Louder Than War’s Albums of the Year 2013: 50 – 1

And so, with no further ado, here’s our top 50 albums of the year 2013.

A reminder that these albums were selected by the core editorial team at Louder Than War so pretty much all the albums below featured in at least one of our top 10s – and perhaps also worth noting that the number one didn’t come close to featuring in two of our lists at all! Such are the vagaries of democracy!

We should probably also point out that we didn’t disqualify the Goldblade album.  and also that it was chosen because it’s good not because it’s the bosses band! It probably goes without saying but John didn’t vote for his own album!

Final thing – after finishing this I realised we had two number 5s. So I’ve bumped everyone down one and we now have a joint number 50. I could have tried to hide it by going all the way back and bumping no. 150 off the end of the list but I’m sure one of you would have noticed and alerted the “what’s right n proper” police. So I thought it wisest to come clean and just leave us with a joint 50.

Finally, stay tuned for our writers #ltwaoty list which we’ll run from Wednesday of next week – it’s an interesting contrast!

The first two parts if you missed them:

Louder Than War’s Albums of the Year 2013: 150 -101

Louder Than War’s Albums of the Year 2013: 100 – 51

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50. Death Grips – Government Plates. (Experimental Rap)

50. R. Stevie Moore – Personal Appeal. (Lofi / Post – Punk).

49. The Haxan Cloak – Excavation. (Dark, ambient drone).

Our Review.

48. History Of Colour TV – Emerald Cures Chic Ills. (Shoegaze).

Our Review.

47. Gorgon Sound vs Dubkasm – The Versions E.P.. (Deep Dub / Dark Dub).

Our Review.

46. Årabrot – Årabrot.(Noise Rock).

Live review.

45. Radkey – Devil Fruit. (Punk).

Live review.

44. Beat Mark – Howls of Joy. (Drone Pop).

Our Review.

43. The Restarts – Sickness Of The Mind. (Street Punk).

Live Review.

42. Various – Mad Daddy’s Maddest Spins. (Rock ‘n’ Roll).

41. Pissed Jeans – Honeys. (Post Hardcore / Noise Rock).

Our Review.

40. Gnod – Chaudelande. (Psychedelic Drone Collective).

Our Review.

39. Pharmakon – Abandon. (Power Electronics).

Live Review.

38. Public Service Broadcasting – Inform. Educate. Entertain. (Experimental Albient Electronica).

Our Review.

37. Merchandise – Totale Nite. (Post Punk).

Our Review.

36. Edwyn Collins – Understated. (Indie Rock).

Our Review.

35. Malevolence – Reign Of Suffering. (Metallic Hardcore).

Our Review.

34. The Bad Shepherds – Mud, Blood and Beer. (Folk Punk).

Our Review.

33. Wire – Change Becomes Us. (Post Punk).

Our Review.

32. Rival Mob – Mob Justice. (Hardcore).

Our Review.

31. Phildel – The Disappearance of the Girl. (Acoustic Singer Songwriter).

Our Review.

30. Cretin 77 – Cretin 77′. (Punk).

Our Review.

29. Talulah Gosh – Was It Just A Dream?. (Indie Pop!)

Our Review.

28. Toy – Join The Dots. (Psychedelic Synth Rock).

Our Review.

27. Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time. (Dream Pop).

Live Review.

26. Ian McCulloch – Holy Ghosts. (Post Punk Singer Songwriter).

Our Review.

25. Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions ‘When…?’. (Punk).

Our Review.

24. Primal Scream – More Light. (Alt Rock).

Our review.

23. Throwing Up – Over You. (Pop Punk).

Our Review.

22. Thought Forms – Ghost Mountain. (Post Rock / Shoegaze).

Our Review.

21. Klaus Dinger and Japandorf – Japandorf. (Krautrock).

Our Review.

20. Kiran Leonard – Bowler Hat Soup. (Jazzy Pop).

Live Review.

19. Adam Ant – Adam Ant Is the BlueBlack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter. (Ant Music)

Our Review.

18. Jon Hopkins – Immunity. (Electronic,)

Our Review.

17. Goldblade – The Terror Of modern Life. (Punk).

Our Review.

16. Iceage – You’re Nothing. (Post Hardcore).

Our Review.

15. Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister. (Indie Pop).

Our Review.

14. Tamikrest – Chatma. (African / Dessert Blues).

Our Review.

13. Touche Amore – Is Survived By. (Post Hardcore / Screamo).

Our Review.

12. Dirt Box Disco – People Made Of Paper. (Pop Punk).

Our Review.

11. Scott and Charlene’s Wedding – Any Port in a Storm. (Indie).

Our Review.

10. clipping. – midcity. (Experimental Rap).

Our review.

9. Black Pus – All My Relations. (Experimental Noise Rock).

Our Review.

8. MIA – Matangi. (Hip Hip / Pop)

7. Evil Blizzard – The Dangers Of Evil Blizzard. (Experimental Noise / Doom).

Live Review.

6. Haiku Salut – Tricolore. (Instrumental Folk / Rock).

Our Rieview.

5. Melt Banana – Fetch. (Japanese Noisecore).

Our Review.

4. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away. (Alt Rock).

Our Review.

3. Factory Floor – Factory Floor. (Electronic Post Punk).

Our Review.

2. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus. (Electronic Noise Drone).

Our Review.

1. Savages – Silence Yourself. (Post Punk).

Our Review.

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  1. Where “The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be” by Exit Calm? You’ve covered the band a little bit so very surprised at its omission

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