Matt K: Top Albums of 2013

Princeton, NJ

top ten albums

10Pusha T: My Name is My Name

They prayin’ for jail, but I mastered the pen

Standout Track(s): Who I Am, Nosetalgia

09Yo La Tengo: Fade

Standout Track(s): Paddle Forward, Stupid Things

08Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience

Standout Track(s): Mirrors, Don’t Hold the Wall

07Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

Standout Track(s): Doin’ It Right, Instant Crush

06Head & the Heart: Let’s Be Still

Standout Track(s): Another Story, Shake

05Lucius: EP

Four near-perfect songs

Standout Track(s): All

04Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle

Standout Track(s): Where Can I Go?, Once I Was an Eagle, You Know

03Haim: Days Are Gone

Standout Track(s): Falling, The Wire, Honey & I

02Phosphorescent: Muchacho

Standout Track(s): Song for Zula, The Quotidian Beasts, Down To Go

01Kanye West: Yeezus

Fuck whatever y’all been hearing

Standout Track(s): Bound 2, New Slaves, Blood on the Leaves

honorable mentions

Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe; Beyonce – Beyonce; Britney Spears – Britney Jean; Phoenix – Bankrupt!; Arcade Fire – Reflektor

similarity to overall top ten: 41%, 4 matches

top songs

Had to work hard to keep Yeezus from just rising again here.

10Britney Spears, “Work Bitch”The best song ever written by a piece of gym equipment.

09Lady Gaga (ft. R. Kelly), “Do What U Want”

08Daft Punk (ft. Panda Bear), “Doin’ It Right”

07Lana Del Rey, “Young And Beautiful”

06Kanye West, “New Slaves”

05Skrillex, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”Some people tell me I got to change. But I’m all about STACKIN’ CHANGE.

04Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”Best appreciated once you understand that the narrator is not Miley Cyrus, but Late Capitalism.

03Kanye West, “Bound 2”This that red cup all on the lawn shit

02Phosphorescent, “Song For Zula”

01Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”You reflect me, I love that about you

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