2013 was a year filled with countless rockin’ records. We heard nu music from groups of all shapes and sizes: local rock from Toronto, stretching all the way too the UK for brand new tunes from established indie heroes. Here are my picks for the best albums of 2013.
1. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze: A lazy hazy stroll down a pastoral street.
2. The National – Trouble Will Find Me: A perfect dark roast of rock.
3. Mikal Cronin – MC11: Indie Rock fuzz pop to the nth!
4. Yuck – Glow & Behold: Band loses singer and gets new identity
5. Arctic Monkeys – AM: Speaking of new idenites
6. Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail: Renewed sound and spirit on this one.
7. Beady Eye – S/T: A tough year for the band..but a solid 2nd album.
8. Houndmouth – From The Hills Below The City: Alt Country slow burner extrodinaire.
9. Said The Whale – Hawaiii: Joyful!!
10. Susannah Hoffs – Someday: Her best work since Bangles debut LP.