At #23 on our Best of 2013 comes Local Natives’ ‘Hummingbird’, an album that will make you want to fall in love and experience all the turbulence and safety that comes with that.
Braids’ ‘Flourish // Perish,’ #24 on our Best of 2013 list, represents a melding between nature and technology, of abundance and decay.
Our Best of 2013 gets seductive with the sultry sounds of Rhye’s ‘Woman’ coming in at #25.
#26 on our Best Albums of 2013 is Savages’ ‘Silence Yourself,’ which lays waste to illusions through colossal riffs and brilliant lyricism.
Mount Kimbie’s excellent sophomore turn, ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’ sits at #27 on our list of the Best Albums of 2013.
My Bloody Valentine’s loud, dense, wonderfully rich, and beautifully arranged ‘mbv’ sits at #28 on our Best Albums of 2013 list.
#29 on our Best Albums of 2013 list is Deerhunter’s ‘Monomania’, a record that sees Cox and company toning down the weird and creating a coherent ode to Americana.
#30 on our Best Albums of 2013 list is Swedish trio Postiljonen’s debut album ‘Skyer’, an album that encapsulates the perfect summer sound.
#31 on our Best Albums of 2013 List is Boards of Canada’s return-to-form, ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’, a dark work of art that is easy to enjoy.
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Our top 101 songs of 2012 is a varied and eclectic mix of last year’s best music.
In our continuing wrap-up of the best music from 2012, check out our list of the best EPs from 2012.
A few Honorable Mentions that almost made the cut for the Best Albums of 2012 list.
After weeks of voting and scoring, the results of our 2012 readers poll for the best music and bands of the year are here.
Check out the complete list of our best albums of 2012 and listen to each one in our handy playlists.