Favourite LPs of 2013

 lps, lps, lps. 2013 has not been the strongest year in terms of full lenght releases. a lot of artists just couldn’t bring their potential to the point for a collection of tracks. many highly expected albums also highly failed, especially in the bedroom-r’n'b genre (the-drum, the internet and so on). trap and cloud rap is getting the worst kind (the mixtape genre), chilltronics are really democratically getting weared out (Stwo etc.). so, whilst a lot of the bloggers got lulled away with like endless emerging soft-pop-gals (with Lorde being the tip of the iceberg, Janelle Monáe, Laura Mvula and so on), minternational reached out for some other, sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden, longplayers between the lines of artistry and pop.

40 real swell – suburban fortress

cassette recorder indie curmudgeon sadness

39 safety scissors – in a manner of sleeping

data-pop from an adult boy

38 blood orange – cupid deluxe

slick producer pop, a bit going nowhere though…

37 ethernet – opus 2

ambient album of the year

36 glasser – interiors

album of the year on dummy, and damn, it is good

35 ed motta – AOR

brazilian Steely Dan fan with a programmatic release

34 botany – lava diviner

chill out

33 volcano choir – repave

hype it or not, Justin Vernon is getting a professional

32 yo la tengo – fade

old friends, unspectaculary saying hello

31 tomemitsu – m_o_d_e_s

poetic songs like falling leaves

30 the range – nonfiction

a potpourri of electronic things (the brit version)

29 ryan hemsworth – guilt trips

a potpourri of electronic things (the us version)

28 bombino – nomad

you should have at least one world music album in your list to stay a good person

27 antwon – in dark denim

electronic ghetto funk 2.1

26 john wizards – st.

innocent folly of the jungle

25 oOoOO – without your love

a solitary echo of decent witch house

24 RHYE – the fall

(sorry for this one, couldn’t help it’s sade’ish charme)

23 unknown mortal orchestra – ii

you gotta have at least one odd album in your list to keep your other side alive

22 dawes – stories don’t end

in a saloon without agressions there plays dawes

21 Diana – perpetual surrender

a nice little pop album

20 Snakadaktal – sleep in the water

must be a comfortable record, if i believe the stats of my last.fm account

19 LTTLE PHNX – d’esprit luvrs

a girl with her drum machine exploring her dreams and fears

18 v.a. – after dark 2

Italians Do It Better’s second compilation collects the finest serious disco around

17 childish gambino – because the internet

again he delivers one of the better mixtapes

16 Zachary Cale – blue rider

nice acoustic guitar folk ballads

15 blank banshee – 1

vapourwave meditations

14 αtu – pictures on silence

lovely beat cuttings

13 nils frahm – spaces

majestic. live album of the year


big chilly electro pop fun

11 Miami Vice – palm haze

irresistible vhs romance

10 State Cows – the second one

swedish Steely Dan fans with very skilled tracks

9 HAIM – days are gone

euphoric girls on POP-fire

8 k.roosevelt – RoseGold

mixtape of the year

7 The Weeknd – Kiss Land

an epic aimless amalgam of michael jackson and trent reznor

6 horse head – purple tape

“phantastic” internet themes

5 vandaam – st.

an overlooked, old schoolish album of electro pop

4 Eyeliner – LARP of luxury

Luke Rowell’s second collection of reflections on kapitalism

3 log across the washer – pancakes

evokes like every indie love ever had

2 Magic Fades – obsession

such brilliant bedroom r’n'b

1 Prefab Sprout – crimson/red

out of nowhere came a new prefab album. a christmas present in september and one of their best it is, too