, Back to Land
  18. Queens of the Stone Age, … Like Clockwork
  19. Rokia Traore, Beautiful Africa
  20. David Bowie, The Next Day

Greg's compete list

Jim’s Top Albums

  1. Savages, Silence Yourself
  2. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold
  3. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
  4. Foxygen, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  5. Lorde, Pure Heroine
  6. Karl Bartos, Off the Record
  7. Wire, Change Becomes Us
  8. Upset, She’s Gone
  9. Wooden Shjips, Back to Land
  10. Low, The Invisible Way

Jim's complete list

Listener Top Albums

  • Charlie from Minneapolis, MN: Mikal Cronin, MCII
  • Sharon from Willowbrook, IL: The Avett Brothers, Magpie & The Dandelion
  • Jon from Denver, CO: St.Lucia, When the Night

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