Thursday, January 2, 2014

Favorite 2013 Albums

Like many book bloggers, I love music almost as much as I love books. So it's only fitting that I include my favorite albums of 2013 with my end of the year round up.

Favorite Albums

1. Trouble Will Find Me by The National

*I'm going to see their concert when I'm in Australia in February!!

2. An Awesome Wave by Alt-J

3. Love by Cloud Cult

4. Repave by Volcano Choir

5. I Love You by Neighbourhood Weather

6. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

7. The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You by Neko Case

8. Beta Love by Ra Ra Riot

9. Jake Bugg by Jake Bugg

10. Waiting for the Dawn by The Mowglis

Favorite Songs (that aren't in my favorite albums)

1. Harlem by New Politics

2. Pompeii by Bastille

3. Miracle Mile by Cold War Kids

4. Skeleton Key by Dessa

5. Retrograde by James Blake

6. Gold by Sir Sly

7. Royals by Lorde

8. The Mother We Share by CHVRCHES

9. Little Games by The Colourist

10. The Wire by HAIM

What were your favorite albums or songs of 2013?


  1. Thank you for posting these videos. I love music too but since I don't have satellite radio I am always listening to the top 40 (which I love) but I never get to branch out. So excited to listen to these songs.

  2. "Royals" and "The Wire" would be on my song list too along with Ginny Blackmore's "Bones" and One Direction's "Story of My Life" and practically every Taylor Swift song ever though only "Sweeter Than Fiction" was released in 2013.

  3. I'm so excited that you get to see The National!!! & in Australia!!! If you can - try to get close to the front - Matt always walks around the crowd.

    I loved so many of your picks too.

    I'll pick one that surprised me - Alt-J. I HATED them at first lol but now I can't stop listening. I also heard an interview where they explained the background to a lot of their songs and that made them even better.

    Happy New Year Alison!

  4. Thanks for introducing me to this music. I have never heard any of it.

  5. I know most of your single songs, because I have a weird habit of ALWAYS downloading the free single on iTunes - no matter what it happens to be! So I have discovered Haim, CHVRCHES, Bastille and The Mowglis that way! Also, I like to just stroll around YouTube and see if I can find new stuff to listen to. Great list, you've given me a few to look up Alison! :D

  6. I LOVE Pompeii and Royals, but a lot of the others are new to me. I'll have to bookmark this post and come back. Thanks for the recommendations! I love finding new music to listen to. :)


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