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FILTER’s Top 10 of 2013: Staff Picks

By Staff on December 2, 2013

 

FILTER’s Top 10 of 2013: Staff Picks

Welcome to December and the end of another year. It's now that time where we look back on the last 12 months in music and, we've got to admit: It was a really great one. Below, check out the FILTER staff's favorite records of the year; tomorrow, we'll reveal what the pages of the mag had to say on the best reviewed records and reissues of 2013 but, for now, peruse our personal picks. Be sure to let us know your own top 10 lists in the comments below. Good music will prevail.


Love,

FILTER


Alan Miller

Publisher, FILTER Magazine

Co-founder, FILTER Creative Group

 

1. The National, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

2. Moby, Innocents (LITTLE IDIOT/MUTE)

3. The Boxer Rebellion, Promises (ABSENTEE)

4. Arcade Fire, Reflektor (MERGE)

5. Sigur Rós, Kveikur (XL)

6. Washed Out, Paracosm (SUB POP)

7. Dean Wareham, Emancipated Hearts EP (SONIC CATHEDRAL)

8. Atoms For Peace, Amok (XL)

9. Bare Mutants, The Affliction (IN THE RED)

10. Travis, Where You Stand (RED TELEPHONE BOX/KOBALT)

 

Publisher, FILTER Magazine

Co-founder, FILTER Creative Group

Alan Sartirana

 

1. The National, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

2. Local Natives, Hummingbird (INFECTIOUS/FRENCHKISS)

3. Arcade Fire, Reflektor (MERGE)

4. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL)

5. HAIM, Days Are Gone (COLUMBIA)

6. Queens of the Stone Age, ...Like Clockwork (MATADOR)

7. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA)

8. My Bloody Valentine, m b v (MBV)

9. Cayucas, Bigfoot  (SECRETLY CANADIAN)

10. Active Child, Rapor EP (VAGRANT)


Pat McGuire

Editor-In-Chief, FILTER Magazine

 

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away (MUTE)

2. The Growlers, Hung at Heart (EVERLOVING)

3. Atoms For Peace, Amok (XL)

4. Iceage, You're Nothing (MATADOR)

5. Mark Kozelek + Jimmy LaValle, Perils from the Sea (CALDO VERDE)

6. Juana Molina, WED 21 (CRAMMED DISCS)

7. Bill Callahan, Dream River (DRAG CITY)

8. Major Lazer, Free the Universe (MAD DECENT/DOWNTOWN)

9. Caveman, Caveman (FAT POSSUM)

10. BRONCHO, Can't Get Past the Lips (FAIRFAX)


Breanna Murphy

Managing Editor, FILTER Magazine

 

1. Bill Callahan, Dream River (DRAG CITY)

2. Forest Swords, Engravings (TRIANGLE)

3. Yo La Tengo, Fade (MATADOR)

4. Small Black, Limits of Desire (JAGJAGUWAR)

5. The Dodos, Carrier (POLYVINYL)

6. Toro Y Moi, Anything In Return (CARPARK)

7. Austra, Olympia (DOMINO)

8. FIDLAR, FIDLAR (MOM + POP)

9. Mikal Cronin, MCII (MERGE)

10. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA)

 

Melissa Simonian

Art Director, FILTER Magazine


1. The National, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

2. Big Boi, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors (DEF JAM)

3. Major Lazer, Free the Universe (MAD DECENT/DOWNTOWN)

4. Local Natives, Hummingbird (INFECTIOUS/FRENCHKISS)

5. Moonface Julia with Blue Jeans On (JAGJAGUWAR)

6. Rhye, Woman (POLYDOR)

7. The White Buffalo, Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways (UNISON)

8. Foals, Holy Fire (WARNER)

9. Arctic Monkeys, AM (DOMINO)

10. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL)

 

Natalie Anderson

PR, FILTER Creative Group

 

1. The Postal Service, Give Up (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition) (SUB POP) 

2. The 1975, The 1975 (INTERSCOPE)

3. Balance And Composure, The Things We Think We’re Missing (NO SLEEP)

4. HAIM, Days Are Gone (COLUMBIA)

5. Portugal. The Man, Evil Friends (ATLANTIC) 

6. Sainthood Reps, Headswell (NO SLEEP)

7. The Lovely Bad Things, The Late Great Whatever (VOLCOM ENTERTAINMENT)

8.  Lorde, Pure Heroine (UNIVERSAL)

9. letlive., The Blackest Beautiful (EPITAPH)

10. CHVRCHES, The Bones Of What You Believe (GLASSNOTE)

 

Sarah Chavey

PR, FILTER Creative Group


1. James Blake, Overgrown (A&M/POLYDOR)

2. Disclosure, Settle (PMR)

3. CHVRCHES, The Bones of What You Believe (GLASSNOTE)

4. Queens of the Stone Age, ...Like Clockwork (MATADOR)

5. Quardon, Avalanche (VESTED IN CULTURE/EPIC)

6. Rhye, Woman (POLYDOR)

7. Lorde, Pure Heroine (UNIVERSAL)

8. Local Natives, Hummingbird (INFECTIOUS/FRENCHKISS)

9. Charli XCX, True Romance (ASYLUM)

10. HAIM, Days Are Gone (COLUMBIA)

 

Angelica Corona

Marketing, FILTER Creative Group


1. Portugal. The Man, Evil Friends (ATLANTIC)

2. Palma Violets, 180 (ROUGH TRADE)

3. Arctic Monkeys, AM (DOMINO)

4. Hanni El Khatib, Head In The Dirt (INNOVATIVE LEISURE)

5. Thee Oh Sees, Floating Coffin (CASTLEFACE)

6. FIDLAR, FIDLAR (MOM + POP)

7. Peace,  In Love (SONY)

8. Junip, Junip (MUTE)

9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito (INTERSCOPE)

10. Big Black Delta, Big Black Delta (MASTER OF BATES)


Sam Dailey

Marketing, FILTER Creative Group


1. Bastille, Bad Blood (VIRGIN)

2. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA)

3. Junip, Junip (MUTE)

4. Passenger, All the Little Lights (Nettwerk)

5. MS MR, Secondhand Rapture (COLUMBIA)

6. Moby, Innocents (MUTE)

7. The Naked and Famous, In Rolling Waves (UNIVERSAL)

8. Lorde, Pure Heroine (REPUBLIC)

9. Goldfrapp, Tales of Us (MUTE)

10. AVICII, True (ISLAND)


Jacqueline Fonseca

Marketing, FILTER Creative Group

1. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA)

2. Jay Z, Magnta Carta Holy Grail (ROC-A-FELLA/ROC NATION/UNIVERSAL)

3. Arctic Monkeys, AM (DOMINO)

4. Empire of the Sun, Ice on the Dune (CAPITOL)

5. Portugal. The Man, Evil Friends (ATLANTIC) 

6. Chromeo, White Women 

7. Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (RCA)

8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito (INTERSCOPE)

9. Rudimental, Home (WARNER) 

10. Local Natives, Hummingbird (INFECTIOUS/FRENCHKISS)

 

Monique Gilbert

Accounts, FILTER Creative Group

1. Junip, Junip  (MUTE)

2. Bare Mutants, The Affliction (HOZAC/IN THE RED)

3. Bleached, Ride Your Heart (DEAD OCEANS)

4. Bill Callahan, Dream River (DRAG CITY)

5. Run The Jewels, Run The Jewels (FOOLS GOLD)

6. Palma Violets, 180 (ROUGH TRADE)

7. Blood Orange, Cupid Deluxe (DOMINO RECORDS/TERRIBLE)

8. Midlake, Antiphon (ATO)

9. Caveman, Caveman (FAT POSSUM)

10. Frankie Rose, Herein Wild (FAT POSSUM/SLUMBERLAND/MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES)

 

Wes Martin

Marketing, FILTER Creative Group


1. Phosphorescent, Muchacho (DEAD OCEANS)

2. Mikal Cronin, MCII (MERGE)

3. Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold (WHAT'S YOUR RUPTURE?)

4. Foxygen, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (JAGJAGUWAR)

5. Courtney Barnett, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (HOUSE ANXIETY/MARATHON ARTISTS)

6. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA)

7. Jon Hopkins, Immunity (DOMINO)

8. Savages, Silence Yourself (MATADOR)

9. Arcade Fire, Reflektor (MERGE)

10. CHVRCHES, The Bones Of What You Believe (GLASSNOTE)


Bailey Pennick

Online and Social Media, FILTER Creative Group


1. Arctic Monkeys, AM (DOMINO)

2. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA)

3. Thee Oh Sees, Floating Coffin (CASTLEFACE)

4. HAIM, Days Are Gone (COLUMBIA)

5. My Bloody Valentine, m b v (MBV)

6. Dean Wareham, Emancipated Hearts EP (SONIC CATHEDRAL)

7. Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience Part One (RCA)

8. Foxygen, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (JAGJAGUWAR) 

9. Devendra Banhart, Mala (NONESUCH)

10. Beck, Song Reader (MCSWEENEY'S)


Courtney Phillips

Marketing, FILTER Creative Group


1. James Blake, Overgrown (A&M/POLYDOR)

2. Atlas Genius, When It Was Now (WARNER)

3. Devendra Banhart, Mala (NONESUCH)

4. Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt (MONKEYWRENCH/REPUBLIC)

5. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (COLUMBIA)

6. Disclosure, Settle (PMR)

7. Sigur Rós, Kveikur (XL)

8. The 1975, The 1975 (INTERSCOPE)

9. Mazzy Star, Seasons of Your Day (RHYMES OF AN HOUR)

10. Moby, Innocents (LITTLE IDIOT/MUTE)

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