50 Favorite Albums of 2013

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Email
  • RSS

Let me preface this list – there are not the “best” albums of the year. If that’s your jam, go read Pitchfork Or whatever. It’s just a list of my favorite albums for this year, the ranking really doesn’t matter that much. I just put thought into my “top 10″, “top 25″, and “top 50″ albums that I listened to this year.

If you’ve been with me this whole year, thank you – if you’re new, I hope you’ll stick around. I know we’ve been a little thin here lately on Yankee Calling, but I promise you, exciting things are to come.

This year has been something terrific for music all together, between great new releases from Typhoon, Phosphorescent, and David Ramirez as well as new comers like The Shouting Matches, HAIM, and Rhye joining the spectrum it’s been fantastic. And we’re not going to do any of this splitting of the list into segments – we’re doing it in one fell swoop.

You can listen to the whole thing on spotify – here.

1. Typhoon // White Lighter



2. Night Beds // Country Sleep


3. Nathaniel Rateliff // Falling Faster Than You Can Run


4. Rayland Baxter // Ashkelon


5. The Shouting Matches // Grownass Man


6. David Ramirez // The Rooster

the-rooster 7. Frightened Rabbit // Pedestrian Verse

homepage_large.45f31051 8. Volcano Choir // Repave

Volcano-Choir-Repave 9. Phosphorescent // Phosphorescent

homepage_large.36422597 10. Rhye // Woman

homepage_large.f71966d8 11. Jason Isbell // Southeastern

JasonIsbellReview300-300x300 12. PAPA // Tender Madness

2013PAPA_TenderMadness311013 13. Small Houses // Exactly Where You Wanted To Be

small-houses-exactly-where-you-wanted-to-be 14. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper // Ripely Pine

lady-lamb-ripely-pine 15. Half Moon Run // Dark Eyes

2013HalfMoonRun-DarkEyes250613 16. HAIM // Days Are Gone

haim-days-are-gone-400x400 17. Pickwick // Can’t Talk Medicine

album-ctm-300x300 18. The Weeks // Dear Bo Jackson

41a7w6U2S-L._SY300_ 19. Sin Fang // Flowers

sin-fang-flowers 20. Lucius // Wildewoman

lucius_wildewoman-300x300 21. Luke Sital-Singh // Old Flint EP

Luke Sital-Singh - Old Flint E-.-P 22. J Roddy Walston & The Business // Essential Tremors

essential-tremors-j-roddy-walston-and-the-business-soundcloud-full-album-stream 23. Jonny Fritz // Dad Country

618tWB9eN4L._SL500_AA280_ 24. Man Man // On Oni Pond

Man-Man-On-Oni-Pond-608x608 25. The Head and The Heart // Let’s Be Still

head_1530931743_n 26. The Lone Bellow // The Lone Bellow
27. Har Mar Superstar // Bye Bye 17
28. The Cave Singers // Naomi
29. Tennis // Small Sound
30. Mikal Cronin // MCII
31. Okkervil River // Silver Gymnasium
32. Radical Face // The Family Tree: The Branches
33. Tyler Lyle // Expatriates
34. Water Liars // Wyoming
35. WIDOWER // Fool Moon
36. Josh Ritter // The Beast In Its Tracks
37. Wild Child // The Runaround
38. Houndmouth // From The Hills Below the City
39. Janelle Monae // The Electric Lady
40. Great Peacock // Great Peacock EP
41. Junip // Junip
42. Laura Marling // Once I Was An Eagle
43. Leif Vollebekk // North Americana
44. Mutual Benefit // Love’s Crushing Diamond
45. Mark Clark & The Sugar Sounds // Round & Round
46. Basia Bulat // Tall Tall Shadow
47. Blitzen Trapper // VII
48. Frontier Ruckus // Eternity of Dimming
49. Foals // Holy Fire
50. Ivan & Alyosha // All The Times We Had

1 comment

  1. Thank you for posting. This is almost verbatim my Top 50 list as well.
    Thanks for the blog and looking forward to what you come up with this year!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>