Top albums of 2013 this [2014-01-05]

The best album list can be a quite different thing from selecting the best songs. It is about the artist, sometimes more about the skills, or maybe something about the theme of the project. Some albums are just full of big hits (Disclosure), others get a like because of previous history and being a fan (Prefab, Bluey) or just being new or conceptual (Oddisee, Maya Jane).

  1. Disclosure Settle
  2. Robert Glasper Experiment Black radio 2
  3. Mayer Hawthorne Where does this door go?
  4. James Blake Overgrown
  5. Bonobo The north borders
  6. Prefab sprout Crimson/red
  7. Bluey Leap of faith
  8. Jessie Ware Devotion
  9. Kraak & Smaak Chrome waves
  10. Oddisee The beauty in all
  11. Maya Jane Coles Comfort

Can't remember an album with this many big tunes. The quality is stunning and many songs could be future club classics, and all this on a debut album.

So many excellent guest vocals on here. It is the least know names that do the best songs imo.

The king of music videos takes a new direction (no more retro, thank you) with an ridiculous video. Everyone knows dogs cannot DJ. I love how disgusted she is at 02:00.

Weak for this kind of sentimental songs.

Simon Green has recorded impressive albums, from Days to come and Black Sands.

Album releases like this one are the worst; what if it isn't any good? We have been waiting forever and then we risk everything on one album. Some bands and artists are more like heroes and how awful if one bad album would destroy some of the best music memories we have. It's just like watching a new Woody Allen film today, if you understand what I mean. For this one, I waited more than a week before I even dared to listen.

Doing albums with Incognito since 1981, and now doing a solo album this good? Impressed.

She's recorded many hits but only released them properly in 2013. I like her collaborations (Sampha, Disclosure) even more.

Club music for grown-ups? The band seems more than relaxed in rehearsal.

An all instrumental album usually doesn't work for more than a couple of spins. This is something different.

The best video of them all?

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