Best Music of 2013

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    What's some of your favorite albums, performances, or videos from last year?

    Easily my #1 album is Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork. Best rock album of the last five years or so. It's rare for a band to put out their best album this late into a career, but this really is their best. If you're a rock fan you need to get it and listen to it in order, it's truly a vampire opera. Get it!

    Here's a few tracks, out of order.

    Fairweather Friends

    I Sat by the Ocean

    My God is the Sun
     
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    From new albums this year:

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away

    Really great album. One of my favorites from their all work. Gloomy, melancholic and dreamlike. It was crowned by seeing it performed live last summer.

    Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing

    I rarely find modern prog I like, but this solo album from the Porcupine Tree leadman was an exception.

    Sigur Rós - Kveikur

    After a couple albums I didn't really care about they come out with this. Captivating and even a bit heavy at times.


    From live shows, previously mentioned Nick Cave concert and Black Sabbath comes to mind. Ozzy was surprisingly active on the stage and they played a good amount of their old songs that I recognized.
     
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    Ozzy was "singing" to a vocal track though, right? I'm sure the band was great but I'm not super interested in seeing shows with tons of lip-synching.
     
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    It didn't seem like that. Is he known for using vocal tracks? I've seen him live once with his solo band and now with sabbath and the singing sounded live on both occasions with him doing his gibberish talk in the middle sometimes.
     
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    This thread needs more Yeezus.
     
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    I totally agree with Used.

    Along with Reflektor I also loved NIN's Hesitation Marks and Atoms for Peace - Amok.

    They were two albums I weren't crazy about at first but slowly began to live them.
     
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    BTW, Vampire Weekend's album > QOTSA.
     
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    So is Arcade Fire's.

    But here's a list to keep this thread going:

    Arcade Fire - Reflektor
    Haim - Days Are Gone
    Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
    Darkside - Psychic (possibly my favorite)
    Kanye - Yeezus
    The National - Trouble Will Find Me

    Forgot one:
    Volcano Choir - Repave
     
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    I like those albums! I love love Arcade Fire. But no

    Qotsa KILLED IT this year.
     
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    I knew I forgot something.

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    Comeback to his more classic style after few americana folk albums.
     
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    I need to check out all of this stuff
     
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    Especially the ones I listed.
     
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    Officially changed my favorite album of the year to Haim.
     
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