2013 Music Journal

The Best of 2013:
1. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe A+
2. Falling Up – Hours A+
3. Vienna Teng – Aims A
4. The Hawk in Paris – Freaks A
5. Jars of Clay – Inland A
6. Eisley – Currents A
7. Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost A-
8. Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of a Million Plots A-
9. Hellogoodbye – Everything Is Debatable A-
10. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City A-

Honorable Mention:
11. Lucius – Wildewoman A-
12. The Reign of Kindo – Play with Fire A-
13. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars A-
14. Haim – Days Are Gone B+
15. Owel – Owel B+
16. Sigur Rós – Kveikur B+
17. Arcade Fire – Reflektor B+
18. Paramore – Paramore B+
19. Brooke Waggoner – Originator B+
20. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt B

The Rest:
The Last Bison – Inheritance B
Postiljonen – Skyer B
The Lone Bellow – The Lone Bellow B
Gungor – I Am Mountain B
Canopy Climbers – Miles B
Liam Singer – Arc Iris B
The Digital Age – Evening: Morning B
States – Paradigm B
The Nor’easters – Equilibrium B
Snowden – No One in Control B
Fiction Family – Fiction Family Reunion B
My Epic – Behold B
Alter Bridge – Fortress B-
Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record B-
Matt Wertz – Heatwave B-
The Flaming Lips – The Terror B-
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork B-
Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune B-
San Fermin – San Fermin B-
New Canyons – Everyone Is Dark B-
Everything Everything – Arc B-
Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Lickety Split B-
Court Yard Hounds – Amelita B-
The Polyphonic Spree – Yes, It’s True B-
My Bloody Valentine – mbv B-
Plumb – Need You Now B-
Derek Webb – I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry, and I Love You B-
Yoav – Blood Vine B-
Falling Up – Silver City B-
After Edmund – Art and Commerce B-
Tom Hummer – Pairs B-
Jimmy Eat World – Damage B-
The 1975 – The 1975 C+
Depeche Mode – Delta Machine C+
Steven Curtis Chapman – The Glorious Unfolding C+
Arctic Monkeys – AM C+
Atoms For Peace – Amok C+
Falling Up – Midnight on Earthship C+
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You C+
Benjamin Gibbard – Former Lives C+
Over the Rhine – Meet Me at the Edge of the World C+
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – We the Common C+
KT Tunstall – Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon C+
Natalie Maines – Mother C+
Tim Be Told – Mighty Sound C+
Dream Theater – Dream Theater C
Josh Ritter – The Beast in Its Tracks C
The Knife – Shaking the Habitual C
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse C
Martin Smith – God’s Great Dance Floor Step 01 C
Martin Smith – God’s Great Dance Floor Step 02 C

Dishonorable Mention:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito C-
Barenaked Ladies – Grinning Streak C-
The Paper Kites – States C-
Blitzen Trapper – VII C-
Katy Perry – Prism C-
Vertical Horizon – Echoes From the Underground C-
Relient K – Collapsible Lung D+
Linkin Park – Recharged D+
John Mayer – Paradise Valley D+
Sanctus Real – Run D+
Newsboys – Restart D+
Skillet – Rise D+
Audio Adrenaline – Kings & Queens D

Don’t Get It/Not That Interested:
Everything in Slow Motion – Phoenix
Lydia – Devil

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
Trails and Ways – Trilingual EP A+
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Light A-
Trails and Ways – Covers Tape EP A-
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Space 1 A-
The Good Mad – Strangeworthy EP B+
Anberlin – Devotion B+
Susan Ashton – Thief EP B+
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Darkness B+
Jars of Clay – Under the Weather EP B+
House of Heroes – The Knock Down Drag Outs B
Sleeping at Last – Atlas: Space 2 B
Sara Groves – The Collection B
Future of Forestry – Advent Christmas EP Volume 3 B
Lights – Siberia (Acoustic) C+
Wavorly – Something Like Fiction: The Lost Album(s) D+

Last Update: 5/29/21

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