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Best Albums 2013 – #14-#13

#14 LORDE – PURE HEROINE

Lorde - Pure Heroine

Lorde is 14th for me, but I am pretty confident my daughter Magnolia would have her at 1st if she had a list. I think she knows all the words to “Royals” by now. That song got old really quick. But luckily there are some really great songs on this album. I still cannot believe that she was 16 years old when she recorded this album. It is very electronic based with female pop vocals over it. Some of the unique melodies make it very interesting. I also felt like this album was dark at times, which is interesting since the music is often so bright and poppy.

Favorite Songs:

– Tennis Court

– Buzzcut Season

– Team

#13 VOLCANO CHOIR – REPAVE

Volcano Choir - Repave

Volcano Choir includes Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) who is one of my favorite artists. I fear that I am grossly underrating this record at 13th on my list, but it really hasn’t fully grown on me yet. I feel like another growth spurt is still yet to come with this record, it just hasn’t hit yet. It is very similar sounding to Bon Iver, or at least I feel it is. Which is why I agonize over the reality it hasn’t connected in the way “Bon Iver – Bon Iver” connected with me (Number 1 album of 2011).

Favorite Songs:

– Byegone

– Tiderays

– Alaskans

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